Successful Installation of Snow Leopard on Dell D630

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Thanks mialemat for excellent guide.

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My tryst with OSX86 on Dell Latitude D630


Tried to setup OS X on my Dell Latitude D630 and finally gave up. I don’t think its possible to have a working OS X on D630.

I had tried all three DVD’s which are available.

  1. iDeneb v1.5.1 OSX10.5.7 (UPDATED VERSION) (Intel PC AMD PC) – This seemed most promising, being latest … blah blah… Didn’t worked.
  2. Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD Intel_Amd (sse2/sse3) EFI V8 – All praised this one. Didn’t worked.
  3. IATKOS V7 10.5.7 – Didn’t worked.

I always ended up with

IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 0:23

I  tried to boot from external USB drives…same error. First restoring the iso’s on the external drive didn’t boot, partition type MBR tried using Disk Utility.

Had to use OSX86Tools_1.0.150 and Chameleon-1.0.11-installer to make those USB’s bootable.

Burned iDeneb and Kalyway on DVD… didn’t worked… booted without problem though unlike USB drive.

At the Darwin boot prompt entered options, -v -k -f cpus=2 etc etc still didn’t worked.

Disables multi-core in bios… change to AHCI from ATA…. didn’t worked.

Finally…. spending over two days…. my tryst with OSX86 on my Dell D630 is over.

Update: I was able to install Snow Leopard on my Dell D630.