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    Well I searched through the BIOS on the Acer looking for anything that might give me the option for "compatibility" for SATA. I didn't find it anywhere. I made a little video with my phone and uploaded it to Youtube so you can see the BIOS and the relavent settings (please forgive the poor quality).

    YouTube - AcerPower FH BIOS

    I am truly at a loss since the installation disc sees the hard drive just fine and allows me to install to it. I even tried this with a IDE hard drive set to master. Is there a patch I need to apply to my .iso? I really do appreciate the help. I will continue to work on this and update any changes.


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    OK I just noticed something, in your BIOS I see you have an option to ENABLE/DISABLE APIC Mode. Have you tried DISABLING that option? Did you have that option ENABLED when you installed? If so then you need to try DISABLING it and reinstalling because that option will have an effect of how the installation performs.

    Also when you go into Standard CMOS Features, what device is that on your IDE Channel 2 Master? In your SPECS you say that your using a Seagate 250GB SATA2, that's correct right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSMKilla View Post
    OK I just noticed something, in your BIOS I see you have an option to ENABLE/DISABLE APIC Mode. Have you tried DISABLING that option? Did you have that option ENABLED when you installed? If so then you need to try DISABLING it and reinstalling because that option will have an effect of how the installation performs.

    Also when you go into Standard CMOS Features, what device is that on your IDE Channel 2 Master? In your SPECS you say that your using a Seagate 250GB SATA2, that's correct right?
    I saw that too so I did disable the APIC mode (it was enabled by default). When I do that I actaully get stopped earlier in the boot process. It stops right after something about loading files and buffers. I will post a screenshot if you need it.

    In the Standard CMOS features it is my Seagate 250GB SATAII Hard Drive. I also tried plugging the SATA Hard Drive in to each of my 4 SATA ports and each one failed the same way.

    This afternoon I read some other posts that people say it is easier to get IDE working. So I disabled SATA in the BIOS. Installed my Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive. Installed iDeneb using the tutorial posted earlier by DSMKilla. I tried it with the DVD drive as Master and the Hard Drive as Slave, it failed at the same spot. I tried it with the Hard Drive as Master and DVD Drive as Slave...same result. I tried the Hard Drive by itself as a single master...guess what? Same result

    So I will sleep on it and resume my efforts in the morning!
    Last edited by sonicboom; 04-02-2009 at 04:22 AM.

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    Hmmm ok well what about disabling APIC mode and THEN reinstalling?

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    I haven't tried that yet. Should I disable APIC and try to install it on the SATA drive or the IDE? If you think I should try the IDE how should I set the jumpers on the Hard Drive and DVD?


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    My latest attempt (and failure) has been to try the following:

    Best way is to boot off the iDeneb DVD and go into Disk Utility and partition the HDD as MBR then format the volume you want to install OS X to as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)......assuming you can successfully boot into the OS X installer?.....
    So I put the SATA hard drive back in. Booted from the iDeneb DVD used the disk utility to create a partition with GUID and formated MacOS. Install went flawless reboot and ....same thing.

    Would I different distro of OSx86 work better for me? Is iDeneb the one I should be working with? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicboom View Post
    I haven't tried that yet. Should I disable APIC and try to install it on the SATA drive or the IDE? If you think I should try the IDE how should I set the jumpers on the Hard Drive and DVD?
    Try disabling APIC and use the IDE drive to install. If both your drives have a spot that says CABLE SELECT just put the jumpers on that slot on both drives. Otherwise set the Hard Drive to MASTER and the DVD to SLAVE.


    Quote Originally Posted by sonicboom View Post
    My latest attempt (and failure) has been to try the following:


    So I put the SATA hard drive back in. Booted from the iDeneb DVD used the disk utility to create a partition with GUID and formated MacOS. Install went flawless reboot and ....same thing.

    Would I different distro of OSx86 work better for me? Is iDeneb the one I should be working with? Just curious.
    Hmmm well other distros MIGHT work it's really hit or miss. I have always had better luck with iDeneb but then again we are not running the same systems here. Your other alternatives would be, iATKOS 5i 10.5.6 or Kalyway 10.5.2

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    Well I decided to change my setup a little. I have an HP dv5z notebook. It boots fine into the OS (I installed the voodoo and AMD patch options from iDeneb). The only problem I have now is that most of my hardware is not recognized. My video, audio, and LAN and Wireless Network adapters are not found.

    I will spend some time trying to find the chip model and kexts. The first one that I know is the video it is an ATI 3200 but I cannot seem to find any kexts for it. If it is not on the HCL am I just S.O.L.?

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    Ok... so I'm starting to get the hang of it. However I gave up on the HP dv5z laptop since there are no kexts for the ATI 3200 video (and it looks like there may never be).

    I bought a Intel DG35EC motherboard and Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.6GZ CPU. I am able to install and get everything running (thanks to the tutorial by slipttees).

 

 
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