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  1. Need Help! HP Compaq 6715s

    True, but I had one system that wouldn't boot unless the -x switch was used. I just mentioned -v for those discs that don't boot in verbose mode by default, and, yeah, -f shouldn't actually do anything when booting from DVD....
  2. When you click Customize in the OS X setup that you booted from the DVD, select the following additional components: Kernels > 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel AND (Drivers > Chipset Drivers > AppleNForceATA nForce Drivers [try first] OR Drivers > Chipset Drivers > NVIDIA MCP67 Drivers) AND Fixes and Patches > Seatbelt.kext 10.5.5 AND Fixes and Patches > Verbose Mode Additionally, you can try using XxX_10.5.6_Leo_Install_Disc.iso.... That's the one I'm currently using (although with slightly different hardware).
  3. Need Help! HP Compaq 6715s

    Have you tried booting with the -v -f -x boot flags?
  4. Need Help! HP Compaq 6715s

    If I remember correctly, this laptop has a very simple BIOS... Passwords, boot sequence, run HDD diagnostics, and maybe a couple other irrelevant options. So, you probably cannot change the HDD controller mode. However, maybe you can try using a USB DVDROM drive? If you're not even able to boot from the DVD into the OS X setup, that's probably a good place to start. Additionally, you can try just leaving it for a while. I have a dv2949se that would appear frozen while booting the OS X disc, but after about 15 minutes, it started reading from the disc again. Not sure why, though... and it's a different chipset than yours (Mine has a GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M). And if you want more details about your hardware, this is the Service Manual for your series: http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/s...6/c01570696.pdf I may have a computer with a chipset in the same series as yours, so I can check out how well it works with OS X if you continue to have problems..... It's an AMD690G with a Radeon X1250... pretty close.
  5. Calling out to All Insanely Genius Members

    Well, first thing, you might want to use a more descriptive title for your thread. Most people who can answer questions probably don't have a lot of time, and just scan the forum for a thread they feel they can help with. Threads that just say, "Please help," or similar, are often skipped. Second, we need to know more information about your computer. I just tried looking on HP's website, but (oddly) the specifications are not listed. Also tried looking for similar models, and the series CTO model, but no specs are listed. Based on the picture, and from what I remember of North American models that looked like that, you bought your system at least a couple years ago, and you have a single-core Pentium M-class or Turion-class CPU? We need to know: - CPU (Pentium M 1.5GHz, Turion 64, etc.) - Chipset (i855GM, nForce 4, etc.) - Hard drive (specifically, is it SATA or PATA) - Video card (Intel GMA 950, ATI Radeon 7500) - Amount of RAM Third, we need detailed information about what's happening. Saying, "It doesn't boot!" is about as helpful as saying, "My car has a problem!" Are you getting an error message? Does the comptuer appear to be trying to boot? Do you see an Apple Logo? File missing? Just a flashing cursor? Fourth, searching the forum for people who have a system with similar specs (chipset, CPU, etc.) might be better starting a new thread. Often questions have been answered, and people don't feel like answering the same questions over and over. Have you tried some of the step-by-step guides that are available? Have you tried any different releases, besides iATKOS? If not, try Leo4All. It supports AMD and Intel CPUs, with support for SSE2-only and SSE2/SSE3 CPUs. That was the one that worked best for my system. Fifth, although this should probably be first, have patience. Getting something to run on a platform it was never officially intended to run on is always problematic. I probably have ~15 different releases in my binder, ranging from 10.4.1 to 10.5.2. I probably installed (attempted to install) OSx86 100+ times, literally, on at least 10 different systems, with different specs. Sometimes it would go through smoothly, and others... "WTF! WHY DON'T YOU BOOT?!?" lol, but seriously, just take it easy. Good luck.
  6. leo4all install trouble

    Do you need the 'Dutch' language translations? If not, just deselect it. I doubt you need all of the language translations that are available, so just deselect all of them (except maybe one, if English is not your primary language, assuming the translations are still there). It's possible that the person/group who made the release removed the translations, as well as some other extras from the original Leopard disc (which is dual-layer). I installed Leo4All on my system, so the image works, but I didn't install any language translations. Your disc might not have burned properly. Use a slow speed (4x) to burn the disc, use good quality media, verify the disc after the burn...

    For my system (see signature), the one that worked the best was Leo4All 10.5.2. It was a little while since I tried the other releases, but if I remember correctly: - Leo4All [10.5.2 Universal AMD/Intel SSE2/SSE3] booted and installed perfectly. Drivers for my specific hardware I found in another thread - ToH [9a581 RC2] would not boot to the installation correctly... hung in the process - Kalyway [10.5.1 Intel SSE2/SSE3 PC_EFIv8] gave me a kernel panic booting from the installation - BrazilMac [10.5 9a581] booted and installed perfectly. - iATKOS [10.5.1 v1.0ir2] ... umm... I forget BTW, the 'best' release to use is the one that works for you. Yeah, that is an obvious thing to say, but what works for one person will not necessarily work for another. What are your hardware specs? AMD/Intel? Some releases are specifically for Intel, some specifically for AMD, and others are universal, as long as the CPU meets certain requirements. EDIT: I heard of another release from 'Zephyroth', but I have never used it [10.5.2-AMD].
  8. Will My Computer Work with 10.5?

    Chipset: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Motherboard: ASUS M2N68-LA Audio: ALC 888S chipset Well, you can try booting with the cpus=1 switch (well, I think that was the switch). But I think the main issue will be the chipset, not necessarily the CPU. As a side note, I tried installing OS X on an HP s3300f, which has the same chipset as you: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. I was not able to get it to boot using: Kalyway 10.5.1, Leo4All 10.5.2, ToH 10.5, BrazilMac 10.5 (I believe those are the releases I tried). I was either not able to get it to boot the installation program, or not able to install it; the main problem seems to the hard drive controller. Unfortunately, the s3300f has no setting to change the hard drive controller operation mode. If you have the option, you can try changing the hard drive controller from AHCI (Native) to ATA (Legacy, Compatibility). If you have two hard drive, you probably have a RAID option, too, which I doubt will work with OS X. EDIT: Changing the SATA controller operation mode may help because you have a SATA DVDRW. Using ATA (Legacy, Compatibility) mode may help, since it will be putting both, the hard drive and the optical drive, in compatibility mode.
  9. Your Collection of OSx86 DVDs and CDs

    1. Mac OSX Tiger 10.4.1 (Not the Deadmoo version) - Worked fine on my i865G-based system 2. I remember a 10.4.5 disc... forget now... and I think I had a 10.4.4 disc. Probably in one of my other binders...or spindles...or piles...or maybe recycled 3. MyZ 10.4.6 4. JaS 10.4.8 AMD/SSE2/SSE3 w/PPF1, PPF2 5. JaS 10.4.8 Intel SSE3 Only 6. Uphuck 10.4.9 v1.3 universal 7. Uphuck 10.4.9 v1.4a AMD 8. Uphuck 10.4.9 v1.4i r2 Intel 9. Mac.Nub 10.4.10 v1r5 10. XxX 10.4.10 11. ToH 10.5 RC2 12. Kalyway 10.5.1 SSE2/SSE3 13. BrazilMac 10.5 9a581 (Worked the best for me, so far) 14. Leo4All 10.5.2 Universal AMD/Intel SSE2/SSE3 Also have the Kalyway Leopard Prep disc, another disc of Kexts, guides, PC-EFI, etc. that have been collected over time (including the original custom-written ATI Frame Buffer Driver that allowed QuickTime videos to play slightly smoother, for 10.4.1...I forget the details now) And I also have a System 7.1.2 disc - original from a Power Macintosh 6100/7100/8100-series
  10. Leopard Perfect Install

    The first thing I would recommend is to calm down... OSX86 is probably going to be a long and difficult journey, and things go smoother if you have a clear head. You mentioned that you changed the configuration of your HDD, but did you do the same with your DVDROM? You need to make sure that the drive is set as a Master if you're using IDE. If you're using SATA, your motherboard may have different SATA controllers; try using another one (i.e. ICH8R + Jmicron). SATA ports connected to different controllers usually have different colors. In the BIOS, if you are using SATA, you can also try changing the SATA operation mode from Native (AHCI) to Legacy (Compatible, ATA), or vice versa. And also make sure that it's not configured in RAID mode. And while you're in the BIOS, although it probably won't help with this problem, make sure that XD (NX) is Enabled, SpeedStep is Disabled, Virtualization is Disabled, HPET is Enabled. If your motherboard has extra controllers that you're not using, disable them. You can also try updating your BIOS (standard cautions and disclaimers apply). What is the configuration of your target system? Have you applied the Time Machine Fix? It's near the end of the guide on the first page.
  11. Leopard Perfect Install

    This is normal. All of my systems have this on the first boot. Well, those with Firewire, anyway. Are you getting the error when you're booting the DVD? Or after the installation, and trying to boot from the HDD?
  12. Leopard Perfect Install

    But seriously.... Does anyone have any ideas for getting PS/2 keyboard and touchpad support working on an i965 chipset-based laptop? Specifially the Dell D630 in my signature. I already tried the ApplePS2Nub that I mentioned earlier in this thread. Someone mentioned using the ApplePS2Controller from the BrazilMac post-patch; didn't work. I searched the forum, and found four other modified ApplePS2Controller kexts; didn't work. I also tried combinations of the ApplePS2Nub kext and ApplePS2Controller kexts; didn't work. Repairing permissions and ownership after each one... cd /Volumes/osx86/System/Library/Extensions chown root:wheel ApplePS2Controller.kext chmod -R 755 ApplePS2Controller.kext ...and then using the Repair Permissions function in Disk Utility. I followed the guide exactly, I'm able to get Leopard to boot on my system, and USB keyboards and mice work perfectly. However, the internal keyboard and touchpad work perfectly in the installation. I tried EFI 7.2 and 8.0 for the heck of it, and although it works perfectly with USB devices, the internal PS/2 devices don't work. I also tried Uphuck 10.4.9 v1.4i R2 and that works, too. I was not able to get the ToH 10.5 9a581 RC2 installation to boot from the HDD after installation. It gives a kernel panic almost immediately after POST. I haven't looked hard into getting this working, yet, because I want to run the vanilla kernel, ideally. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks! EDIT: I also tried it after disabling USB Legacy Emulation in the BIOS menu, just to eliminate that as a possible conflict (I think it was mentioned somewhere to do that). EDIT: On the Uphuck 10.4.9 v1.4i R2 installation, there's an option to install a PS/2 Controller fix. I tried that too, and it still doesn't work for Leopard. Works perfectly in Tiger.
  13. Leopard Perfect Install

    LOL Yeah... It took about 72 hours to boot, but eventually my 33MHz PowerBook 180 w/4MB RAM finally loaded OSX... Then it took another four hours to load the System Profiler. Don't believe me? Check the System Profiler specs in the photos. I know you're ALL jealous of this $4000 system with its top-of-the-line 4-bit greyscale graphics system, full 24-bit-wide address bus and 16-bit-wide data bus memory subsystem (IIRC), and massive 256B cache. (pics above) No worries... I know how you feel... I'm still trying to get a decently working OSX86 installation... Just feel like shouting, "It's about time!" Well, at least now you can say you have a
  14. Leopard Perfect Install

    As far as I know, there is really only one BrazilMac version (maybe there's one revision to the original), (Edit: Stravaganza has informed me that there are actually multiple versions under the same name. See his post below.) and that is specifically referring to a stock retail Leopard DVD that was modified using a script written by BrazilMac. The modified image is then burned back onto a single layer DVD. (I have never used Leopard Flat Image, but...) From my understanding, Flat Image is a preconfigured BrazilMac Leopard installation, and the image contains the layout of the hard drive partition, as opposed to the layout of the DVD. These are two different ways to install Leopard, but the guide was written specifically for DVD-based installation. It might be possible... If everything's working perfectly, and you don't want to bother reinstalling, why risk it? I haven't tried it personally, nor have I seen anyone else who has done it. I was able to install Leopard without the Kalyway disc using EFI v7.2, and using GUID partition tables. I think you need the Kalyway disc when using MBR and EFI v5.2.
  15. Leopard Perfect Install

    LOL Thanks! I'm glad to hear that it's working for you!