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Posted this over on insanelymac.com but thought I'd share

So I spent a bit of time online, looking through other M6300 guides and no one really layed it out in one full guide how to get everything working, so I decided to put a guide together for the rest of the M6300 folks.

M6300 Dual Boot, Windows 7 and OSX86 10.5.6 Install Guide

Install Disk:


  • iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Intel AMD SSE2 SSE3


Dell Precision M6300 Hardware Specs:


  • Processor - T9300, 2.5GHz
  • Memory - 4GB 667mhz
  • Video - NVidia Quadro FX3600M 512MB
  • Hard Drive - 200GB SATA
  • Wireless Network - Intel Pro Set Wireless 4965
  • LAN Network - Broadcom 5715 Gigabit
  • Audio - Sigmatel 9205HD


Installation Steps:

First go into the BIOS and change the hard drive to ATA

I partitioned the drive into two equal partitions, during the Windows 7 installation, then I installed Windows 7 on one of the partitions, using the basic settings. Once Windows 7 came up, I went into disk manager, formatted the remainind disk space NTFS, and marked it as active. Then I rebooted to the OSX86 installation media.

I rebooted to the iPC DVD with no boot switches, and it came up into the installer screen just fine.

I opened Disk Utility and erased the partition I created in Windows, and reformatted it as Extended Journaled, I also named it OSX.

I closed disk utility and ran through the install, then chose Customize, after selecting my hard drive.

I used the following settings in the Customize Install screen

Choose the following Options:

iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Base System

iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Intel AMD SSE2 SSE3

Drivers>Video Drivers>Nvidia>NVInject 0.2.1 512MB VRAM

Drivers>USB Drivers>Patched USB Drivers

Drivers>Power Management>AppleACPIPBatteryManager

Drivers>Power Management>AppleACPIPowerSource

Drivers>Power Management>Power Management Package

Drivers>Power Management>Clamshell Display Support

Fixes and Patches>FireWire Mount Fix

Fixes and Patches>SATA Drive Icon Fix (New)

Fixes and Patches>Dual Boot Time Sync

Fixes and Patches>IOPCMCIAFamily

Fixes and Patches>Shudown/Restart Fix


Applications

installed every option, except Marvin's AMD Utility


Everything finished and I rebooted, I had to power off the PC myself once it went to a black screen, as it did not reboot itself.


After a reboot, I had to plug in an external keyboard and mouse, but as soon as I installed the kexts I've included, (attached as M6300kexts.zip) they were working.


Installed all of the following with Kext Helpber b7, found in the Applications folder


Keyboard and Touchpad:

AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext

ApplePS2Controller.kext


LAN:

AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext


Sound: (deleted the current AppleHDA.kext first)

AppleHDA.kext

ALCinject.kext


Battery Fix:

Voodoobattery.kext


I now have 10.5.6 installed with the following working:

Keyboard and Trackpad


Ethernet

Power, including Sleep, Close Display Sleep, (shutdown, and restart still not working, I'm guessing it's an NVidia issue)

Sound, including autoswitch to headphones, volume and mute work on front of laptop (cd controls on the front panel do not work)

USB support (tried external mouse, external hard drive and flash drive)

Broadband WIFI with my ATT Sierra Wireless Card

Video at 1920x1200



Dual Boot


After everything was installed in OSX86 as I liked, I went back to boot into Windows 7, to my suprise, it booted just fine, without any additional changes.


If anyone has any suggestions for the shutdown and restart, please post them up. Also, today I'll be swapping the Intel 4965 for a Dell 1301 Wifi card, which should get the airport working.

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So, is this possible with other hardware configurations?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 01:03 PM
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its been possible for a few years now

here was my little attempt.... waste of time for me. i hated mac before this attempt and i can honestly say after a legit attempt to use it, it sucks donky balls.

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/ind...hreaded&start=

a simple USB sound card fixed my problem, but i tried when this osx86 project was relatively new so the compatibility has gotten better of course.

damn what a waste of time. the only thing it was good for was looking at the really cool screen saver... everything else sucked functionality wise.



all and all, this is actually really simple to do... dont let the plethora of information in the first post scare you
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this is my second one to get running, I was able to get everything working on 10.4 on a Dell Vostro 1000 as well a year ago.

I really did it for troubleshooting and testing purposes, it's a lot easier to fix things when you have a MAC in front of you.

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