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General 'how-to-figure-this-out' guide?
I've been searching the forums here and at hackintosh, only to be left in the dark on how to make appropriate selections when installing iDeneb_v1.5_1057. What sort of hardware considerations should I be taking into account when I arrive at the 'customize' screen?
My issue is that after I restart, and boot into the 'mac' HDD (I assume this is the right step, it's not fully specified in any guide I've read), then I get a gray screen with a shiny apple icon, and sometimes, I even get the gray spinning icon below, from there, I've not been able to go further. I also, after entering the BIOS after restart, and choosing the appropriate HD, don't get a choice on how to boot the device (aka, no time/area to enter a -v or -legacy (I want to try that one)).
I'm just wondering if this is something I can change, or if nothing will work with my hardware. I see a ton of setup specific guides, which are great, but I built my rig, and I doubt any of those will work specifically for me. Is there a guideline somewhere that I am missing to provide me some info on which fixes, kernel, drivers, etc.. I should be choosing? I've been through several iterations, and different configs, and none get me past this point.
For conversations sake, here's my hardware (from Msinfo32.exe):
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LIONO
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model P5QL-E
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0404, 16/06/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name liono\michael
Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.59 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.20 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.65 GB
Page File Space 4.29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Any other information I can provide, let me know how to do it, and I'll do it.
I love OSX, but not the price of the hardware...
Last edited by thisiswilson; 07-27-2009 at 06:26 AM.
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