grizenwald, on Jul 22 2011, 04:01 PM, said:
I have a DV7-4050EA and can't wait to get Lion up and running.
I have i7 and Raedon HD 5650. HP web specs
Having some trouble just now getting the lion installation up and running. Can you quickly describe how you got there?
I have trouble getting SL to update past the retail install, so i opted for the USB methods. So far i have a panic ( Unable to find driver for this platform ) ACPI issues.
Looking forward to a guide and i'll be posting up my trials.
Hey buddy, First you really need to get a working 10.6 install to work with, plus Lion is essentially an upgrade so it looks to make sure you have Snow Leopard first.
I use the 10.6.3 Retail DVD with the MBCD Boot CD to get SL installed. (Make sure you are booting with "-v cpus=1 busratio=XX" Replace XX with your core clock multiplier, if you don't know it, there is a guide linked in my Signature on how to figure it out, addtionally I can do it for you, I just need your speed (IE 2.6GHz, 3.1GHz)
The worst thing about Lion is the Dang Kernel, I have only gotten the installer to boot up once and never actually gotten into the OS. Have tried booting with all boot flags like -x for safe mode and even -s for single user command line with no lick.
So really we need to wait for the 11.0.0 Legacy Kernel to even begin to boot our CPU's (I am actually not sure if you need the Legacy with the i7), I was reading that the 10.8.0 Legacy Kernel may boot Lion but no positive answer yet.
You might want to try the http://www.kakewalk.se
method. It looks pretty simple and self explanatory.
I will definitely be make a walk-thru the minute I get 10.7 installed and booted.
Kaikz, on Jul 22 2011, 07:39 PM, said:
I have a dv6 3136tx which is quite similar. i5 460M, 6GB RAM, Raedon 5650/Intel HD 3000. So far, I've managed to get it to load all the HFS+ files in verbose mode, by doing this (http://forum.voodoop...5lkch6b#msg8102
) with the files a few posts above that. However, it then just reboots.
Um, that is a kernel panic, if you boot in verbose (-v) mode does it say "System uptime......." before it reboots?
Needless to say, it is definitely the kernel that does not like your CPU (Some mobile i5 and i7's are not vanilla compatible)
So you can try to use the 10.8.0 Legacy Kernel on your thumb drive or wait for the 11.0.0 Kernel for 10.7.