hi all i have managed to install snow leopard on my system with retail and i can boot but with the cpus=1 flag,

also wifi and ethernet dont work i have tried various kexts and they dont work.

i updated from retail 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 and all that did was hang on boot so it wasnt usable.

my system specs

General
Brand: Hewlett Packard
Item Height : 32 millimetres
Item Width: 24.6 centimetres
Screen Size: 39.6 inches
Processor
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Type: Intel Core i3
Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
Memory
RAM Size: 3 GB
Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Size: 500 GB
Graphics
Graphics Card Description: intel HD Graphics
Graphics RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size: 1274 MB
Additional Specifications
Voltage: 240 volts
Wattage: 65 watts
Tuner Technology: Analog
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Lithium Battery Packaging: batteries_contained_in_equipment
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells: 6