Results 1 to 5 of 5
Discuss Stop sign on the gray apple screen, Two weeks of pain at the Installation - Hackint0sh.org; ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Stop sign on the gray apple screen, Two weeks of pain

    Hi Guys,

    I desperately need your help sad.gif

    I've been trying to install a retail Mac 10.5.6 for two weeks already. I tried different kinds of boot loaders but I can't progress any further on a gray apple screen with a stop sign.

    Here is my laptop specs:

    Processor: Intel® Celeron Processor M900
    (1 MB L2 cache, 2.2 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

    Chipset: SiS M672 + SiS 968
    Memory: 2GB DDR2
    upgradeable to 2GB with discard

    Display Screen: 14.1" WXGA TFT LCD
    (1280 x 800 pixel resolution)

    Video Type: SiS Mirage 3+
    Hard Disk:160 GB SATA HDD
    Optical Drive: Built-in DVD-RW Multi-Drive
    Weight 2.3 kg
    Card Reader: 4-in-1 Card Reader
    Operating System: Free DOS
    Productivity Software: None
    Network Interface: Built in 56k Modem, Built in 10/100 LAN
    Wireless LAN: Integrated 802.11 b/g wireless LAN
    WebCam: Neo Motion Eye 1.3 Megapixel
    Battery: 6 Cells (2.0-3.0Hours battery life)
    I/O Ports: 3 x USB, 1 x VGA port, Express Card 54 slot, S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port


    Here are the boot loaders that I've tried:
    asus_p5w-dh_boot-132.iso
    BOOT-KABYL-BUMBY
    ga-ep45-ds3r_boot132.iso
    grub-dfe.iso
    LegacyBootCD.iso
    osx86svboot.iso



  2. #2
    Moderator Array ratvn's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Washington, United States
    Posts
    2,701
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    140

    Default

    You can boot with -x -v for possible error message to find out where the installer got stuck.
    The boot CD/Retail may not have your chipsets/controller kexts/fixes available and may not work.

  3. #3
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Thank you ratvn

    After spending some time researching I have found something that might help also help

    Thanks to Voyn1x of infinitemac

    Here are the solutions that I found in his website:


    Solution 1 - change drive to primary

    The most common solution is making your OSX drive the primary IDE. Try disconnecting all the other hard drives, make the OSX drive IDE0, using either cable-select or Master jumper settings.

    In some cases forced or strange IDE master/slave settings can cause problems. For instance, on one system setting the DVD drive via jumpers as the slave drive but attaching it as the only device to the end of the cable can cause this problem. Reconfiguring the drive to use cable select (it then chose to be the master drive) fixed the problem.

    Solution 2 - specify the boot disk

    Code: rd=diskXsY -v X and Y are just placeholders and need to be replaced with proper values. X is the disk number (on most systems installed to the first hard disk, this will be disk0) and Y the partition number.

    Solution 3 - use an IDE drive

    Use an IDE drive or alternatively try and patch the install dvd with the correct SATA chipset driver for your hardware.

    Solution 4 - use a SATA optical drive

    For newer Intel chipsets such as the 965 that do not natively support IDE (and use chips such as JMicron or Marvell), use a SATA optical drive.

    Solution 5 - try different boot options

    Code: platform=X86PC -v

    platform=ACPI -v

    -x -v

    -f -v

  4. #4
    Moderator Array ratvn's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Washington, United States
    Posts
    2,701
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    140

    Default

    It's nice of you to search for solution first.
    While those methods are work around the chipsets/controllers problems, they are mostly not feasible for laptop hardware configuration as changing HDD type is not possible in most cases.
    You do need to find out first IF indeed that is the only problem or there are more to it by using the mentioned boot option -x -v for verbose error output of where OSX installer got stuck. The retail DVD would not come with your SiS chipsets, by the way.
    The typical HDD/controller problem message would be some like: Waiting for root device, etc.
    See if that is the case then you can try some methods for remedy, hopefully.

    The bottom line: apple with stop sign=there is error, and you need to find out what it is first before searching for solution.
    Last edited by ratvn; 08-26-2010 at 10:34 AM.

  5. #5
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Only thing that cured my "Waiting for root" Was to use a ide dvd drive to install worked a treat for me


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Gray Apple screen problem
    By TheGag96 in forum Installation
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-21-2010, 01:45 AM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-19-2010, 04:45 PM
  3. Restart after power-up@Gray Apple Screen[iPC]
    By flamesontheflag in forum Installation
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-01-2009, 05:46 PM
  4. Can't get pass the gray apple loading screen
    By tobikenobi in forum Using Leopard
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-16-2009, 06:20 PM
  5. [Kalyway] stuck at gray apple screen
    By stdanko in forum Archiv (Leopard)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-15-2008, 03:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:06 PM.
twitter, follow us!