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  1. Used the -v and tried again. 10.6.8 hangs at [ PCI configuration begin ].
  2. Well, I tried again. After an hour, still sitting on white screen with Apple logo. No kernel panic, no scrolling of actions, no anything. 10.6.7 boots just fine with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy.What next? Wipe the hard drive and try from scratch? Give up completely? Buy a used Mac on ebay or Craig'd List?
  3. I just checked and I thought my profile had my system. Oh well. HP Pavilion A6400f Mobo: ASUS Benicia IPIBL-LB CPU: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E2200 (upgradable to Core 2 Quad Q9xxx) BIOS: 5.43 RAM: 8GB DDR2 VIDEO: EVGA nVidia 8800 PCIe AUDIO: Integrated ALC888S CHIPSET: Intel G33 (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01324212) The original distro was direct from an Apple DVD purchased directly from Apple. Intervening upgrades were via Apple Support. I thought I had a screen shot already but apparently not. I'll look again. Somewhat related - Since SL 10.6.# was the last on disc distro, is it possible to jump directly to one of the later versions, say 10.8 or 10.9 as the bare install? The About this Mac says I have an iMac Pro 3.1. I installed Snow Leopard first because it came out the same time as the unit it's on and I knew I could get an actual disc.
  4. Still no answer? I'd like to get beyond Snow Leopard but all the upgrades I've seen say I need 10.6.8 first.
  5. I read one fix is to replace the ACPIPlatform and IOPCIFamily kexts in 10.6.8 with their 10.6.7 versions. How does one do this?
  6. Right. I got 10.6.4 installed. The system threw up a window saying upgrades were available. I checked and it was for 10.6.8. I started the install process and it apparently it was successful. Now the kicker. When I boot now it gets to the Apple logo and hangs. I've tried using and not using PCIRootUID=1 and going into safe mode. What's keeping it from starting?
  7. CharCat

    boot0:error easiest way to fix it

    Sure sounds really simple, but where is the home folder? I Linux? In Mac? In Poughkeepsie? Thanks. At least this method doesn't require one to boot from a USB which is not always an option.
  8. I solved the problem and committed a cardinal sin for my family. I read the bloody instruction. Snow Leopard is successfully installed and upgraded from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8. On to fixing the Boot0 error. BTW - My box won't boot from USB. Can I use the Nawcom or other other boot CD disk?
  9. Correction...Snow Leopard. I tried again by wiping the hdd and unplugging the LAN cable. The box rebooted and was hung at the boor screen again. I'm starting to think my unit has been infected by redmonditis.
  10. Well, here's another fine mess you've gotten us into. I decided to start from scratch installing Mountain Lion. For some reason the retail install disc gets to around42% installed and then the computer reboots.I'm starting the install with PCIRootUID=1 which worked originally. I have the onboard LAN connected - should I disconnect it? I had gotten as far as getting 10.6.3 installed but attempts to upgrade to 10.6.8 ended up with a system freeze or reboot. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01390590 8GB RAM 500GB HDD @ 2x250GB partitions
  11. Right. I got Snow Leopard installed onto my HP Pavilion A6400f (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01390590) and used finder(?) to upgrade to the latest version. When the install got to the end it asked to reboot, which I did. After 40 minutes of the screen sitting at the purple haze background I did a hard reboot. Nothing. The screen displays these lines: boot0: GPT boot0: test boot0: test boot0: GPT boot0: test boot0: test boot0: error I can return to the unit boot screen using the Windows salute (3 fingers, one each on CTRL, ALT, & DEL). When I get the unit to start, I get the Apple WSOD - white screen of death - which just shows the Apple logo. I'm loading from a WD Blue Mainstream 500GB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - WDBH2D5000ENCNRSN Did I fum-dum something?
  12. Do what a friend of mine did. Re-up using a different email address. Worked like a charm.
  13. CharCat

    Clean install of Lion on ASUS IPIBL-LB

    The 8400 is purring like a kitten. Now the big question. I managed to upgrade to last Snow Leopard release. Can I, dare I say it, upgrade to a later version such as El Capitan or even Mavericks on my ASUS IPIBL-LB mainboard based computer?
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    Clean install of Lion on ASUS IPIBL-LB

    SUCCESS! After getting Snow Leopard installed I rebooted with the boot loader. I then selected Snow Leopard and before clicking on anything I entered PCIRootUID=1. That was the secret sauce to get it to work. Now to find a compatible wireless PCI/PCIe card.
  15. CharCat

    Clean install of Lion on ASUS IPIBL-LB

    I got a retail Apple DVD of Snow Leopard to almost install. I used the PCIRootUID=1 boot flag. When the install finished the machine restarted automatically and hung at the boot screen. So I decided to start over, reformatting the HDD using Mac format, GUID etc. I first tried the PCIRootUID=1 -x boot flag but got a kernal panic. I tried again without the -x switch and the install went slick as snot on a doorknob. Unfortunately the PC rebooted again and hung at the boot screen. Some more info: The first time I only had 2GB of RAM (1 stick) and no PCI wireless card. The second time, 8GB RAM (4 sticks) and the PCI wireless card installed. The machine rebooted at the same point both times - The install progress bar was full and then the reboot.I also tried with GraphicsEnabler=1. No chance to start Snow Leopard, no chance to run Kexts. (I have pix of the kernel panics but don't know how to include them.) Suggestions? MOBO = ASUS IPIBL-LB Benicia CPU = Intel E2200 HDD-1 = 180 GB Caviar SATA-0 (Win 7 Pro) HDD-2 = 500 GB WD Caviar SATA-1 (OSx) EVGA NVidia 8400