Due to the numerous requests, finally I had the time to recover the last files I used on Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
I hadn’t check them, because I installed Mountain Lion on (even though it’s too buggy and I don’t use it), but they should work. I’ve included the extra folder and new dsdt.aml to solve the “pci configuration begin” error in 10.6.8 (and lion too).
Please don’t ask for guides/tutorials, I don’t remember anything 😀
10.6.5 Driver Update…
AppleHDA 1.9.9f12 patched for IDT 92HD71B7X. Download
WiFi hasn’t been updated.. in any case you can use the old one.
10.6.4 update = new patched drivers for your Dell Inspiron 1545.
Update your notebook using apple software update. Remove, if you have installed, any SleepEnabler.kext from /Extra/Extensions. It’s useless for this notebook, and causes kernel panic on every kernel update.
After reboot, replace the usual two kexts for audio and wireless with the patched ones:
Sorry for my absence, I was working on OSX Installer found in new Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail dvd, Build 10D575.
This patch enables you to install OSX Retail on an hard disk with MBR based partion scheme, thus allowing multiple booting with other Windows Operating Systems.
Like in the previous 10.6 version, you have to replace 2 files in the original dvd content:
-OSInstall goes into /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/
-OSInstall.mpkg goes into /System/Installation/Packages
Two days ago Apple released Snow Leopard 10.6.3 update.
The good news are that you can safely update you Dell Inspiron 1545 using self-update. After reboot, you will only need to replace two kext for audio and wireless to work again. These are the patched kexts:
It’s 2.30 am, and I cannot go to sleep.
..the final step to get an (almost) perfect hackintosh 🙂
I’ve patched the dsdt following this great guide, and finally got sleep working! The only thing left is the LCD not switched off, but.. you can always close the lid!
This is the compiled dsdt.aml to put in your system root. Warning: use this only in conjunction with my AppleHDA kext, if you use VoodooHDA for audio, you will lose sound:
This is a new version of the modified Chameleon 2 RC4 bootloader, to get (wide) native resolution on most Intel GMA. I tried to solve the common problems of the previous release.
The behaviour of the bootloader has been modified as follows:
1. The desired resolution is read from “Graphics Mode” key in com.apple.Boot.plist
2. If the key is not present, the bootloader reads the default resolution of your LCD/Monitor from EDID
3. The first entry of vesa bios modetable is patched with the new resolution, so OSX can find it and boot correctly.
-The major improvement is that now you can specify your custom wide resolution. For example, on my Inspiron 1545, I was able to get 1280×720 instead of 1366×768. Obviously, the resolution must be supported by your monitor and graphics card, so first ensure of that using windows or linux.
The string format must be in the classical form:
Don’t forget to check for the existance of com.apple.Boot.plist both in /Extra and /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration directories.
-In addition, you can overwhelm many other cases in which the default resolution reported by edid is not the maximum supported by the monitor, but a mere 1024×768.
In this version I also added new deviceId strings, to recognize the last variants of GMA 4500, such as Optiplex.
– If you want to report any problems, please include in the comment your notebook/motherboard model, the output of:
lspci -nn|grep -i 'memory\|dram' (lspci is here)
and better, a video bios dump. From linux:
sudo dd if=/dev/mem of=vbios.dmp bs=65536 skip=12 count=1 and send me vbios.dmp.
In the package I’ve included all the compiled binaries, and the sources in the form of a diff patch.
-Install as you do with the original bootloader. If you already installed Chameleon RC4, just open the terminal and copy the boot file in your root directory, e.g.:
$ cd Desktop/ChameleonMR2
$ sudo cp boot /
(And give your password)