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Hey folks,
I am currently trying to install OS X Lion 10.7 on a Dell Latitude D620. I have followed the instructions under the EDP documentation to a T using the myhack method. All goes well with myhack, I have created a proper bootable USB and everything goes smoothly

HOWEVER

Once OS X Installer boots up and I click "continue" on the language selection screen, All I get is an Error message:
Mac OS X 10.7 Cannot be installed on this computer
Restore from backup / Restart

 

I have formatted the hard drive to Mac OS journaled, Tried both MBR and GUID options

I have tried running the installer in verbose and safe mode.

I am out of ideas....anyone?

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It was a retail copy. Just to be sure, I downloaded "install Mac OS X lion" app from mac store.

I re-did the myhack USb installer, which went through without issue. I installed the extra folder using myhack as well.

NOW when it gets past the bootloader, I get a perpetual black screen

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I've configured the BIOS as specified in the D620 thread. The graphics chip is intel, which I downloaded the correct bootpack for (as well as the correct sizing)

I'm going to try an alternate USB stick to see if that does anything.
Funny thing is, I put Snow leopard onto a D620 a couple of years ago, and it was nowhere near this troublesome.

Will keep you posted as to what happens.

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No dice. I re-did the USB installer on a brand new usb stick.

I updated the bios in my machine to A10 (it was on A4)
I re-downloaded the 10.7 bootpack for my graphics chip (intel 945GM aka GMA950) and installed it via myhack

I tried the stick with the Edp installed and without.

After it boots from the stick I get a blank screen. Nothing happens.

 

I may try snow leopard instead

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Hi, 

I have the same problem.

video 945GM 1280x800 bios A10

I prepared USB by myHack.

I tried by -v and -x and always I had black screen.

 

smbios.plist

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
  <dict>
    <key>SMUUID</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>SMbiosdate</key>
    <string>2/29/2008</string>
    <key>SMbiosvendor</key>
    <string>Apple Inc.</string>
    <key>SMbiosversion</key>
    <string>MB21.00A5.B07</string>
    <key>SMboardmanufacturer</key>
    <string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string>
    <key>SMboardproduct</key>
    <string>Mac-F42C88C8</string>
    <key>SMfamily</key>
    <string>MacBook</string>
    <key>SMmanufacturer</key>
    <string>Apple Inc.</string>
    <key>SMmemmanufacturer</key>
    <string>Apple Computer Inc.</string>
    <key>SMproductname</key>
    <string>MacBook2,1</string>
    <key>SMserial</key>
    <string>5W4ZPC123</string>
    <key>SMsystemversion</key>
    <string>1.1</string>
    <key>EDPmodel</key>
    <string>Dell_Latitude_D620-intel</string>
  </dict>
</plist>
 
org.chameleon.Boot.plist
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280x800x32</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string></string>
<key>PciRoot</key>
<string>0</string>
<key>SystemType</key>
<string>2</string>
<key>Theme</key>
<string>Default</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>10</string>
<key>UseKernelCache</key>
<string>No</string>
</dict>
</plist>
 
 
pls help ;-)
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