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Dell Precision M4300 Quadro FX 360M Lion


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Hi crc-error404,

firstly thanks for your great work. Although I am still having troubles to set the CPU frequency to 2.4 GHz as it keep saying the processor is 2.2 GHz which it is not. I have Core2Duo 2.4 GHz. Do you have any idea how to allow the higher frequency?

 

thanks mate

 

btw: for all the other despearate people trying to install Lion here is what I have done.

1. take the HDD off my Dell and connect to a mac (or hackintosh)

2. format HDD with two partitions. The second one 8GB right at the end of the disk

3. restored the Lion 1.7 GM DMG into the second partition

4. install the Chameleon 2.0 RC5 of newer to the second partition (be carefull where are you installing it to)

5. copy the M4300_Extra.zip to the second partition

6. put the HDD back to the Dell Precision

7. boot from the HDD with arch=i386

8. install Lion as on real mac

9. install Chameleon on the first partition

10. install the M4300_Extra.zip stuff

11. update Lion to the current state via "Software update"

12. rebooted several times (freezes) - It somehow fixed itself during the forced reboots

13. done, even the sleep/wakeup works!

 

Worked like charm except the CPU speed issue

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Could you specify what Chameleon version to use for this? I have an Dell Latitude M4300 with 1680x1050 screen Quadro FX 360M and 6GB of RAM. Its CPU is a T9300 2.5GHz. I always get the "Unable to find a driver for this platform: ACPI [blah-blah] in IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1504" kernel panic before Lion install, just booting the install stick. Also I am not using a partition but trying to use a USB stick of 16GB. That should be fine, too. I cannot get this to work. Thanks for your help.

 

Should the install stick be MBR or GUID partitioned?

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@benny77, thanks for the instructions. Some feedback I have is that I do not think it is enough to just restore the Lion Golden Master dmg to a USB stick. I only started having luck when I followed instructions listed elsewhere, which involve finding the basesystem.dmg, restoring it, deleting the Packages link and copying the Packages folder to the USB stick. Then I installed Chameleon and /Extra, and everything worked.

 

Remaining issue I have is with sleep: it wakes up but then shows a busy cursor permanently. I did not use Chameleon 2.0 rc5 but the latest Chameleon 2.1svn. Might this affect sleep and wakeup capabilities of the Hackintosh M4300?

 

Also for Snow Leopard I posted a DSDT to insanelymac.com that made sleep work without sleepenabler. I am going to try to see if I can get Lion to work with this DSDT and no sleepenabler.

 

Also benny77, in your instructions could you indicate what options you chose during Chameleon install? How well does sleep work for you? Both from closing and reopening lid and explicitly calling sleep. Thanks for everybody's help.

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I have my M4300 up and running with Lion. Unfortunately, 50% of the time it gets stuck during boot, on the grey screen with spinning wheel. Verbose bootup is soo much slower and I have not figured out which kext is causing the issue.

 

Also my fingerprint reader does not work yet. The ProtectorSuite.dmg on this site as well as the TrueSuite 2.0.186 work a bit but do not integrate themselves into Lion's login screen. They worked fine on Snow Leopard. The app recognizes the reader and lets you enroll fingerprints but they are not used in login or password dialogs. The new version 5 beta on Authentec's site supports Lion and integrates into the login screen, but does not recognize the fingerprint reader hardware. I contacted Authentec support and they replied it is a known issue. Currently in the Truesuite 5 beta, only new Eikon/EikonToGo fingerprint readers (with TCD50 biometric coprocessor) are supported. Older versions (with TCD42) should be supported in the next release. The new release is due in 2012. So for now I cannot log in with fingerprint reader unless someone figures out a trick to make the older versions work in Lion or put the driver for the older fp readers into the new software. The best course of action I guess is to wait.

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I have my M4300 up and running with Lion. Unfortunately, 50% of the time it gets stuck during boot, on the grey screen with spinning wheel. Verbose bootup is soo much slower and I have not figured out which kext is causing the issue.

 

Also my fingerprint reader does not work yet. The ProtectorSuite.dmg on this site as well as the TrueSuite 2.0.186 work a bit but do not integrate themselves into Lion's login screen. They worked fine on Snow Leopard. The app recognizes the reader and lets you enroll fingerprints but they are not used in login or password dialogs. The new version 5 beta on Authentec's site supports Lion and integrates into the login screen, but does not recognize the fingerprint reader hardware. I contacted Authentec support and they replied it is a known issue. Currently in the Truesuite 5 beta, only new Eikon/EikonToGo fingerprint readers (with TCD50 biometric coprocessor) are supported. Older versions (with TCD42) should be supported in the next release. The new release is due in 2012. So for now I cannot log in with fingerprint reader unless someone figures out a trick to make the older versions work in Lion or put the driver for the older fp readers into the new software. The best course of action I guess is to wait.

Update: Truesuite 5.0.0.27 works great!

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