The same thing happened when i tried cannontrane's guide! Could never get past the kernel panic. I did however manage to get v1.3 installed using wingzero's method. What happens when you try that?I'll have to try cannontrane's steps again with the iDeneb v1.5 DVD while I try to find another v1.3 ISO. Now that there's at least a partition table on the drive, maybe that'll be enough to get things going.
UPDATE: Well, got farther with 1.5. Here are the instructions:
-Burn NB205-SlimBuild-Preboot.iso to CD
-Insert CD into USB CD/DVD Drive connected to NB205
-Press F12 to select boot to CD, press enter
-Wait for Init.img to load
-Switch CD out with iDeneb 1.5 DVD
-Press enter (or type 9f then press enter)
-Type "-v -f" and press enter
-Watch and wait (or grab some coffee!)
Except for that last part. I got a kernel panic instead.
For what it's worth on the 1.5 attempt, here's what's at the bottom of the screen when it dies:
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
Mac OS version:
Not yet set
Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.0: Sat Dec 6 19:39:54 IST 2008; Voodoo; Release 1.0 :xnu-1228.7.58/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_I386
Obviously not all things are created equal. I have a non-shipped RAM module and a new hard drive. Everything else, even the wireless because I'm not about to swap that out until I get OSX at least installed, is stock, plain, standard. A whole bunch of you have been able to get things installed and working to some degree. Yet here I am not even able to start a lousy install, with either 1.3 or 1.5.
I just don't understand. If anyone has the patience, I'd sure appreciate some help. This isn't all that out of the ordinary for someone to try: new harddrive, 2GB RAM upgrade. I am fully and completely willing to chalk all this up to stupid user error.