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Never give up! 2 weeks trying: need help of experts

04 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

Hello ,

I keep trying to install any macos on my PC. I've tried a lot of methods (maybe all existing). But still having problems.
I decided to post all the info of my pc, and all what i've tried.

What I have
  • CPU Properties:
    CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, 1866 MHz (7 x 267)
    CPU Alias Conroe-2M
    CPU Stepping B2
    Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
    Original Clock [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Min / Max CPU Multiplier 6x / 7x
    Engineering Sample No
    L1 Code Cache 32 KB per core
  • MSI PT890 Neo v2 (MS-7258) (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
  • VIA PT890
  • 2 GB DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM 266 MHz
  • BIOS Type Award (09/22/06)
  • Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE (256 MB)
  • Audio Adapter Realtek ALC655 @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
  • IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571
  • Storage Controller VIA RAID Controller - 3149
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N ATA Device (DVD+R9:10x, DVD-R9:10x, DVD+RW:18x/8x, DVD-RW:18x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Disk Drive MAXTOR S TM3250820AS SCSI Disk Device (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
  • DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  • DMI BIOS Version V3.4
  • DMI System Product MS-7258
  • DMI System Version 2.00
  • BIOS Properties:
  • Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  • Version V3.4
  • Release Date 09/22/2006
  • Size 512 KB
  • Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
  • Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
  • Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP
  • Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB
  • Processor Properties:
  • Manufacturer Intel
  • Version Intel®
  • External Clock 266 MHz
  • Current Clock 1862 MHz
  • Type Central Processor
  • Status Enabled
  • Upgrade ZIF
  • Socket Designation Socket 775
What I tried
  • -The first I've tried install SnowLeo.iso from all known torrent site. All went ok, I had MacOS Snow Leopard. Then I detected troubles with usb and ethernet low speed. I decided to install another distro.
  • -Restore the macosx from r-drive to hdd. After that, I had "still waiting for root device" error. Tried installing kexts and following steps of guides to solve that. No result. Same with lion .
  • -Also tonymcacs ib00t cd + Leopard/Lion cd won't install because of still waiting for device.
  • -I tried MBR partition table, GUID partition table, and HFS+ partitions, all combinations.
  • -Today and yestarday Im trying install SnowLeo.iso another time. I can't!
  • Installing process stops here. And tells me to restart as only option.
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Another info
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Hard drive current partitions
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HDD drives:
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Important one

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Create USB install from .ISO(for netbooks without dvdrom)

27 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

I have one working snowleo.iso that I tried on my desktop pc with intel. However I'd like to try it on my Dell M301Z with AMD Athlon™ II Neo K325 Dual core processor 1.30 GHz.

How can I make a flash USB drive from that iso? I need to partition usb to GUID table and copy there .iso contents? Just this ? Or it's impossible?

Help merge installations

27 February 2012 - 03:44 AM



first of all I want to say that I've read all forum rules and know about "still waiting device" posts are forbidden but my case is the only.
So please help me. I really don't know where can I ask for help if not here.

My Hardware:
msi pt890 neo-v2 board
Intel dual core 4300 (not sure of number)
GeForce Nvidia 7300 LE
AC97 built in sound card
Bios V3.4
DDR 266MHz - 2GB

The problem:

I can't manage to install Lion from custom .iso because the installation stucks in initDevice failed and says still waiting device all time.

I know it's very common error and there're a lot of solutions(I've checked). However no one solved my case.
The point is that before installing Lion I had successfuly installed Leopard. But it's something wrong with it and I decided to install Lion.

So I have leopard.iso and lion.iso. And Leopard installs with no problem.
When installing Leopard, there's step to choose where to install it. And you can use disk utility to partition. That's what I've done.
I have partitioned SATA HDD (the ide is disabled) into 2 partitions. One is free space and other GUUID Partition(disk0s2) .

OK, then I proceed instaling lion with rd=disk0s2 ncpi=0x2000 -v . Nothing! All the same. I've also tried disk1s2 and disk0s0. No result.

My bios settings not allow AHCI. I just have IDE or RAID. I select RAID. The bios and jumper on HDD, are all in the same state as during Leopard installation.

What can I do? How can I copye files from snowLeo to lion iso and make it work?

Please help , I really need it.
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