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    I have been on a project trying to get this up and running for a couple of days now. I've had mixed results.

    My system is a Gateway Notebook (NV79c47u)
    Intel Core i5 M450
    4gb ram
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (1gb vram)
    Windows 7 x64 host

    "iDeneb_v1.6_1058_Lite_Edition" works, but I need to have Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or 10.6.4 running as I am a web designer/developer. I need to be able to quickly test designs and other development in a Mac OS environment occasionally.

    With "Snow_Leopard_Client_Server_10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel _AMD_by_Hazard", I am unable to get the correct combination of options with which to get this up and running properly.

    My question is this:

    Which distribution should I use? I know as of 10.6.2, Mac OS X supports Core i5 processors. I just need to find the best distro for my purposes or just go out and buy the retail disc of 10.6.4. I do have the combo update to 10.6.4 from Apple, so I don't mind using a slightly older build of a distro as long as it works and I can update it without it breaking the VM.

    It also seems to me that getting it up and running in virtualbox would be easier than trying to make it work in a dual boot situation on my laptop, now that VirtualBox has OS X guest support...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisj73 View Post
    Intel Core i5 M450


    "iDeneb_v1.6_1058_Lite_Edition" works,
    With "Snow_Leopard_Client_Server_10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel _AMD_by_Hazard", I am unable to get the correct combination of options with which to get this up and running properly.

    I know as of 10.6.2, Mac OS X supports Core i5 processors. I just need to find the best distro for my purposes

    It also seems to me that getting it up and running in virtualbox would be easier than trying to make it work in a dual boot situation on my laptop, now that VirtualBox has OS X guest support...
    You already have one of the best distros, and selections would be similar to your iDeneb.
    As for core i5 CPU, it depends on which one you have as there are several flavors, and for some of them 10.6.2 is nowhere close.
    If you always have luck with VM then you should continue that way. Most of the time, VM method introduces one more problem area with software configuration/hardware interface issues.

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    I have now tried iAtkos S3 v2 using Takwing's guide here and followed this exactly, but after install finishes and first boot, the startup hangs at the grey screen with the apple logo. No spinning indicator. I restart with the boot option -v and the process hangs at "Starting Darwin x86_64".

    Does anyone have an idea what could be the problem?
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    For those interested:

    I have now got this working. iAtkos S3 V2 works great with the least am ount of issues. I only had to additionally first boot the EmpireEFI 10.6.3 Legacy iso and then install Nawcom's 10.6.3 Legacy kernel.

 

 

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