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Thanks for the response I took the approach of ripping out hardware and disabling things until the OS booted correctly.... Turns out it's the Intel Gigabit Ethernet that seems to be preventing the OS X load. With the onboard Ethernet disabled I booted/restarted OS X 10 times one after the other with no problem. Renabled onboard Intel Gigabit ethernet and it consistently stops the load with the previous generic error (no specific errors shown behind the gray overlaid screen). So I can now get it to boot but with no LAN enabled, everthing else is plugged back in and running with no issues.... Any ideas on how to resolve this? Cheers, Phil
Hi Andy. Second try, this time using the latest Andy Disk, thanks for updating the iso. The install for me went smoothly up until step 6. Mac OS X 10.6.3 installs and loads no problem, I mount the update combo 10.6.7. It runs through to completion and says I need to restart the machine, I click and it shutsdown ready to restart. I remove the combo update dvd and put in the AndyBoot ready for restart. On the boot selector screen I choose the Mac Instance to boot in to my updated OS X. Within about 2 seconds up comes the dark grey screen of doom with "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again." Board - Asus P8P67 Pro - ACHI mode 2 hard disks - SATA6G_1 (Gray) = C300 (windows) - SATA3G_3 (Blue) = WDC WD10EADS (Mac OS X) 4GB (for now) of G.Skill RipJawsX RAM Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 Monitor - Samsung Syncmaster 226BW 1680x1050 This is my first time with OS X so it's all new to me.... treat me gently! Any ideas on where I can start to get to the bottom of this? I have an additional network card in there so I'm going to pull that out. I also have the windows disk in place so I'll remove that too and pray one of them does the trick. Anything glaringly obvious that I'm doing wrong....
Hi Andy. First thanks for providing this guide and helping me take the leap in to OSx. The install for me went smoothly up until step 5. At this point I had successfully booted in to OSx, I'd not checked what was or wasn't working at this stage (network etc) but I had a working desktop screen showing in all its glory Didn't have the 10.6.7 file handy so I followed the instructions in step 5 to enable an internet connection in order to continue. 1- I ran the install package on the CD, no issues. 2- I then rebooted, the Andyboot cd kicked in and I selected my OSx install (windows 7 on another disk) OSx started as normal, Apple logo, spinning wait graphic, then a brief blue screen followed by the mouse appearing top right but then instead of completing the OS load as per before the installer package, the mouse appeared on a white/grey screen. If I click the screen I get a few black random blocks. Clicking on the screen again results in the black blocks moving position.. Not sure now how to get back to working graphics in order to install the 10.6.7 update. Anyone else experiencing this? I guess it was something installed in the package from the cd in order to get the internet connection up. Board - Asus P8P67 Pro 4GB (for now) of G.Skill RipJawsX RAM Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 This is my first time with OS X so it's all new to me.... treat me gently!