My understanding is you are trying to install for the very first time and you aren't seeing any drives showing up. Is this right?
Or are you saying you installed it and now your hard drive(s) isn't showing up?
If you don't see your drives on the initial install then you have the wrong distro. The distro you have doesn't have the kext on it to show up the SATA drives. If I remember correctly the way this thing is set up is it's looking for IDE drives. You'll have to find a distro that has that kext built into it already and I have no idea what that would be. You'll have to either read around on this or other forums or just start downloading distros until you hit jackpot.
If you got a successful install and now your drives aren't showing up, then you didn't install the kext when you had the options of what to install (fixes, patches, etc).
Seems like I used iPC when I got it install on the HP that I was messing with. Some people say "Leo4All" works for them. My personal favorite has been the iDeneb versions, seems there is a site for those guys but I don't remember it. I stopped messing with Hackintosh and just bought a real Mac, best money I ever spent but I'm not knocking Hackintosh in any way. It's an awesome project and smart mofo's that figured it out.
iPC might have been the iPC 10.5.6 PPF5 (final) universal version. You can try "lawless PPC 10.5.4" or "Leo4All v4.1" or "iDeneb 10.5.8 LE". Other than that, I don't know what to tell you dude. I'm sure there is a topic here somewhere about drives not showing up but it's been so long since I messed with this, I'm really not much help.
I also have a new asus laptop, i got it working on it but they dont have drivers for my ati 3470 thats why i switched over to W7 again! Thanks for your time!:)
Yea, no problem. Just keep trying different stuff and write down what you do each time so you don't get confused. Some stuff will work and some won't. It's all part of this experiment but it's fun in the meantime.
If you want a true Mac experience, pick yourself up a Powerbook G4. They are pretty cheap considering they are PowerPC processor laptops, which makes them cheap. Of course after you do that then you'll be buying an Intel Mac like I did.
Using iDeneb I got the best results and at one time I had sleep working and everything on a Dell laptop. Never got the HP to do much of anything useful. OSX will run on a PC and it will be very useable and workable.
Ich brauche ebenfalls hilfe ich benutze es auch zum ertsen mal und zwar würde ich gerne wissen was ich alles ankreuzen muss ichh habe einen AMD x2 6000 mit 2x3,0 ghz und 3 GB ram bittte Helft mir
ich brauche auch hilfe und zwar welchen kernel muss ich auswählen für meinem AMD Prozessor das is der x2 6000 mit 2x3,0 ghz ??? bitte antwordet mfg
I'm having an issue installing this distro on my HP Pavilion dv6000. Upon loading the disk utility, my disk drive does not appear on the list. It is an ATA drive and the SATA kext is installed on the iso. Any tips / suggestions?
Hi! im new here in the forum, i need heelp i using ideneb 1.5.8 and i dont have idea what chipset use (i have hp pavilion de dv6921la or 6700 is the same) and wich driver you choose to WLA wireless?
The best thing you can do would be look your laptop up on HP's website. I think HP's have a service tag or something similar like Dell does, a model number if nothing else. It will tell you exactly what parts are in your laptop such as the wifi card and such. And that is what you'll use to pick your kext (drivers) with. Other than that, READ... read as much as you can using the forum search. There are plenty of people that have already used the same equipment as you, use Google also and do a search for it.
My opinion, if you're using an HP laptop and especially with an AMD processor, you'd be better off just forgetting Hackintosh and buy a real Mac. I personally think you have better luck out of Dell's and especially with Intel processor. I got my HP AMD processor laptop to install iDeneb but I never, NEVER, got the trackpad to work or the keyboard, had to use USB. You can pick up a used PowerBook and run 10.5.8 on it, everything will work and it'll probably only set you back 300 to 400 US Dollars. In my opinion, if you're not trying to put this on a Dell with an Intel, you're not going to just install it and it work the first time out. It's gonna be trial and error, and that's with any laptop, any processor.
i have tried installing different flavours of the osx86 but the only one which actually went to the installation phase was iDeneb 1.5.1 10.5.7 using the above options..
i have an HP pavillion dv6602 au:
processor: 1.90 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58
ram : 3GB Kingston DDR2
hard drive : hitachi 160GB
chipset : MCP 67
audio : Coxenant
video : nvidia GeForce 7150 / nforce 630m
i have 2 major problems:
the disk utility did not detect my hitachi hard drive so i had to install it on my seagate go flex usb hard drive...
the installation was successful using both the voodoo kernel or the Qoops kernel but after restart the screen with the white bg and apple logo and the loading circle hangs after about 4-5 mins...
any help or advice would b appreciated...