Snow Leopard in IP35 pro mobo problems-help please
Hi everyone. I'v been trying to get Snow Leopard installed for several days now and I'm getting no where.
Problem is I can't seem to get past booting the Snow Leopard dvd and getting to the installer.
I have a retail Snow Leopard 10.6.3 DVD that I purchased at Fry's. i have also tried Leo4All v3, iAtkos v7, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (Final Retail) from torrent found on TPB. I'm downloading Kalyway right now to give that a shot.
I have tried with various boot loaders: iBoot-supported, Boot-132 (boot-kabyl-bumby.iso), and RebelEFI. I'm going to try EmpireEFI-1063 next (my install is hung up right now and I'm giving it some time to see if something happens before I try it).
I've gone through dozens of forums and web sites but haven't found any answers to my issue or a How-To for Hackint0sh on a IP35 Pro mobo. There are several how-to's for upgrades on that mobo from an existing OSX install but I can't even get OSX on there at all.
I have gone through the BIOS and set all the settings like most recommend and have tried a few different combinations:
CPU Thermal Monitor - disabled
CPU EIST Function - disabled
SATA Raid/AHCI Mode - AHCI
Onboard SATA/IDE Device - AHCI
All of the OSX dvd's that I have except for the retail copy that I bought give me the APCI error.
If i use...
...iBoot-supported + retail Leo copy with -v and -x flags it goes through several screens of kexts loading then several screens of initializations with hardware detections, mounting, etc. then it hangs with the the last five lines reading:
Previous Shutdown Cause: 3
NVDANV50HAL loaded and registered
DSMOS has arrived
com_chucko_RealtekR1000: Ethernet address 00:50:8d:b#:99:bb
...iBoot-supported + retail Leo copy with no flags I get the grey screen with the Apple logo for a little while then the message that I have to restart my computer.
...iBoot-supported + retail Leo copy with -x -s -v flags it will go through the kexts loading screens, hardware and mounting stuff then I end up with a screen message that says:
if you wish to boot the system:
So, who out there is willing to be a pal and let me know how you got OSX installed on your IP35 motherboard?
Here's some system specs:
Abit IP35 Pro motherboard
4 GB ram
GeForce 8600 GTS PCI-e video cards (there are two of them)
SoundBlaster Audigy card
Two 300GB SATA drives and two 1TB SATA drives (each OS will use one of each-300GB for system and software, 1TB for user data)
Philips CDRW/DVDRW-DL PATA drive
Lite-On DVD Rom SATA
Gonna give the EmpireEFI-1063 boot loader a try in a little while if the machine continues to just sit there like it is. I'll let you know if that gave me any better results.