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    Default Newbie that isn't getting it at all!

    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.



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    I can try to help you, can you please link me to the HP support page for your model PC?
    # Toshiba Satellite U205-S5002 # # Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2300E[1.66GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB] #
    # 1024MB DDR2 PC5300 RAM # # 100GB (5400 RPM) (SATA) HDD #
    # Matushita SuperMulti DVD DL Drive #
    # 12.1" Widescreen TFT LCD @ 1280x800 Native Resolution (WXGA) #

    # Windows XP Pro wSP2 / Windows Vista Ultimate / OSX 10.4.8 AMD/Intel SSE2/SSE3 JaS / QE/CI/Q2DE #

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolishOX View Post
    I can try to help you, can you please link me to the HP support page for your model PC?
    Do you mean this page? http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/p...&lang=en&cc=us
    I'm not sure what you can get from there..

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    Okay, well I managed to get some kind of message out by typing pointless commands until it stayed on the screen. Here's what it says:

    Loading HFS+ file: [/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.lre.Boot.plist] from 4230450.
    reading configuration file '/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.lre.Boot.plist'.
    Error parsing plist fileSetting boot-uuid to: 3F2E02BC-6827-39B4-9BD0-A10706806A8F
    Loading Darwin/x86
    Loading kernel mach-kernel
    Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4230450.
    Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4230450.

    Kernel over flows available space

    I don't know, but I'm assuming 'space' either means ram space, or harddrive space - which in that case doesn't make sense since I already have an unallocated partition waiting for it, and I'm sure it can fit into the ram. Unless the parition must be already set up (which I haven't bothered with yet, because I don't want to deal with windows, and will eventually do it in gparted).

    I also put this into my old computer that runs Linux, and it actually started the installation, but got a kernel panic, which I assume is because of the old processor/bad ATI graphics card. That doesn't really matter; it just shows that the DVD works..

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    My recommendation to get started is as follows:

    THere's a good chance your torrent application sucks. Try using AZUREUS.

    Download a new JAS DVD from (DEMONOID>COM).

    When you have the dvd, burn it using TRANSMAC v7.6.

    While viewing the burnt DVD in Windows only an app like Transmac can see the full contents.

    It helps if you are NOT dual or triple booting.

    OSX likes to be on disk0r0 (or 1st hdd and 1st partition).

    Use GPARTED to wipe your hdd.

    Create a new partition; PRIMARY; set: ACTIVE; type: SHAG OS or HFS+.

    If your partition is NOT PRIMARY AND ACTIVE, the installation will FAIL.

    Reboot with JAS DVD. Begin installation.

    During installation before picking patches, click TOOLS, DISK UTILITY.

    ERASE your partition and set as: HFS+

    Pick patches for AMD and SSE3. Nothing more for now.
    # Toshiba Satellite U205-S5002 # # Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2300E[1.66GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB] #
    # 1024MB DDR2 PC5300 RAM # # 100GB (5400 RPM) (SATA) HDD #
    # Matushita SuperMulti DVD DL Drive #
    # 12.1" Widescreen TFT LCD @ 1280x800 Native Resolution (WXGA) #

    # Windows XP Pro wSP2 / Windows Vista Ultimate / OSX 10.4.8 AMD/Intel SSE2/SSE3 JaS / QE/CI/Q2DE #


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    Quote Originally Posted by PolishOX View Post
    THere's a good chance your torrent application sucks. Try using AZUREUS.

    Download a new JAS DVD from (DEMONOID>COM).
    I'm using uTorrent. I'm sure it's a good application since it looks almost identical to Azureus. I guess the real problem with downloading would be that I had a demonoid account at one point, but I can't figure out under what email it's registered. I've tried every one I could remember, and they're not allowing registration right now, so I am pretty much screwed.

    The uphuck dvd I downloaded was from another tracker, and I did the best I could to make sure it wasn't junk.

    Right now I'm going to try using VMware to install it, and if I have no luck, I'll try what you said. Thanks a lot.

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    Well, I decided to give up on VMware because I have no vmware OSX86 image to copy, and I can't find it either.

    I did all of what PolishOS said: downloaded JAS, burned it with Transmac. The problem I'm having now is that the installer is not showing my hard drive at all. I've checked the System Profiler, and it doesn't show up as a device. All I see is my CDROM in Disk Utility.

    And since gparted doesn't let me create HFS+, I have made many different format partitions (all as first partitions), including FAT32, with af, using fdisk, and cfdisk as well. I was wondering if the format has anything to do with it, and seeing as it reads my FAT16 USB stick, I don't think so. (But then, what do I know?) I also checked the paritions for errors with fsck.

    When Darwin loads the installer, it also gives me an error like this, which I think is relevant, in the long chain of text:
    hdik: IOKit timed out waiting for driver to load: error e00002d6

    I'm wondering if the partitions have to be hda, not sda. Does anybody know?.. Is there a way to virtualize hda, if it's needed?..

    As an aside, the touchpad doesn't work, so I have to use a mouse, and the keyboard doesn't seem to work either. I wanted to use the installer's terminal to check things, but I can't type. There's something in Darwin about the keyboard sending unexpected requests?..

    I can't find anything on this.. please help.

    Last edited by norchogane; 08-30-2007 at 08:06 AM. Reason: adding image

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    Well, okay, for those that might refer to this in the future, and my own progress:

    This is for the HP Pavilion dv9410ca.

    I found out the HD wasn't showing because it was SATA, and I suspect because of a nForce motherboard. The easiest fix for this was to download the newest Tubgirl release (off of PB), which had supporting drivers already built into it.

    The current (and hopefully final problem) I'm having is that Disk Utility is getting this error, while trying to do anything: "the underlying task reported failure on exit"

    I have used to the partitioner on the Ubuntu cd to reformat the drive, and did some long tests with fsck for errors. It seems to have found some, and I'm going to try the installation again after this.


    As an aside, I've also gotten the uphuck dvd to work by using -v -x parms in boot, it seems. Uphuck seems to have the needed fixes for making the touchpad and keyboard actually work, so I will have to try installing some drivers or whatever from it later, like someone else suggested on Insanelymac.
    Last edited by norchogane; 08-31-2007 at 06:39 AM.

 

 

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