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ROFL. I'm glad you saw the humor in it... and I was hoping to get just such a FAQ, so thank you, ~pcwiz. Cheers mates... I'm always good for a laugh. :P

Can someone outline EXACTLY what to do in order to turn the Leopard install into Leopard Server? I'm using an AMD Processor, since I know that matters.

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That is what we are trying to do. I am thinking about trying a brazilmac patch on a server disc.

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i got things up 99% of the way using kalyway and the retail server dvd. it was only when i tried to get adventurous and do the combo update when things got fuxored.

install kalyway 10.5.1 like normal
get image of the server install dvd
mount that image
install it as you would install any other program
it will go through and tell you that installation was successful
reboot
when you reboot it will run you through the server setup steps where you'll need your valid serial number
after that, you enter into the leo server environment which is reported as 10.5 (not 10.5.1)

i tried to use the same procedure as devin's 10.5.2 client update for the server combo update - however i could have mistyped something or the like, but about 28% of the way through the install i got a kernel panic. i rebooted with -v -x -f and sure enough it was the appleintelpowermanagement.kext that was the issue. no HPET.

now i'm back to square 1. updates to follow...

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It's in 3 people's sigs. Amazing. But we don't mean it in a bad way, welcome to InsanelyMac and relax because we were all n00bs in the beginning :).

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It's in 3 people's sigs. Amazing. But we don't mean it in a bad way, welcome to InsanelyMac and relax because we were all n00bs in the beginning :).


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dColumbus: Use a DVD by Zephyroth for AMD then download those packages for server...

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well i got things back up and running. but i'm stuck at the point before updating to 10.5.2 - anyone have any tips for performing the combo update on the server side?

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dColumbus: Use a DVD by Zephyroth for AMD then download those packages for server...


Can you post the exact place or at least include what needs to be done to install these infamous "server packages"? When I think of "packages" I think of a ZIP, DMG, EXE, etc. Is it as simple as that? Or...

Is this the right one to download:
http://forum.osx86sc...?...p;sk=t&sd=a

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that's your base, then you need the server stuff. go up a couple of posts of mine and see how i did it to get a working server install (in your case instead of starting with kalyway, you start with zephyroth).

i'm just waiting to figure out how to get to 10.5.2 server without messing up my install. and yes, in my case i used the 6 gig leopard server install disc to install the packages.

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Alright,

I have been able to get through the installation of Leopard, but when it restarts for the first time, it just hangs at the Apple Logo... so, I decided to select "SSE3" as for the next installation try, and this time it hangs at the Apple Logo and then restarts my computer... it will do that over and over again. Now, I've been reading about EFI all over the place. Do I need to install EFI manuall? If so, how do I install EFI for a GUID partition?

I'm so close, yet so far.

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Update:

I've seriously tried everything... I've tried to install Leopard acording to so many procedures found on this website and I get one of these results every single time:

1) Installs fine, after first reboot it hangs at Apple Logo loading...

1) Installs fine, after first reboot it hangs at bios screen with a blinking cursor...

1) Installs fine, after first reboot it hangs at Apple Logo and eventually shows a little circle with a line through it above the Apple Logo...

I'm about ready to give up, but I REALLY want this to work. Does anyone know the solution to any of these issues?

Right now this is my system:

Motherboard: ASUS AN8 SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket 939
Memory: 2 Gigs of Corsair

note: I also have and AMD Athlon 64 3500+, but I haven't bothered to use it because I had this other one installed. If that makes a difference...

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when you're booting make sure you're pressing f8 to get to the boot options. when you go to the boot options type in -v to get to verbose mode. then read the output to see where the process is hanging.

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when you're booting make sure you're pressing f8 to get to the boot options. when you go to the boot options type in -v to get to verbose mode. then read the output to see where the process is hanging.


I do nothing BUT -v, or -v -x, etc... It says all kinds of things. Is there not just a "perfect" way of installing this? I mean, I've been on the forums for two straight days and nothing works. I've burned at normal speed, slow speed, installed on IDE, SATA, given the drive "active" status, and today I even replaced the Extensions directory on the drive. There's no way that my machine just happens to be retarded. I've NEVER had a problem installing Leopard, it has ALWAYS installed without a hitch, I've just never been able to get past it's first reboot. I've never been able to set up an account...

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Whoa, whoa, whoa... you're all talking about installing Leopard on your "Windows" PC like it's nothing. CAN you even install Leopard on your "Windows" PC? If so, how?

;) sorry, I saw this so late.

So "Windows" PC... there are "Unix" PC or non "Windows" PC ?

btw I have a "DOS" PC :D

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dColumbus, you do realise, you will be forever haunted with this lol
How could you not know! You joined didn't you!
;) :D


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OT: use Freebsd, it's the perfect server system :P

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;) sorry, I saw this so late.

So "Windows" PC... there are "Unix" PC or non "Windows" PC ?

btw I have a "DOS" PC ;)



Easy there... technically a Apple made computer is still a "PC"... It's just a general wording, since Windows is the most popular platform. :P

OT: use Freebsd, it's the perfect server system


Yeah, except for the fact that there's no UI that makes any sense. Besides, who has the time (beyond trying to bloody install OS X) to learn something completely new? If you can give me solid reasons that would out weigh Server 2003 or Leopard Server, I'd love to hear 'em...

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By Popular you mean broadly or commonly used, right? Because the other meaning does not apply.

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By Popular you mean broadly or commonly used, right? Because the other meaning does not apply.


Of Course. Case in point, I use a Mac... :unsure:

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I do nothing BUT -v, or -v -x, etc... It says all kinds of things. Is there not just a "perfect" way of installing this? I mean, I've been on the forums for two straight days and nothing works. I've burned at normal speed, slow speed, installed on IDE, SATA, given the drive "active" status, and today I even replaced the Extensions directory on the drive. There's no way that my machine just happens to be retarded. I've NEVER had a problem installing Leopard, it has ALWAYS installed without a hitch, I've just never been able to get past it's first reboot. I've never been able to set up an account...


3 things come to mind: have you tried installing it on another machine, then popping the hard drive into the box in question? also have you tried different ports as far as the SATA go? and then have you tried installing it to a hard drive that is hooked up via USB?

also for anyone that is reading this thread, I ended up getting the 10.5.2 server combo update installed using Devin's method. i must have typed something incorrectly earlier.





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