After running #####
, Snow Leopard crashes during the boot up unless its in safe mode.
I installed my system by reseting my bios, and setting it up as mentioned in my specs below (AHCI enabled, followed an earlier post). Afterwards, I boot with #####
, run Snow Leopard, and use Disk Utility to format one hard drive as Mac Os Extended Journaled, and the other as MS-DOS. I put in my Windows 7 CD and shut down. I unplug my OSX partitioned hard drive, and boot up.
At the windows 7 installation prompt, I format the MS-Dos partition as NTFS, and install Windows 7. Once installed and at the desktop, I insert #####
, turn off the computer. I replug the OSX hard drive and boot up into #####
. I then switch the cd to Snow Leopard and boot into it. At this point I proceed to install Snow Leopard on the OSX formatted hard drive. The installation goes fine, and Snow Leopard boots up, though slightly laggy (im sure its due to the drivers being generic).
At this point I install the apple combo update 10.6.7, then run #####
, before I restart. On the settings, I have tried the easy install option and the custom DSDT: "GA_X58A_UD3R_Rev2_FF_DSDT.zip", which was posted on this forum. Both cause the same problem, and both were attempted separately on a fresh install of Snow Leopard. I have even tried running snowboot.dmg.zip posted here in safe mode (after I was unable to boot into Snow Leopard), but to no avail. Any idea what could be causing Snow Leopard to crash during booting up? #####
also fails to boot into Snow Leopard after #####
I have 6 gigs of ram installed on the system, and a wireless card plugged in. I am going to try unplugging a 2 gig stick of ram, and the wireless card to see if I can boot into SL later today, but I have a gut feeling that that is not the problem here.
Mother Board: GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2.0
Bios Version: FF (Checked for successful installation)
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 465 Superclocked
Also, I am using a retail version of Snow Leopard