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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    Hi and thanks for all your efforts !

    I tried an USB-stick with OSX Mountain Lion made with Unibeast

    Firstly with no options in bootloader it gets into trouble with the graphics card it might seem, since it stops right after exiting the bootloader.

    Then with "GraphicsEnabler=No" it gets further, but stops at "Still waiting for root device", is this because of the USB 3.0 ports ? The machine does not have any USB 2.0 ports at all.

    What are my options, should I try to make a bootable DVD ?

    Can anybody help me with this issue ?


    Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720
    CPU : Intel Core i7 3610QM
    Memory : 6144MB (1x2048 + 1x4096) 1600MHz DDR3
    HDD : 750GB 7200 sATA
    Graphics : nVidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB & Intel HD4000 i believe
    Screen : 17.3" 1920x1080
    Wireless : Intel 2230 WLAN card (802.11 + BT 4.0) combo
    USB : 4 USB 3.0 Ports


    Ole A.

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    I have the idea to buy a Inspiron 17 R SE, so it would be nice if you write something about your progress....!

    PS: Is it possible to put an additional HDD in the Inspiron without buying expensive adapters from Dell?

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    Hi !

    Been working all night on this and finally got some progress !

    First of all, the reason for "Still waiting for root" message was because of my USB 2.0 stick, bought a USB 3.0 stick from Verbatim and it worked fine !

    I got installer working just fine with the -x and GraphicsEnabler=No.

    Installed just fine, but would not boot without -x and GraphicsEnabler=No afterwards, found out that if i moved all the NV* and GeForce* out of the way everything started nicely !

    To get it to boot from harddrive bootloader follow the boot0:error guide from this excellent site


    What works :


    Ethernet with Realtek drivers for RTL 8111 from their site
    Audio with HD drivers from multibeast
    DVD drive OOTB
    Keyboard OOTB
    USB 1.1 devices
    Sata onboard HDD
    Multibooting with Windows 8 !

    What does not work:

    Wireless
    nVidia Graphics
    USB 2.0


    I'll write some more when I get some further progress.


    Ole A.

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    Thank you, today I ordered one. I hope then we'll find a solution for the graphics. But the 650m is build in the macbook pro, so there is hope....

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    Hi again !

    And now for some real progress !

    I have gotten the HD4000 graphics card to work with full acceleration !

    I found this post here at tonymacosx86 :

    http://www.tonymacx86.com/mountain-l...le-hd4000.html

    and decided to give all the different settings a try to see if I could get some of them working, and on the setting 01660004 i got the screen up and running with semi-transparent menu bar and all !

    This is how :

    I edited my org.chameleon.Boot.plist and added :

    Code:
    <key>device-properties</key>
    <string>7f0000000100000001000000730000000200000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000027fff04002c0000004100410050004c002c00690067002d0070006c006100740066006f0072006d002d006900640000000800000004006601140000006800640061002d0067006600780000000d0000006f6e626f6172642d31</string>
    I also used the DSDT file from here :

    http://www.insanlynac.com/forum/inde...&#entry1849120


    but I haven't checked if that is neccessary.

    I also bought a Netgear WNA1000M micro USB wifi adapter and have gotten it to work with the original Realtek drivers for it.

    Ole A.

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    Perfekt timing....! I'll try this weekend...!

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    Hi, i am on the same boat. I just got Dell Inpiron 7720 and i want to throw ML on it. could you write step by step guide from your successful installation ?

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    No success this weekend. I inject the following kexts:
    2870-DP3.kexts
    2870-PXHCDv1.0.8.kext

    from http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=2870

    Now I can reach the installer, but after that my system doesn't boot. After showing me the MAC Adress in the verbose screen, it's running dead....

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    did you use -v -f GraphicsEnabler=No PCIRootUID=0 to boot the installer?
    BTW you may need PS2 Kext as well, else your inbuilt keyboard may not work.

    http://www.insanelynac.com/forum/ind...&#entry1838901

    watchout for the modified URL above

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    Dell Inspiron 17 SE 7720 not reaching installer screen


    OK....I will try, last time I only used -v GraphicsEnabler=no

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