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Hi Lads

 

Looking for help here, trying to install OSX onto a HP Pavilion DV8000.

 

When I run the self booting disk it all goes swimmingly until I am asked where do I wish to install the OS to, at this point it fails to detect any Hard Drives, yet it does show them when you run the system navigator.

 

 

Can some kind soul point me in the right direction & help me out?

 

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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One of the first things you need to do during the install is go to the Utilities menu and select Disk Utility.

 

Select your target partition on the left and then "erase" (format) your partition in HFS+ format (listed as MacOS Extended Journaled)

 

Exit Disk Utility and your partition should show up in the installer window.

 

Another tip is that later in the install, you will be presented with an "Install" button. But first click the "Customize" button and choose packages for your computer. Click the little arrow to the left of the categories to reveal the individual packages. Choose only Intel packages, not AMD. Choose either SSE2 or SSE3, not both, depending upon the capability of your processor.

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When you boot, as soon as the screen turns black, start tapping the F8 key quickly and repeatedly until you get a command prompt.

 

Select your OSX partition in the menu.

 

Once you get into OSX, edit the boot.plist file at "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist" and add the following:

 

<key>Timeout</key>

<string>10</string>

 

You can edit the file by dragging it to the Desktop and editing it with TextEdit, then dragging it back, answering the 2 resulting dialogs - Authenticate and yes to replace, then followed by using Disk Utility to repair permissions on the OSX partition.

 

Or you can do it via Terminal with this command:

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

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I tried to use the istallers disk utillity which does not seem to have worked. Had a look at partition magic but unable to find the correct options to

 

 

"Using whatever software you used to create the partition, verify that the OSX partition is primary, not logical or extended.

 

Set the partition "active" (bootable)

Set the ID of the partition to "AF"

 

Any ideas what software to use?

 

Sorry I know I am thick!!!

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Had a look at partition magic but unable to find the correct options to

...verify that the OSX partition is primary, not logical or extended.

 

Set the partition "active" (bootable)

Set the ID of the partition to "AF"

 

In the photo of Partition Magic attached, see the red arrows pointing at "primary", and "active"

 

Right click on the partition entry and use the "label" feature to set the label to "AF"

 

If not "active", use the "Advanced" feature to set the partition "active"

 

If not "primary", use the "convert" feature to convert the partition to "primary" and "fat32", but you will have to reinstall if you do this.

 

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