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Installing Snow Leopard on an HP Pavillion


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Hello Everyone,

I have tried the install from tonymacx86 with all of the recommended steps including an empty hard drive (heck I even formated the hard drive using my MacBook Pro as a last resort).

The [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] set up takes me to apple OS (Snow Leopard) setup, I select english as a language but then tells me that "Mac OS X cannot install on this computer" and I am left with the option of a restart button or a restore from time machine back up (even that does not restore from my macbook backup).

I have tried adding -x or -v after inserting the Snow Leopard disc and before startin, but the same thing as above happens. Actually if I don't add -x or -v the screen just goes blank.




Intel Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6700 (K) (2.66GHz /1066 MHz) 2 x 4 MB L2 cache; Quad Core

3 GB (2 x 1 GB, 2 x 512) DDR2 PC2-5300

GeForce 8600GT (512MB shared Video RAM)

WD 1 TB Scorpio Black or Seagate 500 GB 7200rpm HDD (tried both hard drives

ASUS: IPIBL-LB (HP: Benicia-GL8E) : Intel G33 Express

Front-side-bus (processor dependent):1066/1333 MHz

PCI Express x1 TV tuner card & TV tuner card with FM tuner (includes remote control & receiver)

Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g (internal USB wireless)

Integrated 7.1 Sound (7.1 capable sound with front audio ports)


I have Window 7 installed on this and Ubuntu/Linux as well. I would like Snow Leopard and then will VMWARE Windows 7 like I did on my Macbook Pro. If someone here can help me that WOULD be awesome.

I would buy a real iMac, but lost my job in August and haven't had any luck since then. Just trying to keep busy with all of this so that I don't go mad!!! Hope you guys understand.

Any feedback would be great, just to know that I am not alone here! :(

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