God I feel like such a newb. Is this tutorial applicable to an HP A6620F I have? There was one person in this thread with one (that I could find through my exhaustive searching) and they had a bunch of issues however his post was made 11/30/2008 almost a year ago. As a matter of fact many of the posts I find on the internet are from last year using 10.5.4/5 builds.
My specs are as follows:
Model: Hp Pavilion a6620f
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.5 GHz - E5200
MoBo: ASUS IPIBL-LB
Chipset: Intel G33
And I am looking to install hopefully a later version of Leopard or Snow Leopard, can anyone just provide me with a bit of assistance, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Also by the way, I've tried PMing the 3 people I found across the internet that have this computer and were successful with installing a form of leopard but unfortunately these people tend to have 1-5 posts only and were last active over a year ago.
Last edited by Ricorich196; 10-24-2009 at 02:48 AM.
This tutorial should work flawlessly for you to install with iatkos v5. I did it back in march without any real issues. Do you already have Windows installed? What mode is/are your hard drive(s) set to? Do you have any add-on graphics cards or anything?
HP Pavilion a6544f
iAtkos v7 (10.5.8), Asus IPIBL-LB 5.23 BIOS, Intel Quad Core Q6600, 8GB RAM (800mhz), 150GB Raptor-640GB-1.5TB, nVidia GTX260 Dual-DVI (Working), ALC888S (Working except SPDIF), Onboard LAN (Working)
I PM'ed you Mangina, but I guess I'll just post here as well
I have Windows Vista installed on it, my hard drive should be in it's default configuration (no RAID), and unfortunately this computer is as stock as it comes so integrated Intel graphics (yay!/sarcasm). The computer is brand new, has only been powered on once, and has been sitting in a room for about 2 months since my plan for it was for this purpose specifically but between class/work I haven't had any time.
I actually got a PM from someone over at insanelymac who did it on his A6620f last year and he told me that I should use iDeneb 10.5.5 (as "newer isn't always better" <- his words).
His original post is as follows on I.M.
Now I'm new to all this, I've been running Ubuntu on my main computer for roughly about a year, and Windows 7 RC since it was released. Now my thinking is shouldn't a newer version of iDeneb have better driver support?I finally got it working on an HP Pavilion a6620f PC. If you have an HP with 2.5 GHz and the card reader up front, you probably have the same thing.
So, to start off, you will need to flash the Bios. This isn't as scary as you might think. Bash. did it here with an excellent guide (the motherboards are the same).
In the bios, under advanced set it to AHCI mode if it isn't already (not RAID or IDE).
I used iDeneb 10.5.5, which I recommend because I tried Kalyway, Leo4all, JaS, and others. None of them worked.
Install iDeneb, it should boot fine. Do not choose any extra options other than for audio: ACL888.
Now, insert an Ubuntu live cd or something like it. You need to mount the hard drive that contains the new installation.
Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions. Remove AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext.
Now boot into the chameleon bootloader for iDeneb off the hard drive.
Press F8 for advanced options. Boot in safe mode ( -x ).
Now everything should boot fine. Start the Disk Utility (type utility in spotlight). Repair the permissions on the disk. Update from Apple, reboot.
There you go!
His PM is as followsNow is lack of sound/video acceleration due to the integrated graphics/sound or due to lack of driver support due to him using an older version of iDeneb?I'm not sure I could remember how to do it. My thread is my best guess on how to. I had to go with an older version I believe, newer doesn't always equal better when it comes to compatability. Also, expect no sound or video acceleration.
I greatly appreciate any help, tips, and pointers you can give me. =)
I have hp pavilion elite m9651me
i can't flas my bios v5.39
i installed afwin and i click flash then i close the app
i re-open it to find that nothing changed !
im still having issues with my ethernet. everything works with the help of everyone in this forum...
i tried using the link and installing efi studio. but after i add the ethernet and restart it seems that it cannot detect the video card or something. the screen goes to sleep. i only changed the ethernet and not the video card. anything to fix this?
using hp elite m9000t
asus iplib-la mobo
4gb ballistix ram
2 TB drive