Alright, so I had Snow Leopard working, using atkos s3 v2. After reinstalling several times, each time with a different configuration. The only things I had left to tackle was the touch pad issue. I walked away after success, and coming back the computer was 'asleep.' It woke and 'Powered Off.' I rebooted using -x -v (and many other alternates of that), and after '-v', it showed it was getting hung up on "loaded hfs+ files ..." Is it possible that it's trying to resume the previous session, and that's what it the problem is? If so, how would I clear that? Could I bootdisc into a termnial and clear some sort of cache? Any other ideas?