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HP Compaq nx7400 10.5.2 Installation Guide


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Installation for HP Compaq NX7400


Intel CoreDuo T5500 1.66 GHZ (working)

1.5 GB memory

Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset (working)

Network Broadcom 440x (working)

Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG (Not working)

SoundMax Integrated Digital HD Audio (working)


Installation using Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD Intel/AMD


Format drive using disk utility MAC Journal setting






· Select VanillaKernel92


Select all Graphics_Drivers


Select all Audio_Drivers


Select all Network_Drivers


Third Party Apps


· kexthelperb7


· Pacifist




· Remove Francais_pc_keyboard_layout


· Add Time Machine


· Remove PCGenUSB_fix


· Add boot_with_cpus=1_flag


· Add powermanagement_bundle


Everything else keep as default


Install should take aprox. 35 min




Find AppleAzaliaAudioADI1981.pkg for Audio




Find 0x27a2.zip for video




kalyway hackintosh10.5.3 combo update for sse3 intel only !


READ Carefully !!!!


1- install comboupdate ! don't restart !


2- install kalyway kernel pkg ! choose kernel you need for your pc ! (if you want keep your old 9.2 kernel so install this pkg without selecting 9.3 kernel !!!)


3- reboot and type update -v and cross the fingers !


if you stuck at bsd root after reboot ! so type "update -v" without quote at f8 darwin prompt ! it should work !


try this update at you own risk !!!!!!!!




updating to 10_4 and 10_5


run 10.5.4 patch when complete control c the terminal and reboot


when rebooting hit f8


then type


-v -f


do the same thing for 10.5.5

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Thank you for sharing your guide.


I finally got my hp nx7400 running (except wifi). I occasionally got crashes.


I startet with iDeneb 1.4 - 10.5.6.


-Graphics worked with the Patch from Installation (Intel 950 GM).

-Ethernet works with the Patch "AppleBC440X" in the installation.

-For Audio the package AppleAzaliaAudioADI1981 was required.

-The Wireless package from http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin/ didn't work for me (it just added another ethernet device instead).



It took me about 16 hours to get so far... let me know if you have any success with wifi, or need any help.

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