what does this mean???
i've installed osx on my compaq f572us sucessfully. but i never get a full boot out of it.
it loads everything up to showing the apple logo for .7 seconds then all the lights go off and it tries to boot again with the same result.
the only answer i found was to type cpus=1 -v -something else. and it shows a million lines of text the the same situation.
with older versions i've only got as far as a blinking cursor but this is the farthest and i've tried about 6 versions.
PLEASE someone help
btw my stats are
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core T53 at 1.7 GHz with 512k L2 Cache
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 287MB Total Available Graphics Memory
2500GB Hard Drive SATA
im running version 10.5.6 and something else about chameleon v1.0.12
im a diehard windows user thats why this shit is so hard for me. ive been on windows everyday since i was 5 and now im 19. please someone educate me.
thanks and sorry for the long post.
If your system is constantly rebooting, then I think it's probably a kernel panic. The kernel that you're using is probably not AMD-compatible. Depending on what install disc you're using, there should be other kernels you can try (maybe try the Voodoo for your AMD cpu?)
how does changing kernels work? is something that has to be changed from the install disc and reinstalled?
Originally Posted by jhopper
what are they like in relations to how windows runs (just to help me understand a little more what the computer is having trouble with)
i burned an iso that was supposedly for amd/intel.
heres the info in the read me file of the iso:
Release Notes for iPC OSx86 Final 10.5.6 V1.1 PPF6
ISO Size: 4.29GB
Base System: Mac OS X 10.5.4 9E25 Retail
DVD Bootloader: Chameleon 1.0.11
Default installed bootloader: Chameleon 1.0.12 PC_EFI v9
DVD Boot Kernel: Voodoo Kernel 9.5.0 Final Release
MD5 of PPF6 Patched ISO: 723fbe0f7f619e30e4c92c1865450a18
For some reason sometimes Extensions.mkext is not always cleared
on the first boot causing some kexts not to load. This is easily remedied. If you installed the right drivers and they don't
seem to have any effect, boot in, go to /System/Library, find the Extensions.mkext file and delete it. Then restart and keep
tapping F8 to open the boot menu. Type in "-f" without quotes and hit enter to rebuild the kext cache. This only needs to be
done once. Sometimes even after you install the proper Audio drivers sound still does not work. This is a problem with Mac
OS X's default settings. For some reason sometimes by default its switches to the headphone output. To fix this open System
Preferences >> Sound >> Outputs and choose Built in speakers.
The Chameleon with Boot Image Support bootloader installs the
files for a iPC OSx86 boot image, but does not activate it. To activate it please use the following Terminal
sudo /BootPicture/SetupBootPicture 1024 768
Some more stuff is in the readme that pops up when you try to install,
PLEASE READ IT BEFORE INSTALLING!
thanks again for the reply.
ALSO HERES A VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_mEzdUlJBc