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Help on HP Pavilion p6390es

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Hello every one, I'm very new in all of this, in fact I have never even use a mac. But now I need to install OS X (not sure which version) on my HP pavilion p6390 desktop (buying a mac would be much better but since that's out of my reach I'm exploring the hackingtosh way). So the first thing I would like to know is if that installing any version on my pc is even possible.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance.

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Your rig might work with nawcom´s mod and 10.6.8 if you can follow this guide:

http://www.osx86.net/desktops/9746-guide-os-x-10-6-amd.html

I cant tell whether the 9100 mGPU will be supported. Best try to install on a seperate sATA HDD, if you can source one.

If you would like to probe your hardware in advance, run this: System Info - Downloads - OSx86.net

Note that suitable JAVA runtime is needed in Windows. If you got now or few or no :( , I would give it a try.

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Hello noway, thank you very much for your response, I've just seen the guide, it is intended for AMD systems, mine is Intel, processor is intel core 2 quad q8300 and my graphics is AMD Radeon HD 4350.

I downloaded the tool and will try it today, then I will post all the info.

Thaks again

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Seems there were a few flavours of the 6390 available over time. A Q8300 will make things a lot easier!

Basically you can follow the guide though. Nawcom´s mod should be fine for you too.

Best submit all your hardware specs in your signature.

People will find it easier to help you along that way.

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Thanks again noway, well I've been looking on the net for some info, and there are a lot of things and terms I don't understand, it seems I need kext (which I suppose are the equivalents of drivers in windows) so I went here Kexts and search on the list they have and I found com.apple.kext.ATISupport (7.0.2) has been tested on Mountain Lion successfully for my video card (radeon HD4350) so, my question is:

Should I download that file from somewhere? if so, then from where?

There are also some other indications on installing a boot loader using a pkg installer (boot loader is clover) so:

what is pkg installer and how do I run that? should I use something in the ML installer?

Thanks

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Your graphic chip has been covered here: http://www.osx86.net/desktops/11515-guide-installing-ati-radeon-hd4350-graphics-card-mac-os-x-lion.html

and here: [GUIDE] ATI Radeon HD 4350 and Mac OS X 10.6 (and 10.7)

But first things first. Get yourself a copy of the Snow Leopard retail DVD from Apple and install 10.6.

Afterwards you can enable graphics hardware acceleration in 10.6 and try to install (Mountain) Lion.

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Hello noway, thanks for your reply, Ok I'll do that, by the way, yesterday I ran sys info on my pc but could not export because of exceptions, today I'll try to solve that problem.

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