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Dell Inspiron 6400 running Snow Leopard (Server)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxHZEvThck This "hack" is really simple and will most likely work on most vanilla compatible laptops and stationaries. If you make it work on an other system, please leave a note here!

You need

  1. Laptop, preferably an Inspiron 6400
  2. A Macintosh, or Hackintosh, to perform the initial tasks
  3. A Snow Leopard or Snow Leopard Server installation DVD (buy one from Apple store)
  4. And if your equipment don't support several disks, an external chassis for your hard drive.
  5. This package with drivers and boot loaders

Fast version

  1. Partition and format your hard drive with Disk Utility, make sure to use the GUID Partition Table
  2. Install Snow Leopard or Snow Leopard Server on your newly formatted hard drive. The installation should be done from an existing Mac or Hackintosh! This is done by
    1. inserting the dvd/mounting the iso or dmg
    2. Navigate to the hidden system folder on the DVD (press Command + Shift + G and enter
      1. For Snow Leopard /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages/
      2. For Snow Leopard Server /Volumes/Mac OS X Server Install Disc/System/Installation/Packages/
    3. Run the OSInstall.mpkg, make sure to set the installation disk to your new hard drive
  3. Without rebooting, install the boot loader, all drivers and replace the boot and extra directory
    1. Install Chameleon-2.0-r431.pkg, remember to install it to your new hard drive
    2. Install OSx86Tools, preferably to all systems. This one is a bit optional right now, but doing it brings no disadvantages
    3. Make sure that all files are visible by using your favorite app (like TinkerTool or ShowHiddenFiles) or by using terminal commands (follow this simple guide). When done, delete the boot in the system root /
    4. Copy the contents of "Boots and extras" to the system root /
    5. Install all drivers, the GMA950 driver is the most important one next to the PS2 drivers for your mouse and keyboard, remember to install it to your new hard drive
      • The audio drivers are experimental and will only work on some systems. Some systems even seem to favor the Apple ALC 97 driver (strange one that). On my system the internal speakers works fine but the external wont make a simple beep. I use a USB-soundcard anyway so it doesn't really matter to me. Google is your friend on this one, however, Leopard solutions for this doesn't always work.
    6. Install the seatbelt.kext via OSx86Tools (this is optional for now, this step can be made later)
    7. Reboot and make sure to start up on your new hard drive.
    If it wont boot it's most likely the rights of the boot and Extra folder that needs to be set.

    Long version

    Yada yada
    Ok, I'm still working on this section. Head back here in a few days.
    / Trikks