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Dell D420 doesn't install OS X Lion

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Hello fellas,
 
I'm totally newbie on Hackintosh Community, especially on OSX Latitude. After almost 2 years later, finnaly i made it, install the OS X Snow Leopard Vanilla, with the DVD D620 Boot. Maybe this wasn't the right way to do it, but i didin't have found any problems, after two or more try, sometimes it fail, when i install the package on the DVD Boot, and then, i install the OS X and use the EDP from yours, and totally worked it!
 
Well, after i tell you my story of life, lets straight to the point.
 
Nowadays, i'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8, on the Dell Latitude D420 Core Duo (Or Core 2 Duo) (see the attachment below), it's work perfectly. But, i like stuffs up to date, as far i concerned, the D420 works with the OS X Lion too. But, when i use the USB drive with the OS X Lion dmg (i don't have the retail image), and recognizes on the laptop, when i do the update, the system says that i can't do it, because de CPU is not compatible, but i read on OSX86, the D420 supports OS X Lion.

 

What i got it to do? Somebody can help me out?

 

Sorry if i spell some bullcrap, but i'm brazilian and i'm not good in english at all, haha.

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Lion requires a 64bit Core2Duo CPU minimum and D420 laptops were never fitted with those CPUs, only with 32bit Yonah Core Solo/Core Duo: http://www.laptop4me.eu/Laptops/PDF/DELL/DELL%20Latitude%20D420.pdf. I'm afraid you are limited to Snow Leopard at best and cannot run Lion or later versions of OS X.

 

Of the Latitude D4xx Series, only the D430 got Core2Duo CPUs and supports Lion and (hacked) ML: http://www.laptop4me.eu/Laptops/PDF/DELL/DELL%20Latitude%20D430.pdf

 

Your screenshot also shows 2.5Go of RAM. Is that possible? I thought the D420 supported 1.5Go RAM max (512Mb on board + 1 slot for expansion with 512Mo or 1Go SODIMM only). It's 2Go max on D430 models (1Go on board and 1 slot supporting 1 SODIMM of 1Go max).

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Yeah, you're right.

 

Anyway, with the hardware limitations of the D420, will this compromise the function on my actual installation of Snow Leopard? Or i do not have to worry about it?

 

And by the way, the RAM Stick it is 2,5Go, i've checked it!

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It'll run SL Ok, but don't expect a super performance out of that little D420, that's all. These netbooks are totally outdated by today's standards but run perfectly as little Hackintoshes for basic stuff (browsing, office stuff).

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Can you go into your BIOS and tell me what it says in System-> Memory Info ? Same in Apple menu->About this Mac->More info->Memory?

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Good stuff. You can't use a 2Go module in the D430 (it won't pass POST) whilst it is clearly supported in the D420 to provide the full 2Go of RAM (seems the 512Mo on board is bypassed as shown in BIOS).

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Yeah, thank God that it's works at finest. i'm very happy using the SL 10.6.8 on the D420, it's works flawlessly, iMovie, GarageBand, AppStore and etc.

 

Thanks for the support and feedback!

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Silly me, I've erased that snow leopard usb stick and now i need it to use to install on my d420.. I don't even have the dmg file to create another one... What do i do?

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