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[Guide] HP DV9000 series 10.6.5 Retail Installation - with DSDT


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[Guide] HP DV9000 series 10.6.5 Retail Installation - with DSDT


Things you'll need:

1.) A Boot CD either from Mohamed Khairy 1.5 BCD:

Mohamed Khairy 1.5 BCD


or mammoth's 1.15 BCD:

mammoth's 1.15 BCD


or nawcom Mod CD v0.3 [updated]:

nawcom Mod CD v0.3


either of these should work fine, if one doesn't work try the other. . .

(depending on your video, [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] from tonymacx86's site should work also)


2.) Snow Leopard retail DVD

Snow Leopard retail DVD


3.) Apples 10.6.5 combo update:

10.6.5 combo update


4.) [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] from tonymacx86



5.) A 802.11 compatible wifi card (like a DW1490 from Ebay for $6 - $10 bucks)


6.) Flash for your BIOS to remove wireless whitelist v.f53 (windows needed for this, sorry)

yes, f53 works with the removal of wireless whitelist.


here is the patched bios


to install: download the f53 bios from hp, and install it go all the way to flashing, but do not flash exit the program.


open c:\swsetup\sp39158/swinflash replace the bios file with this one, and run the applicationm to flash the bios.




Getting started:

1.) Boot with your boot BCD, insert retail DVD and wait a sec, hit f5 or esc (depending on which one) until you see Retail Snow DVD Install or something like it. Hit space bar and type -v for verbose boot

note: if it doesn't boot up or you get a black or white screen, then try another boot CD. . .


2.) Enter setup by hitting the lower blue right arrow icon and let it load, goto Disk Utility to setup your hard drive and partition your SATA Hard Drive using 1 partition using GUID partition (under the options button near the bottom) and leave it on the default Journaled. (I always name my drive Snow)


3.) after install reboot again with your BCD and select your newly installed Snow Leopard drive (it should show up as Snow in your chameleon boot screen after hitting F5 or Esc…)


4.) go thru the usual OS X setup, picking username, password, etc. . .Install [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and run 10.6.5 update, DO NOT reboot afterwards! After update is complete, run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and check [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (NOT DSDT) & System Utilities to make your hard drive bootable, you can run it again to install the kexts for audio (voodoohda) and voodoops2 for key & trackpad. . .reboot!




kexts I have in /Extra as installed automatically by [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]:












kexts I've installed in /S/L/E using kext helper:



VoodooPowerMini.kext - this one really helped with the fan running all the time



SoundFlower: - to fix sound delay issues



what's working:

Trackpad - two finger scrolling, System Preferences for tackpad

webcam (except in photobooth & quicktime), all other programs it works great



SD Card reader


hdmi out


my specs:

HP Pavilion DV9000 (dv9535nr)

Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz

nVidia 8600M GS


this is a vanilla dsdt.aml taken straight from Ubuntu from my DV9000 (specs above):


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  • 1 month later...

Hey bud!


Thanks for the guide.


I have a DV9575 which I'm gonna try this out on.


I have the same Graphics card etc. How did you enable this? I've used nvEnabler earlier with good results.


Any chance you can upload a zip with all your kexts? Makes it easier for me to find them.


How do you extract DSDT in Ubuntu? And what does the DSDT give you?

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  • 2 months later...

I have a dv2715ea. I wonder if this would work for that. I tried at Thanksgiving to do install SL, but failed miserably. But, I also couldn't find much information on how to do it. Maybe one of these days I'll give this a try.

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