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Dell Dimension 8200
I am a hackintosh newbie and I have tried several times in the past to install OSX on several machines without ever being able to even boot into the installer. I am trying again now on a Dell Dimension 8200 and am getting errors like "NFS_BOOT_INIT failed with 6" and "Unable to find driver for platform: ACPI". I have tried iATKOS v7, iPC & JaS Mac OSX 10.4.6 so far. Can anyone recommend a Distro (I'm currently downloading XxX OSX 10.5.6 & iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5) based on my specs below? Also, with only 512 MB RAM, will Leopard work OK for me or should I stick with Tiger?
Dell Dimension 8200 Specs:
ACPI Uniprocessor PC
intel p4 2.26GHz
CNet PRO200WL Fast Ethernet Adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX 420
Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller
80 GB IDE HD
If you need more info, just ask but please let me know how to find it. I am a computer programmer so I'm more computer literate than a lot of people, but I'm a complete noob with technical hardware specs and/or anything dealing with OSX86.
Got it working using Mac OS X 10.4.8 [JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 & PPF2]. If anyone knows of a Leopard install that will work, let me know as I'd prefer that, but I'm happy for now.
Now I've gotta find a driver for my network card (listed above). If anyone knows where I might find it, let me know.
The other issue is that for some reason my computer hangs after No Airport Card Detected if I boot off the HD, whereas if I boot from the DVD and type enter rd=disk0s1, it works. Any ideas? I've looked at the Boot.plist file on the DVD and seen that it uses the kernel params -v -legacy, so I tried these when booting from the HD, with and without rd=disk0s1 or rd=disk0, but still get the same results. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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