Dell XPS 8500 Mountain Lion install

Discussion in 'Mountain Lion Desktop Support' started by JHM, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. JHM

    JHM

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    Aug 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM #1
    JHM

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    New to this. Boots nicely from USB using "GraphicsEnabler=No" as a boot param. System Information seems to find most everything and networking works.

    Used Chimera to make my drive (an Agility 3 OCZ 60gig SSD) bootable, but I get a kernel panic trying to boot from it. I imagine there are boot params that I'll need to figure out to get it to run?

    Should I wait for Multibeast? Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated.

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  2. ernmin

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    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM #2
    ernmin

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