How to install on Dell D630
Here are the instructions I'm following:
(from How to install OS X 10.6 on a DELL Latitude D630C / D630 osx86sv home of pc running osx)
Stuff you need
You’ll need to purchase OS X 10.6 at your local Apple store then you need to acquire the following distro “Mac OS X Snow Leopard Universal v3.5″ please do ask where to get it, you know where to find it anyways.
Download (D620D630CSL.zip) .. indispensable for D630 and 630C.
Download Bootloader2 (Bootloader2.dmg) to boot your installation disk and your new HD install.
Lets install Snow Leopard!
1. Partition your USB drive or pen drive to have two GUID partition (if you are going to use this as main drive) or one partition if you already have a disk for the install and this will only be your install drive.
[Ed note: I used a single partition on an 8GB SDHC card]
2. Install Bootloader2 on both partitions, move the boot file from my folder to your partition/s. It is an hidden file so oyu might want to use terminal mv "location of my boot file" "root of your partition/s"
[Ed note: again, 1 partition for me, and I used "cp" instead of move but it is necessary even if you show hidden files. You can't drag the boot file between windows. I used Terminal to execute "cp /Volumes/mountedimage/boot /Volumes/SDHCcard"]
3. Using Windows or Disk Utility on OSX, restore the ISO in one of your partition which you selected as install partition.
[Ed note: By ISO, she means the OS X Universal 3.5 ISO. It's a bear to find via torrent and it took overnight plus some of the morning to get]
5. Boot your D630 or D63C from USB and follow the OS X onscreen instruction.
6. When you see a Customize button on the bottom right, click on it and select every single kexts and deselect the snow bootloader since you already have Bootloader2.
[Ed note: This is where she lost me. I'm booting my D630 with the 8GB SDHC card that has the Universal 3.5 ISO restored to it. Does she mean I don't need "snow bootloader since you already have Bootloader2" as in I have the Bootloader2 available and I need to install it to the D630 drive? What if I don't care about other OSes on that internal drive? I'm ok with the D630 being a hackintosh only with this internal drive. Can someone clarify this?]
7. The installation will finish and you are ready to boot into Snow and repair permissions.
8. Proceed to Software Update and get 10.6.1 without any trouble!
[Ed note: Oh, we'll see about that.]
[Ed note: Following are some additional instructions he provides with my questions inline because I'm confused as to context of what's where and what needs to be done where. Remember, these are her (Simone) instructions.]
Should something go wrong, hit tab at start up and boot with -v for verbose, this will tell you what’s stopping you from booting.
[Ed note: this is always a good thing to do.]
If you are still having trouble, I made a package to help out further but requires a running version of OSX either 10.5 or 10.6, this is what you will do from that computer. Plug your USB with the installed 10.6 and move the contents of Extensions into your Extra/Extensions from the root of the disk.
[Ed note: I'm guessing she means the USB drive/card where the OS X Universal 3.5 ISO was restored and from which you're installing...is that right? Or does she mean take the internal drive from the Dell and attach it to a working Mac?]
Next, move the contents of Kext into your System/Library/Extensions.
[Ed note: As it stands now, prior to my booting to that 8GB card, I don't have a /System/Library/Extensions folder on the 8GB card, which leads me to believe she means on the Dell drive after the attempted install.]
Then open Disk Utility, right click on your disk and get your unique ID aka UUID, copy this large number and paste it in two places:
smbios.plist under the field “UUID-GOES-HERE!”
Lastly copy Kext Utility into your desktop, drop the Extra folder on the Kext Utility icon.
Do the same with your System/Library/Extensions folder.
[Ed note: *Now* where is she? What is "your disk"??? Is that the working OS X? Or the SD card? Or the Dell internal drive where you (tried to) installed?]
This last step will create 2 brand spanking new Extensions.mkext
[Ed note: and?!?!? Do WHAT with these spanking new files?
That's the end of the imported instructions. If anyone can offer some clarification on these instructions, it'd be greatly appreciated. I'd be happy to do a new write-up with clearer instructions that makes it clear what the context is at any given time. The page I took the instructions from shows a date of Oct 23, 2009, so I'm not sure if Simone will see any comments/questions, but I'll post them there as well.
Follow up on booting with 8GB card
Well, *that* didn't work! Before I forget, Simone's blog does not accept comments so I can't ask any questions over there.
So I booted to the card on my D630. In preparing the card, I copied everything from her package to /Extra and I'm thinking that wasn't a good idea because I saw a whole lot of errors. I'll try tampering with the card's contents again and see if I can't make some sense out of her NOTE instructions regarding creating new kexts.