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Ok so I was going to put snow leopard on the machine, but ...
HP Pavilion - Hackintosh
Ok so I was going to put snow leopard on the machine, but after a weird BIOS issues that doesn't allow the computer to boot from a thumb drive, I figured I would just try and put Kalyway on it from a bootloader CD.
Everything is going fine with the install, until it freezes on the Darwin command line.
I've tried but hitting Enter to boot from disk and even f8 with -v -x -y cpus=1 and it always stops at the exact same point.
Any help much appreciated. I'm thinking it is a graphic card issue. but I could be the mother board.
Here are some of the specs.
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9400 [2.66GHz, 6MB L2, 1333MHz FSB]
4GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 [DVI, HDMI, VGA]
Integrated 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports
Integrated 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet, No wireless LAN
LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
Total memory slots: 4 DIMM
Ports: 6 USB (2 front, 4 back)
Total slots: 1 PCIe (x16 graphics), 3 PCIe (x1)
Power supply: 300 watts
Network interface: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps (Ethernet)
Can you post your mobo and chipset? did you try using AHCI ?
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All the info I can get is posted from the spec sheet from HP site. I've of course switched over the HDD to AHCI.
The complete freeze line is:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0.: Sun Mar 2 00:11:08 SCT 2008; made by toH:xnu-1228/build/obj/release_i386
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