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    Hi all,

    Just after a bit of help if anyone would be kind enough to assist me on this!

    I've been toying around with OS X for a short while now on my older computer, I had got a newer one the back end of last year and did hope to install a decent OS X build on it.

    My problem is that any other distro such as the Hazard / iAtkos ..etc will not load pre-install and gives the "non smoking sign", in verbose mode it hangs on the post just after the graphics card has been detected, and on the iAtkos one it hangs after these lines:

    Waiting for boot volume with UUID 2F9E..blah (dont really need to type the rest of that number)
    Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID= ..etc (you get the idea)

    Weird thing is, is that I can install the iPC 10.5.6 Leopard on it fine, however I'm not really a fan of that build (webcam will not work in it and a few other things that tick me off) ... idealy wanted to run the latest Snow Leopard install.

    I had also tried with the PsyStar EFI / Chameleon EFI bootdisk, then inserting a genuine Snow Leopard CD, that just hangs on the "no smoking sign" too...

    If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated

    Also on the drive mode for my motherboard I can only select IDE or RAID (to save future questions asking about this)

    My Specs are:
    Intel Pentium E2180 Dual CPU@ 2.00GHz | Code name: Conroe | MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S), EM64T
    MSI MS-7387 Motherboard with a P4M900 chipset
    2GB DDR2 Memory
    300GB SATA HDD
    Pioneer DL DVD drive
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300GS PCi-E Graphics

    If you need to know anything else let me know and I'll get it with a fast reply

    Thanks in advance everybody, I know you don't get paid for helping others but I really will appreciate it!



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    Well Distro's are alot easier to get running than Retail . If you can't get all your hardware running with a distro, Snow Retail won't be any easier. In fact it will actually be way harder...unless someone has already done that model. Your hardware looks good, except the MOBO lol. The reason I say that is MSI boards have really picky BIOS's . However if you can get Leopard running on it, then I don't see why it wouldn't run Snow.

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    Reason I don't really want to stick with iPC is that I can't use Photobooth and I use my Xbox 360 webcam alot on iChat to family.

    On my old PC (crap spec) iAtkos installed fine on it, and the webcam works on it too, must be something in iPC (I've tried different kexts ..etc)

    Just tried the iBoot tutorial with retail snow lep DVD, it won't load normal but it does say some need to be in safemode (-x) ... I tried that and it's panicing on the AppleUSBEHCI if anyone can diagnose that?

    Heres a picture of how far it got ..



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    Hi there,
    I think you got the infamous "waiting for root device" error, and it looks like your chipsets is not fully AHCI supported. As Dj Osiris mentioned earlier about the BIOS, you may ask him for any way around it.
    Regards,

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    Thanks for your input.

    A way around it would be great, even if I could get to install this iAtkos V7 would be some progress (it's in the reboot loop before I can even install it.)

    Seems strange how the iPC will just go straight on though.

    Thanks in advance for the quick replies =]


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    You using Chameleon to boot Snow?

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    Hi,

    I have tried Chameleon, BootEFI & iBoot disks.

    Just found my IDE drive and tried them, it loads upto the install screen perfectly, except I cannot see my SATA hard drive...

    Any suggestions for that please?

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    The reason I asked is because if the screenshot you posted is of Snow. You could try fixing it in Chameleon by adding this code to com.apple.Boot.plist

    <key>USBBusFix</key>
    <string>Y</string>


    but...your answered confused me abit .

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    Hi again, thanks for the quick reply.

    Do you mean edit the file in the .img of the Chameleon bootloader, add that string, then re-burn it?

    As for my other answer, If I use a IDE dvd drive I can get into the install part, but cannot see my SATA HDD's

    (to make things a little quicker I don't suppose you use any IM programs, such as msn ..etc?)

    Thanks again!

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    If your using a disc to boot snow then yes. If Chameleon is installed to hard disc it will be in Extra/Extensions or will need to be created (it's just a simple text file). Not sure where people get the using IDE devices from so I can't comment on that. About IM no I'm afraid not, they tend to weaken security plus I'm not really into chatting . If you do need any more help getting a distro or Retail on though I will help if I can, or perhaps some other members will be able to assist .


 

 
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