Hi; I'd first like to excuse myself if there's an answer for this somewhere already. I'm not even sure what type of things to search for to make sure. This just feels ridiculous now, and I feel like a total moron.
Anyway. I want to install Mac OSx on my HP Pavilion dv9000 (AMD Turion 64x2, nVidia graphics (not exactly sure which as apparently this has two graphic devices in it), Broadcom wireless..etc.). I saw a video of someone running the Mac operating system on this/similar computer on YouTube, so I know this isn't impossible.
I have downloaded image file after image file, and burned all to DVDs; tried different burning programs (most success with Alcohol 120%). Most DVDs won't even boot anything when I put them to install, and the one I have now, which is the uphuck 10.3 that came as a .cdr file, is not getting past Darwin bootloader.
I hit any key to get the installation and it shows the loading thing for about a second, then flashes an error message so fast I can't read it. -v doesn't help either. Nor -v -s.
I mounted the image before on a virtual drive to try make sure it wasn't junk, and all I saw in WinExplorer (stuck using Vista for now) was some boot files (no folders, nothing else). Alcohol said that the virtual drive was the same size as the image, even though all I was seeing added up to about 500kb.. this doesn't make sense to me, but I tried it anyway. Also, I am unsure of how the disk should look like inside, so I have no idea what's missing and what not.
I've obvious read a bunch of guides by now, and none tell me how to insure the validation of the image, how to burn it properly, and how to burn a .cdr. It's pretty easy to burn anything, but something is screwing up somewhere. I've already wasted a small pile of DVDs and a week in constant downloading. I'm hoping someone can give me a helpful pointer instead of just concluding I'm an idiot. I've used Linux on my old computer for over a year, so I'm not new to computers.