That is awesome - congratulations!
About the install process....
Was this the first time you tried to convert your HP 8540p or do you have prior hackintosh experience?
Were there any steps in the install guide that need additional clarification or modification?
Did you use the USB stick option for the fast install or the DVD only scenario?
About the results....
What is your processor and screen resolution?
What is your Geekbench score?
Also, glad to hear about the dual boot capability which leaves Windows in place and adds OSX to the drive.
I figure quite a few people are hesitant to work on their machine if they do not have a spare drive available, so that is great to know that the whole process does not require people to give up the Windows system they already have.
Again, I simply bought the module that converts the optical bay into an additional harddrive bay so Windows and OSX are completely separate, but if iATKOS can make the same effect happen on 1 drive, that's great!
One suggestion for others who are considering all this would be to check out the e-sata drive option.
I just thought of that the other day, because that is probably an even easier option to use, even if it requires buying a new enclosure that has that port on it in addition to probably USB or firewire.
What I am asking is that if anyone has an external drive with an e-sata port, could you please use the installation guide in the first post and see if you can make a functional OSX86 machine on the external e-sata drive?
Logically speaking, it should work as I would doubt that the SATA port will appear different to the OS, but that is what needs to be confirmed.
Another interesting question in that scenario is if you can install OSX on the e-sata enclosure first and then move the physical harddrive to the normal inside bay or optical bay HD module later, without system or booting problems once the drive is on those sata ports?
In any case, any observations from other people who are installing iATKOS L2 on their HP 8440p or 8540p are highly welcome!
Thanks Alainvg for your post to this group.