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Acer Aspire 1690 - Need help install OSx86 10.4 or higher


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Hello everyone!

I have an Acer Aspire 1690 Laptop which become a little useless since I use my Desktop PC for everything. Then I thought it could be a good choice to use my laptop for trying other OSs, maybe I can find a better one than Windows (don't misunderstand me: I love Windows!). I found then that there is a pc version of mac and I've decided to give it a try.

I'm using an iATKOS S3v2 DVD which I read on the web it should be working fine (there is also a YouTube video showing it at work) but it won't even make it to install! It correctly boots from DVD, I can format the hard drive, see system info and then I continue with the installation. Although, when I get to the installation process I get stunt at the "Installing" screen. The hard drive doesn't make any noise, the DVD unit seems to be sleeping without any activity and the only thing I can see is a walking blue bar (the only laptop message saying "I'm still alive" ). The funny thing though is that when I press the "Windows" menu the DVD starts reading again (loads the menu I think) and then stops. In the windows I got also to the installation log window, and I set it to show any message. It hangs at "Remote Install Assistant found at 1024:(null)". I haven't selected any other packages than the default ones, the installation language is Italian, but I tried also with English and others and none made any difference.

I know that this Laptop isn't one of the newest ones though, I really want to try a mac os. I saw the new upcoming MaBooks with Lion and seemed to me that it's very cool, but I'd like to see if I can have the softwares I'm used to, how they work, the personalization, I even want to learn using it so if I like it I'll buy a MacBook (seems really strange such thing in a osx86 forum, but I really mean it).

So I have come here to ask you what osx86 would make it to install and run on this Laptop? I also want one of the newest versions so I can see how Mac OS is nowadays, an old MacOS might be a bad choice so i think i could get started with Tiger or any higher version.
Next there are my HW specs (got them using the system information program from the iATKOS installation DVD), I hope they'll help you pointing me the right way.
8086:2591 | Intel Corporation	| Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port
1002:5653 | ATI Technologies Inc | Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE)
8086:2660 | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1
8086:2662 | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2
8086:2664 | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3
8086:2658 | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI
8086:2659 | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI
8086:2651 | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI
8086:265b | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI
8086:265c | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB EHCI Controller
8086:2448 | Intel Corporation	| 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
14e4:169c | Broadcom Corporation | NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
14e4:4318 | Broadcom Corporation | BCM 4318 [Air Force One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
104c:8033 | Texas Instruments	| PCIxx21 Integrated Flash Media Controller
104c:8032 | Texas Instruments	| OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
104c:8031 | Texas Instruments	| PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
8086:265e | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
8086:265d | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller
8086:2641 | Intel Corporation	| 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge
8086:266f | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller
8086:266a | Intel Corporation	| 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller
8086:2590 | Intel Corporation	| Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller


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