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    Hi.

    I've been having some problems installing Snow Leopard on my hackintosh. I have been running the Calyway release on this box for quite some time now, but I want to try Snow Leopard.

    After a day of trial and error and trying different guides both from this site and stuff I've found on google, I got the installer to run by burning the Empire EFI 1.085 to a CD. And from there I use the SL retail DVD to get the installer up.

    I'm NOT upgrading my Leopard install, and I'm trying to install SL on a fresh, GUID partitioned drive. The only harddisk connected is the fresh drive, and the DVD-RW drive I'm using to install SL with. After 10 or so minutes the install halts without a specific error message other than something along the lines of "could not install OS X".

    System specs are:

    P5W DH Deluxe (Bios rev. 2.5x)
    2 GB RAM
    Intel C2D E6700
    250GB S-ATA drive
    some old IDE DVD-RW drive
    nVidia GeForce 8800 320MB

    Has anyone experienced this problem, it would be very helpful if someone knows where it's all going wrong, as now I get no error message to google.

    Thanks in advance.



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    So the error came up in the middle or the end of installation?
    How much of the installation still left to complete?
    Because if it close to the end of installation you can just ignore it. Just go run myHack /Chameleon installer to make the disk bootable.

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    Well, the progress bar is probably around the 50% mark when it happens. I've rebooted with the Empire EFI CD and the disk is apparently not bootable, as it does not show up there. When I tried to reinstall after the first halt my harddrive had around 5GB of data on it from the first installation try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrustad View Post
    Hi.

    I've been having some problems installing Snow Leopard on my hackintosh. I have been running the Calyway release on this box for quite some time now, but I want to try Snow Leopard.

    After a day of trial and error and trying different guides both from this site and stuff I've found on google, I got the installer to run by burning the Empire EFI 1.085 to a CD. And from there I use the SL retail DVD to get the installer up.

    I'm NOT upgrading my Leopard install, and I'm trying to install SL on a fresh, GUID partitioned drive. The only harddisk connected is the fresh drive, and the DVD-RW drive I'm using to install SL with. After 10 or so minutes the install halts without a specific error message other than something along the lines of "could not install OS X".

    System specs are:

    P5W DH Deluxe (Bios rev. 2.5x)
    2 GB RAM
    Intel C2D E6700
    250GB S-ATA drive
    some old IDE DVD-RW drive
    nVidia GeForce 8800 320MB

    Has anyone experienced this problem, it would be very helpful if someone knows where it's all going wrong, as now I get no error message to google.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi there,
    I am about to install SL on my PC as well and very confused. Why does it have to be Empire EFI? May have to ask you for permission to give my suggestion.
    Regards,

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    Hi.

    As far as I know it does not have to be Empire EFI, but Empire is a bootloader that includes patches and drivers that makes installing Snow Leopard on a PC a lot easier for those less "tech savvy" like myself.

    Having said that I do know my way around a computer, but I have next to zero experience with macs and apple in general.

    If you feel like giving the Empire EFI a go, have a look at Prasys' Blog


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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrustad View Post
    Hi.

    As far as I know it does not have to be Empire EFI, but Empire is a bootloader that includes patches and drivers that makes installing Snow Leopard on a PC a lot easier for those less "tech savvy" like myself.

    Having said that I do know my way around a computer, but I have next to zero experience with macs and apple in general.

    If you feel like giving the Empire EFI a go, have a look at Prasys' Blog
    Hi there,
    Welcome to the club.
    Some other members and I just have some weird and funny question on another post so pardon me for asking those questions. I don't think I will need Empire EFI thing yet, because I like to suggest easier steps for you, I think it works, AFAIK, as I thought it would but may need some help though.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrustad View Post
    Hi.

    As far as I know it does not have to be Empire EFI, but Empire is a bootloader that includes patches and drivers that makes installing Snow Leopard on a PC a lot easier for those less "tech savvy" like myself.

    Having said that I do know my way around a computer, but I have next to zero experience with macs and apple in general.

    If you feel like giving the Empire EFI a go, have a look at Prasys' Blog
    Hi,
    AFAIK, the retail DVD and the "real mac" installation are different in just a few things and carried out as follow:
    1- need a boot loader
    2- process of installation to partition
    3- after installation modification of patches and driver
    For real mac, 1 and 2 are from the DVD and 3 not needed.
    For PC, Empire EFI may be employed to perform those steps

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    Now, most of the times people rely on the Empire CD, or others, because they don't have other medium to perform those step. You have already got Leopard running on your computer so why not using it.
    1-Your kalyway has boot loader. 2-use it to do your installation to the new partition. 3- and then perform DSDT, patches, driver etc...while you're still in Leopard.
    So, my suggestion is to hookup your kalyway disc along with the new drive for SL, boot into Leopard, mount the retail DVD with either read only or rewritable, just in case you have to modify the installation image to your hardware, perform the actual installation. When finished, do the patches/modification and whatever you like (either extract files from Empire CD or download). Reboot to newly installed SL, if no go then boot back to your Leopard and do repair/modification to your new SL again.
    Regards,

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    Are you using the retail disk to format the disk to GUID? Also are you using real retail or a burned copy? If it's the latter it might be corrupted. You can try using this P5W boot disc I uploaded for you link. If you get a message saying the installation could not complete, it probably installed fine but was not able to bless the install correctly. Just boot with the boot disc again then try repairing permissions. Hope this helps

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    Hey, and thanks for your replies.

    Being the Windows-noob that I am I didn't realise that OS X has its own installer log. Opened that up and saw that when the installer had stopped it reported several I/O errors.

    I used the retail disc, but upon closer inspection my DVD-drive has put a huge scrape in the disc. I tried downloading a retail DVD copy, burning it at 2x and it worked like a charm.

    Now to try and get the system to boot on its own.

    To ratvn; The reason I don't want to use my Leopard disk is simply that I don't want to mess up the install in case the SL install would fail. Now I've got SL, Leopard and Win7 on three different disks.

    Thanks for all your help!

    Wish me luck.


 

 
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