So we begin again:
Now the fact is Poster NUM: 1 done a clean install with their boot disc and Retail SL
So I thought to try out a few things, since it did not work for me.
In XP setup under AHCI no HD detected under SATA OK so I tried that out with the iATKOS distro both times nothing no HD what they changed in their disc utility I dont know!
Back to the original install instruction, so I tried both SATA & AHCI for the posters install same every time that screen of death, this is getting to be like Windows blue screens!
Now poster 1 had a Nvidia card so I swapped out my ATI for a Nvidia same result death.
I don't now if there was some other BIOS Setting that required changing he never said, I have mone at default settings.
(Even as I type out this iDeneb has just seen my HD once again and doing the partition, that does not make sense why are these new distros iATKOS and HAZARD failing to detect HD's? using the correct AHCI setting.)
So why does it not work for me and the HD I am using also came from a G5 so its mac certified.
Now if any of those people who has success I even see Lion by XK3R installed please shed some light.
Now do the 490's have two boards or was it just a bios update because there are 2 spec sheets from Dell one Global one Europe/UK
UK: max supported 5100 Family xeon max 1066 FSB
Global: Max supported Dual 5100 series 1333FSB & Quad 5300 series 1333FSB
2 x Quad 2.33 GHz x 1333MHz FSB
2 x 2Gb Ram 667MHz
Maxtor 250 Gb From G5
I have used ATI X1300 256mb & Geoforce 9600 512mb both ok with iDeneb 10.5.5
Would really like to have SL or Lion
All help appreciated.
For starters you should take out some memory I read somewhere its maxxed out @ 4Gb on an install maybe even 2.
I tried all different sizes and no luck on the 490. The main problem is when it meet to boot up at the apple logo it just keep restarting from that point. iAtkos S3 went through installation fine, but when it reboot after the installation completed it just wont pass the grey apple logo. I cloned another hackintosh drive and same thing happening. I tried about 5 different boot cd's (3 x ##### cd's, Universal Boot CD, The Dell 490 ##### Cd) and when boot from the boot cd and i eject the boot cd to install my new OSX 10.6 Install DVD, the computer keep on rebooting as i select the 10.6 Snow Leopard installation.