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How to Install Mac OS X on Dell Inspiron 1525, 1515

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Inspiron 1525 is one of the bestseller from Dell Computers. The Dell Inspiron 1525 is an excellent budget notebook with good looks and solid performance. This isn’t a gaming machine, but the 1525 can handle everyday computing tasks with ease. If you are an experimental person like me then obviously you’d like to Install and run OS X on your Inspiron. If you wants to install Mac OS X on your Dell Inspiron 1525 here is the handy guide to do so. In the following tutorial we used iPC 10.5.6, you can download iPC from Bay of Pirates or Green Demon. Please don’t ask or post for the download links for iPC.Google is your F.R.I.E.N.D.

Image [Flickr]Dell Inspiron 1525 OS X ____________________________________________________________________________________

Procedure

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Step 1. Grab the iPC 10.5.6 ISO and burn it at very low speed.

Step 2. Read this guide twice or thrice before getting started.

Step 3. Put your DVD in rom and restart your computer with the DVD in Drive,now you should see Darwin load screen.

Step 4. As counting starts press F8 key and you will be able to have some more option’s.

Step 5. Now type -V and press enter now entered in VERBOSE mode here you are able to see any error if your screen freezes for more than 15 minutes than note last three lines and Google them to find out a solution for your problem. If every thing goes fine after 15-30 minutes installation screen appears hold your breath we are not quit yet here.

Step 6. On the top a menu bar appears click Utilities >> Disk Utility.

Step 7. Here select the destination drive where u want to install Mac OSX.

Step 8. Now click on ERASE on right hand side and under the format option select
” MAC OSX Journaled Extended ” and click Erase. Now the disk will be erased and mounted once this done you are very near to near to your destination.

Step 9. Now close the disk utility and click on the partition which you created at previous Step.

Step 10. In Customize option select the following patches.

  • Chipset Drivers >> Intel ICHx SATA Drivers
  • Wireless Driver >> Broadcom Driver
  • USB Drivers >> Patched USB Driver
  • Power Management >> Clamshell Display Support
  • Fixes and Patches >> USB Mount Fix
  • PS/2 Device Support >> PS/2 Keyboard Fix
  • DSDT Patches >> Patch DSDT
  • AppleSMBIOS Patch >> AppleSMBIOS-27 Rev6 MacBook

Step 11. Now your disk will be checked for consistency than installation begins. It will take 30-45 minute’s as your hardware.

Step 12. Now that you’re done installing you can remove the disc and on the boot screen press “F8″ and type “-v -f” When the screen loads up it should just be a black screen, after this close the lid till you see the power light slowly “breathe” or pulse. When you open the lid you should be greeted with the Post-Install screen. Type all your info and stuff.

Step 13. From here you’re going to need the 1525 Driver Pack. Everything in the pack has a readme. Download Here

Important Note :

  1. Now you can run all of your software updates and when you come back you wont have wi-fi, simply go into the misc folder and run the broadcom patch and you’ll be back in business.
  2. Anytime you install a patch, you should run -v -f to make sure everything loads properly.
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  1. waqas January 24, 2013 Reply

    Hi guyz
    It appears on my dell inspiron n 4050 saying still waiting for root device….

    Any help

  2. Bruce February 6, 2011 Reply

    Are you saying I’ll have to use this as a desk top?

  3. DAOV December 20, 2010 Reply

    Hello,

    Thought I would assist with anyone having issues doing this.

    **DO NOT enter -v -f. It screws it up OR it did for me.
    **Choose instead -v only.
    **If/when your screen goes black, hook it up to an external monitor and switch to that monitor (Fn+F8).
    **If the screen is grey, close the lid and follow the above instructions at the pulsing power display stage.
    **If it’s not grey, wait… maybe two minutes and if it turns grey follow the above instructions.
    **If upon waiting, nothing happens, reboot (via power button; note, you must hold it down for about 45 seconds for it to fully shut off).
    **Restart with -v and repeat with external monitor

    I found that Darwin was trying to start hibernate after installing when using -f and this was screwing it up. Removed -f and used only -v (though not needed really) and it’s now working.

    Good luck!

  4. vipin kumar September 16, 2010 Reply

    hello every one

    i read all the detail bt still i m unable to install mac in my dell

    please help me .

    i shall be thankfull to u .

    please help me…………

    please.

  5. napster May 1, 2010 Reply

    im done with steps 1-9 but when customizing I cannpot find this
    * Chipset Drivers >> Intel ICHx SATA Drivers
    * Wireless Driver >> Broadcom Driver
    * USB Drivers >> Patched USB Driver
    * Power Management >> Clamshell Display Support
    * Fixes and Patches >> USB Mount Fix
    * PS/2 Device Support >> PS/2 Keyboard Fix
    * DSDT Patches >> Patch DSDT
    * AppleSMBIOS Patch >> AppleSMBIOS-27 Rev6 MacBook

    then after, it display an error – you disc must be cleaned and restart again.

    wherein my DVD installer is okay.

    can you help me please…. pleasee pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  6. josh May 1, 2010 Reply

    after many attempts.. it has been unsucessful. i installed.. it boots.. grey screen. and then when i close the lid.. nothing. what driver am i missing for dell inspiron 1545? (close enuff)

  7. Ryan February 26, 2010 Reply

    I keep getting an error message when it reboots after insulation., it says bo-error. im using dell inspiron 1545

  8. Jitu December 25, 2009 Reply

    Sandip@
    u must change SATA option in Boot setting.

  9. asheesh December 5, 2009 Reply

    I am not getting any installation screen when i boot from DVD..
    When i boot from DVD, i get a blank screen after sometime and then it gives nothing… can anybody help me on this ??

  10. Sandeep November 13, 2009 Reply

    Hi There,

    I have followed each and every step of this tutorial (for iPC 10.5.6) but still i am unsuccessful in running MAC OSX. After installation and on first bootup the screen is staying black. Tried waiting patiently so many times but with not luck. After every boot using -v -f (-v by itself, -v -x also) after some messages the blue screen comes then the bloddy hell the BLACK screen. Tried removing power cord closing lid and waiting till the laptop goes to sleep (approx 15-20 min) and then finally opening the lid still the screen staying black. Never seen the Mac OSX desktop on my Dell Inspiron 1525. About my system: 3 drive partitions, one having XP, installed Mac OSX on the second one and third is for storing stuff. Just want to know that do i have to install Mac OSX first then Win Xp as i am doing opposite. I already has Win XP on my dell. Dell configuration:

    IntelCore2Duo T8300 @ 2.4 GHz, Intel GM965 chipset, X3100 display card, Ethernet Marvell Yukon, Wireless Intel Pro 3945 (i think), Sigmatel HD Audio Codec.

    Any help would be appreciated. Is there any specific Custom Options to choose upon installtion????

    Please help

  11. MoNcHeE Yuson October 13, 2009 Reply

    Hi there, is there any way of dual booting Windows 7 rc with Snow Leopard/Leopard?

  12. Jose October 5, 2009 Reply

    Driver Pack link is missing.

  13. sakiv October 3, 2009 Reply

    are the above links really working?

  14. Shobhit September 13, 2009 Reply

    Step 13 cannot find download link , and from where i can get drivers for inspiron 1520.

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