воскресенье, 17 июля 2011 г.

Mac OS X Lion 10.7 on Dell 15R (N5110) - Installation Guide

No introduction goes here. We all know that Mac is best operating system for everyday use. The reason to have it on regular notebook is its price. Again.

I will show you how to install latest Mac OS version on Dell notebook, making everything possible working.

Dell N5110 specs:
Intel Core i7 2630QM
6Gb DDRIII 1333MHz
Intel HD Graphics 3000 / NVIDIA GT525M 1024Mb
640Gb HDD

What works:
Proper CPU and RAM detection
Native AICPUPM (SpeedStep and sleep)
Internal screen with native resolution and brightness
IDT sound (headphones, microphone)
USB 2.0 / 3.0
PS2 keyboard and touchpad

So it works like a charm at 95% of time.

STEP I - Preparing Lion GM USB Stick
1. Use Disk Utility to format 8Gb stick. Use GUID and HFS+
2. Use tool named Show All Files and find BaseSystem.dmg in root of Lion ESD
3. Unpack this dmg to USB stick
4. Copy mach_kernel from ESD to / of your stick
5. Copy dsdt.aml to / of your stick
6. Copy Packages folder from ESD to /System/Installation
All done.

STEP II - Preparing Boot USB Stick
Things you need to have on bootable USB:
1. Chameleon 2 RC5 + Theme
2. MacBook Pro 8,3 smbios.plist and boot.plist
3. Kexts: FakeSMC, NullCPUPM (for first boot only), PS2 and USB 3.0
4. Applications: Kext Helper, Show All Files ect

STEP III - Installation
Boot with your stick and install Mac OS, it should be easy. I recommend install on clean GUID drive.

STEP IV - Getting things work
1. To get WiFi work, edit Atheros plugin info.plist in 80211Family.kext
2. To get audio work, use latest VoodooHDA. I recommend use mine, because its edited for our device and has volume control fixes.
3. To get sleep and speedstep work use SpeedStepper.
4. Install VoodooBattery.kext, PS2 kext, USB 3.0 kext

Everything should work now.
Thank you for reading, I will improve this guide as I check it myself.

9 комментариев:

  1. When you say 6. Copy Packages folder from ESD to /System/Installation
    What exactly should I do? Make the System/Installation folders on my USB stick?

  2. can u upload the next and the extra files

  3. or send it to my email
    10x ..

  4. hey... can u please make a newbie guide. cux i didnt get even a single word about this what have you told in above guide :/ thanks.

  5. Hi, please share with me your install USB package. Send it to bentonus@aol.com, I haven't been able to get my Dell Inspiron N5010, a similar config to yours just a few minor changes. The WiFi is different but thats about it. It is an intel centrino Wimax/WiFi link 6250 N+, if you can make a find a dsdt for this wifi card plus the rest of the hardware or something and email me it please do. Thank you, Ben

  6. Hi, My Friend Please i have the same laptop but processot is i7 2670QM ,
    can you explain these steps in details

  7. I am using dsdt-off.zip, double battery life, and much cooler/less fan.

    Set as MacbookPro 8,1, due to NVIDIA not AMD video?! No kernel panics since install.

    org.chameleon.Boot.plist contains -> npci=0x3000 darkwake=0 pmVersion=23 as boot flags, EthernetBuiltIn=Yes and USBBusFix=Yes

    Sleep working with help of Jettison app. My USB HDD (NTFS) does not want to cooperate with sleep :(

    All my USB sticks (NTFS) are fine ????

    Cannot wait to get Wireless-N 1030 working, now that Linux has a working driver in new Kernel :)