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About darkstaar4

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  1. Best OSx86 support for new PC.

    I am looking to buy a new motherboard too.. I just went through 3 in the past 2 weeks.. if u want easy compatibility: Dont use: ECS PT890T-A, Abit AB9pro, ECS 945GM. Abit with its Jmicron and horrid compatability for SATA and PATA drives, you have to keep going into bios and messing around with ACHI, IDE in the Jmicron setting and in the PCI IDE setting to get it to read the patched dvd. The ECS PT890T-A. Well i've tried mac.nub, jas 10.6, 10.8, Kalyway, BraziliMac. The least it does. It wont boot the CD.. the most into install it does.. Installs just fine.. but wont boot OS X. Kernel Panic and thats it. I've been researching and I can find so many discussions where people state their mobo works but there seems to not be an agreement which one is the best. Everyone has that one that actually worked and thats what they live by. So getting the answer your looking for.. Probably not going to happen. you just have to keep going through the forums and find topics about that specific board. I'm still looking to find a fully compatible mobo for Leopard. Let me know if you find anything in your research. From what i've seen the Intel 975 Bad Axe 2 seems like what I might go for.. still all up in the air.
  2. /com.apple.Boot.plist not found !

    I got the same error /com.apple.boot etc.... on my Abit AB9 Pro. I was using an IDE DVD drive. Now when I used the SATA DVD drive it would get to the load screen and then just stop.. Stating can not find root.. To solve this issue on my pc I had to go into BIOS and change the Integrated Peripherals for IDE from IDE to AHCI and it let me boot up OSX to install. Attemping to install now.. We'll see what happens.
  3. Sorry I forogt to mention the Core 2 Duo processor is a E4500.
  4. Ok guys I hope someones seen this happen before and knows how to fix it. I'll try to be as Detailed as possible, so this posting may be long. Hardware I have: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo: LGA 775: Supports SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 Motherboard: ECS Elitegroup PT890T-A Chipset Northbridge (NB): Via PT890 CHipset Southbridge: Via VT8237A/VT8237S Video Card: VisionTek Ati Radeon X1550 XGE PCI-E x16 512mb GDDR2 Ram Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2 PC-5300 Hard Disks: 200GB Maxtor Partitioned 120gb and 80gb 120GB Samsung DVD Burners: Philips SPD2413BD, and HP 300n I also have a Laptop: PowerBook G4 12' Mac OS X 10.4.10 1.5Ghz Power PC 512MB RAM SuperDrive So first I'll talk about what I did with JaS 10.4.6 I burned it to a DVD-R. I do boot from CD in CMOS and it wont boot. It reads the CD and the standard DARWIN screen comes up and states hit any key to Install.. Hit any Key and the computer just Restarts. Keeps restarting everytime it tries to start the Disk up. So I downloaded another copy and put it on a different DVD+R. Does the same Exact thing. Both disks load up fine on my old HP Pentium D 2.6ghz only has SSE2 I loaded up OS X on it using these CD's and managed to Dual boot just fine. JaS 10.4.8 Wont install on the OLD HP Machine. Ok So I thought I'd get JaS 10.4.8 Burned it and it loaded just fine. Picked my patch. SSE3 Intel. Added ATI drivers support. Everything installed fine. It finished up and asked me to restart so I restarted. It then does the normal checks the ram and detects the Drives and then when it should be Loading OS X .. It shows Darwin and it has the "\" Twirling around and just restarts after about 2 seconds.. And it keeps repeating the cycle. It doesn't even attempt to load any OS. It just restarts. Then I got Kalyway 9A527 Leopard only for INTEL SSE3 HPET. It would only unzip within OS X on my Laptop and then I burned it to a HP Printable DVD+R. It booted the DVD just fine. I did the standard formatting (which I had done for JaS 10.4.8 installation also) and I chose my patches and drivers. It installs just fine completes the installation and asks me to restart. I restart and the same thing happens as with JaS 10.4.8. It just keeps restarting the computer over and over at the Darwin screen just about 1-2 seconds into the Darwin screen. I've tried to install this 5 times. With different configurations in drivers, on different partitions and drives. Nothing seems to be working, does the same exact thing. I've been trying for 2 days straight, and i've researched as much as possible but I cant find anyone having this specific problem of restarting over and over at the Darwin boot with multiple OS X versions. I've had to reinstall vista twice because of the multiple installs i've tried with each version. I really want OS X working on this machine. I really appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.