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I have bought a Snow Leopard retail disc, and have been trying to install ...
Stuck on black screen during Snow Leopard install
I have bought a Snow Leopard retail disc, and have been trying to install it on my system. After trying various boot discs, I eventually found one from a few months ago which worked (I can't remember what it's called, but it doesn't seem to be related to my problem!). I load up the SL disc, and the spinning pinwheel appears.
After spinning for about a minute, with constant DVD-drive activity, my screen then goes onto standby, showing that it is receiving no signal from my computer. For about two minutes of this black screen, the DVD-drive stays active, until it eventually dies down. After dying down, it spins up again if I press any button on the keyboard, then dies down again after a few seconds. I can do this repeatedly, but nothing ever seems to happen. I also can't eject the drive. I've tried starting from the beginning again, but the same happened again.
I forgot to mention that it basically looks like the screen is going black at the point where the installation screen should appear, and that the DVD drive spinning up when I press the keyboard is simply the installation screen responding to my commands; but why can't I see it?!
My system is as follows:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 overclocked to 3.72Ghz
Palit nVidia GeForce GTX 275
4Gb Kingston HyperX 1066Mhz ddr2 RAM
I have two hard drives, but the one I am trying to install on is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200GB IDE, set as master.
I have unplugged the other hard drive whilst installing so that if I make a mistake, I can't format the wrong drive!
How can I get around this problem??
Please, please help, I can't find the solution anywhere!
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by Brynjaminjones; 06-09-2010 at 01:19 AM.
You could try to enter boot options
and see if it output anything before turning off.
There could be a few things causing that.
Thanks, I tried that, and the last bit I could catch was this:
BootCachecontrol: could not unlink playlist /var/db/BootCache.playlist: Read-only file system
Bug: launchctl.c:2325 (23930):30: (dbfd = open(g__job_overrides_db_path, 0_RDONLY | 0_EXLOCK | 0_CREAT, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR)) != -1
Previous Shutdown Cause: 0
NVDANV50HAL loaded and registered.
DSMOS has arrived
Before that lot it mentioned something about nvram: Error getting variable etc....
And after that, somehing else flashed up for a split-second, then the screen went blank.
I hope that that is of help to diagnose this... is there any way to attach photos? Because I have a picture of the whole page at this point if I can attach it.
Any help will be greatly apppreciated
My replies are over the other thread in which you and the other member seem to have the same problem with video card kexts.
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