The above didn't work for me. I installed iPC OS X 10.5.6 on my HP Pavillion dv8000 laptop (actually a dv8327us, according to the sticker on the bottom), and everything worked beautifully except the onboard ethernet. The WiFi just isn't supported at all, of course, but they've been working on a driver for it for over a year. The wired Intel Pro/100 VE though, which has worked on every version of OSX I've put on this thing, just didn't show up anymore.
I messed with it for a week or so, scouring these forums and the web in general, trying everything I could think of, then finally ended up installing iATKOS 5i (OS X 10.5.5), which supported the card nicely. I'd recommend that if you happen to own one of these laptops.
That particular install didn't seem to like the nVidia GeForce 7600 Go that this laptop sports, but popping the iPC disc in afterwards and installing just the NVDarwin 256 driver gets CI and QE working in full hardware-accelerated splendor.
I've yet to update this install to 10.5.6, but that's my next step. I won't be surprised if that breaks my networking again
Good luck with yours.Edit:
The 10.5.6 Upgrade went right in, no problems at all. The iATKOS distribution is amazing. Well done, guys. Networking still works, I still have CI/QE working, everything's great. They know what they're doing in Turkey, it seems. Thanks!
One other thing, if someone's trying to install OSX on this laptop -- the iPC disc also includes a patched USB driver that'll enable High Speed USB for you -- install that too. Its also a good source for Language packs, as these aren't included in the iATKOS disc.