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hey guys, I too own a HP Pavilion dv9000ca (ca as in Canada..lol) but I am in desperate need of help to fix my problem, which is that the installation cannot recognize my hard drive, thus cannot recognize my mac partition. I've been at this for over 12 hours trying to get this to work and Im getting very tired. Do you have any solutions?

System Specs:
AMD Turion Tl-56
2gb RAM
NVIDIA 6150

i don't know much about the matter, but it sounds like your disc doesn't have sata drivers? these guys prob know more, but I would try downloading a new disk... if you use newsgroups, try searching for jas on gotnzb.com; thats the disc i used and it recognized my drive (although not my external usb, which is what i really wanna get it to recognize)

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Just wanted to report back I finally got OS X 10.4.8 installed on my lappy. Originally trying to dualboot with Vista, but after having to load the JaS DVD for OS X to boot, or the Vista DVD for winload.exe, I just said screw it and have two hfs+ partitions. A 10 gig for OS X, and the rest for data and docs.

With debauchery1st's solution for my Broadcom 4311, and the Conexant High Def Audio Package, everything (except sleep...) works great and MUCH quicker than Vista did.

Thx 2 all,

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I have a dv9000 and just joined the forum because of this post ;)

The first distribution I tried must not have had sata drivers because it didnt see my drives. I'm downloading another one now, and will post back with my results.

Please excuse my ignorance I'm trying to learn. How do I install the kext files that EnigmaCurry recommended? I can't even seem to find the files on the links he posted?

We should put together a finalized guide for installing on dv 6 & 9000's to help noobs like me :D

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I have my dv6000 dual booting so well now I can't be happier. MAC is wonderful, however there is the audio and network. I keep thumbing through all the posts on the network solutions, but my internal nic is greyed out and the firewire is the only thing in the file everyone says to edit. I have the pro/100ve but I can't get it to take. Suggestions on why the firewire connections is the only thing in the network plist file, that would be a good start. And what was the fix for the audio.

BTW, dual booting was a pain at first but let Darwin do all the work and F' the vista bootloader.

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I posted my solution to wireless networking on the dv6000t in another thread. Check out Disable whitelist on dv6000t.

I gave enough information that a similar solution should be able to be created for the dv9000t with little effort and using only the tools provided.

http://forum.insanel...&...st&p=339537

I'm using it now with my dv6103nr to post this.

Enjoy! :)

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I have an HP DV9225US and a few things are not working. I have Windows Vista Ultimate installed on the internal hard drive and I'm using an external USB hard drive to boot Mac OSX86 JaS 10.4.8. The keyboard, touchpad, Both the keyboard and touchpad do not work at all. Strangely though, when I installed the Conexant HD Audio kext ( http://forum.insanel...&...st&p=176549 ) to get my sound working, both the keyboard and touchpad worked on the first reboot, but did not work after that.

At this point I'm trying to get the following items working.

The system specs can be found on HP's website here.

Windows Vista is showing:
keyboard - PNP0303 (standard 101 key microsoft)
touchpad - syn0129 (synaptics ps/2 port touchpad)
wireless - ven 14f1 / dev 4312 (broadcom 802.11abg WLAN)
ethernet - ven 10de / dev 0269 (nvidia nforce networking controller)

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these working? I don't really need to get both the wireless AND ethernet working. I'll be happy getting only one of those working. I'm also currently using an external usb keyboard/mouse as it's the only option that works. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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wireless - ven 14f1 / dev 4312 (broadcom 802.11abg WLAN)


Search the forums and use the Broadcom 4311 tutorial (Edit a config file with en0 instead of en1... I think.)

Nd

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has anyone installed OS X86 on an Intel based dv?

I have a DV6000t with these specs:
C2D 2ghz T7200
GO 7400 256mb
Vista Premium
1gb Ram (soon to be 1.5gb)
Wireless a/b/g
Bluetooth

I have yet to see anyone with my set up install OS X86. I want to give it a try this Friday, but I was looking for a full tuturial but this seems to be the closest thing to it...

am i understanding correctly that i HAVE to install on an external then somehow copy it over to a partition on my DV? I have read other members being able to do a straight install onto a partition....

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Provided you follow the instructions for a dual boot setup using Vista, OS X and Acronis OS selector you are unlikely to go wrong with an Intel based model. I have the dv6205us and all of the answers are on this forum; use google, the search term you are after and the word insanelymac. It's all out there. The only thing I haven't got working is sound via the headphone socket, the card reader (heeeeelp!) and a decent battery life. I installed using the most recent JAS 10.4.8 download and then updated that using the JAS 10.4.9 update (which in the case of my desktop computer caused it to no longer boot but it worked perfectly with the dv6205us, provided you change the fsb to - in my case - 133. I hope that sets you on the right track. :) OS X runs faster than Vista on my laptop, even having given the laptop a 2gig memory upgrade (which speeds up Vista vastly).

The card reader, anyone ? :)

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[How-to] Turn your HP/Compaq v6000t into a full-fledged MacBook!


Download the DVD install disk:
JaS.Mac.OS.X.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.S SE3.PPF.1.Defiant.diskutil.biker880.ich7-R.patch.Integrated
(this is available on Demonoid.com via bitorrent, PM me for the torrent if you don't have an account)

Burn the DVD, put it aside.

Download Hiren's Boot CD 6.8 that comes with a multitude of useful disk partitioning utilites.
It is available at Demonoid.com as well, but also can find it in other torrent search engines.

Burn this CD.

OK now you are ready to begin.

Boot up the Hiren's CD. Run Partition Magic 8. You will see 2 partitions. The Vista partition and the smaller 6gb restore partition. Now what I did was shrink the Vista partition and created a second partion for MacOSX and I left the restore partition alone. You can delete the restore partition if you want, it's up to you. Nothing bad will happen, but I would make sure you burn your system restore CD's from Vista before you do this!! (unless you ordered a DVD copy already).

Here's what I did:
Partition 1: 30gb NTFS (Vista)
Partition 2: 20gb FAT32 (You will format this to HFS+ Journaled when you boot the Jas DVD installer)
Partition 3: 6gb NTFS Compaq Restore (I eventually plan to make this a linux partition)

Make sure the FAT32 (pre-MacOSX) partition is made as a primary partition! Don't do logic partition or you'll regret it.

NOTE*** If later, the MacOSX disk utility doesn't see the partition or doesn't let you format it, then you'll have to use window's DISKPART from the command prompt to select the partition and make the partition's ID type to AF.
(see http://forum.insanel...&...st&p=67971)

Ok.. now you apply the changes.. then reboot the computer, running off the Jas DVD. Press a key to begin install.
Prepare for a long wait while it loads up, then you will get to the MacOS install...

Choose English.. go through the install, make sure you apply the custom patches.

Now, reboot and darwin boot loader should start MacOSX for you.
If you want to boot Vista. Press F8 before darwin loader boots MacOSX and it will show the boot menu.
If Vista says error on the winload.exe file, then boot up your Vista DVD and use the repair installation option. It will work again.

Search insanely mac forum for the following patches:

CPU control:
Speedstep patch (w/ CPU Throttler2 - otherwise your CPU will run full all the time)
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=23329

Audio:
Conexant HD Audio pkg patch (for speaker audio out, but no mic and no headphones)
http://forum.insanel...&...st&p=263455

Wireless:
small edit to some files to activate the default Broadcom 4311 wireless card (will not work for those who ordered the intel a/g/n upgrade!!)
http://forum.insanel...l=broadcom 4311

Prevent sleep when closing the lid (since laptop will not wake up upon a sleep):
Get the Insomnia.kext
http://binaervarianz...mieren/meltmac/

PowerManagement (to see battery charge and for sleep/wake!! it works!!):
Get PowerManagement bundle which is supposed to let you get battery and power usage control.
http://forum.insanel...powermanagement

CPU temp monitoring:
Install Bresnik's widget for CPU temp monitoring (the only one that works).
http://www.bresink.c...eMonitorWE.html

Fix mouse movement:
get SteerMouse program
http://plentycom.jp/en/steermouse/

Extra instructions:
In case you mess up the darwin boot loader, boot up the JaS DVD, run the terminal program instead of installing (under tools menu)

type:
fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
flag 2 (for partition 2, or whichever partition you have MacOS)
update
write
quit

now type the following:
dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 bs=512 count=1

darwin boot loader should be back.

For vista booting messed up, boot the Vista DVD and choose repair.

GOOD LUCK!!! MacOSX rocks!

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An excellent first post for the folks out there! Welcome :lol: Sure beats Google. Seen any cribs on how to get the card reader working?

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An excellent first post for the folks out there! Welcome :) Sure beats Google. Seen any cribs on how to get the card reader working?


ahhh.. good question.. I would like this too.. I haven't looked hard enough yet.. but my hunch is that if we can find out the model/brand of the card reader, we can hunt down some drivers!

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Brand of Card reader is Ricoh.

don't know where to find the drivers for that.. too bad it is not like a USB device.

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Brand of Card reader is Ricoh.

don't know where to find the drivers for that.. too bad it is not like a USB device.

I love my HP dv6205us. It has been so stable. I run Vista on Parallels on it and the speed is pretty good. The power saving links; do the power saving patches make a lot of difference. What sort of battery life are you looking at? I want to get the 9 cell battery. Then again, I'm saving up for the next Macbook, lol (especially if they improve the case, that sharp leading edge against your palm). Someone out there must have got the card reader working!

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The powermanagement link allowd you to track battery usage. Strange this about it is that the battery icon didn't show
up after I installed it, but then I unplugged my computer and it came on. Now its working fine. MacOS definitely eats
up my power faster than Vista.

I don't think the power options work as well in Vista, but it does lower the screen brightness when you go on battery,
so it is doing something right. I still think its worth installing, since it adds some power management.

I have 1gb and 1.73 ghz T2250. I haven't tried running vista on parallels yet, just XP. What are your specs?
Btw - did you install vista on a virtual HD, or are you running it off the original vista partition?? I would like to
run from partition and not make another virtual HD.

also hoping for headphone/mic to work.. but I'm happy as it is.. MacOSX is what I run all the time now.. so
much better than Vista! and I love Parallels!

Btw - any other tips you know of? btw - I just figured out how to allow MacOSX to read AND write to NTFS Vista partition
(using MacFUSE and NTFS-3G)


Cheers !

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Well I have a DV9064EU and I've been playing with it since thuesday. It's been a rough ride but it's working incredibly fast. It boots under a minute and olmost everything works. Only the webcam ( I tried macam), cardreader and wifi doesn't work. Prolly well need only time but I'm sticking to mac os !

Thnx everyone on this forum for making this possible. I've found a ton of information to get things working.

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The powermanagement link allowd you to track battery usage. Strange this about it is that the battery icon didn't show
up after I installed it, but then I unplugged my computer and it came on. Now its working fine. MacOS definitely eats
up my power faster than Vista.

I don't think the power options work as well in Vista, but it does lower the screen brightness when you go on battery,
so it is doing something right. I still think its worth installing, since it adds some power management.

I have 1gb and 1.73 ghz T2250. I haven't tried running vista on parallels yet, just XP. What are your specs?
Btw - did you install vista on a virtual HD, or are you running it off the original vista partition?? I would like to
run from partition and not make another virtual HD.

also hoping for headphone/mic to work.. but I'm happy as it is.. MacOSX is what I run all the time now.. so
much better than Vista! and I love Parallels!

Btw - any other tips you know of? btw - I just figured out how to allow MacOSX to read AND write to NTFS Vista partition
(using MacFUSE and NTFS-3G)
Cheers !

Same processor, I believe, but I have 2gigs of memory; I give Parallels 1gig. In bios I set the video memory to 128, though oddly in the machine's paper spec they only mention 64mb for the good ol' Intel G950 graphics chip. I boot Vista from a virtual partition. Oddly I rarely use Vista (hmm, I wonder why that would be...?. I'm going for a full hard drive reinstall, including getting rid of the HD rescue partition, which I have imaged to a DVD and CD. Vista doesn't seem much slower than XP on Parallels. That said, I stupidly installed Vista Ultimate from the MS DVD that came with my laptop, when I should have just gone with Vista Basic. Once the demo has timed out I will install Basic. In terms of tweaks, there are the obvious ones in Vista/XP or playing with the Performance settings. They make a big difference. The deservedly famous Black Viper has a section on skinnying down Vista on his website, which is to say stopping unneeded services; I used to find his Services tips for XP made a big difference on my XP IBM laptop. They do say it runs about third slower than it would if you were running Vista normally on the same computer. If I can find a cheap oem version of Office 2007 I want to run that. Not much other reason to have Parallels, reallly! You wouldn't do transcoding or video editing on it but for the basic every day stuff it's fine. Oddly, when I defragmented my Vista boot partition the other day, Vista took a lot longer to load up, going from nine cheesecake wedges to twenty. I'm nodding off! Hope this made some kind of sense. ;))

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Hi all, I have a DV6000Z CTO with a AMD Turion TL-56 I installed OS X from VMware (using Mac OS X 10.4.8 [JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 & PPF2].iso) and when I try to boot in native using the kext here OS X at least recognizes my drive but it cannot boot 100% it lokes some where when statring virtual memory. does any one here know how to get past this or if i have to wait for a better kext/install image?

and help or guidance would be appreciated thanks.

-papodaca

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*bumb*
is this tread just dead after so much progress and i needed help?

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I'm here to report that sleep & wake are fully working on my v6000t!

I found out by accident when I was running on batteries, it went into sleep after like 20 mins,
then I thought "oh {censored}.. now I'll have to reboot". The power light was blinking.. hmmm looks like sleep.. then I pressed the quickplay button and then the computer came on... fan turns on.. HD starts going... no screen.. just about then I was going to hit the power.. and then blink! screen lit up! it was running again! guess I have to wait a bit and not be so impatient!! :P

this v6000t is looking to be the most compatible laptop. the only things left to resolve are:

5-1 Media reader
Express Card Slot
Microphone/Headphone

One thing I haven't checked is to see if I get video out of my VGA connector.





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