Okay, so I have been trying to get this to work for the past 8 hours and I am failing. Here is what keeps happening:
-If I do a fresh restore onto the thumb drive, and then install the Mobo package from LH...once I try and boot from the flash drive it gets stuck at Verifying DMI pool data... - When I reboot it MAY get to the start of the installation
-If I get to the start of the installation and try to format my HDD for MacOS, 50% of the time it will KP, the other 50 it will act as if it is formatting the drive. After I do format the drive, I get to the select drive screen of the installation and if I click continue, it KP.
-If I get all the way to the point where it starts installing, I get to 28 minutes remaining and then KP. Sometimes it just says it failed to load Support files.
-Sometimes I just get an Installation error log that comes up right after partitioning drive that cries about:
--NSDocumentController's invocation of - [NSFileManager URLForDirectory:inDomain:appropriateForURL:create:error:] returned nil for NSAutosavedInformationDirectory. Here's the error: "You can't save the file "Autosave Information" because the volume "Mac OS X Install DVD" is read only."
I have yet to get past the beginning stages of the install.
I have replaced everything in my case except well, the case and the mobo and processor. I don't have a spare mobo or processor lying around.
Intel Q9650 Quad Core
BFG NVidia 9800 GTX+ (Have tried with ASUS NVidia GT 260)
Netgear Gb Ethernet card w/GA311NA Chipset
8GB DDR2 1066 Mushkin RAM
Using Sandisk Flash drive for install (have tried a regular 500GB USB drive as well - same issues)
Not sure where to go from here.
Thanks for any help you can give.