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    Default Compaq Presario SR1930Z - AMD 3800 - Installin Leopard

    Hey all! First off, and I know people do this all the time but I just gotta say it, this is an awesome forum. A serious wealth of information. And everyone is so friendly! I'm completely new to this scene, but I am a software developer and I hope with time I can become a useful part of this community. Also, I am not looking for the 'easy fix' or whatever, I know this is a gamble and yes my computer is now messed but I knew that could happen going in. I'm looking to learn

    Here is what I have going on for my setup:

    Compaq Presario SR1930Z Desktop

    - AMD Athlon(TM) 3800+ (2.4GHz / 512KB L2 cache) (SSE/2/3 Compatible)
    - 1GB DDR-400MHz SDRAM (2x512)
    - 250GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive
    - Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
    - USB Keyboard and Mouse (Logitec?)

    (It's a bit old, but from what I read it should be compatible?)

    The problems seem to be endless, but perhaps I am just overlooking something vital. I have been googling and reading posts from here and insanelymac for the past week, have reinstalled with the patched 10.5.5 and original iso about 20 times using different options, taking different steps, etc.

    As I am writing this I realized that the sheet with what options I have put to install with, and what I have tried is at the office, so I will have to edit that in later (sorry).

    The end result I would like to achieve is dual booting WinXP MCE 2005 and iDeneb v1.3 (10.5.5). I have done installs with everything checked and also ones with nothing checked, I have tried just doing the AMD patch, I have tried AMD+NVidia Patched ISO and different fixes and combinations of all of the above. I often get the "installation successful" and green checkmark. Do I want the AppleNForceATA chipset installed? When I reboot I either get the screen that tells me I must power off my computer, or more often it just keeps going into an endless boot-reboot cycle. Once in a while I get the gray background apple like its loading then get hit with the little circle with the line through that looks like the no-smoking sign (using the -x flag to boot).

    very similar problems to this fellow:
    10.5.5 installed using iDeneb, wont boot up. - InsanelyMac Forum
    but none of those fixes work

    I noticed something weird though, and I think this is where one of the problems may be. When I did my very first install of Leo, upon restart I was greeted with the Darwin message asking me which partition to boot from which had this listed (or something very similar):

    Windows XP (0,0)
    Leopard (0,1)

    I can get that same listing if I use DiskUtil and reformat the Leo partition back to HFS+ and then reboot. But after an install of Leo now I just get this (Darwin still handles the booting? weird. can I give it back to windows?):

    iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 (31,1)
    (NOTE: I never named a partition that.. and where is my winxp part?)

    Then endless boot-rebooting if I let it go. Needless to say, I cannot boot into WinXP anymore. All my base are belong to Darwin, it seems.

    And now the question: has anyone out there had the same problem, or have any clues on how to fix it?

    Ive started reading up on Darwin and bootloaders now, so perhaps I will uncover my own answer soon. Did my MBR get overwritten some how? What is happening I dont get why the partition table gets read correctly when no second OS is installed now, and it goes back to being wrong when I install iDeneb. Craziness. PLEASE help
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    If you go in disk utility and format the leopard partition you created, does darwin still boot? If so, try putting your win xp cd and try repair windows and type fixmbr then fixboot then fixmbr then fixboot. When it's done type exit, let it restart and windows should boot

    good luck
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    yea, even after reformatting, darwin still booted. tried repairing windows, but no luck. the xp cd does recognize that windows is installed though. and also, the windows ntfs filesystem mounts when i log into osx (yea! got it working!)

    but now im on to new problems. but for anyone that might run into the same thing here is a quick writeup on what i did:
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    so it was trying to boot that random partition that got created somehow called "iDeneb v1.3 (31,1)" i found somewhere how to boot a different partition. on the startup, press f8 for boot options in darwin and enter rd=disk#s# where the #'s correspond to what disk and what section/sector of that disk you want to boot from. to find this, after an install of leopard open terminal before it restarts, or just boot from the ideneb v1.3 disk and launch terminal to diskutil (NOT "Disk Utility") to check what your setup is:

    enter this into terminal: diskutil list

    mine had my winxp partition on disk0s1 and my leopard partition on disk0s2, so at the boot promt i typed: rd=disk0s2

    and whala!
    --
    then came my next problem. I ran into the screen where you have to set up an account, but it would keep looping back to the beginning after the "do you already own a mac?" screen.

    so i followed the instructions of a post i found on insanelymac that said the following:

    1) boot into single user mode. to do this, the whole boot option i had to enter was: rd=disk0s2 -s
    2)then when it loads down and puts you at terminal, put the following in (what it does doesnt matter for now): /sbin/fsck -fy
    3) when the previous finishes it will say something like "filesystem was modified" or "Leopard was ok" or something. and now we mount the partition for writing: /sbin/mount -uw /
    4)now choose a root password by entering: passwd root
    5)after entering your chosen password twice (wont look like its doing anything) we want to tell it that we are done setting up and want to use our new mac: touch /Volumes/Leopard/var/db/.AppleSetupDone

    make sure if you didnt name your partition "Leopard" you put the correct name in (may have named it something like "OSx86", or "Untitled" if you forgot to name it)

    6)now reboot: reboot

    and bam, its up and running (still have to use the "rd=disk0s2" boot option).
    --

    anyway, if anyone can help me from here, or if i should make a new post let me know. the problem is with my wireless card (Netgear WG111v2, runs the RTL8187 chipset). I found some posts that suggest installing the RTL8187L driver, and I have done so (tried from the realtek website, and from ideneb). both give me the same result: the utility launches and the crab icon just jumps up and down like a jerk for a little bit in the dock, then nothing.

    system profiler shows that it is recognized as a usb device, and even names it correctly. I know my usbs are working too because my flash drives work no problem.

    i got to system preferences>networking and under the configure drop down there is nothing listed at all.

    please help!

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    Also, an important sidenote: the suggestion above, though appreciated, does not work. I can no longer boot either partition. No more Darwin, it says missin NTLDR press any key to restart

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    To fix the missing NTLDR follow these steps:
    * Insert the Windows CD and start the computer.
    * When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R.
    * Type a number corresponding to the Windows installation you wish to repair (usually 1) and press Enter.
    * When prompted, type the administrator password and press Enter.
    * From the command prompt, copy NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM from the i386 folder of the CD to the root folder of the hard drive. In the example commands given below, C: is the hard drive and D: is the CD-ROM drive. You will need to change the drive letters if appropriate:
    COPY D:\I386\NTLDR C:\
    COPY D:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
    * Remove the Windows XP CD from the drive and restart the computer.

    good luck
    [x] asus p5gdc-v deluxe :: p4 520, ati x800xl (not recognized) :: 2*1gb corsair DDR2 pc2-5300 :: creative live :marvell yukon LAN :: osx leopard 10.5.1 [x]


 

 

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