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    Default So near, yet so far...

    I've today installed Kalyway_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd on my Dell XPS420.
    The installation seemed to go cleanly, although I am having to use the DVD to boot as I didn't want to wreck my Win 7 loader. However, after loading I am getting the apple logo on a grey screen, but then presented with a garbled screen of blocky graphics. If I momentarily press the power button I can then see the screen behind, which is showing a language select option mirrored on half the screen, which I can't interact with (the mouse, a standard dell USB one, doesn't seem to work, and hitting keys results in screen flicking back to garbage). My guess is that it doesn't like my ATI Radeon HD3800 video card. I have seen an article on getting this board to work with 10.5.5, but they had a working system to update with.
    Can anyone point the way forward please, assuming there is one?!



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    It could be video kexts related. You can try to delete/move them out.

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    Thanks for the reply!

    As I'm booting from the install CD, if I try to type in any commands (using F8) it defaults to the install. Is there a 'safe mode' that will actually boot to the installation so I can issue commands, and where do the video kexts reside please?

    David (very much a newb!!)

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    Here is what you can do.
    You would move all of those ATI kexts to a different folder instead of delete them (just in case you would need any of them back).
    This is assuming your video card is an ATI.

    Boot your computer in single user mode using your OSX installation, not DVD, with boot option -s. That means when you get to the boot prompt (or the drive selection screen in Chameleon 2) type in "-s" (without quotes) and press Enter to boot. Eventually it should get to a root # prompt.
    Type in the following codes carefully, hit enter after each line, wait for the root prompt, post any return error.

    mount -uw /
    mkdir /kext_backup
    mv /System/Library/Extensions/ATI* /kext_backup
    rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches
    reboot


    Then reboot with -x -f
    See how it goes for you.

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    Wow, that's great info thanks. BUT, I have no boot loader for OSX without the DVD - I deliberately omitted to do this on the install as I am sure it will screw my Windows 7 loader. Is there a way round this please?

    David


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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydp View Post
    Wow, that's great info thanks. BUT, I have no boot loader for OSX without the DVD - I deliberately omitted to do this on the install as I am sure it will screw my Windows 7 loader. Is there a way round this please?

    David
    So instead of your OSX Chameleon, you would use your DVD Chameleon.
    Boot with the DVD, press F8 for boot volume (whether DVD or HDD), select your HDD OSX volume, type -s, then hit enter.

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    I'm really sorry about this, and am very grateful for your time, but I think I must be missing something somewhere.

    When I boot from the DVD, for choice of HDD, all I have is:

    hd(2,0) Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD Intel_AMD

    So if I F8/ -s from there, when the 'system' loads I get among the messages 'Root device is read only', so presumably it has just loaded from the DVD, and indeed if I try to use your commands (eg mkdir /kext_backup) I get a 'read only' message.

    Thanks again...

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydp View Post
    I'm really sorry about this, and am very grateful for your time, but I think I must be missing something somewhere.

    When I boot from the DVD, for choice of HDD, all I have is:

    hd(2,0) Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD Intel_AMD

    So if I F8/ -s from there, when the 'system' loads I get among the messages 'Root device is read only', so presumably it has just loaded from the DVD, and indeed if I try to use your commands (eg mkdir /kext_backup) I get a 'read only' message.

    Thanks again...

    David
    Yes, your Kalyway Chameleon is the old version, and it's not able to detect your HDD OSX. And of course, you would get those errors due to the DVD is a read only media, and won't allow any write function to it.
    The codes would need to work on your HDD OSX, which the first command line means to mount it with read/write mode, so you can move/change those bad kexts.
    Which means that you need to boot your DVD to the installer screen and use its terminal instead of your HDD OSX Terminal to enter those commands.
    Which means that there would be more code to change directory to your HDD instead of the DVD.
    Last edited by ratvn; 09-11-2010 at 12:50 PM.

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    So, this is what you can try. (more work because you don't have your hdd Chameleon).

    Boot your DVD to the installer screen. Select Terminal then enter these codes to see if it would get to your HDD OSX volume.


    sudo -s
    cd /Volumes/"Put your Snow Leopard Installation Name here"

    Then try the previous codes. See what happens.

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    Only just seen your last message, and I'd discovered how to get to my OSX partition using 'Volumes'.
    I'm having major problems with bash though. If I type in sudo -s it says:
    -bash: sudo: command not found (same for su). bash version is 3.2.

    I've successfully created the kext_backup directory at root, but when I do:

    mv /System/Library/Extensions/ATI* /kext_backup it responds:

    mv: rename (paths as above) :No such file or directory.

    Definitely got the space right before /kext_ . I have verified using 'ls' that the ATI files are in the Extensions folder, and by booting from a Linux CD. Unfortunately Linux doesn't let me move the files, else I'd use that.

    Not having a good day - beer & comments welcome!!


 

 
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