I succesfully installed iATKOS L2 ( Lion ) on my PC, at least I have good onboard sound and can choose a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 which fills enterely my 1366 x 768 screen monitor. I can also connect well to Internet. But the strange thing is that when I boot on to Mac I get the grey screen with the apple but there is no spinning wheel !.....The boot screen shows in 1024 x 768 filling the whole monitor screen with the apple a little wide. It doesn´t matter to me if the boot logo is not perfect resolution, but I would like to see the spinning wheel which normally shows in all Mac OS X Leopard and Lion releases !
While installing iATKOS, the white apple shows normally along with the spinning wheel, as it should, but the problem begins when I finish the install and boot from my hard drive. I use a HDF Mac partition in my Hard Drive to install iATKOS.
It is supposed that once installed, the boot screen should behave the same as it does on the DVD, as I am transfering the bootloader from the DVD to the Hard disk, I do not understand why it shows only the apple and not the spinning wheel ? This issue does not happen if I install iATKOS S3 v2 ( Snow Leopard ) - very strange !
I discarded the idea of using Snow Leopard because it does not recognize my nVidia graphics card and it is difficult to get kext working, even upgrading to OS 10.6.7,( I had tried that with no success, only get the card detected but only 1024 x 768 resolution ).
My PC is a 3 GHZ Pentium Dual Core E5700 with 4 GB Ram, and a Nvidia GT 430 graphics card and ASRock motherboard with built in Atheros Lan card and audio built in.
If I boot in verbose mode I don´t see anything strange, it boots well and fast, no noticeable issue in the sentences on screen. One thing I notice is that the resolution changes from 1024 x 768 to 1280 x 720 when it shows the desktop, not before, so the graphics card is not detected inmediately but only when the Finder shows on screen.
As it was impossible for me to take a snapshot of my verbose booting, I instead show you my boot configuration. The system boots from the Chamaleon bootloader, the file is
org.chamaleon.Boot.Plist in /Extra folder, ( instead of com.apple.Boot.plist, which is in Library/Preferences/System Configuration/ )-
This is my org.chamaleon.Boot.Plist:
and here is also my "About this Mac"
About this Mac
Processor: 2.99 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4 GB 797 MHZ DDR3
Graphics GeForce GT 430 1024 MB
Serial Number G880MV4XYK
Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74)
Can anyone please let me know how to get the spinning wheel back when booting Mac, or any suggestion to fix the issue ?....thanks in advance!
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