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    Default Little help please :-)

    Put it in the correct section this time...

    Hi all, im new to all this Apple business so i though while the gf is away for 4 months i might give it a try!! haha

    I have recently built myself a new pc, It currently has Windows 7 installed as my main OS, but i would like to give OSX a try and have a little play with it.

    Basically at the moment, i have got a spare IDE HDD in my computer and i popped in the iATKOS_v7 DVD i made, and installed it no problems at all.

    Now, i have added it to my boot menu and can select ether OSX or Win7, BUT when i select OSX i get the grey screen and apple logo, but then it just stays there.

    I have tried -V and -X to see if that's helps but nothing. (-V shows a lot of text then just goes blank, -X shows apple logo again and still just sticks there.).

    and errm, well i have 3 HDD's in, one is Win7 (Sata2) one is just a drive full of media (Sata2), one is OSX (IDE)

    Any one kind enough to give me a hand??? :-D

    Here are the specs of my computer


    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 945, Deneb Core, Socket AM3, 3.0GHz

    Mobo
    MSI 790GX-G65

    GFX Card
    1GB Power Color HD 5830

    RAM
    GB (4x1GB) Corsair XMS3, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V

    Thanks a lot in advance :-D



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    Hi,
    So do you want me to reply over here instead of the other thread?

    1. So did you get the dual booting problem solve with just Chameleon? And you're able to boot to win7?

    2. But just OSX won't boot?

    3. Was it boot up Ok before you install easyBCD, or it has never booted even you got it installed?

    Well, I just like to have the correct information so I can assist you of some way.

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    yes mate, will probobly be better here haha

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    1. yup, got that solved ad i can boot back to Win7,
    2. OSX will not boot, just sticks on apple grey screen thingy.
    3. it has never booted, this is my first install as i have never done this before

    Ask as many questions as you like haha :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefo View Post
    yes mate, will probobly be better here haha

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    1. yup, got that solved ad i can boot back to Win7,
    2. OSX will not boot, just sticks on apple grey screen thingy.
    3. it has never booted, this is my first install as i have never done this before

    Ask as many questions as you like haha :-D
    Well done, at the very least, the dual booting problem is solved
    Who said you need BCD?

    Yes, and you may not like me to ask question all day long through

    You know that AMD won't run vanilla kernel right? The closest one is Voodo. It may be just some incorrect selections during customization.

    Could you try this boot options see if it come up with any error, assuming you know how to enter it, correct?

    -x -v busratio=20 cpus=4

    See what you got.

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    haha yup, on issue down woop!

    and ahh i didnt know that it couldnt run vanilla...
    Also... you say during "customizations", is this what i had to do just before installing??
    as im not sure i actually changed anything... i picked HDD and said go... lol

    And yup i know how to enter the command... i think lol i can type it when selecting my boot cant i?


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    Quote Originally Posted by keefo View Post
    haha yup, on issue down woop!

    and ahh i didnt know that it couldnt run vanilla...
    Also... you say during "customizations", is this what i had to do just before installing??
    as im not sure i actually changed anything... i picked HDD and said go... lol

    And yup i know how to enter the command... i think lol i can type it when selecting my boot cant i?
    You can enter the command when Chameleon countdown, select the boot volume and for OSX enter boot options, then press enter.

    Vanilla kernel is the official Apple kernel without modification, for real mac CPU, which are identical to our PC Intel CPU. But AMD CPU is a bit different so modified kernels are needed.

    Try that first, the whole code lines with a space between them.
    Tell you what, I've just helped a member with the same CLASS CPU and motherboard over the other section, and there are custom selections that you may want to look at. It's for Ideneb 1.6 but should be very close to your V7.
    Will get a link for you, just in case you can not find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    You can enter the command when Chameleon countdown, select the boot volume and for OSX enter boot options, then press enter.

    Vanilla kernel is the official Apple kernel without modification, for real mac CPU, which are identical to our PC Intel CPU. But AMD CPU is a bit different so modified kernels are needed.

    Try that first, the whole code lines with a space between them.
    Tell you what, I've just helped a member with the same CLASS CPU and motherboard over the other section, and there are custom selections that you may want to look at. It's for Ideneb 1.6 but should be very close to your V7.
    Will get a link for you, just in case you can not find it.
    ahhh ok mate, will give that ago when i finish work in a few hours :-)

    and oooo nice! i dont mind downloading and re-installing diff versions so long as the end result is it working eventually heh

    i managed to find Ideneb V1.6 and i have started downloading it so if you think this would be better then ill try it when any other info u might have :-)

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    Alright.
    It may not be identical to yours, but should be in the same class/family so choices/selections are almost the same.

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/f179/131902.htm

    Just review the parts you need. He had problem with hardware, particularly his hard drive controller mode was incorrect for OSX to recognize at first. So we corrected it, and continued with the installation.

    Here is another pictorial guide with Ideneb 1.4 setup, which is very similar to 1.6. Review it so you know how to switch between screen and custom selections.

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/f200/69517-9.htm

    Well, hope these will help you out. Distro release, v7 1.6 etc. is just so you can install it to your computer (because Apple OSX DVD is designed/coded to not install in any hardware not sold by Apple). Once in there, with correct setup, it is the same OSX regardless of the distros.
    Keep me posted.
    Last edited by ratvn; 06-04-2010 at 11:25 AM.

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    cheers mate, will be reading them while bored at work :-p

    Also a quick question.... i keep reading that OSX will only work on Sata drives.... but mines on an IDE??

    and non of my Sata2 drives even show up in the instalation screen for OSX (in Disk utilities)

    any idea why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefo View Post
    cheers mate, will be reading them while bored at work :-p

    Also a quick question.... i keep reading that OSX will only work on Sata drives.... but mines on an IDE??

    and non of my Sata2 drives even show up in the instalation screen for OSX (in Disk utilities)

    any idea why?
    OSX only work with SATA controller in AHCI mode (more advance/feature).
    Windows use SATA controller mostly in IDE mode, and yours was on windows so its default to IDE mode, and that is why OSX can not use/see the controller/hard drive connected to it.

    For IDE drive, there are patches in your Ideneb/iAtkos to run the PATA/IDE controller so hdd can work with OSX.


 

 
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