Following a week of trial and error (a lot of errors), I was finally able to install last night my first Hackintosh!
First attempt using Clover boot loader did not work and resulted mostly in kernel panic. Second attempt with Chameleon got me closer, but still I could not figure out what was wrong. The one thing that my gut feeling told me was that I may need to make sure I have maxed out my RAM with identical SO-DIMMs. When I started, the Elitebook had one 4GB and one 2GB SO-DIMM. When I tried swapping, there were further problems which could only be resolved by resetting the BIOS to default. After that, everything went mostly smoothly.
This is my current BIOS configuration:
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With the boot flags -x -v -f I was able to finally get the installation completed:
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Could create an account and log in:
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and these are the screenshots showing the OS X:
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and as what the Elitebook is known to the Apple world, as a MacBook Pro 6.2:
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I'll post more details in a follow-up.
Many special thanks go to all who have helped, but in particular to iFire, artur-pt, PJALM, joe75, Download-Fritz and Joseph. Apologies if I forgot any of the many from this forum who have actively helped me to get this far.
Attached is the Manual for the HP8440p with hardware specifications, which is useful to know what kind of kexts to install. HP8440p Manual.pdf 2.56MB 832 downloads