Jump to content

Troubles installing 10.8.2


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1
nickxcore

nickxcore

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
Currently I am running Windows 7 on my main drive and was going to install Mountain Lion on a seperate drive to dual boot. I setup the partition on the second drive in windows and formatted it to fat32 so in Disk Utility I can reformat it to Journaled when in OSX installation. The problem is I have not been able to get to the installation. I boot into my usb and everytime it blinks black and restarts after reading through kexts. I have tried every terminal input I can find on here (-v, -f, -s , -x, npci=0x2000, graphicsenabler=no -f, pcirootuid=0 etc) I finally found the command that will let it wait before restarting and I got some pictures, I warn you they are awful as I am using a 20$ at&T go phone at the moment.



Specs:


Intel Xeon E3110 (Overclocked at 3.6 at the moment)
DFI Inc. LP DK P35 (Socket 775) Motherboard
ATI Radeon HD 4800 GFX Card



The first one which I imagine has the error files in question look to be cutoff, I am going to try and get a better picture or at least write them own and post again where they are cutoff. Any help would be great. Thanks guys!

Cutoffs from the first image reads:

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,1)/system/library/coreservices/systemversion.plist] 475 by
Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,1)/extra/preboot.dmg] 2094080 bytes

Reading ramdisk image: bt (0,0)/Extra/Preboot.dmgAttempting to read GPT
Read GPT
Reading GPT Partition 1, type 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
No ramdisk config

Attached Files



#2
nickxcore

nickxcore

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
I attempted the install via un1beast (1 is an i of course. if this is a banned subject please pm me and I will happily remove it) as well. Got my stick prepared and went at it. Same situation happened, although this time the only way I could even see the kexts loading was through the "-s" command.

I think I might have a hardware issue although it seems my hardware checks out on the compatible lists.

#3
p.H

p.H

    InsanelyMac Legend

  • FAQ Team
  • 738 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Hackintosh & NBA & COD4 promod
what's that ?
[font='Lucida Grande', ', ', 'Trebuchet MS', ', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif} ']Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,1)/extra/preboot.dmg[/font]
[font='Lucida Grande', ', ', 'Trebuchet MS', ', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif} ']never seen this before[/font]

#4
nickxcore

nickxcore

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
#####? A program that will extract your Install Mountain Lion and put it on your usb for you, as well as install chameleon bootloader.. I thought it might work after my first attempt did not.

#5
theconnactic

theconnactic

    Stubborn AMD user

  • Local Moderators
  • 2,799 posts
  • Gender:Male
I'm curious how your CPU will fare with ML. Recently i plugged my rescue installation of ML i did on an USB thumb drive (16 GB) in an old Core2Duo and it ran without any hassles. Since your CPU, i think, is a rebranded C2D E8400, it should do well.

#6
nickxcore

nickxcore

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
I am inclined to agree with you, I have read about people getting it working on all parts of my setup (not as one system of course) So I am thinking it should work fairly well. I guess getting it installed will be the tricky part.

Is the loading of kexts then restart a common issue? I put osx on a my dell mini 9 back in the day and I don't remember it being this difficult.

#7
theconnactic

theconnactic

    Stubborn AMD user

  • Local Moderators
  • 2,799 posts
  • Gender:Male
It is a common issue indeed, with unsupported CPUs. That should not be the case here. Did you get any success?

You can try the following: try to use Carbon Copy Cloner, a free app, to make a copy of your dell mini successful hackintosh in the HD that you intend to use as the main HD with the Xeon PC. Don't forget also to install the latest chamelon on it. Should boot just fine.

Good luck.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

© 2014 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Mac Netbook  |   PHP hosting by CatN  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy