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Hi Mammoth!

How're you?

Tried again to install this with the 1.5a version... so far have burn the 1.0, 1.5 and 1.5a versions having the same results... and I have the same machine as you do! (not trying the USB method, but the normal way with the CD boot).

CD boots perfectly, but then, when I insert the Retail 10.6.3 disc, I get:

HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
Loading Darwin
HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
Loading kernel mach_kernel
HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
HFS signature was not present.
Can't find mach_kernel

and doesn't boots...

I've checked the disk and mach_kernel is there... I even burnt the disc using both, Leopard and Windows, with no difference.

Any clue? Thank you!!!

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Hi Mammoth, first thanks for the guide,

I have an HP Envy 14. Now I know this isn't a DV series notebook, but the specs is very similar to the other HP laptops. It also has the InsyBIOS installed. Now I got 10.6.7 working and loaded up but for some reason I can't seem to get my graphics to work. It has a ATI 5650m card in it, and I've tried atlee's method and it refuses to work. When it loads in Chameleon it detects the card but when it actually boots up it always detects only the IntelHD card.

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Hi Mammoth, first thanks for the guide,

I have an HP Envy 14. Now I know this isn't a DV series notebook, but the specs is very similar to the other HP laptops. It also has the InsyBIOS installed. Now I got 10.6.7 working and loaded up but for some reason I can't seem to get my graphics to work. It has a ATI 5650m card in it, and I've tried atlee's method and it refuses to work. When it loads in Chameleon it detects the card but when it actually boots up it always detects only the IntelHD card.


This is some very good info, but we have all moved to our new v2.00 thread:

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=250849

EVERYONE, please don't use THIS old thread anymore, please join us at the NEW ONE (posted above).

@ST40611

Please post this same info in the new thread.

THANKS!

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Mammoth, ask a MOD to close this topic

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Attached File  Wi_Fi.png   513.4KB   26 downloads

If anyone wants to get a great internal Wireless card for your DVx, I found a guy on eBay selling them for $19.99 with FREE shipping, and he's in Los Angeles (NOT China), so you will get it FAST!

eBay seller ID: JHETech*com

Apple PRO A1181 A1260 Wireless WiFi 802.11n BCM94321MC (The one Mammoth & NIXin use!) ; )


Mammoth


Thank you for the tip on the card - got one from the same eBay seller for my Dell M6300 and it works great under 10.6.7 and Win 7 strait out of the box for both. I had been using an RTL8187 usb card and in the system network panel it still uses that name for the card, but in the utilities network panel it shows it as an "Wireless Network Adapter (802.11 a/b/g/n)" and the Realtek is not a draft N card. I've attached a picture to show all 3 windows with the card info.

Was a bit of an experience getting the M6300 to work but it is a great machine for this, nice graphics card and with the X9000 CPU it is a great audio machine (RME babyface soundcard)

Thank you again and thanks to all in this forum for the helpful info everywhere!

(I know the guide topic has been moved but this was the only relevant spot to reply to what you wrote)

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Hi Mammoth,

I saw your guides for DVx HP Notebooks.
I am using a DV9314EA bought in France a couple of years ago.
I saw in different threats that you had a kind of DV9000. But today you are using a DV8.

I was wondering if I could use your guide for Mac OS X installation ???

If not, do you still have a Guide for my notebook ?

It's a Intel based one with a Core 2 Duo T5300
Geoforce 7600 Go with 256 Mb of memory.

I would be very gratefull if I could use my old HP for building iPad/iPhone applications ????

I thank you in advance for any help on this.

Sorry if my english is not perfect, I'm french...





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