1/10/09 ~ Crackint0sh

i've managed to use iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 to boot, format the HD as one HSF+(Journaled)
partition named "Leopard" and install on a Dell Inspirion E1705 laptop (specs below)...

after the PC resarts, it then boots to the Apple logo, and loads for a few minutes,
then the screen goes blue for a second and then blank...

so, i've rebooted with the iDeneb DVD and used Disk Utility to verify the disk,
with no problems reported... so i verified Disk Permissions and this was returned...

Group differs on "private/etc/cups", should be 0, group is 26.
Persmissions differ on "private/var/spool/cusp/cach/rss", should be drwxr-xr...
(the line got cut off after this an i couldn't read the rest of the line)

then i decided to Repair Disk Permissions, and wait five minutes...
and Verified Permissions after the repair with no permission issues this time.
after this, the same blank screen...

so, after restarting i pressed F8 for advanced startup options on bootup...
and then typed "?" at the boot: promp to learn more......

The boot: prompt waits for you to type advanced startup options.
If you don't type anything, the computer continues starting up normally.
It uses the kernel and configuration files on the startup device,
which it also uses as the root device. Advanced startup options use this syntax:

[device]<kernel> [arguments]

Example arguments include...

device: rd=<BSD device name> (e.g. rd=disk0s2)
rd=*<IODeviceTree path> (e.g. rd=*/PCI0@0/CHN0@0:1)

kernel: kernel name (e.g. "mach_kernel" - must be in "/")

flags: -v (verbose) -s (single user mode),
-x (safe mode) -F (ignore boot configuration file)

"Graphics Mode"="WIDTHxHEIGHTxDEPTH" (e.g. "1024x768x32)

For VESA 3.0 graphics, you may append
a refresh rate, after an "@" character (e.g. "1280x1024x32@75")

kernel flags (e.g. debug=0x144)
io=0xffffffff defined in IOKit/IOKitDegub.h)

Example: mach_kernel rd=disk0s1 -v "Graphics Mode"="4096x4096x32@85"

If the computer won't start properly, you may be able to start it up using safe mode.
Type -x to start up in safe mode, which ignores all cached driver files.

Special booter commands:

?memory displays memory info
?video displays VESA video modes supported by the BIOS

Additional useful command-line options:

config=<file> use and alternate Boot.plist file
platform=ACPI/X86PC use either ACPI or non-ACPI platform support.

Options useful in the com.apple.Boot.plist file:

"Boot Graphics"=Yes/No use graphics mode or text mode when starting.
"Quiet Boot"=Yes/No use quiet boot mode (no messages or prompt)
Timeout=8 number of seconds to pause at the boot: prompt

so after reading all that... i tried every option i think...
i've got the inspirion post-installer, and i can burn it to a CD.
but i'm not sure how to run the installer package from the Darwin/x86 boot: prompt
my system info is below...

> System Info
System (Motherboard) = MP061
BIOS Version = A08 (04/02/2007)
Service Tag = *******
Asset Tag = {none}
Ownership Tag = {none}
None of these fields are changeable.
> Processor Info
Processor Type = Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor
Processor ID = ****
Processor Clock Speed = 800 MHz
Processor Cache Size = 2048 KB
Dual Core Present = No
> Memory Info
Memory Installed = 1024 MB
Memory Available = 1015 MB
Memory Speed = 533 MHz
Memory Channel Mode = Dual
Memory Technology = DDR2 SDRAM
> Device Info
Primary Hard Drive = 118 GB HDD
Fixed Bay Device = DVD+/-RW
Video Controller = Intel 945GM Graphics
Video BIOS Version = 1343
Video Memory = 8MB
Panel Type = 17" Wide XGA+
Native Resolution = 1440 by 900
Audio Controller = Sigmatel 9200
Modem Controller = Conexant HDA D110 MDC
Wi-Fi Device = Dell Wireless
Bluetooth Device = {none}
AC Adapter Type = 90 W