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Help installing OSx on HP Pavillion dv7 1285dx.
I'm having some serious problems installing OS x on my laptop, its basically impossible and every single kernel i have tried fails without success.
Ive been trying for weeks without success trying every kernel such as iAtkos, iDeneb, iPc, Kalyway, Hazard, and Leo4All. And every single time I try it fails, and iDeneb iPC, and Leo4all just freezes on the main screen. The other ones don't recognize my hard-drive, and ive tried everything to get it to recognize my hard drive with no success.
The only one that comes close to working is the kalyway, it loads, sees my hard drive, and when it installs it gives me the error stating "could not install in Volumes/mac OSx (what i named the 150 GB partition, which i also formatted with the mac formatter, and it still did not work.
Any ideas would be of great help to me, thanks.
Last edited by JesusxINxAxBox; 06-09-2009 at 05:48 PM.
You do not say what you did to install. If it is not a primary partition you may get problems. If it is not formatted by the mac diskutils program properly you will get problems. If it not the right type of format EXT3 Journaled- you will get problems. If it is named as you said you WILL get problems.
Visit Main Page - OSx86. look at the info there on how to install and hardware lists
These "please help me" cries are always funny.
If you say you have tried all the other distro's and none worked - though you do not describe how none of them worked and to what extent you got in the boot issues of each - YOU are doing something wrong over and over again and failing to learn.
NO ONE can help you right now. You do not say what is wrong, you do not say what you did that does not work and you offer no clues as to your level of expertise as to EXACTLY where you are stumped. You just scream "please help me". Please grow up - this tells no one anything.
If you go to a Medical Doctor and just scream "please help me" and will give no symptoms or clues as to what is going on - even a Doctor cannot help you but begin guessing - and guess what - they get paid to do so - no one here is being paid by you, and still the doctor could end up killing you rather than saving you because you did not tell a critic piece of information - like a severe allergy or something like that which could kill you in his efforts to help you. Computers - especially the OS's of computers are NO DIFFERENT.
You do not say what is going on. No one is a mind reader here and were not sitting in front of your machine.
A Kext is likely probably not loading or blocking something
The kexts are vendor and device ID specific - so if the kext does not have the right vendor and model ID referenced in the kext file - it will fail - or pass up the device anyway.
You have to figure this out yourself - it is YOUR machine. They are all different as to what is in the unit from the manufacturer, and even if using common device components - the vendor and device ID may be different that what the kext might have in it.
If you have Windows still on the same machine - and it is working - you can do kext editing from inside windows by installing some helper tools to look into the HPS drive. Use Windows Text Editor Download and Download Ext2Fsd 0.46 - An open source Ext2 File System Driver for Windows - Softpedia and Catacombae - HFSExplorer (HFS Explorer) to see and get at the Mac files in Windows. OR You can BUY Macdrive. If you are having dual boot problems try installing EasyBCD from inside Windows to boot between the two. Its free.
This above will only work if you have been smart enough to do a dual boot machine where Windows is on another partition or permanent drive in the same computer.
You can see the vendor and device ID in Windows, and the kext will have a name and you can find the vendor and device ID in the text of the kext info.plist. You can edit this from the windows side with the editor above - and use no other - they will not work.
After you get in through safe mode, you can run "diskutils repairpermissions /" (without the quotes) and to fix the changes you made from the Windows side
There are ways to do this from the -s boot option (single user mode) but it is really getting UNIX specific as to the commands, and if you are there and know nothing anyway - you should probably pay someone, buy a real MAC or just give up - OR get ready for a real extensive learning curve and research on the web.
You need to do some research on how the Mac OS works. Match your kext families with the missing parts of the OS not loading - change the vendor and device ID's and one at a time - you'll get them working and the boot errors will go away.
If you have/had IPC 10.5.6 ppf4 or ppf5 you would likely have most of the kexts - but they might not have the right vendor ID and device ID for the unit you are trying to install on.
Once installed, you need to boot in safe mode from the Darwin prompt with the -x option. Use -v also so you can see what it is loading and if it does stop in safe mode and where. Then you can try -v -f on another boot to see if it will make it all the way
The MacOS is at it's core - UNIX - you cannot just lump a question in something and throw it here that is non-descriptive as to tell anyone not at your PC what is TRULY going on, even though I am a UNIX engineer.
No one can help you if they cannot tell what is really going on - and if you are not ready to learn some UNIX - give up now.
If you install the right kexts (Kernel EXTensionS) with the right vendor id's applicable the system will load them as it finds the hardware during the boot process.
Read the clues of the boot process yourself and do some research as to what they mean and then if you have a specific question you cannot find on the Internet or in the forums - that someone can identify - post that.
Of course you can always BUY a real MAC, and then holler "please help me" all you want to Apple Computer Support, and at some point they will tell you the same thing.
I'm sorry about the cries for help i didn't know that was what you called it , but i am very new to this, i know nothing of the kernel drivers, UNIX base, mac OS, i barely know anything about the mac OS, so i could try to be more clear. I do not know the code to write specific directions to tell the base like kalyway to load for me, I don't know exactly what to type to get it to load my drivers, i have absolutely no idea how to get the OS to even recognize my drivers, but i guess ill get someone else to do this for me, thanks for pointing out how stupid I was. I'll post more specific if I can get any on my attempts, thanks again.
OSX in dv7 1285DX solved
Try using XXX 10.5.6 Leo Install Disc Rev1, it works for me, and don't select any kernel at all, don't forget to choose usx fix, the system, ethernet and video (NVDarwin 512mb) works fine, for the audio you need to change the files AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext. I found it as a part of drivers for DV5T, both models use the same audio card, i don't remember the link, (30mb) but look for idt on OSx on Google, sorry for my english, i hope you understand me. Bye
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