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    Default DVD OSX86 won´t boot first time (/com.apple.boot.plist not found)

    Hello all.

    I have the following hardware:
    Pentium D 820
    Asus P5B-Delux wifi
    Samsung DVD Burner Whrite Master
    3 Samsung HD with the folowing formatting:
    Disk 0 - NTFS - Windows Vista
    Disk 1 - 20 GB (active Primary Partition - no letter and no formatting) + 212GB (active Primary Partition - D letter)
    Disk 2 - NTFS (NTFS - backup)

    I want to isntall Mac OSX86 in the Disk 1 so I can have dual boot with 2 separate drives.

    I have the JAS DVD File: Mac OS X 10.4.8 [JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 & PPF2].iso burnt to a DVD-R.

    When I try to boot from the DVD, I get the following message:

    system config file '/com.apple.boot.plist' not found

    at his point, I press F8 and enter the boot menu, where there is only one option of HD (I suppose) to enter and also the -V or ? to go to. I think I tried everything.

    Dows any one else had this problem?

    Can someone have a clue of what is going on?

    Thanks.
    grbrum



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    P5B-Deluxe means ICH8R. That means you must must must must must have an SATA DVD-RW.

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    i had that today also with the uphuck 1.3
    i installed a 2nd time and in the disk utility i selected a DOS MBR instead of the default apple thinggie and then it worked.

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    nemster, he's not getting as far as you, because it's not even booting off the DVD.

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    hey smackum,

    I dont have Sata DVD indeed, but why is it needed if I use the IDE dvd to install windows and it works great? Also, the dvd is recognized otherwise it wouldnt even ask for the file below, agree?

    I am using a Sata hard drive drive though. meybe this is the problem ?
    also, i get no messege weather i want to boot from the dvd or not. It just pops this message before anything happens.

    when I press F8, I get the following message:

    Use ^ keys to select the startup volume
    hd (255,0)ehternet PXE client

    (does this mean that it can't detect my HD?)

    When I tried isntalling in vmware, I had the same problem the first time, then I rebooted (the virtual machine) and it worked fine. when I press F8 in VMware i get the following message:

    Use ^ keys to select the startup volume
    hd (31,1) Jas 10.4.8 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3

    The first thing that this tells me is that the DVD was burnt correctly (because it works in VMware) but maybe the problem is in the HD ?

    any clue on how to solve this? I dont like the idea of buying another HD as I dont have space in my computer and also it may not work as well. Is there a fix to work with Sata drives?

    If so, howcome through VMware I can install the MacOSX if the drive is SATA and it recognizes as such?

    thanks for your help.


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    The reason is that no OS X DVD is patched properly to support the JMicron controller - either 361 or 363 on your board, I forget which - and without that patch, it does not boot.

    The fact that VMWare's installation works is that the DVD drive (along with everything else) is *emulated* hardware.

    You are correct that it's not detecting your hard drive, but it's not a problem with the hard drive. It's that the ICH7/ICH8 patch isn't loading yet because it can't be read from the DVD drive.

    Also, in your system's BIOS be sure that your SATA is set to AHCI mode. This will break Windows, though, unless you installed Vista with it set to AHCI from the beginning. In short, if you're not using AHCI, you're in for a long day (repair-install Windows, then install OS X).

    Actually, a great Vista/OS X dual-boot guide is available here:

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=51364

    It works, you should use it, and the 965 chipset is a breeze if you pay attention. It even correctly tells you when you're going to have an error and how to fix it, so you need to pay close attention.

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    Great Smackum, I will read it and give it a try.
    Do you think that with this tutorial, I may be able to bood from the DVD in my current hardware?

    Also, is there a way to use other boot method? such as mounting the install files to a HD partition and boot from it?
    Or can I install to an empty partition from within Windows using a Virtual machine or some other tool?

    crazy ideas? maybe, maybe not, huh?

    hey sorry for my (sometimes) bad english

    tks

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    Moving stuff to another partition on the HDD might work, but i've never tried it before. It'd be cool, though, I'd like a restore partition on my hard drive.

    I don't think your current IDE DVD drive will work at all with OS X on that board.

    you could use it, however, as a regular drive once you have the JMicro patch installed, but it's just not going to work for booting OS X.

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    Yeah. that sucks, because a sata Drive costs a lot in Brasil...

    Isnt there a daemon tools variat that I can use to mount the DVD iso to a Hard drive partition?
    Remember the windows 98, where we could keep the install files in a folder and run it from DOS? Great times, haha....

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    that'll work if you install via VMWare.


 

 
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