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Updated on July 22, 2010.

This guide helps to install Mac OS X 10.6.4 on your HP Pavilion DV7 laptop. Please verify your laptop hardware before making any changes. This guide does not work for AMD processor and Intel graphics cards. Intel processor and nVidia graphics card are required.

As we have in our household several real Apple Mac computers, this installation is experimental only. I'm curious about Mac as OS on PC. Actually all Apple computers are now PC-s, so there isn't any big difference between PC and Apple computer. The biggest difference is the BIOS, as Mac OS X requires special BIOS.

So installation of Mac OS X on PC is just erasing the gap between your PC BIOS and Apple Mac OS X.

HP DV7 is powerful laptop, which is twice cheaper than same class MacBookPro. My HP DV7 model is one year old, so latest models are more powerful.

Step 1: Prepare Installation Media & Install

This is an important step. If yo fail here you never get a chance to see Mac OS X booting on your laptop. You have several options how to boot Mac OS X installation media.
  • Boot from USB flash drive
  • Boot from CD + DVD
  • Boot from especially prepared hard disk
1. Boot from USB flash drive (no working solution yet)
I had serious issues booting installation media from USB disk. I got error "EHCI controller unable to take control from bios". This is common problem for certain laptops, when you are trying to boot Mac OS from USB flash drive, as it couldn't communicate with USB.

This option might work on your model, I couldn't use this option.

  • Open Disk Utilities and recreate partitions on your flash drive. Use GUID partition table.
  • Mount Mac installation media
  • Use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy content of Mac installation DVD to your USB flash drive
  • Install Chamelon on your flash drive (be careful, choose correct drive)
  • Add additional kexts into E/E folder on your flash drive
  • Use mKext utility to create extensions cache
  • Boot your laptop from flash drive
I got error "EHCI controller unable to take control from bios". So I couldn't continue with installation. This solution might work on your model.

2. Boot from CD+DVD (if you don't have another Mac)
This solution is very helpful if you don't have any Mac available for making USB or hard disk installation.

You need USB keyboard and USB mouse, as built in keyboard and mouse doesn't work with this method at installation time.

Use MBCD to boot your laptop.
  • Prepare a very big cup of coffee as installation might take a while.
  • Burn MBCD to blank CD
  • Boot your comp with MBCD
  • Press F5
  • Take MBCD out and put Mac Installation DVD into drive
  • Press F5
  • Wait, you might get some errors, wait a bit until DVD appears on boot drives list
  • Select Mac Installation DVD and press Enter
  • Wait until language options appears and choose your language, press arrow button
  • Open from menu under Tools section Disk Utilities
  • Create GUID partition on your hard disk and name it
  • Close Disk Utility
  • Choose install options, remove language which you don't want and choose another options
  • Close options dialog
  • Choose your new partition as installation location, press Continue
  • Wait until installation completes (you might got yellow error sign when installation completes, don't worry, its ok)
  • Reboot you laptop again from MBCD
  • You will see boot options, choose your new drive, choose it and choose verbose boot option and press Enter.

Step 2: Post Installation Stepsdd

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HP Pavilion dv7 (Model dv7-1250en) is a powerful laptop computer. It works really fine with Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard. But i have difficulties to install Snow Leopard 10.6 on this machine. It wouldn't boot up. If you have any success on installing Snow Leopard on HP Pavilion dv7, please let me know. I will going to update this post according my success.

I couldn't boot due the EHCI error:
EHCI controller unable to take control from bios

Update on March 7, 2010:
SUCCESS! Snow Leopard installed and working really well!

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Specification
2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400
4096 (2 x 2048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
17” WXGA High-Definition AG with BrightView Infinity Display (1440 x 900)
Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Intel WiFi Link 5100
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
4 USB 2.0
1 eSata connector
1 HDMI connector
1 IEEE 1394
Integrated finger print reader
HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone


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DSDT files
Attached File  dsdt_HP.Pavilion.dv7.1250en.zip   20.64KB   756 downloads
Updated on March 8, 2010
Attached File  dsdt.aml.zip   20.59KB   1650 downloads

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Useful links
Useful link: Guide for DSDT patching by using Ubuntu Live CD

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I got my dv7-1200 to boot up in SL with this:

http://osx86.sojugar...0-rc3-released/

USB works and can run at full screen resolution. Achieved this through modifying my com.apple.boot for the graphics. I used the USB fix for 10.5.8 in it as well, although I'm not 100% sure if it was needed.

A few issues are present. With my first install, the Webcam and with a kext, ethernet worked fine. With subsequent installs, I lost the usability of both and have yet to get them to work again. I have a vague idea why, but with a busy schedule, haven't gotten around to playing with it. Having issues with running a linksys WUSB54GC usb wireless device as well. On top of all that, sound is a no-go too.

I got it all set up by restoring my SL disk to a partition on a separate HD, running the installer I linked and slightly modifying the com.apple.boot file as I said.

Should work for you if it did for me. But as far as I've seen, this post is the first real confirmation that anyone has seen SL life on their dv7. Albeit, it's not all that helpful when it comes down to the numerous problems that I'm facing.

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I got my dv7-1200 to boot up in SL with this:


:thumbsup_anim: Thank you for response. I will investigate the provided link and let know about my success.

I have to say that Leopard 10.5.8 works really fine on my HP Pavilion dv7, but I'm just curious to get Snoow Leopard too to work on it.

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:D Thank you for response. I will investigate the provided link and let know about my success.

I have to say that Leopard 10.5.8 works really fine on my HP Pavilion dv7, but I'm just curious to get Snoow Leopard too to work on it.


No problem :) If you get the sound, Ethernet or webcam working, let me know what you did. I have yet to get full performance from the graphics card (geforce 9600 gt) to fully work. It will display at the resolution I seton the com.apple.boot file but other than that, nothing. No QE.

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HP Pavilion dv7 (my model is dv7-1250en) is a powerful laptop computer. I works really fine with Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard.

But i have difficulties to install Snow Leopard 10.6 on this machine. It wouldn't boot up. If you have any success on installing Snow Leopard on HP Pavilion dv7, please let me know. I will going to update this post according my success.

Specification

2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400
4096 (2 x 2048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
17” WXGA High-Definition AG with BrightView Infinity Display (1440 x 900)
Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Intel WiFi Link 5100
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
4 USB 2.0
1 eSata connector
1 HDMI connector
1 IEEE 1394
Integrated finger print reader
HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone

DSDT files

I upload here also DSDT files for additional examination and or help.


Could you please upload your DSDT again I have the same notebook and would like to compare. I am running SL 10.6.1 Thanks

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Could you please upload your DSDT again I have the same notebook and would like to compare. I am running SL 10.6.1 Thanks


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DSDT.aml of HP Pavilion dv7 1250 en (Mediafire)

Attached File  dsdt_HP.Pavilion.dv7.1250en.zip   20.64KB   756 downloads (InsanelyMac Forum - login required)

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I got my dv7-1200 to boot up in SL with this:

http://osx86.sojugar...0-rc3-released/


Wouldn't boot for me. I got the "EHCI controller unable to take control from bios" error. Any ideas? What USB fix are you using?

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I have an HP Pavillion DV7-1273cl with Blueray drive. I tried to install the iAtkos V7i, but i couldn't boot due the EHCI error too: EHCI controller unable to take control from bios. If i place my "dsdt", this works fine, without some problems ?

ps.: Sorry about my english.

Thaks.

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Where can I get the OSX 10.5.8?

Could you please PM me!




Thanks!

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Hello guys!
I have the same notebook and 10.6.2 installed, all works fine instead usb ports, camera and volume control. Could you please someone suggest me how can i resolve usb issue?
Thanx!

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i have successfully managed to install snow leopard 10.6.2 (will soon update to 10.6.3). Everything works including keyboard, touchpad, ethernet, webcam and usb (both are link together). I also noticed that it overclocked my cpu from 2.4GHz to 3.0 and my ram from 800MHz to 1066Mhz without having any effects on the temperature. When i checked the cpu teperature with istat i reads around 55 c with it on for the full day.

My model is HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx, the graphics card is Geforce 9600M GT and runs at 1440 x 900 resolution. It runs much more faster that windows 7 on 6Gb ram but not being able to run games is still a drae back for most.

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could you please write a litle how-to?

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i did fix for usb through DSDT, now all usb works great! and webcam too.
sl 10.6.3

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i posted a wrong link previously so this is the real link. http://www.insanelym...howtopic=211261

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HP Pavilion dv7 (Model dv7-1250en) is a powerful laptop computer. It works really fine with Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard. But i have difficulties to install Snow Leopard 10.6 on this machine. It wouldn't boot up. If you have any success on installing Snow Leopard on HP Pavilion dv7, please let me know. I will going to update this post according my success.

I couldn't boot due the EHCI error:
EHCI controller unable to take control from bios

Update on March 7, 2010:
SUCCESS! Snow Leopard installed and working really well!

-------------------------------------------
Specification
2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400
4096 (2 x 2048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
17” WXGA High-Definition AG with BrightView Infinity Display (1440 x 900)
Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Intel WiFi Link 5100
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
4 USB 2.0
1 eSata connector
1 HDMI connector
1 IEEE 1394
Integrated finger print reader
HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone


-------------------------------------------
DSDT files
Attached File  dsdt_HP.Pavilion.dv7.1250en.zip   20.64KB   756 downloads
Updated on March 8, 2010
Attached File  dsdt.aml.zip   20.59KB   1650 downloads

-------------------------------------------
Useful links
Useful link: Guide for DSDT patching by using Ubuntu Live CD



Ola, desculpe a pergunta, mas qual customizacao vc escolheu p rodar o snow, meu hp é igual seu, so muda o processador, ja tentei varias customizacoes possiveis com dvd do HAZARD mas ele reinicia apos o boot do chamelon. obrigado se lembrar de algo.

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** DV7 USB Fix**

Chameleon 2 RC4 with the usbfix=yes + this code for usb in your dsdt:

This works on Dv7-1025nr with newest bios from hp (with whiteless mod): (Note you need the DTGP Method) put somewhere in your dsdt for most dsdt fixes, its all over google copy & past it in. Then Replace your usb code with this: (names should be same if you have a dv7).

[codebox] Device (UHC1)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001D0000)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x34, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Device (UHC2)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001D0001)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x35, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Device (UHC3)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001D0002)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x36, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Device (UHC4)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001A0000)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x37, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Device (UHC5)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001A0001)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x38, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Device (UHC6)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001D0003)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x39, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Device (EHC1)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001D0007)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x3A, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}

Device (EHC2)
{
Name (_ADR, 0x001A0007)
Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x3C, 0x3A, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}
}
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Thanks....

:thumbsup_anim: Thank you for response. I will investigate the provided link and let know about my success.

I have to say that Leopard 10.5.8 works really fine on my HP Pavilion dv7, but I'm just curious to get Snoow Leopard too to work on it.


Thanks.. i will hav to chk it on dv6703tx

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Ok, I'm replying here because 1. I have an HP DV7 (1264nr) laptop, except it is AMD, and 2. because I cannot yet create my own topic.

Before I try to dual boot my laptop, I'm interested in dual booting my desktop HP a6130n, also AMD. I am going to follow this guide: http://www.taranfx.c...-leopard-on-amd, however it says I need a Mac present to create a disc.

If I install OS X (retail) onto a USB HD, would I be able to use that install to create the necessary disk? I think so..

Would it also maybe be possible to create the disk after running OS X in VMWARE? (noob to that process as well :P)

I wish I would've asked this question earlir since it's now 9:30 pm and probably too late to get the retail disk unless Walmart has them! (edit: nope they don't ;))

I apologize that this is most likely in the wrong section, but I've been reading posts and guides for a few hours now, and just recently realized it's really meant for intel! :)

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** DV7 USB Fix**

Chameleon 2 RC4 with the usbfix=yes + this code for usb in your dsdt:

This works on Dv7-1025nr with newest bios from hp (with whiteless mod): (Note you need the DTGP Method) put somewhere in your dsdt for most dsdt fixes, its all over google copy & past it in. Then Replace your usb code with this: (names should be same if you have a dv7).

Sounds really good, as USB as a real problem, even with Chameleon USB fix enabled, on rare cases USB didn't worked correctly. I will test it :) Many thanx!

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** DV7 USB Fix**

Chameleon 2 RC4 with the usbfix=yes + this code for usb in your dsdt:

This works on Dv7-1025nr with newest bios from hp (with whiteless mod): (Note you need the DTGP Method) put somewhere in your dsdt for most dsdt fixes, its all over google copy & past it in. Then Replace your usb code with this: (names should be same if you have a dv7).


Please, can you upload your DSDT patched file. I would like to chek the diffrenece between Dv7-1025nr and Dv7-1250en





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