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Guide to Installing Mavericks on HP Probook

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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?
So:
1.) I can't boot from my hdd.
2.) I will get some live CD and then try this.
3.) the end of all three matches with 55aa

FYI: I created the USB installer using unibeast and used it.
 

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So:
1.) I can't boot from my hdd.
Even if you force it with F9 at BIOS? Just clarifying...

FYI: I created the USB installer using unibeast and used it.
I realize that (because running the installer from the desktop does not work, but may modify the bootable partition table information), but I'm wondering if you ran the installer like you would on a real Mac prior to doing that.
 
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Even if you force it with F9 at BIOS? Just clarifying...



I realize that (because running the installer from the desktop does not work, but may modify the bootable partition table information), but I'm wondering if you ran the installer like you would on a real Mac prior to doing that.
Ahh, never mind, I solved it. You give me hint about the partition not beeing active, so I ran fdisk with the selected drive (in my case /dev/rdisk0) and -e option then marked my first partition active with "f 1". Then write out and after a reboot everything is back to normal.
 

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Ahh, never mind, I solved it. You give me hint about the partition not beeing active, so I ran fdisk with the selected drive (in my case /dev/rdisk0) and -e option then marked my first partition active with "f 1". Then write out and after a reboot everything is back to normal.
I thought that might work. Although I'm somewhat surprised the BIOS cares about having an EE partition (protective MBR) marked active. But having silly things in BIOS implementations has almost stopped surprising me.
 
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Hey RehabMan, can you please answer my questions below?
 
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Yes, but that is not my problem. I can boot normally trough chimera without the boot dongle. But it only starts with -f.

I just wanted to know. If I want to start over with Mavericks in a fresh partition... How do I save my data? Would it be enough to save it via Time Machine? Or is there a more simple solution? Having sound would be enough. But I dunno, what could be the problem here. Maybe I have to start over with the installation process, but i fear to loose some data, or when I play back my Time machine backup, the problems start all over again.
 

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Yes, but that is not my problem. I can boot normally trough chimera without the boot dongle. But it only starts with -f.
This is something you have not mentioned until now. Perhaps you should repair permissions & rebuild cache. Use DPCIManager and be sure to pay attention to any errors.

I just wanted to know. If I want to start over with Mavericks in a fresh partition... How do I save my data? Would it be enough to save it via Time Machine? Or is there a more simple solution? Having sound would be enough. But I dunno, what could be the problem here. Maybe I have to start over with the installation process, but i fear to loose some data, or when I play back my Time machine backup, the problems start all over again.
I would just restore your data manually... copy it as necessary to an external drive, and copy it back once your fresh install is done.
 
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Edit: Wow, I just restarted and now everything is fine!



Ok, it gave me this, as I rebuild cache and repaired:

24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[451]: /: no supported helper partitions to update.
24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[451]: Lock acquired; proceeding.
24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[448]: /: no supported helper partitions to update.
24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[449]: Created prelinked kernel /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache.
24.10.13 00:47:02, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.usboverdrive.driver.hid 300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.Accusys.driver.Acxxx 300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/ACPIBatteryManager.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/ACPIPoller.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67030 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA2A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:00, com.apple.kextcache[451]: / locked; waiting for lock.
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOCelerityFC 304089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressPCIUl4 404029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressSASHBA 200009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressSASHBA3 100059000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressSASRAID 307029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC 110000009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors 110000009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors 110000009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/GenericUSBXHCI.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.jmicron.driver.HSSDBlockStorage 105009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOAHCIBlockStorage.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/IOath3kfrmwr.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.jmicron.driver.JMB38X 105009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.jmicron.JMicronATA 101069000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: LittleSnitch.kext is in exclude list; omitting.
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.Logitech.Control Center.HID Driver 307009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.Logitech.Unifying.HID Driver 103009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.insanelymac.RealtekRTL8111 101029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext net.telestream.driver.TelestreamAudio 101009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.usboverdrive.driver.hid 300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.usboverdrive.driver.hid.safe 300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller 108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard 108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Mouse 108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad 108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67030 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA2A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: Load at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch failed; removing personalities from kernel.
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: Failed to load LittleSnitch.kext - (libkern/common) general/unspecified error.
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: kext at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch 387600009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextcache[448]: rebuilding /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/IOKitPersonalities_x86_64.ioplist.gz is out of date; not using.
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Directories/System/Library/Extensions/KextIdentifiers.plist.gz is out of date; not using.
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Rescanning kernel extensions.
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Directories/System/Library/Extensions/KextIdentifiers.plist.gz is out of date; not using.
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[438]: Finished repair
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[437]: Finished xattr
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[435]: Finished chown
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[433]: Finished chmod F
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[428]: Finished chmod D
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[423]: Finished chmod N


Do I now just have to give probook installer a try? Do I have to restart. Sorry, I am totally new to troubleshooting. Thank you for your help!
 

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Edit: Wow, I just restarted and now everything is fine!



Ok, it gave me this, as I rebuild cache and repaired:

Code:
24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[451]: /: no supported helper partitions to update.
24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[451]: Lock acquired; proceeding.
24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[448]: /: no supported helper partitions to update.
24.10.13 00:47:20, com.apple.kextcache[449]: Created prelinked kernel /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache.
24.10.13 00:47:02, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.usboverdrive.driver.hid  300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.Accusys.driver.Acxxx  300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/ACPIBatteryManager.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/ACPIPoller.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67030 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA2A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:01, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext"
24.10.13 00:47:00, com.apple.kextcache[451]: / locked; waiting for lock.
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOCelerityFC  304089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressPCIUl4  404029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressSASHBA  200009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressSASHBA3  100059000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.ATTO.driver.ATTOExpressSASRAID  307029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC  110000009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors  110000009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors  110000009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/GenericUSBXHCI.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.jmicron.driver.HSSDBlockStorage  105009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOAHCIBlockStorage.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:58, com.apple.kextcache[449]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67062 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/IOath3kfrmwr.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.jmicron.driver.JMB38X  105009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.jmicron.JMicronATA  101069000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: LittleSnitch.kext is in exclude list; omitting.
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.Logitech.Control Center.HID Driver  307009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.Logitech.Unifying.HID Driver  103009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.insanelymac.RealtekRTL8111  101029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext net.telestream.driver.TelestreamAudio  101009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.usboverdrive.driver.hid  300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext com.usboverdrive.driver.hid.safe  300029000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller  108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard  108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Mouse  108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:56, com.apple.kextcache[449]: kext org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad  108089000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67030 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA2A for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: Load at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch failed; removing personalities from kernel.
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: Failed to load LittleSnitch.kext - (libkern/common) general/unspecified error.
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: kext at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch  387600009000 is in exception list, allowing to load
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextd[12]: WARNING - Invalid signature -67061 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA0B for kext "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext"
24.10.13 00:46:54, com.apple.kextcache[448]: rebuilding /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/IOKitPersonalities_x86_64.ioplist.gz is out of date; not using.
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Directories/System/Library/Extensions/KextIdentifiers.plist.gz is out of date; not using.
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Rescanning kernel extensions.
24.10.13 00:46:53, com.apple.kextd[12]: Cache file /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Directories/System/Library/Extensions/KextIdentifiers.plist.gz is out of date; not using.
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[438]: Finished repair
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[437]: Finished xattr
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[435]: Finished chown
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[433]: Finished chmod F
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[428]: Finished chmod D
24.10.13 00:46:25, Repair Permissions[423]: Finished chmod N

Do I now just have to give probook installer a try? Do I have to restart. Sorry, I am totally new to troubleshooting. Thank you for your help!
It looks like a pretty normal result of cache rebuild, except for all the littlesnitch, usboverdrive, telestream, atto, and logitech things. Do you really need all those third party kexts?
 
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