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    Okay, so I've been working on getting OSX installed on my AMD system. Here is my setup:

    ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
    AMD X2 3800+ Socket 939
    Nvidia 8800GT
    Dual-Booting with Windows XP
    (If anything else is important, let me know.)


    I began by attempting to install Leo4All, but that didn't work. I could install it, but it would just reboot the machine on startup in an endless loop. Finally, I found LawlessPPC, a modification to Zephyroth, and it installed well and even started booting the OS.

    My first issue was that it would hang on "Still Waiting for Root Device". I tried a dozen "Solutions" to this, but wound up fixing it by using terminal via the install disc to copy all of the *ATA* kexts to the hard drive and applying the correct permissions to these files. Now, the "Still Waiting" error is no more. I was so happy!

    My newest issue is that, after showing the apple logo, the screen goes gray, and the mouse cursor turns into a spinning beach ball. This all seems well and good, except this screen never changes...ever. I can leave it for two hours, and the beach ball just spins and spins.

    I always boot with the following flags:

    -x -f -v -s acpi=off

    Verbose mode is over by the time the gray screen comes, so there are no warnings that seem out of place (besides a few empty interrupt errors). Safe mode seems to do nothing. Single user mode allows me to repair the drive (using fsck?), but that doesn't seem to help, either.

    Is there a way to extend verbose mode into the gray screen? Has anyone else experienced this problem? You should know that my installation is on the primary partition of my first master hdd.

    I appreciate any help! Thanks!



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    SUCCESS! In safe mode, at least. I guess the issue was that I installed LawlessPPC over the Leo4All distro. To fix it, I simply erased the Mac volume and did a clean install. At reboot, I entered safe mode (out of habit) and it worked! Now I'll simply try a regular boot.

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    Okay, so I can only boot into safe mode. I assume that this is because there is a driver conflict of some sort. During installation, I did not install any third-party drivers. How can I now go back and install drivers for my graphics card, etc?

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    Wow...this forum is absolutely zero help...

    Since I can run most everything in safe mode, I've simply edited the com.apple.boot.plist file to run my boot flags and set my graphics mode at each boot automatically.

    Thanks for nothing!

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    What kernel are you using? did you get QE/CI for video? did you got all cores working?
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