Unfortunatly some of the hardware is not (yet) usable (no sound, no wifi, no graphics). But this could also because of booting in safe mode. When I don't boot in safe mode, it hangs on mounting the windows partitions...
I was going to try to hack this to run OS X & but now I'm a discouraged, oh well!
I'd love to have a working OSX setup for the y510p - I lost hackintosh access when changing laptops and have a piece of software that unfortunately is OSX only.
A working path to both 10.8 and 10.9 have been found! I recently bought a y510p, SLI model. After a lot of research, I've found that it's possible to get the 10.8 hazard release (I really don't recommend distros) and 10.9 from the App Store with the Pandora installer.
I needed use the following kernel flags at first:
-v -x -s -f -F PciRoot=1
this is got me to single user, where I was able to strip out all kexts with Graphics drivers. There are instructions for this somewhere (will edit if I come across it again).
Less the conflicting kexts, you should get to the installer with no more than PciRoot=1. You will need an external keyboard and mouse unless you have the appropriate elan kexts, VoodooPS2 didn't work for me.
Results so far: QE/CI is available if you remove the second nvidia ultrabay card. GraphicsEnabler woks well for this using the latest chameleon brach boot loader (part of the awesome Pandora installer).
No wireless (Bluetooth worked out of the box though).
Lan card nit found at allllll, :( need whitelist fix, and potentially Broadcom card like real MBPs.
No sound, yet. I have hope there's some solution, maybe a DSDT fix eventually. VoodooHDA was a no go here too sadly.
Battery PM working with voodoo and patch from pandora installer post install. USB 3.0 working.
Card reader works out of the box, and so does the web cam!
After er getting the battery's PM working, trackpad stops working (but not keyboard -- functionality comes from the same driver I believe).
Was able to get a nice full 1920x1080x32 display with the IGU (ultrabay card removed). Keyboard backlight is built in to the keyboard so that works well too.
Trackpad has issues detecting taps and gestures don't work, or randomly sometimes work for a brief moment.
Ram detected fully, all 4 slots, with correctly populated info on occupied slots.
I used smbios info from a macbookpro 8,1 for this but macbookpro 10,3 is probably more appropriate (uses a similar nvidia 750m ^_^).
That's all for now. Hope this helps someone.
I would like to try OSX as well, I got the iatkos ML3 UEFI version, waiting to be flashed to a usb stick.