Please help me, I'm within touching distance!
I've used the bootloader and got the Snow Leopard 10.6 retail disc running without needing any boot command (like -x or -v).
It install sperfectly with no problem and I get the big green tick after a successful installation.
When restarting, I pop the disc in and this is where my glitching begins.
When using the Boot disc and trying to boot my Install OSX it freezes at the ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5] (S3) line. This is the line before the "RTC single RAM" line. This happens in -v and -x boot.
I know the RTC thing is the problem as I've previously tried to install various version and got ElliottForceLegacyRTC panic.
HOWEVER, if I use bootloader disc, then pop the retail disc in and press F5 as per install process, then boot the hard drive install using -v -x commands, it boots. However, I don't really want to have the disc in the entire time.
I'm a newbie at this, but I'm pretty confident that the "RTC" issue is causing my issues and just need to resolve this final thing before I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 mac!
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease someone help me resolve this as I'm sensing I'm within touching distance!
My specs are:
Model: Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop
CPU: Intel Celeron M 540 1.86GHz
Motherboard: Del Inspiron 1520
RAM: 2GB RAM
Graphics: Intel 965 Express Chipset Family GMA X3100
Audio Controller: Sigmatel 9205 High Definition Audio Controller
IDE Controller: Intel ICH8M
USB Controller: Intel ICH8 Family
WLAN: Dell 1390 Wireless Mini Card
Ethernet: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Intergrated
Modem: HDA CX11270 Soft Modem
Card Reader: Ricoh Controller