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Hey guys,

I have a DC5750 small form factor by hp and i want to run snow leopard on it. I have had no luck getting past the "still waiting for root device" on iAtkos s3 v2 and i have managed to get to a cutomize screen using Snowleopard universal PC but everytime i install and reboot it goes to kernal panic. Is there any way to install snow leopard on this machine?

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can you be more specific?? boot using -v and tell us where it hangs

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do you mean the installed OS? or when i try to install Iatkos? because iAtkos hangs at 'still waiting for root device' and in the PCuniversal install, ill post a picture of where it hangs

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as far as i know the "still waiting for root device" means that the system can't see your HD, if you have SATA controller try to change it to AHCI mode in bios options.
attach the pic where it hangs for the PCuniversal install. the specs of your machine should help too

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Here is a guy with an AMD HP DC5750 with some hints: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=206032

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I saw that post and i cant find the guide he is using :P and the specs are
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ processor 2.1 GHz 1 MB L2 cache 2000 MHz front side bus
chipset: ATI Radeon® XPRESS 1150
RAM: 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics: Integrated ATI Radeon X300 graphics with VGA and DVI-D
Hard Drive: 80 GB 7200 rpm RAID SATA 3.0 Gb/s
Network: Integrated Broadcom 5755 Gigabit Ethernet
Audio: Integrated High Definition audio with Realtek 2 channel ALC260 codec (all ports are stereo)

I think thats everything. I dont have AHCI support on this motherboard. I don't know if that means i can't do it :P

This is what i get in verbose from PCUniversal

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SuperVIAATA.kext is loading for your hardware but it's obviously not cutting it.

Use an install method that uses ATIATA.kext or SB700.kext instead of SuperVIAATA.kext for your hard drive controller.

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How would i go about doing this? sorry im kind of a noob. all my otherr installs work right away

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Use the retail Snow Leopard 10.6.3 DVD and build your own Chameleon boot CD that has ATIATA.kext or SB700.kext on it. Or track down one that has it.

To learn how to make your own Chameleon boot CD, go to the VoodooProjects forum, find a post by me and follow the link in my signature.

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Ok thank you, ill be sure to post back if it works :)

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On your page http://forum.voodoop...x.php/topic,649 I cannot find the link to your chameleon 2.1 archive. Also will this reboot if not in AHCI? because i dont have that support

Edited by Gringo Vermelho, 21 March 2012 - 06:31 PM.
Fixed botched link


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Like here on IM and almost every other on-line forum in existance, you need to be logged in to download attachments.

All I know is that ATIATA.kext and SB700.kext are for ATI Southbridges, that's all I can say. Try each one and see which one works for you.
If you don't feel like doing your experimenting, then use the search or google to find what other users with the same hardware have done. I can't be more specific because I have never installed OS X on anything with ATI chipset.

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I saw that post and i cant find the guide he is using :P

You are trying to install on an AMD machine. The guide to which he was referring was the AMD 10.6.8 guide: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=253767

Just as Gringo Vermelho said, it starts with 10.6.3. Use Gringo's hints in setting up your boot CD.

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I tried setting up my Boot Disk but it wont burn correctly. I cant install the right kext packages to get it to boot with ATIATA.kext. How would i go about putting that into a disk and being able to select it when it comes time to install?

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1. Get your boot disk to boot properly
2. Get your boot disk to boot the install DVD
3. Install
4. Use the same boot disk to boot the installation
5. Fix up your running installation by adding/deleting what is needed. (like ATIATA.kext and Chameleon and whatever)

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Ok so im starting fresh with a new boot cd, but are there any packages or patches i need to add for an amd computer? if so how do i do this? i havent seen anything on the internet or google for it. And if not i just boot with the retail boot cd correct?

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An AMD machine cannot boot the vanilla kernel, only a legacy kernel. The version of the kernel has to match the version of OSX you are going to boot. You are also going to need a driver for your hard drive system so you will need ATIATA.kext or SB700.kext. You need a bootloader which is some version of Chameleon. And you may need other things that are not provided by the installation DVD.

Google: amd boot cd

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alright i got the whole system to work using snow leopard universal cd but i can only boot into safe mode using -x, when i dont i get a kernal panic, ill keep messing with it but in safe mode i cant get it to read my usb to install the ATIATA.kext or SB700.kext that i have

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What does the kernel panic say (use -v)?

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when i type -v i get a bunch of backtrace errors.

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