Installation hangs on Acer Aspire 5515 Notebook with AMD RS690MC Chipset
I have an Acer Aspire 5515 Notebook with AMD RS690MC Chipset. I am running Vista Home 32bit Edition SP2. I shrank my hard drive through Windows Computer Management Console and then ran "diskpart", as per instructions given here, to give my OSx86 installation a 20gb active partition. I reset the BIOS to boot from the Optiarc DVD-R/W AD-7580S drive. The iPC 10.5.6 Leopard Hackintosh AMD.iso DVD, burned to a Sony DVD-R disk boots fine but the install hangs up with the big grey apple screen. Not that I mind the big grey apple screen but it would be nice if it would go a little further than that. I shut down and restart using the -v boot option to see what's happening. The installation hangs with the following error:
"Waiting on <dict ID='0'><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID='1'>IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID='2'>boot-uuid-media</string></dict>".
I am not really a newbie to all this stuff, so you can be pretty technical in your responses. I really am stumped on this one. I have ploughed through most the forums in hopes of finding someone else who has attempted the install on this hardware platform, but to no avail. I had to use Gpart to delete the OSx86 partition I had created because when I set the OSx86 partition to active and the Leopard install failed, of course Vista wouldn't boot. No problem there I knew what was up with that.
I am running Tiger on my G5. I know, I know, I'm to lazy to update it to Leopard right now because everything is working so well on it and I have to have one machine here that is running smoothly. Any help concerning my query would be deeply appreciated as I would like to try and get the Mac platform running on my Acer notebook.
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ACER-5515
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model Aspire 5515
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e, 1600 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Acer V1.00, 03/12/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
User Name ACER-5515
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.82 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.73 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.80 GB
Page File Space 3.04 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
acer aspire 5515 working with issues
(iATKOS v7) Got it working on the external USB drive with issues. I can see the internal drives after install. Sound works horribly on first boot, but on subsequent boots the sound is fine.
Experience a kernel panic when:
Mounting a dmg
Opening the sound panel
Directions so far are; leave everything at default except:
Kernel > install Voodoo and the update
VGA > ATI
PS/2 > install
IDE > ATI
Network Wired > install all Realtek
Network Wireless > install broadcom
It is not fully tested and I'm still working on getting some things to work. Here is a list of what works:
Trackpad - including scroll
What doesn't work:
Wireless - Atheros ar5007
I've read other places that the wireless can work, but it is difficult. System would probably be more stable if I didn't load the broadcom drivers.
I hope this helps someone. I will post back with directions, if I get it working better.