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I like many others was getting "EBIOS Error" when trying to boot from the "OS x Install DVD".

The error is a "disk read error", it can't read the DVD, either it is dirty, defective or your drive has "issues".

Any chance of sticky :)

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The error is a "disk read error", it can't read the DVD, either it is dirty, defective or your drive has "issues".

How about some solutions?
  • Clean the lense in your DVD drive.
  • Reburn the DVD at the slowest speed possible. If available, use a different brand of media. Also, if possible, try a different type of media: dvd-r, dvd+r, dvd-rw, dvd+rw.
  • Update the firmware in your DVD drive
  • Check the cabling of your DVD drive - make sure it is on the same cable as the hard drive (unless hard drive is SATA). Set the hard drive to master and the DVD drive to slave using jumpers, not using cable select.
  • Check your BIOS for any settings that may affect the DVD drive.
  • Download the install DVD iso again or choose another iso to download.
  • Try installing OSX to your hard drive using VMWare - Link


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Also:

-If patching your own DVD then make sure you recevie the correct md5 checksum after applying ppfs and converting from .dmg to .iso even if the pacth/conversion reads successful.

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installing os again!!In my opinion

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installing os again!!In my opinion

As the title of the thread says, this occurs during the booting of the install DVD - before you have had any chance to install OSX at all.

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here is my experiance with this error.........and how i solved it

i got the same error...... first i thought it was fault with the iso file i downloaded;as it showed me only 183kb when i open it with daemon tools...
but i thought to give it a try with vmware and it worked fine...so there is no problem with the iso file.....tried to write again and again and failed....i think i must have atleast tried 10 times....

while i was surffing this site for soolutions......i saw many people saying to change the dvd drive and get some thing like dvd-r; which is ofcourse very difficult........ and at last i found the answer
http://forum.insanel...showtopic=26503

how i solved it:

to remind -------it did not worked when i tried it with alcohol or nero

downloaded clone dvd from demonoid...to be precise ver 2.9.0.1........installed it.....and bought a sony dvd-rw(rewritable).
....and wrote the iso file to the dvd at x1 speed......and booted it.....and at last i got it worked......

ofcourse i have other problem...... as my hard disk is connected to usb and its not showing while installing......but atleast it booted from dvd...

thought of writting here as it is in sticky

i hope this helps

sorry for my english

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Another possible cause for this problem is a borked burn. Make sure you verify the burn in whatever program you use to do it.

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I had the problem when i enabled legacy support in VMware, without it worked fine.

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I have a DVD(-RW) for 10.4.5 that shows exactly the same behaviour if I "leave it alone" while booting.

On the other hand, if I press F8 several times just after the PC starts reading the DVD (i.e. the usual procedure to choose the partition to boot from) it shows the DVD as a choice to boot from, I select it, and the installation process starts normally.

So, the DVD works fine, BUT I have to manually choose it to boot from, or it dies with the "EBIOS Error" message.

Try it for yourself before burning dozens of DVD's. And as always, do it on a rewrittable DVD... no need to create tons of coasters...

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I kept asking what this error was in the hardware forum.....
BUT
I get this meesssage after installing the DVD, and Rebooting!!!!!!!!
I also get some other error messages that i took pictures of with a HIGH rez camera, if you could look at them it would be VERY help ful!

Pics: http://rapidshare.co...041/Archive.zip

Post: http://forum.insanel...showtopic=32899

Thanks, And please helppp!!!

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also guys, i just wanted to add, for those burning using NERO or NERO TOOLS, it is possible to make a bootable OSX disk and not a coaster by verifying both disk image before burning, and then a final verification of the disk after burning. this saves time, disks and head scratching of people going "why wont my disk work????"

hope this helps.

jordn

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Hi there. this is my first post. hope i'm not too late to join this forum.

Actually I have a Mac OSX 10.4.4 DVD installation disc. I 've tried to install it on my Compaq notebook. but the error message appeared EBIOS ERROR : Device Timeout sector 64. What's that means? Is there any step by step guide on how to install Mac OSX on my notebook just using DVD. I've downloaded the Daemon Tool and VMWare workstation but I think its the 2nd solution. please advise me

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Ebios also happens, if you have your ide on 40pin ide cable and not 80pin IDE Cable, Yours Faithfully Ben

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The system is having trouble reading the DVD.

As Ben Eyre said, check your cable.

Burn the DVD at the slowest speed possible. If available, use different brand of media and type of media (dvd-r, dvd+r, dvd-rw, dvd+rw)

Make sure your DVD drive has latest firmware.

Clean the lense on your DVD drive.

DVD iso may be corrupt, download again.

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I had that problem with the Tubgirl AMD sse3 final dvd I just burnt it at 1x in Nero and it worked fine.

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Check this for a strange one, If i burn the iso then install osx everything goes fine. If I try to use the disk again i get the ebios error.

So i burned another disk and everything installed fine. i tried to use this disk again and the ebios error returned.

seems like during the install the dvd is getting written to therefore making it only useable once.

weird

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hey people, i'm getting the Ebios read error even if I make the VMWare emulation boot with the Dvd which has been mounted by Daemon tools.. i dont think its a matter of the DVD being dirty coz i aint even using physical dvd to boot..
any suggestions?

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Check this for a strange one, If i burn the iso then install osx everything goes fine. If I try to use the disk again i get the ebios error.

So i burned another disk and everything installed fine. i tried to use this disk again and the ebios error returned.

seems like during the install the dvd is getting written to therefore making it only useable once.

weird


Yes i am having the same problem, i installed fine. even used osx for a few hours but after i rebooted i now get the ebios error. sometimes if i remove the dvd after i get the error and wait a few seconds the os will boot.

very strange ineed.

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Just noticed one thing I want to add regarding EBIOS. I was trying to install on my Dell XPS M1210, and for some reason installs were taking hours to complete. After a while (and lots of clacking noise from the laptop hard drive), I realized that the hard drive had gone bad. I booted up with the 10.4.8 dvd (JaS 10.4.8 AMD/Intel SSE2/3 v1p patched) and got an EBIOS error. I had a spare laptop drive on hand, popped that in, and bingo.. the dvd loaded again. This time with the new drive, I was able to get through the installation in mere minutes.

So if you do get this EBIOS error, check your hard drives as well as it could be a possible sign of HDD failure.





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