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It has been long time i’m not update my blog. Today i’m going to write guide how to install retail Snow Leopard copy to Dell 1525 using usb  either external hard drive or flash drive .. for DVD installation it can be found at macyourpc.  Thanks to macyour pc for the helful guide, but i’m prefer to install using usb method more faster and easier to inject anything that i want to.  Boot 132 also no longer needed. i’m just use chameleon boot loader to make Snow Leopard readable by dell 1525. On this guide also u can install on either MBR partition or GUID partition. No worried to lost any data on my previous MBR partition for example 1. Macintosh HD(System) 2. Data (i want keep this whole data). This method only worked on Retail 10A432 version. havent tried to other version. oke guys lets started.


1. USB Flash Drive (8GB above) or external drive  and Mac Computer or Hackintosh also considerable and your toy Dell 1525.

2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10A432) 10.6 Retail. u can buy from apple store or u can get here for PLAYING PURPOSE. a lot stuff there.

3. Download this Dell 1525 Snow Essential. Place to  your mac desktop. What inside?

Screen shot 2009-10-03 at 8.07.53 PM


U must did this step on Mac Computer or Hackintosh.

1. Restore installer to USB flash drive. If u dont know how to restore u can refer my previous post. carbon cloner also recommended to clone the installer, its free. Name it your USB flash drive as Snow.

2. Open Dell 1525 Snow Essential. Inject Chameleon 2 RC3 bootloader by installing to USB Drive Snow.

3. Copy All files under folder “Boot/Extra” to Folder Extra on USB Drive Snow.

To make installer recognized the MBR partition, we have to replace original OSinstall file with cracked version.

1. Open terminal type “sudo su” and insert password. copy following to terminal and press enter. It will show all hidden files on your mac.

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

2. Replace “OSInstall” file on USB Snow. read instruction inside OSInstall folder.

3. Copy “boot” file inside Boot folder and replace to USB Drive Snow directory. “boot” file inside USB Snow is hidden. u cant just replace the files by drag and drop. the simple trick without using terminal is

  • Move to Trash “boot” file inside USB drive snow directory.
  • Drag “boot” file inside boot folder Dell 1525 Snow Essential to USB drive Snow directory

Thats it. Now your hacked version snow leopard is ready.

Installation on Dell 1525

1. Boot press F2. Disable all boot sequence. save and exit.

2. Boot press F12 and select USB Flash drive and press enter. Chameleon bootloader will come up. Select USB Snow type -v -x and enter. This -x(safe mode) flag is important. i had failed many times to load the installation screen only because without -x :).

3. Once your installation screen appear. do as usual. go disk utility to format partition to Mac OS Extended Journal and name it as u like. Close and Next

4. select your partition to install. this time if u are using MBR partition u are lucky no alert error will appear anymore.  click customize if u want to save space, otherwise just click install. it will takes around 15minutes. after finish installation

5. restart. press F12 and once again select USB partition and chameleon shown up. Select partition installed OSX. type -v -x. after booted up Setup your information data.

Post Install

Inject all post install files to your Dellintosh. I’m not going to write this step. for the instruction follow guide from macyourpc.

Happy Enjoying!!

This guide i’ve made for those even only has 8GB SSD stock.  i tried to simplified the guide to make easier for newbie to get Mac OS X Retail running on  8GB SSD Stock. The guide also applicable for SSD more than 8GB Stock.


1. USB Flash Drive (8GB above) and Mac Computer or Hackintosh also considerable.

2. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Installer RETAIL not preload that comes with mac computer. u can get here for TESTING PURPOSE.

3. Download Dell Mini Essential. Place to desktop.

4. Download incremental MacOSXupdate 10.5.7 from apple site. This optional but recommended to stay uptodate.


1. Format USB Flash Drive to Macintosh Extended Journal using Disk Utility on Mac Computer or Hackintosh. Name it OSXDVD.

2. Restore Mac OS X Retail 10.5.6 installer to USB Flash Drive. Drag disk image Mac OS X Install DVD to Source and OSXDVD as destination. Refer snapshot below.

Click Restore. It takes around 20 Minutes depend on read write speed USB Flash Drive.

3. open Dell_Mini_Essential.dmg and place OSinstall.mpkg to desktop Open terminal.type

sudo cp /Users/YOURMACCOMPUTERNAME/Desktop/OSinstall.mpkg /Volumes/OSXDVD/System/Installation/Packages

or the simplest way u can copy above code to terminal. remember!! replace YOURMACCOMPUTERNAME . and press ENTER.

Note: U can skip this if u have more than 8GB SSD space. (Recommend for 8GB SSD)

4. Install DellEFIBootMaker0.3.2 (512MB, 1GB) or DellEFIBootMaker0.3.3 (2GB) depend on your RAM installed. It will install to USB flash drive OSXDVD.

5. Copy DellEFI1.2a5 to USB Flash Drive


1. boot up your dell mini press 2. Disable and Enable these following on bios.

  • USB BIOS Legacy Support (Enabled)
  • Bluetooh (Disabled)
  • also hard drive boot (Disable) SHIFT+F1

save setting and exit. boot press 0. select USB Flash Drive. ENTER.. wait till installation screen appear.

2. Open Disk utility select Your SSD Drive. Select 1 Partition and click option. Select GUID. format SSD to Macintosh Extended Journal and name it OSXMINI9 (All caps). and click partition. close and next.

3. Select OSXMINI9 Drive and click customize. Expand Essential System. u wont see name of the packages. Deselect following packages according to size of package

  • DVDPlayer – 47.3 MB (Removable)
  • AdditionalSpeechVoices – 697 MB (Removable)
  • OxfordDictionaries – 129 MB (Removable)

There will saved space 1.5GB of 6GB Essential System. also deselect Language Translations, Additional Fonts, and Printer Drivers to save disk space and click install.

Note: Above step is optional. You can leave untouch Essential System if u have SSD Space more than 8GB.

Installation will takes around 20 minutes. at the end of Installation might be said failed!.

4. go terminal type “postinstall” no quotes. close terminal and restart.

5. Press 2. Disable USB Legacy. enable boot internal hard drive. (SHIFT+F1). Save and exit. Unplug USB Flash Drive.

6. Boot up and type”-f” no quotes. it will force all needed extension to load. U will see Video launching. and setup your information.

Post Installation

1. Install DellEFI1.2a5 only select these following setting

  • Reinstall Chameleon 2.0RC1-r431 Bootloader
  • Install Dell Mini 9 Extensions
  • Hide DellEFI files
  • Generate a system specific dsdt.aml file
  • Restore the 10.5.5 keyboard pref pane
  • Disable Hibernate and remove sleep file (recommended)

Reboot..Done 10.5.6.

Upgrade to 10.5.7

1. Install MacOSXupdate 10.5.7. Reboot. Boot and type “-x” . No quotes. You will running osx on safe mode.

2. Run DellEFI1.2a5. only select these

  • Reinstall Chameleon 2.0RC1-r431 Bootloader
  • Reinstall Dell Mini 9 Extensions
  • Hide DellEFI files
  • Generate a system specific dsdt.aml file

3. Reboot. now it should works like the real mac. Congratulations!!

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If u ever had welcome screen loops after succes installation hackintosh. U should try this.

Boot with “-s” no quotes

type “/sbin/fsck -fy” and then press enter
type “/sbin/mount -uw /” and then press enter
type “passwd root ##” and press enter
you will know be prompted to put in your password twice. Do so and press enter.
type “touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone and press enter
type “exit” and press enter. you will now be booted into Leopard.

Remember!! no quotes.

Here alternative guide for installing Mac OS x on dell 1525. Check out my previous posted i had posted how to install ideneb to dell 1525. iPC distro is closely to the real Hackintosh compare to ideneb version. with  chameleon bootloader support (fake boot mac on pc) and no more sleep trick to get screen display working on gma x3100 Graphics. For the performance results i think iPC  fast  a bit on bouncing time to open Adobe application such as photoshop, illustrator, indesign. Haha… ok  lets we started.

Prepare these following item to get installation run smoothly.

  • Go get iPC 105.6 PFF 6 on torrent or whatever or simply can be found here. Burn iso with slower speed.
  • Download Driver Dell 1525 updated version here (Updated 27 May 2009) and save to flash usb drive.
  • Download Mac OS X Update 10.5.7 on apple site or download here. save to flash usb drive as well.
  1. As usual boot from DVD and press F8, type -v. lets messy text appear to see the code running.
  2. Open Disk Utility and format your drive to Macintosh Extended Jounal and name it for example Macintosh HD. Erase and next
  3. View option Customize and select only this package
  4. Install and Restart. Remove CD
  5. boot hard drive. your screen will blank after apple logo dissappear. dont panic take a breathe for 1 minute 🙂
  6. unplug your power cable. close lid screen. wait until hard drive idle (mean no fast blinking). then open back lid screen. your screen desktop will appear. dont waste your time. setup your information.
  7. Drag copy dell driver and 10.5.7 updates on your flash usb to desktop.
    • open sleep trick folder / dsdt.aml drag to Macintosh HD. this fix  display blank on gma x3100. no close lid if screen blank anymore.
    • Install chameleon for fake boot interface. Restart.
  8. Install 10.5.7 updates on your desktop. open disk utility and repair permission. Restart.
  9. Install other kext and package inside dell driver pack.
    • install Wifi broadcom package
    • install Power Management
    • Audio. Drag 1525_Codec to AppleHDAPatcher_v1.16
    • Install samba. if you want to sharing with windows file.
    • Install SD Card Reader using kext helper.
    • Open disk utility. Repair disk permission. Restart.
  10. Ok thats it. i will update video installation soon. Happy enjoying your hackintosh.

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On this tutorial i will guide u how to install 10.5.6 iDeneb on dell 1525 based on my experience. this guide i wrote for reference to dell 1525 hackintosh fan included me too :). here following test worked on my dell 1525.

  1. Wifi. works as aiport
  2. Card reader. No need to run windows anymore to get works
  3. Graphic GMA 3100. works without install any kext. Built in on iDeneb
  4. Battery Life. Need to patch but works like charm.
  5. Samba windows sharing. works perfectly.
  6. Webcam works on iChat. never tested on other application.
  7. Sleep trick works no need to move cursor to the corner.

Before we started Please read changelog here.

1. Go boot CD/DVD to installer. and press F8 to view option. type -v and press return. wait till  installer menu appear.

2. Got to Disk Utility and make partition for macos extended journal. On my dell, i only make 2 partion 1st for macos extended journal named as Macintosh and 2nd for window partition fat32 named as u wish. after complete. close and next. Select Partition mac os  and next.

3. You will see button customize. and click there. the list of package will shown up. be carefull to select. if ur setting goes wrong. u will never get it works. for my setting i only checked

  • ICHx Fixed
  • Network wifi Broadcom 43xx
  • FireWire Remove
  • IOUSBFamilyFix (i think this fix not working for me)
  • kexthelper if something need patch after install

and the rest leave that unchecked. we will install later.

4. then install. u can go to  make some coffee and wait till complete. if u follow my setting around 10-15 minutes the installation will be complete.

5. restart ur pc and remove cd installer. press F8 and type -v and press return to see if anything goes wrong.

6. u will see blue screen few second and screen goes blank. dont panic. unplug your plug cable and close your lid screen. wait around 15 minutes. u have to be patient this time. i got experience 15 times format because of this blank screen. keep drink ur coffee u made just now.

7. open lid screen back u will see setup screen. if not, repeat step 5. above. fill ur information and Tada!!! u will see desktop screen. lets see now ur wifi works as airport.

8.  go to system preferences and go to expose select active corner to the sleep display. (standby this trick if ur screen goes black again).

Now its time to install other kext to get all thing works.

  1. go download Dell 1525 Driver Here or mirror Here. Thanks to all develepor. i’m just recompile to make easier for dell 1525 user.
  2. go to folder usb. install that dmg files. this fix error if u try mount usb or cd hang.
  3. go to folder sleep display. copy SleepDisplay application and place to “/Users/yourcomputername/ “. Then go to your system preferences. account. login items and add application SleepDisplay that u place just now and tick hide. this fix sleep display without to move cursor to the corner.
    UPDATED 9/3/2009
    Downlod Screen_Sleeper_Solution_Installer.pkg. Install it and reboot. u have to disable auto login on system preferences to get it works. Thanks to Skribbler
  4. go to folder samba. and install that package. this will fix for windows sharing files.
  5. go to folder Card Reader and open kexthelper drag IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext to the kexthelper and run. this will fix for card reader.
  6. go to folder ApplePS2Trackpad and drag to kexthelper and run. this fix for Trackpad.
  7. go to folder audio. drag 1525_Codec to AppleHDAPatcher_v1.16. wait and restart. now ur audio should working.
  8. go to folder Power Management. install Power Management 10.5.6 Fix. this fix for battery meter.
  9. go to folder Time Machine Fix. read the instruction. i never tested yet. maybe should fix for time machine.

Here screen shot my desktop. any comment are welcome.

Screenshot Macintosh

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