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    Default Which OSX86 for HP Pavillion DV6500?

    Hey there, tomorrow i will try to install OSX86 onto the HP Pavillion DV6500 of a friend. I searched this board and found out, that the HP is compatible, but not, to which distribution... there are a lot of 10.5s and maybe there already are hackintosh-dvds for Snow Leopard.

    It should just be 10.5.x or 10.6.x and 2d graphics for chat and stuff, no games or anything. Sound is needed, and at least lan OR wlan.

    thanks for any reply XphX



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    Hi there,
    Yes, there are several 10.5.x and 10.6.x from distros as well as different installation methods. Without knowing your hardware specs specifically, it is hard to speculate.
    Regards,

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    Alright, now I have the specs.

    Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2x 2.00GHz 2048MB (2x 1024MB) 200GB DVD+/-RW DL NVIDIA GeForce 8400M 128MB max.895MB shared 3x USB 2.0/FireWire/Modem/LAN/WLAN 802.11abg/Bluetooth HDMI ExpressCard/54 Slot 5in1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)

    Card Reader and stuff does not need to work. I just need sound (i dunno the spec for this right now) and graphics (i need to be able to select the resolution, thats it, no 3d support etc. needed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by XphX View Post
    Alright, now I have the specs.

    Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2x 2.00GHz 2048MB (2x 1024MB) 200GB DVD+/-RW DL NVIDIA GeForce 8400M 128MB max.895MB shared 3x USB 2.0/FireWire/Modem/LAN/WLAN 802.11abg/Bluetooth HDMI ExpressCard/54 Slot 5in1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)

    Card Reader and stuff does not need to work. I just need sound (i dunno the spec for this right now) and graphics (i need to be able to select the resolution, thats it, no 3d support etc. needed).
    Wow, what a specs you got there. More or less of advertising items
    Your future OSX needs more specific details in chipsets model and number etc. and whether your BIOS is fully supported. Your video card is actually very good, and is fully QE/CI 3D supported with the correct driver, so it is nice because OSX should not be without good graphic.
    I can tell you that this AMD CPU will be a bit difficult to play with, but maybe you will be lucky.

    So for Leopard, the latest with best hardware support is Ideneb 1.6 10.5.8 Lite Edition.
    You will need to know hardware specs to select correct drivers and system fixed during your installation. Download CPU-Z and make a note for yourself.
    Regards,

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    Alright, i got myself a copy of the Ideneb 1.6 10.5.8 Lite Edition. Just need a blank dvd, i will install that tomorrow. and i will have a look at cpu-z. thanks and i will ask again if i need help with the installation (yeah well that will be definately so).


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    nForce 520, that's the chipset.

    I still need to buy a blank dvd, but until then: What settings do I need to choose at the installation? Or, which settings should i try out?

    I know that I do not need the printer driver and a few language packets, but what else do i need to know?

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    So i tried installing OSX. here's the thing: it seems that the chameleon bootloader is not working properly.

    when i started the osx for the first time, it said "operating system not found" as if no bootloader is installed at all. then i tried starting with the chameleon loader on the install-dvd: the apple logo popped up, but the harddrive didnt seem to load anything at all. after 2 minutes, a crossed-out-symbol appears, i hope you know which one i mean.

    i think thats because the path to the osx is set wrong. i found out that osx is installed on disk5s5. maybe the bootloader looks at the wrong place.

    BUT there is no way to boot it up in verbose mode. when i type -v it starts up the installation from the dvd -.-

    why is there no bootloader installed? i chose the newer one at the installation. i started the installation a second time and did only select the older bootloader, no difference at all.

    to boot up windows again (which is also installed), i tried the automatic repair from the windows 7 install disc. it said that it couldnt find operating systems files and restarted.

    now it says
    disk0:mbr
    disk0:done
    for a short moment and then windows starts up (dvd not in drive).

    now WTF is going on?
    Last edited by XphX; 05-15-2010 at 08:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XphX View Post
    So i tried installing OSX. here's the thing: it seems that the chameleon bootloader is not working properly.

    when i started the osx for the first time, it said "operating system not found" as if no bootloader is installed at all. then i tried starting with the chameleon loader on the install-dvd: the apple logo popped up, but the harddrive didnt seem to load anything at all. after 2 minutes, a crossed-out-symbol appears, i hope you know which one i mean.

    i think thats because the path to the osx is set wrong. i found out that osx is installed on disk5s5. maybe the bootloader looks at the wrong place.

    BUT there is no way to boot it up in verbose mode. when i type -v it starts up the installation from the dvd -.-

    why is there no bootloader installed? i chose the newer one at the installation. i started the installation a second time and did only select the older bootloader, no difference at all.

    to boot up windows again (which is also installed), i tried the automatic repair from the windows 7 install disc. it said that it couldnt find operating systems files and restarted.

    now it says
    disk0:mbr
    disk0:done
    for a short moment and then windows starts up (dvd not in drive).

    now WTF is going on?
    Hi there,
    Be cool!

    Your problems are very typical so no panic. I run out of time so can not give you much details, but here the short version.

    1. The boot problem, MBR took over by OSX and since you did not install it in a PRIMARY partition (a logical unit hence that disk5s5, should be like disk0s3) nothing bootable. If really needed to, you can use win7 disc to repair boot problem, but if install correctly then you don't have to.
    2. Chameleon only boot to a PRIMARY partition only, and you can use it to boot up win7.
    3. Your win7 did not allow you to make OSX partition as primary to boot, and it instead made a logical one for you.

    The good news is that you're able to load OSX DVd to finish installation, but maybe customize selections are not complete for hardware therefore it won't load.
    See if you can use 3rd party partition utility to remake a primary one for OSX and reinstall.
    Good luck.

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    Alright, i tried creating a partition with GParted. I did not have the option to select between primary or logical partition. I could just flag a partition as "boot". But only one could be flagged as boot and that needs to be the little 100MB EFI-partition, that windows seven installs.

    now i have (i dunno why it's the number 5 and not 0) disk5s1-s4 (s1=efi, s2=windows with ntfs, s3=storage for files with ntfs and s4 for osx).

    So I tried installing OSX onto disk5s4 and in the middle of the installation the notebook turned itsef off for no reason... now i am trying again, but the installation is really slow now... last time it took like half an hour, now it's screwing around for one hour already (only half of it is done).

    For the next few hours i dont have the other computer i am writing on, so i need to wait until i can boot up windows 7 again to post here. but i guess that's not a problem on saturday night.

    The screen just turned black again. what's wrong now? ...i guess i will have to figure that out before i can continue.

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    Hi,
    So you've created a partition. The disk5 is ok, but I'm not quite sure s4 would be a primary one.
    That's is why earlier, I said win7 won't let you create a primary partition because it took the first 3 already. Maybe you can backup s3 partition to external hard drive and delete both s3 and s4, then create partition s3 again for OSX and leave a space for your s4 later.
    You can try using windows7 CMD to force a primary partition creation.
    Search for how to.


 

 
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