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    Default Problem installing retail 10.6.2

    Hi all, imnew to mac osx as many of us here it seems the only version of mac i can install is Kalyway 10.5.2 its the only copy that works for me, ive tried installing a retail by using a special boot disk then i replaced it with a retail version and ive installed it but at the end i get a message (install failed - mac os x could not be installed on your computer, the installer could not start the computer from the disk "hard disk 1" try selecting disk using the start up utility.)

    ive tried using the startup utility but it said it couldnt restart it, even if i press reset manually after reboot it wount work, by the way this is a proper retail 10.6.2 which was arounf 7GB. Ive tried using a custom retail which was made to fit on a 4.7GB disk but at the end of that installation i got the gryed out window that says you need to restart your computer, not sure why they not working as i can get kalyways version on my pc (ive changed the sata setting under the BIOS to i think its called ACHI or something simalar.Any help will be much appreciated.

    PC Specs:

    Asus P5K-E WIFI
    Intel quad core Q6600 W95
    2GB mem
    dual layered samsung drive
    gefore 8800GT
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    Anyone? any ideas?

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    You using a patched BIOS or DSDT? Are you sure your installing retail to GUID and not MBR because if it's the latter you have to mod OSInstall.mpkg or use one that's already done. If your running Kalyway I would set up a bootable flash drive for Snow it's a faster install plus allows you room to make needed changes for your hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj Osiris View Post
    You using a patched BIOS or DSDT? Are you sure your installing retail to GUID and not MBR because if it's the latter you have to mod OSInstall.mpkg or use one that's already done. If your running Kalyway I would set up a bootable flash drive for Snow it's a faster install plus allows you room to make needed changes for your hardware.
    Hi, not sure what you mean by You using a patched BIOS or DSDT (im new to mac) and to answer your question yes i selected GUID then formated.

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    Without having a patched BIOS or using DSDT via a boot loader you will always have to boot with CPU=1 flag. Also a BIOS is OS independent, it's not Mac it's not Windows, think more firmware for your hardware. DSDT is part of ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) think of it as a configuration file that contains OS dependent code. Hope that helps explain things a little better . As for your problem I'd still go with a USB setup or stay on Kalyway for a while till you learn a little more so if you get in a bind you can get yourself out. However there's many people who tend not to listen to advice and if your one of those people see here.


 

 

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