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Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 12-03-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,437
Posted By kzfisher
Old method SL install for Dell 1012 & 1018

There may be newer method I don't know about. Here is the method I used a couple years ago on both a Dell 1012 and a Dell 1018 (Still use the 1018 as a travel Hackintosh when I don't want to risk my...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-15-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,844
Posted By kzfisher
Steve - The posts were not "duplicate" - if...

Steve -
The posts were not "duplicate" - if you read closer, the first post is regards Dell 1018 & second regards 1012 (Yes, I own one of each)- The questions were posted in respective model's...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-15-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Update beyond 10.6.3 advice?

My 1012 is running 10.6.3 without any issues . . . are there any worthwhile reasons to upgrade to 10.6.4 or beyond?

If so - what do I need to do beyond running Apple's update? (i.e. do I have to...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-15-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,844
Posted By kzfisher
Updating beyond 10.6.3?

My 1018 is running 10.6.3 without any issues . . . are there any worthwhile reasons to upgrade to 10.6.4 or beyond?

If so - what do I need to do beyond running Apple's update? (i.e. do I have to...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 03-17-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,844
Posted By kzfisher
I took the plunge & installed SL 10.6 on a Dell...

I took the plunge & installed SL 10.6 on a Dell 1012 last Summer - Recently got a great deal on a brand new Dell 1018 so planning an install of SL on it. New WiFi card on order, upgraded to 2Gb RAM. ...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Installation issues

[QUOTE=professorstotch;168066]Ok, an update on my status:

Anyways, I plug the USB and the HDD into my 1012, press F12 to boot from the USB, and I get the following:

Realtek PCIe FE Family...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 09-01-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Newby experience

The Dell v10 was not available so I bought 1012 & I am happy with my experience thus far -

I am writing this post using OS X & Safari browser & it feels like I am on a genuine Apple system. Only...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-31-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Smile No arch=i386 needed - Many Thanks!

QMark425 - Once again I owe you a hearty "THANKS" - I followed your guidance & no more need to do the arch=i386. :)

The basic i/o seem to be working now - just individual tweaks to programs &...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-31-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Talking QMark425 - shorting your user name :) Thanks for...

QMark425 - shorting your user name :) Thanks for the advice. I did the Dell site & sure enough - no BT listed :( I was able to pick up a BT micro dongle & for what I use bluetooth for (mouse & Apple...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-30-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
1) Discovered WiFi on this 1012 is the Atheros...

1) Discovered WiFi on this 1012 is the Atheros A5B95 and that a driver from OrangeWare works - Now I have WiFi! If others need this solution do a google for file called OWC_Wireless_Setup_v3_0t.sit
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Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-30-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Question Solutions?

andykwg - I don't know my BT card - it did not show automatically with update to 10.6.3 - did you do anything special - kexts or such?

My 1012 came with a wireless "N" WiFi card capability - from...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-29-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Just getting going

My setup is straight off pg 18 of the site with an assist from questionmark425

I didn't attempt dual boot system as I have a Windoze laptop if needed & I am not Win OS often or long enough to...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-28-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
off and running

All righty sports fans - I am off and running OS X on the 1012

OS X update to 10.6.3 worked per pg 18 -

sound is working.

BUT WiFi is a no go - anyone know what I need to tweak?
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-28-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Smile Wahoo - OS X boot screen success

QuestionMark425 - Thank you for your superb step-by-step guidance - I'd failed to notice formatting type and I was not formatting as GUID.

Was happily greeted with OS X set-up screen :) - I ran...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-26-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Obviously I am clueless !!!

OK - obviously screwing this up somehow? - After partition and creation of OS X DVD to the USB/HDD - which do I run next - the NetbookBootMaker 0.8.4pre OR Netbookinstaller 0.8.4? and I am assuming...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Unhappy Problem external HDD boot for install?

Hello all -

I created an external Mac boot HDD as per instructions on pg 18 of this forum using Mac disk utility - used my Snow Leopard 10.6.0 upgrade DVD - ran NetBookBootMaker 0.8.4pre -...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-26-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
Thumbs up Using upgrade DVD

My Snow Leopard upgrade install DVD says 10.6 on disk itself and in finder "splat key-i" info panel simply says 10.6 as well - so I am guessing it's 10.6.0

I'll give it a go -
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 08-25-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 224,292
Posted By kzfisher
I want to install Mac OS X on Dell 1012 - Newbie...

I want to install Mac OS X on Dell 1012 - Newbie question; does it have to be Snow Leopard? I have Leopard DVD but my Snow Leopard is the upgrade DVD -
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