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    Default Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.5 on Alienware M11x R1

    I managed to install 10.6.5 on my M11x R1 with almost everything enabled (wifi is obviously still not working because there is no DW1520 driver)
    Before diving right in, I would like to thank ctn777 from insanelymac for his 10.6.4 install guide M11X R1 Snow Leopard 10.6.4 install guide. - InsanelyMac Forum
    Without his guide, I dare say my guide would have never happened because this piece of writing came to be when I was following his guide but decided to document how I would use his resources to install iAtkos S3 V2 and upgrade to 10.6.5.
    In fact, you need the following items from his guide (M11X R1 Snow Leopard 10.6.4 install guide. - InsanelyMac Forum):
    Kexts: M11X Kexts.zip
    Extras: Extra.zip
    NetbookInstaller: NetbookInstaller 20100616212351.app.zip

    Now, let us dive right in:

    warning: i'm assuming you will be wiping your drive to start fresh
    warning: you'll need a mouse

    1) set up the partitions, i use a windows 7 setup disk to do it
    once it loaded: shift+F10 to bring up a cmd prompt, then:
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk <number> (your hard drive, should be 0)
    clean
    create partition primary size=whatever you want (create as many partition as you want. if you plan on only hackintoshing, you only need one)
    create partition primary size=whatever you want
    create partition primary size=whatever you want
    list partition
    extend (this enlarges the last partition you made to the remainder of the drive, so if you made 1 partition, extend gives you all the drive's volume)
    exit
    exit
    Now hard shut down and take out the windows 7 disk

    2) boot up, F2, in BIOS, make sure USB emulation is enabled

    3) boot iAtkos S3 V2, press F8 and enter "-v -x" to load verbose mode, and install iAtkos S3 V2 with following options:
    bootloader - asereBLN
    bootloader options - quiet boot
    bootloader options - legacy logo
    patches - /extra
    patches - fakesmc
    patches - disabler
    patches - RTC - RTC
    patches - EVO reboot
    drivers - main hardware - ps/2 - voodoo ps/2
    drivers - main hardware - NTFS-3g

    4) on first boot (after 2 hard shutdowns for me, sometimes it does that), update to 10.6.5 right away with http://support.apple.com/downloads/D...ombo10.6.5.dmg

    5) Reboot

    6) run NetbookInstaller 20100616212351.app.zip on the boot drive
    check Show NBI files
    everything else unchecked

    7) delete the 1201n dsdt from the extra directory

    8) copy com.apple.boot.plist to desktop, open and:
    add:
    Kernel Flags String: arch=i386 pmVersion=20
    SMBIOSdefaults String: /Extra/smbios.plist
    DSDT Key: DSDT
    DSDT String: /Extra/dsdt.aml
    Quiet Boot Key: Quiet Boot
    Quiet Boot String: Yes
    remove (if you want QE/CI):
    device-properties key
    device-properties string

    9) copy dsdt.aml and smbios.plist from the unzipped Extra to your Extra folder

    10) trim SLE (delete unneeded ATI kexts) so it's under 256meg

    11) in your Extra folder, run UpdateExtra

    12) reboot, F2, and in bios, make sure graphics is set to Discrete (for QE/CI)

    13) unzip M11x Kexts.zip and open the folder, then highlite all of the following files (ALT+click) and drag them all into Kext Utility:
    voodooHDA.kext (sound)
    voodooPowerMini.kext (speedstep)
    AtherosL1cEthernet.kext (LAN)

    14) reboot

    15) go back to the M11x Kexts folder and click VoodooHDA prefPane to install that
    then click DellBluetoothHCI.1.2.pkg (Bluetooth) and install via package.

    16) fix bluetooth to be able to turn it off:
    (based on Lenovo IdeaPad S Series Forum &bull; View topic - Enabling turn bluetooth On/Off in SL 10.6.4)
    go to SLE, right click IOBluetoothFamily.kext to show package contents
    go to Contents/Plugins/ and right click on BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController.kext to show package contents
    go to Contents/ and copy info.plist to desktop
    open info.plist from desktop as text
    search for Broadcom2046FamilyUSBBluetoothHCIController_37A
    replace the following with the product id and vendor id of the bluetooth card:
    old:
    <key>idProduct</key>
    <integer>33301</integer>
    <key>idVendor</key>
    <integer>1452</integer>
    new:
    <key>idProduct</key>
    <integer>33120</integer>
    <key>idVendor</key>
    <integer>16700</integer>
    <key>idProduct</key>
    and then save.
    then drag it from desktop to replace the one you copied from contents folder

    17) Now to fix trackpad, and add battery notification icon:
    From the unzipped Extra/GeneralExtensions directory, copy ApplePS2Trackpad.kext and AppleACPIBatteryManager.kext
    into the OS's Extensions directory
    then from the Extra folder, run UpdateExtra
    Now from the unzipped M11x Kexts folder, run Kext Utility
    After it finishes running, reboot. Upon reboot, bluetooth should have option to turn off, and trackpad should work, and the battery icon should show

    18) Disable sleep:
    Go to System Preferences > Energy Saver > Drag Computer sleep slider to never
    Uncheck both Put harddisks to sleep when possible and Allow Power Button to put computer to sleep
    (lock it if you want)

    19) Enable secure login
    Go to System Preferences > Security > and unlock to make changes > Check Disable Automatic Login > lock changes
    Last edited by hahutzy; 12-04-2010 at 12:46 AM.

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    Dude, you are a god! Thank you so much! Just gotta figure out sleep and this is 100% hackintoshed!

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    Hi Hahutzy,

    Thanks for the write up.

    I am thinkig of buying one, can you give me the exact spec of your machine

    Does graphics work and is QE/CI enabled

    not sure from your description if sleep works

    WIFI will need a card change DELL DW1510 works out of the box.

    I was thinking of the I5 model but heard that graphics might be a problem.

    Thanks for the post.

    Hezzy

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    The i5 model is a M11x R2. I cannot guarantee it will work with this method.

    I updated the method a little to include the battery notification.

    Sleep does not work, and I do not use often enough to try and fix it (it's a known issue across most hackintoshes)

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    Hi

    I have tried to install OSX on the i7 M11X R2 and can confirm that OSX will install (after much faffing around) but because it uses the Nvidia Optimus switching technology between the onboard and descrete GFX chips, you cannot get QE/Ci.

    I have now sent mine back to Dell and ordered an R1 version, which allows the switching between the GFX in bios.

    The R2 model does not allow switching of GFX in Bios.

    Thanks

    Hezzy


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    Thanks for the guide! I've got iatkos v2 ready to install, and my replacement DW1510 card should be arriving in the mail in the next day or two.

    Please pardon the ignorance, but how have you guys gone about setting up a dual boot with Windows (or tri-boot with Linux)? In reading, it looks like you install SL first, then do the 7 install? The Windows 7 bootloader will see/leave SL intact?

    Sorry for the noob questions. It's been a couple years since I've hackint0shed, and it looks like the scene has changed quite a bit.

    Edit: hmmm... looks like EBCD does all of the work for you? It looks relatively painless.
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    Another thing I have noticed is that the LAN driver causes A LOT of kernal panics, at least for me. I uninstalled it after I got my wireless card and haven't had a panic in 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlyvirus View Post
    Another thing I have noticed is that the LAN driver causes A LOT of kernal panics, at least for me. I uninstalled it after I got my wireless card and haven't had a panic in 2 days.
    It crashes even if you don't have an ethernet cable plugged in?

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    Snow Leopard would run about an hour with the Ethernet plugged in and then KP. Now that I'm not using the Ethernet, my laptop has been on for three days straight, even after playing Team Fortress 2.

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    I got my DW1510 in the mail and have been trying to install Snow Leopard on my M11X.

    Did anyone encounter problems installing, with only 1 USB port working? I have no ability to use an external mouse or the touchpad, as only one of the USB ports is working during the install (the one with my external optical drive - with the install DVD).

    How do I get around this?

    Please help.

    Thanks!


 

 
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