Installing Hackintosh on Dell Inspiron 530

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 530. Intel Core 2 Quad, 4G memory, Nvidia 8400GS 256MB,

Install Disk: I bought a retailed Snow Leopard 10.6.3, however, it won’t recognize my harddisk since I can not set SATA to ACHI mode in my BIOS. So I used iATKOS s3 v2.  The website for iATKOS is http://www.osx86install.com/support/91-iatkos-s3-readme.html

1. You can download iATKOS from http://www.mechodownload.com/forum/macintosh-programs/342778-iatkos-s3-v2-hackintosh-snow-leopard-10-6-7-a-Full-Free-Downloads-Keygen-Crack-Serial-Activator-Free-Hosts.html

iATKOS s3 is baseds on Snow Leopard 10.6.3.

2. Burn ISO into a blank DVD. First, I burned with windows. However, it won’t work. So I have to burn it in Ubuntu, which works great.

3. Install SL. Boot the disk. In the welcome screen, using Disk Utility to partition the disk into 3 Partitions with GUID scheme.  GUID will create aother parition by its own. So totally there will be 4 partitions. I installed SL on the second partition. Ubuntu on the third partition and the fourth partition for data. During customization, choose driver for Intel SATA/IDE, Nvidia EFI VGA/DVI. default audio. The installation takes about 20 mins. After successful installation, reboot.

After installation, the ethernet is not work. I download the driver from

http://www.mattisz.com/hacks/snow-leopard-inspiron-530

Using Kext Utility to install. Reboot. The NIC works now.

4. Apply combo update to 10.6.7. The update package can be downloaded from the above link. The first time, I selected Sleep Enabler, which causes kernel panic after update to 10.6.7. So I have to re-do a clean installation and didn’t select Sleep Enabler. Then it upgrades to 10.6.7 without any problem.

5. Using software update. It automatic update all software like a real MacPro.

Enjoy!

Reference:

[1]. http://www.greglincoln.com/2009/01/22/hackintosh-success-dell-inspiron-530-mac-os-1056/

[2] http://www.mattisz.com/hacks/snow-leopard-inspiron-530

[3] http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183983&st=0

[4]http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=12954

[5]http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html

[6]http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Installation_Guides#10.6.7_Guides

[7]http://www.osx86install.com/support/90-iatkos-s3-snow-leopard-1063-intel-dvd.html

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Post Installation

1. using synergy to control two computers with one set of mouse and keyboard.

http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/

Set synergy autostart

http://sourceforge.net/projects/synergy2/forums/forum/199580/topic/2074373?message=5021604

2. change hostname:

sudo scutil --set HostName your_own_host_name
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5 Responses to Installing Hackintosh on Dell Inspiron 530

  1. Haitao says:

    开始玩黑苹果了呀!

  2. Roger says:

    Other than selecting Intel SATA/IDE driver, did you select SATA AHCI driver in iATKOS S3 V2 during Installation?

  3. cliveyMac says:

    Thanks. I was a bit late to hackintosh but i have 10.6.8 running perfect on Dell inspiron 530 e8500 nvidia 8800gt, m.audiophile 2468 sound, firewire and usb2 externals ,m.audio 1:1 midi interface, wifi internet.
    I needed an App store fix after I upgraded to 10.6.8 and i achieved it by downloading the NIC fix that you mentioned after I had that working I was able to set pciroot to 0 and that enabled me to connect to the Apple App Store and log on through public wifi as i have no internet of my own.
    If I upgrade to lion I`ll remember this but I think this machine is at the end of it`s upgrade path now

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