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    Hi all, first time caller!

    I may be making a lot of rookie mistakes, I've been trying for a few weeks so I'm not just being lazy...

    System Specs:

    ASRock Dual939-SATA2 mainboard
    Opteron 165 AMD Processor
    2 gig PC3200
    Nvidia 8800 GTS
    AC '97 Onboard audio being used.
    160GB WD IDE HDD being used.

    I've tried two different installs. Hazard's 10.6.1-10.6.2 Intel/AMD and iDeneb 10.5.8 (I suspect I have a bad copy of the iDeneb, it won't complete the install...Freezes)

    I've also tried to run both via ISO file through VMWare with no success.

    What loader options are best suited?

    What is my best option of install disc for loading Max OS X onto this rig?



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    I should probably specify what options I've tried...On the Hazard disc:

    Legacy kernel
    AMD patch
    ElliotForce
    AHCI-SATA Fix
    NVInject

    I'm not bothering with network or audio at this time, just trying to get it to boot on its own right now...

    I'm going to re-burn a copy of iDeneb on 2X (I may have done the last burn at 8X, can't remember) and see if I can get anything from that.

    Cheers

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    Default result of iATKOS v7 install

    It says at the end of the "forced to sleep" that I'm supposed to report to the creator of the kext...someone named Slide?!? didn't fit in the pic


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    So an update. Have tried iDeneb v1.6 and v1.4. Both froze during installation.

    I've checked my bios (it has been updated), and I don't have an AHCI option in it.

    I attempted the iATKOS numerous times, having no luck with the installation with it or Hazard.

    Am I out of options? Unless I'm missing something crucial, am I wasting my time with this hardware setup?

    I will post more pics of my errors from next few attempts with different variations of options.

    I did check the database, there have been successful installs of OSX on this mainboard before so I haven't given up hope:

    http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.5.4

    Thanks, Semmy
    Last edited by Semmy; 11-08-2010 at 05:50 AM.

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    Okay, I got iatkos 1.7 to install and I've booted to desktop a few times without any flags so she seems solid. Could use a little help with these:

    Mouse is reversed, very jumpy tracking. Logitech USB, its recognized by the OSX. Using a PS2 keyboard so had to load the Voodoo driver for it. When I try to access "about this Mac" from the menu, it stalls the OS, and when it comes back (kind of like when explorer restarts with Windows) the mouse works perfectly for a few seconds, then wonky again

    Graphics do not have quartz Extreme working.

    I'll have to do some reading on how to install the kext for audio, network.

    Last edited by Semmy; 11-08-2010 at 08:52 PM.


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    I did have one specific request...is there an application I can put onto usb flash drive that will tell me what hardware is properly installed an running? I'd be curious to know if its reading both CPU cores... I would have to load the app onto the flash drive from Win7 as I don't have another Mac...I saw something in utilities but I only played with the install a few mins before bed.

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    with some tweaking I got ethernet working. But the audio I'm having trouble with.

    I still can't get my EVGA 8800 GT SSC working without my mouse going crazy! Anyone had this issue and can lend a hand???

    I even tried having my mouse on a PS/2 adaptor...no success

    Would an easy fix be to buy a USB keyboard and not use PS/2 anymore?

 

 

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