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I have Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 on DVD.

I tried to use the DVD to install onto an HP Pavilion DV6000.

It doesn't load, it shows one error: that "Mac OS version: Not yet set".

Kernel version Darwin kernel version 10.2.0 tue april 2 00:35:29 EST 2009; annappirtrvh v2:xnu-1486.2.11/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_1386 System model name:MacPro4,1

Please help me figure out how I can solve the error message.

My System Details Intel® Centrino Duo (2.20GHz,1MB) 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz - 2DIMMs Single Drive: 16X DVD-ROM Drive 150GB nvidia GeForce*Go 7400 graphic card.

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Basically, until the HP Pavilion becomes a Mac, it won't work very reliably and even less legally. – Jonathan Leffler Apr 7 '11 at 5:50
We don't answer Hackintosh questions on this site. – Daniel Beck Apr 7 '11 at 9:11

You probably have the retail OSX snow leopard, which will not load or boot on any pc.

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That's not completely true. You can actually load retail disks using something like iBoot or Boot132, though it's legal to do so. – Anne Apr 6 '11 at 19:02
i think you mean 'illegal', but this is correct. – Timothy Groote Apr 6 '11 at 23:06
Oops, clumsy typo, of course I mean illegal :) – Anne Apr 7 '11 at 16:36