iAtkos S3v2 Error
Hello all. I recently downloaded iAtkos S3, and patched it with the v2 update as instructed in order to ensure compatibility with my Intel 965 graphics card, and other components. The install for 10.6 was going perfectly for me. I had installed on a 40GB partition I made especially for this one use, which was entitled "OSX", with no spaces. The install went perfectly. I selected to erase the partition with OS Journaled as advised, and then installed to the partition. So, after all that it was perfect. OS X appeared to be ready to use. So, when the installation was finished and the HackBook restarted I excitedly opened the disc drive as the manufacturer logo appeared, popping out my Snow Leopard install disc. However, OS X would not boot. In fact, Windows 7 wouldn't boot either! It gave me a black screen with the following error:
Alright, error was not bolded, but I did that in order to draw attention to the problem. This caused me to have to boot up my Windows 7 installation disc, and use the repair tools. Which then caused my Windows 7 installation to get the 'Non-Genuine' watermark. Alright, that's all fixed, and the OS X partition has been completely erased. Here is the information about my install:
When prompted, I selected to boot the iAtkos S3 disc. I did not use the -v command to boot. I was also recommended to use busratio=10, but I forgot that too. I opened Disc Facility prematurely and closed it immediately after I realised my mistake. When it came to the right moment, I wiped the OSX disc with the Mac OS (Journaled) option. After doing so, I continued with the installation. Install went fine, though when I was done I discovered my Snow Leopard would not start off. Nor my Windows 7. Could not using -v or busratio=10 have been my problem? During the customisation process I did not know the answers to some of the questions, and opted to mark all. I assumed this would be the easiest manner to ensure I got the right kexts installed to my Hackintosh. Evidently not.
Now, what I want to know is: what did I do wrong? Was it those two simple commands that ruined the install? Was it opening Disc Utility too early? Was it removing the disc during the booting of the notebook / laptop? I don't know for certain, though I hope you do!
Furthermore, I'd like to ask one final question: is it worth trying again? Will there be any risk from it such as Windows 7 bugging out on me again or will it more than likely work this time?
Thanks so, so much for any answers you can provide, and my apologies for not supplying an image. When it happened, to avoid putting too fine a point on it, I was 'bricking it', is the correct term. I look forward to discovering more about making my own 'Microsoft Mac', as I referred to them in the past as (before I discovered the term Hackintosh) :P
Which bootloader you installed?
The partition where you installed OSX is primary or a logic one?
Which is your current state? (Windows 7 working/not working?).
Windows 7 is working again for me now. I had difficult getting it to work, but now it is working again it's working fine. As for the partition type, I used a logical partition that I created in Windows and wiped in the OS X install for the pupose. As for the bootloader, I used the iAtkos S3 disc, and I used the Chameleon RC4 bootloader. I only remembered that now :D
Originally Posted by Smjert
Sorry for seeming like a 'noob' on this subject, but this is my first attempt at a Hackintosh machine.
Well the problem is that Chameleon sometimes (or always?) cannot boot a OS that is on a logic partition, so it must be a primary one.
How you created that partition?
Anyway if it's a logical one you can use GParted on a USB stick, delete that partition, move the free space outside the extended partition and then format it to hfs+.
After that you can install iAtkos as you did previously, formatting again the partition with Disk Utility to Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
PS: I just read your edit, then you can remove and recreate the partition with Windows, just make sure it's a primary one.
After doing all this, how can I get the internet working on my Hackintosh? I have it booting and stuff now, but I want to know how to make it connect to the internet. I use a Buffalo AirStation Wireless-G. I don't know if it has a RaLink chipset or not, sadly. Furthermore, I can't even use an ethernet cable to make it work for some reason? My connection goes from my laptop, to a router which is connected to the internet. Any ideas as to the settings I need to use?
Originally Posted by Smjert
Chameleon can only boot to a Primary partition.
Well, if it never works properly it'd explain the error. Just wondering, is a Buffalo product which has 802.11b connection more than likely going to be a Ralink chipset or something else? Should I stick in all the patches for wireless when I reinstall in a couple of hours and iron out all the kinks?
Wait.. isn't Buffalo AirStation a router?
The problem is not the router but your wireless card on the laptop, the same for your ethernet, maybe you didn't installed the drivers.
So which wireless and ethernet cards you have?
EDIT: ok i saw that there's a lot of products with that name, routers, usb pens, pc cards.. so you have to find the model name.
You would need to check if network kexts are installed and worked, then configure your network accordingly.
Originally Posted by D A R K S 7 A R
As for Wifi card, it could be different chipset manufacturer even for the same model.