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  1. HP dv6835nr nearly perfect install!

    Just in case anyone's still reading this... I've been trying a few things to make this laptop a better platform for osx86. Many to no avail. I have tried the boot 132 method and did get a retail install to load. I also have been working on getting a retail install going by hijacking the EFI partition on a GUID partitioned hard drive. Both of those methods work, but I have been unsuccessful in getting the wireless to work permanently. I've been able to get it to work but once I restart for some reason it no longer works. The link to that topic is: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=127330 if anyone has any ideas or solutions, let me know. I also tried a copy of iDeneb 1.3 (10.5.5) and that works with the xnu 9.4 kernel. other than that I haven't been able to get this laptop up to 10.5 Thanx
  2. @ BladeRunner Thanks for the quick response, and yes, that guide was helpful. I believe the vanilla IO80211.kext was a newer version so it was defaulting to that. I just had to re-add <string>pci14e4,4315</string>to info.plist inside the vanilla AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext (which was inside the plugin folder of the IO80211.kext for anyone who is looking for it) which i didn't really want to do. but it worked so... Next to fix system profiler, battery indicator, and sleep. will post back with results if any p.s. sucessfully updated to 10.5.5 from 10.5.4 retail install with this method. EDIT: upon reboot airport was no longer available. forgot to edit the info.plist to say <key>OSBundleRequired</key> <string>Network-Root</string> it was originally <string>Network-Root</string> and that was in both plist files in the root of IO80211family.kext, and in IO80211family.kext/Plugins/AppleAirPortBrcm4311 I installed the modded kexts into EFI partiton, it didn't work until i updated from 10.5.4 to 10.5.5 EDIT #2: updated safari, itunes, quicktime, remote desktop and a few other and it killed the kext again. one of them added <key>TruePowerOff</key> to the IOPCIDevice string info.plist in AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext. had to change this to <key>TruPowerOn</key> and it worked again. (this was to the kext not on the EFI Partition) For anyone who cares... Specs: (as in sig) HP dv6835nr Laptop core2duo T550 1.83 intel GMAX3100 3Gigs 667Mhz ram 250Gb WD HD Broadcom 4315 wifi Realtek HD Audio - VEN_10EC DEV_0268
  3. im having some issues getting my custom IO80211 family.kext to load my Broadcom 4315 card to work. It's in the EFI partition and doesn't work, and just to see if it would work, i installed it to the system/library/extensions w/kext helper. not that I wanna mess with that folder, cuz that totally defeats the purpose of doing all this. is there some EFI strings I need to add maybe? Any help on that would be appreciated. Also couldn't get sound working, had to use ALC268 installer to get that to work. Anyone know exactly what, if anything, i should extract from the ALC268 installer package and put on the EFI partition or if that would even help.
  4. HP dv6835nr nearly perfect install!

    you can, if you can shrink your vista partition. right click on "my computer" then go to down to "Manage" then to disk management or something to that effect. Shrink your vista partition and then create a new partition in the un-allocated space. there's tons of tutorials out there for installing on the new partition, the only thing you'll need is a vista install dvd to fix the vista boot loader, and I also recommend easy bcd to edit it incase something doesn't go right. you can use that to change the uuid or whatever if need be. here's a couple of youtube video tutorials I found, this kid has it all from partitioning, install, and fixing the vista boot loder and start with this one: then these: and then this: his main page is: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Ortegi...amp;view=videos with a couple of other video's that may be useful if you follow his steps it should be pretty straightforward, i think he's got all the bases covered. he shows you better than i could ever explain it. and also an update to updating: I have not yet been able to get 10.5.5 up and running on the dv6835 using kalyway dvd. however, i have sucessfully installed iDeneb 10.5.5 with the 9.4 stage xnu kernel. for some reason these laptops don't seem to play nice with the vanilla 9.5 kernel. but 10.5.6 is right around the corner, prolly in the next week or so, so i would advise waiting for that.
  5. Ok, so I got 10.5.5 workin on my desktop, but can't for the life of me get it to work on my laptop. and i've tried several different options I don't think my computer agrees with the 9.5 or 9.5.1 kernels. I re-installed the 9.4 kernel from the 10.5.4 update and was able to get farther into the boot before the system locks up (no panic, just locks up, not looking for root, says longinwindow[23] starting but then nothing.) I am however able to boot up in safe mode (track pad only works sometimes in safe mode too for some reason) with the 9.5.X kernels im getting an error about disk0s1: ictl, '31', '32' not compatable or something to that effect and that was after installing chameleon. pc-efi 8 wouldn't even get that far. as in my sig, the laptop is a HP dv6835nr Core 2 Duo T5550 1.83Ghz Intel ICH8-M AHCI WD 250Gb HD MBR Intel GMA X3100 Using MacBook Smbios and Kalyway 10.5.2 updated to 10.5.4 any suggestions?
  6. HP dv6835nr nearly perfect install!

    are you using vista or xp? cuz you can easily re-partition the drive w/o reformatting and get a dual boot setup going. there's tons of guides out there for it. vmware might work, but it'll probably be unstable or very slow. to get the full Leopard experience you shouldn't virtualize it.
  7. HP dv6835nr nearly perfect install!

    If you follow the GMAX3100 how to file, it should work out ok. On your initial kalyway install, don't select any video at all. just use the vesa graphics, then when you can at least get up and into the system, follow the instructions. I don't think that svideo out works, but the vga out does. Clearing out some space on my laptop to try Mysticus's pre/post patches to get it up to 10.5.5.They worked on my "HacPro" gigabyte GA-p35-ds3r board w/a celeron 430 1.8Ghz when nothing else would, so I have high hopes that it'll work on these laptops too. Keep checking back and i'll post the results and if it does work i'll let you guys know what to and what not to check on the customize menu.
  8. Just wanted to thank Mysticus and whoever else had a hand in making these installers idiot proof. After trying several other things unsuccessfully, I finally got 10.5.5 working My Hardware: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R (ICH9R, Realtek ALC889A, Realtek 8111B Gigabit lan, etc) Intel Celeron 430 (1.8ghz core solo YES you can use vanilla. Uses same Arch. as CORE 2) ATI Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB (not pro) 3GB PNY 667 Ram 250GB WD HD Original install: Kalyway 10.5.2 Kalyway Combo update to 10.5.3 Delta update to 10.5.4 Yeah, i know. if doing a fresh install from 10.5.2 you can probably just use the 10.5.5 combo update. but i was unsure and stuck to what i knew would work I used these following selections to get it goin haven't tested sleep, but everything else seems to be working fine
  9. HP dv6835nr nearly perfect install!

    I re-upped the files to rapidshare, and posted a torrent on tpb if anyone's interested. sorry for the lack of response to this topic. pm me for the links
  10. not that it's any different than using the restore function in disk utility, you can use Clone Tool Hatchery to copy your partition to another disk or another partition. But If you're cloning to a SEPARATE drive YOU'LL NEED TO INSTALL A BOOT LOADER. Chameleon has a great little installer and it works on numerous different types of hardware. that's what i've been using on my setup and it works perfectly. How to do it 1)Google Clone Tool Hatchery, download it and place it in your application folder 2)Source HD = your main install. Clone HD = your blank test drive 3)Click "HATCH" yes to erase, and wait for it to copy your files over 4)Install Boot Loader on cloned test drive (Chameleon is recommended) 5)Physically remove main drive, and reboot on new clone (unless you have a drive select option on your motherboard in that case just select your clone HD from that menu) 6)install updates, or other drivers you may be testing. If all goes well,proceed to step 7 if not, put your Main Install drive back in and re-clone 7)Re-clone test HD back to main install HD Hope this helps, but it's nothing really different from what Mysticus has been saying.
  11. i've just put together a new rig, gigabyte ga-p35-ds3r, with celeron 430, and a diamond ATI radeon hd 2600xt 256mb (not pro)Running Kalyway 10.5.2 is it safe to do the firmware update from apple on this card? [EDIT] Tried it, monitor shut off, computer stayed on, i left it going for about 2 hours just to make sure it was done doing it's thing. Hard power shut off, restarted and surprisingly everything was ok. just figured i'd update incase anyone else was wondering.I saw this was mentioned earlier in the thread but no one answered if it was safe or not. so to confirm this works on Diamond ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT: Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x9588 Revision ID: 0x0000 ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-236 EFI Driver Version: 01.00.236 Displays: Display: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported Haven't Successfully Updated to 10.5.5 yet, but im still working on that.
  12. I checked those diagrams and every other diagram related to this. but none of em were what i needed. The power button itself has 3 power leads coming off of it. I connected the middle lead and the right side lead to my mother board and that worked for turning it on. And the Left lead will turn the LED on but only while I press the button and have it connected to the middle lead as well. So I guess what I'm asking is, is there a way to wire the LED to stay on with the power, or should i just take another white led and glue that in it's place?
  13. MSI P6NGM Problem

    Maybe try "Fail Safe" Defualts on your bios, and then change the Sata to AHCI. Don't confuse AHCI with ACPI. I was able to install just fine on to my Sata Drives using the above mentioned method. I have an IDE DVD Drive, and installed on the sata. At first they weren't visible until I changed the Sata Raid from IDE to AHCI. How Far are you getting exactly? does the installer even load all the way? Another thing you might want to try is pick up a cheap PCI-E graphics card. That may have had something to do with my installation success. unfortunately the Lan and Sound wouldn't work for anything so I had to take that board back to the store so I can't help you with anymore testing on my end. Honestly, if you can grab a cheap Intel based gigabyte board off of ebay or something, pop your processor in that you should be up and running in no time. that's what im doing. cuz that board will probably end up giving you more headaches than it's worth
  14. MSI P6NGM Problem

    Unfortunatly I was conned into buying this board too. It's workable, but a pain the ass. I saw your post on it and thought for sure it was a no go, but indeed, it does work. please don't take the tone of this post as being condescending. Im not sure how much you know about what and also for anybody else stuck with this board, I just want to be as clear as possible Ready? Ok, so lets start in the Bios Load optimized defaults and then Arrow over to integrated peripherals and then select On-Chip ATA Devices change the Raid mode from IDE to AHCI Hold down F11 on Reboot to go do disk selection Select your DVD drive and press enter. that should get you booted up and installing. you can add the -v boot flag but it'll load fine w/o it. for install i used Kalyway 10.5.2. and haven't updated, i don't trust it enough yet. Now after about 3 or 4 minutes it should load up to the installer screen Go to utilities, select disk utility Partition as MBR (GUID Does not work)Format your Mac disk to mac os extended journaled continue continue agree blah blah blah Select the disk you're installing on next CUSTOMIZE I selected the the following in each category additional fonts: not selected language translations:none kernels: Kernel_92_nforce graphics: im running a Radeon 2600XT 256 So I selected the appropriate Natit for that. I haven't tried the onboard video Mobo Chipsets: SELECT ALL Thirds applications: Select em all, cuz why not? they're all super useful Patches: Hardcoded_SMBIOS:Lastnetkassmbios Boot with cpus=1 flag (im runing a 1.8 celeron d 430 core solo so that doesn't really matter.) PCGenUSB_Fix (doesn't allow hotplugging of Ipod so i don't know what good it really does) francais_pc_keyboard_layout (not sure if this is what allows you to use "alt" button on pc keyboard as the "command" key in mac) and that's it. you may want to try other combinations depending on your other hardware. I haven't been able to get the network workin on it or the sound. I've tried editing every ALC888 audio kext I could find to no avail. Booting up If you're planning on dual booting I suggest you save yourself the trouble of installing on the same HD and use two separate SATA drives. With your windows disk on SATA 1 and your Mac disk on SATA 2 If you want to use your windows HD you'll have to go back into BIOS and change the SATA back from AHCI to IDE. If you're still in AHCI mode, hold down F11 on startup until you hear it tick a bunch of times. That allows you to go to a Harddrive selection menu again. Select your MAC disk and it should start loading. It'll probably get stuck at "getting uuid" or something to that effect but ignore it, you'll only notice if you boot with the -v flag. It might take up to 10 minutes to load. Mine does and im not sure if that's just cuz of my slow single core processor or what Just be patient. The blue screen will come on and it'll hang for a bit and just before you're about ready to hit the power button and storm off cursing...it'll load. and there you have it. hope it helps let me know how it works for you.
  15. anyone know the proper pinout for the power switch itself? I don't have the firewire/usb/audio card for the case, just the power button and led.I was able to get it connected to my motherboard and it turned it on and off a few times. but one of the solders broke off and now my computer goes into a reset loop. This happens even when I use another power button. but if i unplug the power from the c it'll boot up, but since that's the power for the video, i can't see what's on the screen. any ideas? bought a new motherboard, power supply is working fine. must have been the other board. still need to know which is which on on the actual power button. thanks in advance.