I am very new to this but am a network administrator. I dont know much about macs.

The problem i am having is no matter what distro i use i cannot get this to boot. It either says no boot device (iaktos v3) or starts loading the Darwin kernel and restarts (iaktos v5).

I am using what i think to be the proper configuration. i have all nforce mboard and vid card and am selecting that. along with the speed throttler.

If someone could help me with what config I should be using I would be very grateful.

I also am dual booting xp and this. However, this is on a completely separate hard drive and i boot to it using the bios boot menu. I don't know if that's a problem.

Here is my DXDiag info.


System
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: NFORCE 680i LT SLI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2814MB RAM actually 4gb
Page File: 737MB used, 5755MB available

Video
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0402&SUBSYS_40161682&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB

Sound: Intergrated
Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0885&SUBSYS_10ECE601& REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100

Misc
Name: NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
Name: NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator