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    I completely installed OSx86 using iPC 10.5.6 (with ppf 1, 2 and 3 applied). After restarting I get this screen:



    Booting with -v I get this:



    I've read that the problem is that OSx isn't finding my hard dive (80gb Seagate IDE).

    I have also read that I need to enable AHCI in my bios, but I have looked through my bios and it does not have that option. It is a 5 or 6 year old Compaq Evo D51C - p4 2.4ghz, 512mb ddr 266. As for the mobo, I am not sure what make or model it is, but it uses the Intel 845G chipset, has built-in AC ‘97 Stereo Codec, and has built-in Intel extreme graphics.

    I have the one hard drive as master, and a dvdrw as slave on the only used IDE channel.

    Any suggestions? If more info is needed from me then I will get it promptly. Thank you.
    Last edited by atomspace; 01-22-2009 at 12:14 AM.



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    Gah, I thought I covered everything, but I forgot about Kernel Angus. This install was with the Voodoo kernel. My first install I tried the vanilla kernel, but that resulted in constant reboots at "Starting xxxxx/xxx" --- sorry I don't remember the text.

    Long story short, the issues described above are after the install using the Voodoo kernel.

    Please let me know if I need to supply any more info, and thank you so much.

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    FIXED (kind of)

    After reinstalling and reinstalling and reinstalling, I finally stumbled onto the correct (or at least less wrong) chipset. I now can boot into osx, and it's really pretty. I have absolutely no experience with osx so it's a fun new world.

    After booting in, a few minutes pass then I get a screen full of text and errors, but that is a new problem so I'll open a new post about that.

    Thanks for the help all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomspace View Post
    FIXED (kind of)

    After reinstalling and reinstalling and reinstalling, I finally stumbled onto the correct (or at least less wrong) chipset. I now can boot into osx, and it's really pretty. I have absolutely no experience with osx so it's a fun new world.

    After booting in, a few minutes pass then I get a screen full of text and errors, but that is a new problem so I'll open a new post about that.

    Thanks for the help all!
    I too am having this problem i was wondering could you please let me know what you used (iAtkos, Kalyway, or which did you use and with what settings if you remember im stuck as well.


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    Would you please post or write me what chipset you finally used? Thanks!

 

 

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