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In Topic: [Guide] Mammoth Method v2.00 - HP DVx 10.6.x: Fast, Easy, Comprehensive Insta...

17 October 2014 - 03:38 PM



Anyone knows if we can get GPT boot?? 

No, you can't get proper UEFI boot on the Insyde bios (at least on my DV8) even with a hacked bios to enable UEFI and/or recreating the HP_Tools partition. I've tried. The best you can do is:

  • Use Clover (MBR install) on USB to boot each O/S in UEFI mode, install full GPT disk and UEFI capable  (Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04, OSX 10.9 for me)
  • Install Clover with UEFI options but also need the Clover boot sector option installed to protective MBR in GPT
  • Insyde BIOS boots MBR that loads Clover UEFI that then loads your O/S in UEFI mode.

I think the big issue is that there is no NVRAM or proper NVRAM support in Insyde's "hybrid" BIOS and this is needed for storage of the boot options, etc. Occasionally I've been thrown into the BIOS screen that let's you view and set these boot options but it is always blank and you can't set anything. IMHO, the Insyde UEFI support was broken and that is why they locked it out from the BIOS.

In Topic: [Guide] Mammoth Method v2.00 - HP DVx 10.6.x: Fast, Easy, Comprehensive Insta...

28 April 2014 - 01:39 AM

Hello Mammoth & everyone,


I finally Figured out with help from "Mirone" what is causing problems with our Sound Kext & all Problems Related to sound are now fixed
Also Now we don't have to Replace the sound Kext in every update and we let Clover do the Patching


Now Speaker works, LineOut works, mic Works, HDMI Works, LineIn, not Tested  and finally there is no sound assertion errors  :thumbsup_anim:


Thanks Yehia Amer, I just implemented this on my DV8 and it seems to be working ok. (I was slowly working on the same idea). 

In Topic: HP DVx ACPI 3.x/4.x Battery Driver (10.6/10.7)

12 November 2013 - 03:05 AM

I installed 10.9 Mavericks on my HP DV8 today, removed the Apple kext and dropped in the kext from this thread and it worked fine.  I'll try to get my development environment upgraded, apply RehabMan's patches/fixes, update the source repo and compile an upgrade. Might get it done by Xmas :(

In Topic: HP DVx ACPI 3.x/4.x Battery Driver (10.6/10.7)

30 October 2013 - 02:04 PM


This is an old thread, does it still work on 10.9?

You tell us! The hardware in your machine hasn't changed so as long as Apple hasn't deprecated anything in the API used, you should be able to get it to work from the information in this thread.

I hope to upgrade my development laptop to 10.9 in the near future and when I do, I'll try to make an effort to incorporate the various fixes (RehabMan) and compile a new fresh version.
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