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  1. Excellent. Before this, i'd actually written a batch file that windows ran on startup to correct the time. So .... that's gotten rid of !!!! Thanks very much.
  2. Hello Redchip, yes 40gb will be ok for ml partition, i think that ml takes something like 16gb so yes, 40 will work. As for flashing the bios. Go here. All the files i got are from here Whitelist Removal for HP Pavilion dv6 6b56eg That's the actual thread and i'm the one leaving the long comments !!!!! BTW in my experience you can't actually brick this pc unless you say interrupt a bios flashing in mid flow. For peace of mind I would have the battery in as well, say over 50% charged. All the details for flashing the bios are on or around this thread (on this site) you'll have to sign up but it's free. note I had to buy a new wifi card as the intel one on the machine is not supported in osx. hope that's of help to you.
  3. Brilliant. Thankyou Maxhello. I've been waiting for this since 10.8.2. Works a treat.
  4. I as yet don't have a solution. I don't have that problem. But my understanding is that those with that problem are using ssd's and I did read somewhere that there may be an issue re: some ssd's and compatibility. If ssd is indeed the case, then i'd recommend trying the same process with a standard drive, and if that works then .... trawl the net for a solution. That's as much as I can help (or not) i'm afraid.
  5. Using hp dv6 i5. laptic fix kp's very often on boot, or is the cause of kp. Using recompiled ...... perfect. Thankyou.
  6. Rafael. U{censored} is not being addressed here. I used U{censored} previously and couldn't get anywhere with it. So I'm only covering the installation and lion usb creation as given earlier. Having said that. I'm looking into the missing drive issue so will get back with whatever I find. Give me a few days though as the olympics are on and I'm in london for the next 3 weeks anyway.
  7. MMMmmm. Strange. I've not encountered that ever. Logically i guess irrespective of how your drive is formatted, it should show up in disk utility. the sata state is not accesible from the laptop bios settings, so we know that that is acceptable to mac osx, may be an issue in your case. I'll have a look at some related posts later and see if any help is available there.
  8. goobyjr9, at this point (going from memory) you go to the menu at the top of the screen, and one of your options should be disk utility. Go into there and select the partition or create the partition you want to install on. Ensure the partition format is osx journaled, when you are finished close disk utility which should take you back to installer and should give you a valid disk/partition to install from. then continue with the installation process. see how it goes. get back if any problems.
  9. It's a difficult one for me, your issue where the internal disk is not presenting itself because as far back as I can remember I've always had at least another mac so I can take the drive out of the laptop I want to do. partition it and format it using another mac. reinsert into 'laptop to do' and take it from there. I've never been in the situation you are citing. so any suggestion would be speculative I'm afraid. But off the top of my head. Backup windows. boot into chameleon single user mode (-s) and look into trashing disk in current state and partitioning and formating drive for dual boot (with osx).
  10. Wow Goobyjr9 ... backlit keyboard. I envy you. Nice. OK, I'd like to say your spec is the same as mine ... but it's better, far better. Anyway, essentially it should be compatible with the process I used to install ML. Rafael, these are the instructions you wanted. please keep in mind that I am making assumptions about certain things and thus it's not going to be every single step. some of the links provided for downloading stuff. You might have to create a logon id before they will let you download stuff, but it's worth it. 1. What's not going to work after all this. USB 3 will not work. Memory card reader will not work. 1 core. Irrespective of cpu cores. can only run on one core (cpus=1) until some brings out a lapic fix (something to do with some hardware thing on the laptops) but do the install and when the fix comes out apply it. WiFi will not work. (My wifi does work as I flashed the bios with a nowhitelist bios and installed a wifi card that had a kext written for it. Alot of trouble, but ... interesting to do). 2. Create USB installer. There are many ways to do this (thanks to all the brilliant people out there. in this instance it's about the one that works for this laptop). Follow the following instructions to the letter. [Tutorial] Run OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 GM on a PC (Hackintosh/OSx86) | The Tech Erra The download files and everything are supplied. This is the method (the actual) install method i used and thus can confirm it works for hp dvx xxxx. If you have any issues which you shouldn't, please read the 140+ comments on the web page. at section 7 titled 'Booting 10.8!' highlight your 10.8 install usb drive. whilst it's highlighted type cpus=1 then hit enter to begin the install procedure. I'm going to assume you are familiar with the mac install procedure, else google it. But you'll need to use disk utility to create your mbr headed mac partition. (I only know it this way as I have a single disk split between windows and mac dual boot). Please readup on how to partition if your not sure, but basically it's master boot record / mac osx extended journaled. once you have it installed EVERY boot will need to be proceeded with cpus=1 if it ever crashes try adding cpus=1 -f 2a. Keyboard and trackpad. MMMm. I've let the team down on this one. Can't remember which one I used. Note, if your keyboard doesn't work plug in a usb one for the time. That will work install the following kext and then your laptop kboard should be good to go. I'm guessing that i used this kext. http://www.osx86.net/view/1448-updated_trackpad+keyboard_ps2_32-64.html 3. once you have it installed lets update the bootloader. go to {censored} and download chimera 1.10 go into your installed osx and install this to your osx drive on the laptop. this then becomes your bootloader. the reason for this is that it actually removes a major bug with the sound driver (kext sorry !!!!) 1.11 is out. Not tried it but if you need intel hd4000 support then go for it. 4. Here is the location of the audio kext. follow the instructions. Note. You need the kext utility 10.8 ready which you'll find to the right on the brownish screen of the following link. This will give you sound. LION IDT92HD75B3 HP 8540w Audio kext - Downloads - OSx86.net 5. Next we need the ethernet driver. we want RealtekRTL81xx-0_0_90.pkg from here RTL81xx OS X Driver [Lnx2Mac's Blog] After that you should have video (works out the box), audio, ethernet, usb 2, keyboard and mouse. You can't have your secondary graphics card working as technically under mac osx it's not a graphics card (or at least it's not a graphics card that is connected properly). That's it. I've knocked this out quickly as it's late, but I don't believe I have forgotten anything. but I am prone to error so respond with any corrections etc. all the best. Just for the record .... mac osx ML on this laptop at this resolution and this degree of stability is ...... SHOCKINGLY GOOD.
  11. Hello. I have hp laptop dv6 6xxx. Running mountain lion fine. Everything working except memory card slot. If it's not a problem, please supply spec of your laptop and what you are using to try to install mountain-lion (I'm assuming Mountain Lion).
  12. Works under OSx Mountain Lion GM as well.
  13. Outstanding. Thanks very much. Working on HP DV6 6b51ea (i5) running OSX Mountain Lion GM. Has actually halved the loading time. Brilliant.
  14. OK. Last correction. Ignore the previous 2 posts. I've had to reinstall the full hackintosh because of other reasons. But the upshot is that it is installing Chimera 1.10.0 as the bootloader that is fixing the audio and not deleting the caches. It must be noted that In every case I have Chameleon installed first and install Chimera 1.10.0 over it.
  15. Yep. Day 2 of playing hours of Flash content from youtube, justin.tv etc and sound has not dropped once when it used to drop every 5-15 minutes.
  16. OwenCHines

    IDT 92HD71b7

    Sorry. Previous comment was to wrong thread. READ THIS. Have this sound kext running under OSX Mountain Lion GM. Works fine, but drops flash content very regularly as previously reported. So ... good under OSX 10.8.x TO FIX THE FLASH INSTABILITY I have cleared the caches (delete all contents from said caches S/L/Caches and L/Caches). Day 2 of playing hours of flash content and not lost sound once. Brilliant Kext.
  17. OwenCHines

    IDT 92HD71b7

    Just Quickly. Day to and it has not dropped once with playing different youtube and justin.tv flash movies. Seems to have done the trick with clearing the caches as normally would have bombed out every 5-15 minutes.
  18. I'll try to keep this to the point. I had this kext running in OSX 10.8 dp2-3. Now running it in Mountain Lion GM. As reported earlier its fine except it drops out quite often and you have to go to Sys' Prefs to get it to start again. Anyway. Just coincidence. I have cleared all the caches /system/library/caches and /library/caches. Now the issues seems to be resolved regarding crashing out with flash based video's. Still in testing but looks good. Just throwing it out there.
  19. Brilliant. Outstanding. Running Lion on Dell 1545. Works great as per instructions. Literally the only one that works. I have tried a few as well. Nice. And thanks.
  20. OwenCHines

    IDT 92HD71b7

    Just to confirm. It is working under OSX Mountain lion rc2 (or that's the windows terminology for pre release). Anyway. Yes. It will stop working under flash for no reason, and I suspect that it is the thing that crashes the system under facetime. But I cannot say that for a fact. Anyway. It's good, but it's not good enough. Too unreliable as it is guaranteed to stop if playing flash.
  21. Excellent. I have HP dv6 i5 laptop. I can confirm this works on bios modified hp dv6 with mountain lion (pre release). It was the bios modification that introduced the cmos problem in the first place (as I need the wifi card whitelist removing). But the bottom line is it's all working perfectly now. So .... good for 10.8.x
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