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Joe75, I had no problem getting it to load mifki, just type mach_kernel.mifki -v at the boot prompt

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Bugs, Do you have nothing working :(

Joe75, I had no problem getting it to load mifki, just type mach_kernel.mifki -v at the boot prompt


Would both cpus be ok and no fsb :blink:

It did load mifki but then same black screen and DVD still spinning :(

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can you get to singleuser with -s? And can you try it within VMWare, just to see how far you get?

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can you get to singleuser with -s? And can you try it within VMWare, just to see how far you get?


NO, no VMW :(

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Bugs, Do you have nothing working :(

well how can I have anything working if the install from DVD kernel panics after 3 seconds :( ???

Anyway, one thing one could do is beam the DVD's HFS content to another HFS partition with Carbon Copy Cloner, RsyncX, Disk Utility whatever (if beaming to a partition on a USB or Firewire drive that partition must already contain the darwin bootloader in it's partition table), delete the two kextcaches + panicing kexts, and then boot-install from there ..

However, I neither have any mind nor the time to get into this kind of messing right now ..

Another hint for you guys who are not stuck with the DVD itself but cannot boot through all the way either: disable anything suspicious in the BIOS. For some install DVDs I had to disable the 2nd CPU core & LAN. Unfortunatly, my Laptop's BIOS is very rudimentary and does not allow me to disable the PCMCIA slot .. :blink:

Good luck everybody else.

[EDIT] hm one could also walk the path of the good ole VMWare2Native install method .. :)

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well how can I have anything working if the install from DVD kernel panics after 3 seconds :( ???


However, I neither have any mind nor the time to get into this kind of messing right now ..


Oh well, back to the drawing board, guess I will try to get a good place in line for any future ppfs or patches :(

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tried with P4Dual915GL, installed fine. crash when try to open about this mac. also included GMA900 kext won't load, right now trying it on 775I945GZ, will post later with update. Tomorrow I will try it with E6300 and 945G-DVI. Keep up the good works guys and gals. :(

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I installed with SemtheX kernel and everything went OK until the "restart" at the end of install. I got a black screen with flashing cursor. Re-installed 10.4.7, no problem.

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I installed with SemtheX kernel and everything went OK until the "restart" at the end of install. I got a black screen with flashing cursor. Re-installed 10.4.7, no problem.


I got the same error as you. Specs in my signature (and you will notice that I've gotten 10.4.8 booting with GUI before the DVD came out, so I know it's possible.) It could be that the Disk Utility from the installer screws up the partition scheme on the disk.

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Results 70.21
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.4.8 (8L2127)
Physical RAM 2048 MB
Model ACPI
Drive Type HDT722516DLAT80
CPU Test 83.41
GCD Loop 188.52 9.94 Mops/sec
Floating Point Basic 91.13 2.17 Gflop/sec
vecLib FFT 67.35 2.22 Gflop/sec
Floating Point Library 59.42 10.35 Mops/sec
Thread Test 158.22
Computation 144.86 2.93 Mops/sec, 4 threads
Lock Contention 174.30 7.50 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
Memory Test 101.61
System 105.66
Allocate 94.00 345.19 Kalloc/sec
Fill 118.88 5780.04 MB/sec
Copy 107.05 2211.05 MB/sec
Stream 97.85
Copy 87.92 1815.91 MB/sec
Scale 87.94 1816.82 MB/sec
Add 110.49 2353.62 MB/sec
Triad 110.10 2355.25 MB/sec
User Interface Test 124.44
Elements 124.44 571.13 refresh/sec
Disk Test 28.55
Sequential 39.09
Uncached Write 23.78 14.60 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 41.87 23.69 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 67.95 19.89 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 46.17 23.20 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 22.48
Uncached Write 8.74 0.93 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 40.31 12.91 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 46.20 0.33 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 58.63 10.88 MB/sec [256K blocks]



Any ideas why my scores suck so bad? I have a dual-core conroe at 3.4ghz

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@greenman100: Your disk scores killed you. Those are lower than anything I have ever seen.

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please what is the switch from semthex kernel?
-mach_kernel.semthex ?

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on a p4 prescott install crash after checking the dvd
i'll try to reburn it later

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@greenman100: Your disk scores killed you. Those are lower than anything I have ever seen.


28.55, 22.48 :( :( :blink:

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oki i am gonna install it from another macosx installation to another partition...

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I'm burning my copy right now, which kernel do you suggest i use?

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Anyone else have the install crash and tell you that you need to reboot? I wonder what causes this... If you've had this happen, open up the log (Command + L) and take a picture of it when it crashes. Be sure to select "Show Everything" from the drop down menu on the Log dialog.

oki i am gonna install it from another macosx installation to another partition...


Just tried that. It also crashes that way. I'm trying to install it from pacifist. It could be that there is a corrupt package in the Essential software group.

I'm burning my copy right now, which kernel do you suggest i use?


I would try mifki's as it looks like you have everything to run it.

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I've created a new Primary, FAT32 partition off a secondary SATA drive in my computer (one that does not have Windows XP installed on it).

I created it before the current partition, so my hd looks like:
|new partition| |existing data|

I've installed Arconis Disk Director suite. I'm going to attempt to install and I'll edit this when I finish.

For reference I'm running Core 2 Duo T6400 with 2GB PC5300 RAM off a Intel D975XBX MB with a All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI-E. I imagine if anyone can install this correctly it'll be me!

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delete the two kextcaches + panicing kexts

None of the install DVD's have any kexts. They have the kext database file Extensions.mkext. They do not have an Extensions.kextcache.

You would have to have a working 10.4.8 installation with the subject kexts removed and then copy the Extensions.mkext to the DVD to accomplish what you want. Of course, getting a working installation in order to fix an installation DVD is a catch-22. Perhaps an Extensions.mkext taken from an installation created from one of the Combo updates would work if you first removed the offending kexts and built an Extensions.mkext for that configuration.

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JaS, very sorry to say, but in the current form your DVD won't be usable for many people, esp. for those like me with Laptops: you have Semthex' 10.4.8 kernel load right @ DVD boot + 10.4.8 kexts incl. kextcache. There are two kexts that cause a kernel panic on many Notebooks as posted in the forums: IOPCCardFamily.kext and AppleHDA.kext.


Same Problem (IOPCCardFamily.kext) here. Seems Apple has "fixed" Cardbus-Support in 10.4.8 to detect
my Texas Instruments PCIxx12. Had the same Crash while trying to get this IOPCCardFamily.kext to work.





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