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Guide to Installing Mavericks on HP Probook

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So I got it now working. Everything works, except for sound. What could be wrong here?
Is this a fresh install? What options did you use in the ProBook Installer? Compress and post your /var/log/install.log.
 
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I updated my 10.8.5 to 10.9 and everything is working except my bootloader. I tried to reinstall it with the probook installer and with chameleon wizard but i always got the "install an operating system" on boot. I only can boot with the installer USB drive. What can be the problem? Before mavericks i never had any boot problems.
 

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I updated my 10.8.5 to 10.9 and everything is working except my bootloader. I tried to reinstall it with the probook installer and with chameleon wizard but i always got the "install an operating system" on boot. I only can boot with the installer USB drive. What can be the problem? Before mavericks i never had any boot problems.
What is your partition setup? It sounds like you don't have an active partition.
 
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What is your partition setup? It sounds like you don't have an active partition.
I have to partitions, one 280 gb for the system and a 40 gb for some files.
 

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I have to partitions, one 280 gb for the system and a 40 gb for some files.
Not enough information. What is the output of this?
Code:
# in Terminal
diskutil list
sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0
 
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Is this a fresh install? What options did you use in the ProBook Installer? Compress and post your /var/log/install.log.

How do I compress the install.log?

I think, that I now messed up my MAC OS X. I only can get into it, with -f via boot dongle.

If not, it gives me the apple screen, with the error icon on top after a while. And the wheel under it spinning.
 

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How do I compress the install.log?

I think, that I now messed up my MAC OS X. I only can get into it, with -f via boot dongle.

If not, it gives me the apple screen, with the error icon on top after a while. And the wheel under it spinning.
Probably best to start over and follow the guide carefully.
 
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Not enough information. What is the output of this?
Code:
# in Terminal
diskutil list
sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0
Here you go:
Code:
[FONT=Andale Mono]localhost:~ doncarlos$ diskutil list/dev/disk0[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *320.1 GB   disk0[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   2:                  Apple_HFS system                  279.2 GB   disk0s2[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   3:                  Apple_HFS data                    40.4 GB    disk0s3[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]/dev/disk1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *7.9 GB     disk1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   1:                  Apple_HFS Installer               7.9 GB     disk1s1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]localhost:~ doncarlos$ sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]Password:[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]Disk: /dev/rdisk0    geometry: 38913/255/63 [625142448 sectors][/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]Signature: 0xAA55[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]         Starting       Ending[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec [     start -       size][/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]------------------------------------------------------------------------[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 1: EE 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [         1 -  625142447] <Unknown ID>[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 2: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused      [/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 3: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused      [/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused[/FONT]
 
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Probably best to start over and follow the guide carefully.
Right from the start, with formating my partition and everything? But I can get in my Mac OS X Mavericks.

How do I safe my data? Is it enough to safe it via Time Machine?

Or isn't there another workaround?
 

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Here you go:
Code:
[FONT=Andale Mono]localhost:~ doncarlos$ diskutil list/dev/disk0[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *320.1 GB   disk0[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   2:                  Apple_HFS system                  279.2 GB   disk0s2[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   3:                  Apple_HFS data                    40.4 GB    disk0s3[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]/dev/disk1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *7.9 GB     disk1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]   1:                  Apple_HFS Installer               7.9 GB     disk1s1[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]localhost:~ doncarlos$ sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]Password:[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]Disk: /dev/rdisk0    geometry: 38913/255/63 [625142448 sectors][/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]Signature: 0xAA55[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]         Starting       Ending[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec [     start -       size][/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono]------------------------------------------------------------------------[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 1: EE 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [         1 -  625142447] <Unknown ID>[/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 2: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused      [/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 3: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused      [/FONT]
[FONT=Andale Mono] 4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused[/FONT]
I would do a few things:

1) Can you force BIOS to boot your HDD using F9?

2) Check in Linux to see if your system partition is marked 'boot' (I don't know of a way to check that on OS X).

3) Check that the bootloader is installed correctly in MBR/PBR

Code:
sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk0 of=/tmp/mbr count=1 bs=512
xxd </tmp/mbr|tail
sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk0s2 of=/tmp/pbr count=1 bs=512
xxd </tmp/pbr|tail
sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk0s2 of=/tmp/pbr count=2 bs=512
xxd </tmp/pbr|tail
The last two bytes of all three outputs should be 55aa.

FYI: Just a guess... you ran the Mavericks installer at the desktop after it downloaded, instead of quitting it right away?
 
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