Hi, I got a Dell Studio XPS 16. After long sleepless nights, I have finally installed Mac OS on my lappy, though few told me that your laptop is incompatible. So in case if you have Dell Studio XPS 16, then follow the steps below to successfully install iAtkos 1.4 (Mac OS distro).
Step 1: Boot from the DVD and Press F8
Step 2: Now try cpus=1 -v ; cpus=1 indicates referring to the core 1 of your CPU and -v means verbose
Step 3: Now when the installation screen appears, click on Utilities and then go to disk utility
Step 4: Now Format the partition as Mac Extended Journaled, note: Make sure that you create a partition using Windows, else you wont be able to see the free space in mac..
Step 5: Now select the partition which you have created.. make sure you dont create 2 Partitions with filesystem as Mac Extended Journaled
Step 6: Click on Customize the check those which are mentioned below:
BootLoader - chameleon v1
VGA - Intel
Intel SpeedStep - both
NTFS - 3G
Network BrodCom578x - needs patch see below
Step 7: Now let the Mac OS X get installed on your system
Step 8: Once the Mac OS is installed... your system will reboot... now again set the boot parameter as cpus=1 -v -x; where -x stand for safe mode.. This because ATI Mobility HD 3670 is not supported by Mac OS...so might see a scrambled screen on normal boot...
Step 9: Now you will have to enter few details and finally you will reach the Mac Desktop
Step 10: Now the real thing starts. Now go to System/Library/Extensions and delete all the kexts files related to ATI. since this kexts are loaded whenever you boot the System.
Step 11: Go to http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=161650
and download all the files attached..dont install them now...will let you know
Step 12: Download Driver 3.zip from here
Step 13: For Ethernet Drivers download this file
Step 14: For install Kexts download from here
Step 15: Now you can install them...This should get you working... In fact the only things that don't work are the ATI card and the WiFi 1500.
You will have a functioning system.
If you face any difficulty.... please comment me.. will try to help you out.. Tested with iAtkos only
I have successfully updated 10.5.6 to 10.5.8 with all the Mac Softwares running smoothly..
Now let me S|33p :P