Make sure you are in the sata II slots. That and I think there was a minor fix where if you put the hdd in slot 3 and the cd drive in slot 1 it worked good. Also, you should put it into 32-bit kernel mode. arch=i386 or something along that line.
ok.. so after HOURS of testing, and trying different sata slots etc -
thank you slaminman756... I have not tried the 32bit mode. Would that fix this issue:
It just sits there trying to "unmount disk" in disk utility.
I now have a 64gb ssd in the PC. It was completely cleaned and wiped. I used disk utility in 10.6.4 to do it.
Then, it does not matter if i try to go ahead and install, or if I go to disk utilities at that point and select Partition. It just sits there. Right now I chose partition in the disk utility, and it is just sitting there. There is no activity on the DVD / CD drive, there is no activity coming from the SSD (That i can tell) and the "unmounting disk" candy cane looking progress bar just keeps going. It is not frozen, it just keeps trying to unmount the disk, but it never succeeds. My guess is that is what is happening during the install as well.
I get the same result, even if I am using the 2tb, 6gb second seagate drive, or the 1tb drive, it does not matter. I have tried differrent graphics cards, hard drives, different everything.... I can NOT get past this point. AND - I have the machine down to two gigs of ram, I have taken out the ati 48XX card, and put in a gefore 8600 or something like that, it is a small geforce card, older I think, and NO other things are attached to the system at all.
Any ideas again? I will try the slamminmans ideas here now.... thanks! i'm going crazy....