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So last week I treat myself to a new laptop, leaving my older Acer Aspire V3-571G behind, of which I have done multiple posts and tutorials on OSX86.net.

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The new laptop which I purchased is a Dell, usually I don't go for Dell but this one, I just needed, it is lovely and feels really premium with it's full forged aluminium body (Apart from the bottom panel -.- (kinda fells like a Macbook Pro?tongue.png)) and also decent specs for it's price.

Specs & hardware that I can list straight off my head are the following;

  • Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Haswell ULV @1.6GHz & Turbo Boost 2.6GHz
  • Intel® HD Graphics HD4400
  • Nvidia GeForce GT750M 2GB GDDR5
  • 6GB RAM DDR3 @ 1600MHz
  • Intel® Haswell ULT-IMC NorthBridge
  • Intel® Lynx-Point-LP with ALC283
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
  • 15.6" Corning Gorilla Glass 10 Point Touch Screen

When I first bought the laptop, the first few things I did was get rid of that horrible GPT formatted disk, change the UEFI BIOS to Legacy BIOS and I changed the Wireless card instantly in preparation for installing Mavericks. To my trusty Atheros AR9285.?
I also had a left over USB with Mavericks Installer still on it from when I used it to install on my Acer Aspire V3-571G.
So I went for it! But nothing. Reboots before any sort of Verbose was shown on my screen.
I thought it was to do with the NVIDIA GT750M so I deleted the .kexts from /USB/System/Library/Extensions..


This didn't work.?

So then I had a quick think, and I then thought it was to do with the AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext & locked MSR's.
And it was! But this isn't a .kext that I am talking about, Apple changed a few things around with the release of Mavericks and most of the Power Management stuff happens right in the mach_kernel itself for Haswell CPU's that is. sad.png sads.

If you would like the mach_kernel that I have patched please let me know! It works only for 10.9.0!

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Anyway, before I rant on and on here's a wee bit of proof.

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Hi! How are you?

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I would just like to ask - were you able to get the GT750M to work?

I have a Lenovo Y400 with the same GPU, and I haven't found someone who have been able to get it to work.

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Please let me know :)

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Hello,?

is would it be possible to help me I have a darwin dump with my inspiron 7537, I can not even install mavericks?

if you could tell me how you did clover? chameleon? ...?

thank you in advance

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Thank you for posting your experience, with your recent Dell Laptop.

I'm getting a Dell - Inspiron 7000 Series 15.6", and would like to try your Patched Kernel.

Also, which USB Installer did you use?

Is it a specific, U{censored} & MB{censored} Version ?

It must have a MBR patch, because ever since Snow Leopard, you needed a GPT formatted disk.

That installer + using Legacy BIOS & MBR Partition, would allow a Quad-Boot Laptop.

1. Kali Linux 2. Windows 7 Ultimate 3. Mavericks 4. PC-BSD

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So I've had a wee bit of progress with the Dell, not much, but enough to now make it usable & I'm able to get back to my Xcode projects.?tongue.png?

This being;

  • My wireless card works, as expected. This being the AR9285, although it likes to drop out now and again which makes me very sads.
  • The onboard HD4400 works flawlessly with no custom .kexts. Just the right boot-loader and the right AAPL,ig-platform-id. (I've heard many people having problems with the HD4400 but I can safely say it works 100%.)
  • The on-board audio does work with VoodooHDA 2.8.4 but I prefer AppleHDA which I will be doing at some point.
  • The touchpad and keypad work as normal with VoodooPS2 - without "Apple-Rubber banding-Inertia" unfortunately only real multitouch touchpads do.
  • Touchscreen kinda works, with drivers from Touch-base.com
  • USB 3.0 appears to work.

Unfortunately a lot of things don't work at the moment, like;

  • Native power management, currently the SMBios from a MacbookAir6,2 have the best CPU States, I can't remember what states though.
  • Ethernet.
  • Sleep.
  • Turboboost, I have created my own SSDT using DCPIManager but it just doesn't want to boost.
  • Brightness and FN keys.

Basically this is in BETA and I will be updating as I go along.?
Here are the .kexts that I have used & files I have created to make things a wee bit usable.

Please note that; Not everything works, there could be crashes but nothing that can break your system, just complicated.?tongue.png?

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Hi! How are you?

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I would just like to ask - were you able to get the GT750M to work?

I have a Lenovo Y400 with the same GPU, and I haven't found someone who have been able to get it to work.

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Please let me know smile.png

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Thank yousmile.png

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Hi! I'm very well thank'cha! ;p

As it stands at the moment, I've disabled my GT750M through a DSDT patch, this is because I can not enable it through .kext, DSDT or BIOS so therefore it eats battery for no reason. I'm pretty sure in the future I will or someone else will be able to find away to enable it over integrated graphics or native Nvidia Optimus.?wink.png?

- "You don't know unless you ask"

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Hello,?
is would it be possible to help me I have a darwin dump with my inspiron 7537, I can not even install mavericks?
if you could tell me how you did clover? chameleon? ...?
thank you in advance

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Hai! You can send me anything yah like, belongs it's not a virus ;P
You should try a XCPM (XNU CPU Power Management) free kernel there's one inside the file that I've just uploaded to the downloads section of OSX86.net
& I always use Chameleon/Chimera/Enoch I'm not a fan of Clover. - Specifically I used Chameleon 2.2 SVN 2266

Let me know how you get on with it!

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Thank you for posting your experience, with your recent Dell Laptop.

I'm getting a Dell - Inspiron 7000 Series 15.6", and would like to try your Patched Kernel.

Also, which USB Installer did you use?

Is it a specific, U{censored} & MB{censored} Version ?

It must have a MBR patch, because ever since Snow Leopard, you needed a GPT formatted disk.

That installer + using Legacy BIOS & MBR Partition, would allow a Quad-Boot Laptop.

1. Kali Linux 2. Windows 7 Ultimate 3. Mavericks 4. PC-BSD

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You're very welcome! So far I'm loving the build quality of the unit and the power for something as cheap and thin. ;p
The patched kernel that I have used and using for my OS-X build is inside the .zip at the downloads section of OSX86.net
Just replace it with yours on the /root of your USB and also when you've installed your Mavericks on the /root of your HDD.?biggrin.png?

Sadly, the method I used was the myHack method. This was because I was in a rush and the myHack is very much automated and includes an MBR install method which is quite handy. The first thing I did with my Dell was to convert it from GPT to MBR?tongue.png?I love legacy it's so much easier to work with.

And indeed, an MBR partition table will allow a maximum of 4 Logical partitions = 4 operating systems, but there's nothing stopping you from booting from an image from within a partition = unlimited OS's!?biggrin.png

Personally, I like Visualization, no messing around with the new annoying GRUB2 bring back GRUB ~0.97! -.-

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So last week I treat myself to a new laptop, leaving my older Acer Aspire V3-571G behind, of which I have done multiple posts and tutorials on OSX86.net.

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The new laptop which I purchased is a Dell, usually I don't go for Dell but this one, I just needed, it is lovely and feels really premium with it's full forged aluminium body (Apart from the bottom panel -.- (kinda fells like a Macbook Pro?tongue.png)) and also decent specs for it's price.

Specs & hardware that I can list straight off my head are the following;

  • Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Haswell ULV @1.6GHz & Turbo Boost 2.6GHz
  • Intel® HD Graphics HD4400
  • Nvidia GeForce GT750M 2GB GDDR5
  • 6GB RAM DDR3 @ 1600MHz
  • Intel® Haswell ULT-IMC NorthBridge
  • Intel® Lynx-Point-LP with ALC283
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
  • 15.6" Corning Gorilla Glass 10 Point Touch Screen

When I first bought the laptop, the first few things I did was get rid of that horrible GPT formatted disk, change the UEFI BIOS to Legacy BIOS and I changed the Wireless card instantly in preparation for installing Mavericks. To my trusty Atheros AR9285.?

I also had a left over USB with Mavericks Installer still on it from when I used it to install on my Acer Aspire V3-571G.

So I went for it! But nothing. Reboots before any sort of Verbose was shown on my screen.

I thought it was to do with the NVIDIA GT750M so I deleted the .kexts from /USB/System/Library/Extensions..

This didn't work.?

So then I had a quick think, and I then thought it was to do with the AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext & locked MSR's.

And it was! But this isn't a .kext that I am talking about, Apple changed a few things around with the release of Mavericks and most of the Power Management stuff happens right in the mach_kernel itself for Haswell CPU's that is. sad.png sads.

If you would like the mach_kernel that I have patched please let me know! It works only for 10.9.0!

?

Anyway, before I rant on and on here's a wee bit of proof.

You can refer to this :http://www.{censored}.com/laptop-compatibility/112993-would-my-dell-inspiron-17-7000-hackintosh-able.html

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