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I want to know what hardware is compatible and what hardware isn't or if you think i could run Lion on my Laptop.


- Dell GFWM3 Alienware M17X R3 Motherboard

- Intel® Core i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2301 Mhz 4 Core(s)

- Bios Alienware A12

- NVidia GeForce GTX 460M

- Intel® HD Graphics 3000

- M4-CT512M4SSD2 ATA Device (512 GB)

- ST9750420AS ATA Device (700 GB)

- 8 GB DDR3-1333


Also, I tried to configure my bios like the guide said to and what i couldn't find was HPET set to 64bit? and the UEFI System?




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Newer systems don't have the HPET setting, it's 64bit by default.


If you have a mouse in your bios configuration, chances are you have UEFI, the trick is to boot the drive with chameleon on it in legacy(mbr) mode, chameleon is not a uefi bootloader so if you boot it using uefi method it simply won't load.


The specs you posted should work fine, but will need a more complete profile of your system hardware to give more details - lspci -nn will help us to narrow down the needs for the individual components.

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