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  1. I'm installing Snow Leopard 10.6 on an Asus 1005p. I've followed more than one guide to the letter to the letter, and everything goes fine...to a point. However despite installing SL 10.6 and installing the extras and kexts as advised, running pfix a few times, the netbook will not boot from the internal drive. Chameleon loads and depending on whether I hit a key, will offer the USB snow leopard install, or the internal hard drive. But when I choose the internal drive there are issues I can't fathom. It looks like it is loading fine, but the grey Mac logo with grey spinning wheel below, suddenly has what looks like a traffic 'no entry' sign on the mac logo. Pictured attached When I have installed and before the initial reboot, in sys preferences the internal drive is not offered as a start up disk. Only the 'network' and 'USB Mac OSx'. And despite three installs, only once did I manage to get the netbook to boot from it's own drive. I've repartitioned the HD more than once (GUID, Mac OS Jounraled) , and reinstalled but to no avail. Any idea at all why the netbook will not boot properly ? Advice gratefully received.
  2. SNOW LEOPARD 10.6 on Asus Ecc PC 1005P I've hit a brick wall. I'm installing Snow Leopard 10.6 on an Asus 1005p. Using the guide and comments to the letter, everything goes fine...to a point. However despite installing SL and installing the extras and kexts as advised, the netbook will not boot from the internal drive. It looks like it is booting, but the grey Mac logo with grey spinning wheel below, suddenly has what looks like a traffic 'no entry' sign on the mac logo. It goes no further. In sys preferences the internal drive is not offered as a start up disk. Only the 'network' and 'USB Mac OSx'. And despite three installs, only once did I manage to get the netbook to boot from it's own drive. I've repaired permissions, repaired the netbook HD. I've repartitioned the HD (guid/ Mac OS journaled), and reinstalled but to no avail. Any idea at all why the netbook will not boot properly ? Advice gratefully received. Francis
  3. OSX 10.6.2 Installation on Asus EEE 1005HAB

    Hi. This is a great guide but I've hit a brick wall.I'm installing Snow Leopard 10.6 on an Asus 1005p.Using the guide and comments to the letter, everything goes fine...to a point. However despite installing SL and installing the extras and kexts as advised, the netbook will not boot from the internal drive.It looks like it is, but the grey Mac logo with grey spinning wheel below, suddenly has what looks like a traffic 'no entry' sign on the mac logo.In sys preferences the internal drive is not offered as a start up disk. Only the 'network' and 'USB Mac OSx'. And despite three installs, only once did I manage to get the netbook to boot from it's own drive.I've repartitioned the HD, and reinstalled but to no avail.Any idea at all why the netbook will not boot properly ?Advice gratefully received.Francis
  4. Severe Mac OS booting issue

    (macbook pro, 2006, 500gb samsung HD, 2gb ram, Intel processor) The good intention was to hackintosh my Asus 1005p into a mac with snow leopard. Whilst trying to create a USB startup disk on the Mac, I miss clicked whilst using (I believe) 'netbook installer'. I managed to install some files to MY MAC hard drive and not to the USB stick. Like a fool. Despite crashing out quickly, I corrupted something on my Macbook pro. I tried repairing and verifying on Disk Utilities but to no avail. The mac froze up and now will only boot up with the Snow Leopard DVD. I've tried reinstalling SL, twice it says it's reinstalled fine, but the mac still won't boot up alone. I've repaired the HD in disk utilities, verified it etc. It tells me all is fine but won't start up. Why won't the Mac start up when I have reinstalled the OS? What can I do ? What have I corrupted? I may be able to firewire into my mac to retrieve data/delete rogue files if I knew what they were. Is there anyway I can repair the damage with the Snow L DVD, and avoid a mass time machine reinstall. Would that solve my issue anyway ? I really need some help. And yes I know I've an idiot...! Ideas gratefully received. Francis
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