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    Default Which distro for HP dv6636nr

    I have been trying to download some different one's off some torrents I've found, but they're all downloading so slowly. I don't want to waste time getting one's that won't work. What would be the recommended for this system if it's possible at all:

    Microprocessor 1.9 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58
    Microprocessor Cache 512 KB + 512 KB L2 cache
    Memory 2048 MB DDR2 (2 Dimm)
    Memory Max 4096 MB
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M (UMA)
    Video Memory Up to 559MB
    Hard Drive 160 GB (5400 RPM) (SATA)
    Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
    Display 15.4" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
    Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
    Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN
    Sound Altec Lansing
    Keyboard 101-key compatible & 2 Quick Launch Buttons- HP Quick Play Menu and DVD
    Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
    PC Card Slots

    * 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)

    External Ports

    * 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
    * 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
    * 2 Headphone out
    * 1 microphone-in
    * 1 VGA (15-pin)
    * 1 TV-Out (S-video)
    * 1 RJ-11 (modem)
    * 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
    * 1 notebook expansion port 3
    * 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)
    * 1 Consumer IR

    or HP Pavilion dv6636nr Notebook PC- Product Specifications for easier reading.

    Thank you very much.



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    Eh, AMD lappys are a pain in the arse, check if your video card is supported in the HCL and try, good luck ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by icchansan View Post
    Eh, AMD lappys are a pain in the arse, check if your video card is supported in the HCL and try, good luck ;D
    Unfortunately it is my only machine. This is the second time I wish I'd gone for the Intel. Linux branches support the Intel wireless out of the box but not the broadcom drivers that I have. I see that Mac OS X doesn't seem to support the Intel wireless though, or the Broadcom one in my PC from what I can tell.

    I couldn't find my video card in the HCL. Maybe I'll just have to run PearPC to use Mac on my laptop and see if I can work it that way. I've been having serious problems with my laptop lately, have not responding freezes on a month old vista install. Granted it's mostly with Firefox 3.5.2 but some with Google Chrome as well.

    Plus I get bored and like to change things up from time to time. Without wireless though I'd have to find to get it to dual boot with Windows.

    I'm downloading iAtkos_v7 right now, should that one be good to try or should I be trying another one? I'm 50% done with a day left to download on it.

    Thanks

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    Ok, so I downloaded iAtkos_v7 and burned it to disk. Booted it up and of course it couldn't see my hard drive. I pulled out my Ipod Nano 3rd generation I think, and installed it to there. It would not boot into OS X on restart. My bios is set to usb drives and usb thumb drives. I find something saying that only the first gen of nano will work for that. Ok, fine. I go get my xbox 360 and pull out the 60 gig hard drive and put it into a sata to usb adapter.

    I format it in windows, boot from osx disk. It shows the hard drive, format, install restart. It boots back to windows, won't boot from external drive. Take out the windows hard drive and install the new OS X one. Chameleon starts up and starts loading. End up with "Still waiting for Root Device" message. Put in the install disk, click upgrade and tell it to install all the sata drivers on the disk. First one at a time but couldn't figure out how to uninstall the old ones, then got tired of the installer taking 20 minutes to check the disk each time and installed them all. Still no luck, won't go past root device message.

    I tried all the boot commands I could find listed for fixing the problem with no luck. Not sure what to try next.

    Thanks

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    I installed to an external hard drive this time. I booted in verbose mode and it'd scroll a lot of code, went to a black screen and then rebooted with no text, no warning. Did this several times. Now what?


 

 

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