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  1. Mavericks sur Elitebook 8440p

    I installed Mavericks on an HP8440p. See; http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/297268-success-os-x-mavericks-1092-on-hp-elitebook-8440p-with-1st-generation-intel-hd-graphics/ The Broadcom 83224 Wifi card should work.
  2. Update May 14, 2014: Swapped the Intel Wifi card out and replaced it with a Broadcom 43224 card bought via HP Spare Parts store. Needed two kexts (toledaAPRT.kext and patched IO80211Family.kext) to get it running and also needed to turn off LAN/WLAN Switching in the BIOS. If you don't do that and plug in an Ethernet cable, then the BIOS will turn off the WiFi card, and when you unplug the Ethernet cable, Mac OS X is not capable of turning it back on. Summary of what works: See http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.9.2/Portables#EliteBook_8440p_i5-540M
  3. For anyone interested in the same installation, here is a handy guide to the machine's specifications. I've used the vanilla guide to get me started, and also needed to check the guide for the first generation Intel HD Graphics, supplemented by the download link to the Graphics kexts. The display used is eDP, according to the specifications listed in the Manual (see attachment at previous post), so there is going to be support for Core Image (CI), but not Quartz Extreme (QE). Update 12 April 2014: Finally I was able to install the right Graphics kext and could boot without the -x flag. Update 13 April 2014: However, currently there is a problem with the Screen Saver. When coming back from the screensaver, I get a kernel panic. :-(
  4. Introduce yourself.

    Hi, I'm Peter, from Germany, but have been around in the world, having lived ten years abroad in different countries. My computer experience goes back to 1984, when I bought my first computer, an Apple IIc. However, for most of my professional life I had to use Windows. Now, I have a nice laptop, an HP Elitebook 8440p, with a Magnesium alloy case, and am converting it into a hackintosh. I joined here during the last week of March 2014, and it took me about a week from zero to having a successful first installation using the "vanilla guide" (even though I still need to boot from USB with -x -v -f). See http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/297268-successful-installation-of-os-x-mavericks-1092-on-hp-elitebook-8440p/.
  5. 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: With the boot flags -x -v -f I was able to finally get the installation completed: Could create an account and log in: and these are the screenshots showing the OS X: and as what the Elitebook is known to the Apple world, as a MacBook Pro 6.2: 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