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Yeah after all of the looking around I have done, I have noticed that few people have successfully installed Leopard on these laptops. I read just now that Leo4all supports the chipset I have so I think i'm going to give that distro a try.
Hello there. Thank you for looking at my post! I am wondering if someone would be able to help me diagnose/fix this problem i'm having installing Leopard on my machine. I've tried various install discs (Kalyway, iDeneb, IPC, etc.) without much luck. Currently I am trying to get iDeneb v1.6 to install on my laptop. The DVD boots fine, but when Leopard asks me to choose a destination for install, nothing appears. Also when I open up Disk Utility I still cannot see my HDD. After reading several forum posts and trying to figure out the cause, I have read that it might be a problem with my motherboard/chipset. Unfortunately I am fairly illiterate in computer hardware. I have an HP Pavilions dv2945se laptop, and the specs are listed below. Thank you very much for your time! Computer: Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC (Mobile) Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OS Service Pack - Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385 DirectX DirectX 11.0 Date / Time 2009-11-22 / 18:20 Motherboard: CPU Type Mobile DualCore AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) Motherboard Name Wistron 30D6 Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 7150M-630M, AMD Hammer System Memory 3968 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM) DIMM1: Samsung M4 70T5663QZ3-CE6 2 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz) DIMM2: Samsung M4 70T5663QZ3-CE6 2 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz) BIOS Type Phoenix (11/27/08) Display: Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M (128 MB) Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M (128 MB) 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 7150M Monitor Chi Mei N141I3-L02 [14.1" LCD] Multimedia: Audio Adapter Conexant Cx20561 @ nVIDIA MCP67 - High Definition Audio Controller Storage: IDE Controller Ricoh Memory Stick Controller IDE Controller Ricoh MMC Host Controller IDE Controller Ricoh xD-Picture Card Controller IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Disk Drive WD 10EACS External USB Device (931 GB, USB) Disk Drive WDC WD3200BEVT-60ZCT0 ATA Device (298 GB, IDE) Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T40L ATA Device (DVD+R9:6x, DVD-R9:6x, DVD+RW:8x/8x, DVD-RW:8x/6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD-ROM:8x, CD:24x/16x/24x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM) SMART Hard Disks Status OK Partitions: C: (NTFS) 266.1 GB (156.5 GB free) D: (NTFS) 13256 MB (2487 MB free) G: (NTFS) 909.5 GB (403.0 GB free) Total Size 1188.6 GB (561.9 GB free) Input: Keyboard HID Keyboard Device Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Alps Pointing-device (2-way) Mouse HID-compliant mouse Network: Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter (192.168.1.101) Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller Modem HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP Peripherals: Printer Fax Printer HP Deskjet D1400 series Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer FireWire Controller Ricoh RL5C832 IEEE1394 Controller (PHY: Ricoh RL5C832) USB1 Controller Broadcom BCM4310 USB Controller USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP67 - OHCI USB 1.1 Controller USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP67 - OHCI USB 1.1 Controller USB2 Controller nVIDIA MCP67 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller USB2 Controller nVIDIA MCP67 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller USB Device HP Webcam USB Device USB Composite Device USB Device USB Composite Device USB Device USB Input Device USB Device USB Input Device USB Device USB Mass Storage Device Battery Microsoft AC Adapter Battery Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery Battery Microsoft Composite Battery DMI: DMI BIOS Vendor Hewlett-Packard DMI BIOS Version F.27 DMI System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard DMI System Product HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebook PC DMI System Version F.27 DMI System Serial Number 2CE8306LZW DMI System UUID 80A2A960-5E4011DD-8BFC92E9-C435AE26 DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Wistron DMI Motherboard Product 30D6 DMI Motherboard Version 81.53 DMI Motherboard Serial Number DMI Chassis Manufacturer Wistron DMI Chassis Version N/A DMI Chassis Serial Number DMI Chassis Asset Tag DMI Chassis Type Notebook