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Help Needed to install Lion on my Laptop.
Configuration:
intel core i7 2630QM 2.0 GHz
Intel HM65 Chipset
Intel HD 3000 Accelerator and ATI RADEON 6770M ( Switchable )
6 Gigs Ram
15.6"

I have been trying to install lion but no success. I cannot even boot to the installer. Though no panic occurs. Read you forum posts, but couldn't collaborate them to get anything working.
The thing is I dont have any access to any Mac OS X installation so what i have to do is through windows only. But I do have access to Linux system. I have iAtkos L1 dmg and its iso at hand. If retail version is needed just let me know.
I am now tired of looking and reading forums with no success. Please help.
If you need any more info just let me know.

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You could try with iAtkos L2.

Boot with -v and post the output.

If you have no access to another mac you might be better off starting with snow leopard (if you want to use a retail install).

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thanks for quick reply.... Any Snow Leopard Distro that will work. Coz I tried iAtkos S3, Leo4all distros with no success. I am not even sure if Snow Leopard Supports sandy brigde architecture..

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You will need to patch your kernel for sandybridge pre 10.6.8. Once you get to 10.6.8 you will have native support.
(That's why I suggested iAtkos L2)

Try iAtkos L2 first, if no luck, try a snow leopard retail disk with Nawcom's ModCD,

If you manage to get iAtkos L2 to boot to the installer, a few screens in there is a 'Customise' option.
This would normally be the place where you select all the extra non-apple kexts you would like to install.

I strongly suggest you deselect EVERYTHING so you get as close to a retail install as possible.

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Thanks james.... I will now download iAtkos L2 and try it.... Will post here the result...... But it will take time as i have a slow internet connection.....

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Try iAtkos S3 (yeah is Snow Leopard) booting with NawCom ModCD. I have a DV6 very similar to yours runing SL 10.6.7.

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@priccis.... Can you tell me exact specifications of the DV6 you and if its sandy bridge. Also tell me how did you installed it..

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Sorry for not responding earlier. My Notebook is a DV6-6153cl. It have the same processor as yours and the same graphics. 8Gb ram.

What i did:
HDD PREPARATION. (any partition tool works ie. partition magic)
1) I deleted the HP_Tools partition.
2) resized the biggest partition ( where Windows files are) from 700 to 630 gb.
3) formatted the 70gb unallocated space to fat32 ( or any other)
PREPARING THE BOOTLOADER (for booting iAtkos s3)
1) Download nawcom' s ModCD. From: blog.nawcom.com
2) burn the image to CD
BOOTING iAtkos s3
1) insert nawcom ModCD and restart the notebook
2) press F9 and select booting from cd
3)wait some minutes while booting.
4) when you see the nawcom ModCD menu extract the cd and insert iAtkos S3 DVD.
5) press F5 for refreshing the menu.
6) now you will see iAtkos DVD option for booting.
7) before pressing enter write this without quotes " -v cpus=1 busratio=20 " (if that doesn't work try without busratio=20)
8)that might work for booting the installer.

INSTALLATION
0) select your leng and press next.
1) you have to format the 70 gb partition to hfs+. For that you have to go to utilities> disk utility.
1.1) select from the left panel the partition you created.
1.2) select erase. In format put Mac Os Extended ( journaled). In name put something like osx
1.3) press erase...
1.4) close disk utility

2) press continue and continue.
3) in the disk selection select osx (if you named it osx)
4) press costumize.

COSTUMIZE
i don't really remember what I used exactly. If you select something wrong probably it wont work and you will have to do all again (I had to do it 2 times but in other cases much more)

This configuration might work.
BOOTLOADER: select only one Chamaleon v2 RC 5

Try installing with that.
When the installation finish boot again with nawcom ModCD but now select osx (or what ever you named it) with the same flags that you used before for booting iAtkos DVD ( -v cpus=1 busratio=20 )

Good luck!





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