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Success: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion install on HP Pavilion dv7

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I have a challenge, to install Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on HP Pavilion dv7.

 

I have installed successfully 10.6.3. Later upgraded to 10.6.8, but after this upgrade I have lost High Speed USB. I don't know how to fix it, actually haven't spent time to figure out how to fix it.

 

But I have a new challenge now.

 

Have you already installed Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on HP Pavilion dv7? Let me know about your success.

 

Some updates below:

 

Installation procedure

 

I'm using myHack.app to create usb boot disk for installation.

  1. Follow guide from sojugarden.com how to create USB installation thumb by using myHack.app.
  2. Set from bios to require password on boot (otherwise it might fail to boot from thumb drive and later mac)
  3. Add patched dsdt.aml into Extra folder on thumb drive
  4. Boot from thumb drive
  5. Install Mac OS X Lion

Post Installation procedure

  1. Mount your Lion drive to some another mac and find /System/Library/CoreServices/Setup Assistant.app
  2. Click on Setup Assistant.app and Show Package Content and open file Setup Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist
  3. Remove these lines: <string>DeviceSection</string><string>KeyboardTypeSection</string>
  4. Use myHack.app “Install Chameleon + Extra” to make your new installation bootable
  5. Boot your laptop from HD
  6. Setup your account (with password, otherwise you couldn't use sudo commands)
  7. Add extra extensions
  8. Reboot
  9. Enjoy

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Attachments:

 

dsdt.aml.zip

hp-dv7-1250en.pdf

 

Hardware Info

 

8086:2a40 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub

8086:2a41 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port

10de:0649 nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9600M GT]

8086:2937 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller

8086:2938 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller

8086:293c Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller

8086:293e Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller

8086:2940 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1

8086:4237 Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [shiloh] Network Connection

8086:2942 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2

14e4:4311 Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN

8086:2944 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3

8086:2946 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4

10ec:8168 Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller

8086:2948 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5

197b:2380 JMicron Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller

197b:2382 JMicron Technologies, Inc. SD/MMC Host Controller

197b:2381 JMicron Technologies, Inc. Standard SD Host Controller

197b:2383 JMicron Technologies, Inc. MS Host Controller

197b:2384 JMicron Technologies, Inc. xD Host Controller

8086:294a Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6

8086:2934 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller

8086:2935 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller

8086:2936 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller

8086:2939 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller

8086:293a Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller

8086:2448 Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge

8086:2919 Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller

8086:2929 Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller

8086:2930 Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller

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Hi,

 

I have try it.

 

I have used a iAtkos_L2 version of Lion.

 

My dv7 is a 1199el model with this caracteristics (link):

 

CPU: Intel Core Duo T9400 da 2,53 GHz 64bit

RAM: 4 GB

Display: Widescreen BrightView WXGA+ da 17" high definitrion(1440 x 900)

Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT + 512 MB

Blu-Ray ROM withDouble Layer SuperMulti DVD±R/RW

Intel WiFi Link 5100

 

 

I have used a USB fix, PS2 fix and VodooHSA during installation.

 

Now the system start, the volume is always high and the "tap" in track pad don't work. In add the system don't start a wifi and don't read a usb key.

 

I don't have used your aml file because I don't understand how use it :) I have copy to /extra directory but don't change nothing.

 

Can you help me ;) ?

 

Bye bye

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i have dv7 6100 with:

i7-2630QM

8GB DDR3 Hynix RAM

750 GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive Toshiba

1GB DDR5 ATI Radeon HD 6770M

Blu-ray player w/ SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN

17.3" diagonal Full HD HP Anti-glare LED Display (1920 x 1080)

 

have tried to install iAtkos_L2 with chimera 1.7 boot without flags and stuck on:

2983ed1891ebt.jpg

 

also tried GM iso with Lion, boot it with -v cpus=1 busratio=20 и -v cpus=1 busratio=20 arch=i386 flags and it stuck on black screen after

c5cff12620c0t.jpg

 

 

need your help

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wheat can i find the driver audio ?? pliiz :'(

 

I will release soon the special bundle for HP Pavilion DV7 Installation

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I have succesfully loaded Maverick on ,my old 2009 HP DV7 2170US

Best laptop, I tried to replace it but the features are too good to give up. I tried several times to install OS on it but failed. Could get it to boot, just instant reboot.

No out comes Maverick I figured why not.

 

So first off:

What I have working:

 

Cpu: Duo support 100 percent no cpus=1 any more

  The fix was just found yesterday: here is the link it patched the mach_kernel

Works very well

 

BlueTooth: Get a cheap bluetooth adapter version I used GBU521W6: I used native kexts. remove at patched ones and replace with original.

 

Wireless: I bought a cheap TPLINK WN725N  V2, don't use there drivers they don work. I found some older driver that works smashly well.   3in1_Wlan_11n_USB_MacOS10.8_Driver_UI_2.0-2.1

 

Wired LAN was native  can't find the link. 

 

For full video use this link, worked perfect, just follow the instructions

 

Audio was native? that was a surprise.

 

Camera didn't care.

 

 

Only issues is it takes about 5 to six power down to finally kick in and load

It will run for hours and other times it will drop with KP.

 

But overall I am  pleased.  Very fast with both cores running.

 

I used my hack to boot and install.

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Hi, it me again

Still trying to finish this HP DV7 2170US model

 

So I can't get the LVDS(LCD) to work properly.  Well I can but with reduced resolution: 1184X894 strange.

 

 

So what happens is the HDMI works, the VGA works. The LCD screen works, I am able  to change the resolution no problems.

Now the issues it the screen has lots of lines going though it, like the redraw is wrong. the text and contents are blotchy, like CGA style graphics or 8 bit graphics. 

 

The other issues is the left USB ports are dead. I mean they don't work once the system, is loaded.

Funny thing in my pursuant of trying to find the right combination to fix the LCD. I load a ATinit and it cause the left USB ports to load and work perfect, although the LCD was now blank, but the VGA worked fine. Strange.

 I used the command AtiConfig=Flicker and GraphicsEnabler=Yes AtiPorts=3

But then I was not able to reproduce it anymore. I was trying different AT4600 kext.  Removing the ATinty gives me proper LCD picture

but slow.

 

So this is where I am . I am trying t figure out how to change the settings for the peronaities

That will give me proper LCD video. I think these AT4650 kext are for non-mobile video cards

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