Hi, yes I am new here and probably need more help than I think I do.. But lets see what happens.
I have an i7 Samsung NP350E7C-A01US
And I have installed OS x 10.8.3 from a USB drive that was made for me from a friend running it on his mac.
With some playing, I was able to get it to load up, install, and thats where I am at now.
I am looking to get this stable on my device. For now. That's all I really am interested in doing. (Trying to learn the OS and get used to where things are before I dig any deeper into this.)
8.0 GB USB (PNY) with installer files.
The purchased from appstore $19.99 official OS x Mountain Lion app download. (yes I did buy my own copy)
I am unable to load directly from the HD
I get an apple, on a white screen with a spinning line ball under it.
Loading the HDD using -x (safemode) works, but at times it will lock my laptops keyboard and or mouse. OR I get a black screen.
I have used the command -x GraphicsEnabler=No , and it seems to work. Only this locks my mouse and keyboard completely leaving me with need of a USB mouse and board.
I have Network connectivity (most of the time) and am able to download #####, but anytime I make any changes, it fails. Telling me to contact the dev. Like many others I have been reading about.
IF any of these packages DO install successfully ( I install them one by one to make sure I know what would have caused an issue should I crash ) I restart the computer, and nothing seems to have worked. At times I lose networking, or boot to a black screen, or lose mouse and key function like before. No sound, no enhanced graphics (which is a waste looking at this resolution on my nice 17" screen )
I am looking for any help at all. Which Drivers should I install from #####, which should I do first? What to do if it fails on me like before?
Any guidance is greatly appreciated. And I thank you in advance.
If there is anything I can do or post to help you help me PLEASE let me know asap. I really would like to get my system stable for daily use.
Seems some things I can not say here. And forgive me if I am stepping over any boundaries. the ### above are m u l t i b e a s t. I am unsure if this is for legal reasons or something else. I am unsure as how to get drivers installed any other way. Please help.. I am lost...
Ok I have read why the ### appear, and will no longer post anything related to ... his.... work. BUT I am hoping to get better support from this community than I did over there. Upon reading more and more from this site I am learning more, but am still unable to figure out what I need to do. Should I start ALL over? Is my USB installer bad?
I am able to Install, OS X, and run it with -x command. But now I am unable to access the internet. It's basically just something pretty to play with at this point. And I still require the USB to boot into the OS on my HDD.