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James Watt

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  1. James Watt

    Atheros AR5005(G)

    To make things easier: http://gtwy.net/easier/drivers/IO80211family.kext.zip
  2. SOLVED! My information: Host Bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03) (Also VGA and Display Controller) USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller ISA: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (Also IDE and SMBus) Wifi: Atheros AR5005G 802.11abg NIC Ethernet: Realtek Semiconductor Co, RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ Cardbus: ENE Tech CB1410 Cardbut Controller Manufacturer: Acer Model: Travelmate 2420 Problem: After the Apple logo comes up with the gray screen, it shifts to the blue screen and then never gets any further. Mouse cursor doesn't appear, login window doesnt appear. Nothing. Just sits there. Install ISO: Filename: JaS 10.4.8 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3.Defiant diskutil fix.iso MD5 Hash: 073eb015d77bbf5e4a97d0d37ceb3855 According to #JaS.DVD's title, this is the latest release. Packages: I looked up the 915GM and it seems that I use the GMA 900 video drives. So when I go through the install I select the Intel package at the top, and then these packages: GMA 900 Loginwindow Intel only Laptop bundle of some sort at the bottom After the install, it doesn't boot. Am I selecting the wrong options? Should I be selecting something else? The only things I'm not sure about are the Loginwindow and the Laptop bundle. The laptop bundle really bothered me because it had a description of ATI or something like that, which I don't have, but I figured it may have been incorrectly labeled. Other Options I have tried: Selecting everything except the AMD top patch. Selecting GMA 900 and the Laptop bundle without the Login window patch What else I've done: I tried pressing F8 and using -v, but everything scrolls so fast and eventually just disappears. If there was a way to interactively boot up, where it says a message and i press a button to have it load the next thing, that would be great. If someone could tell me the command to do that if it exists I would appreciate it. What I'm doing now: Installing again using Loginwindow Patch and GMA900 patch. NOT using the laptop bundle patch this time. Solution: Do not install ANY of the additional packages besides the Intel ATA patches! Boots up fine now!!!! I added it to the HCL: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph..._.28Notebook.29
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    No boot with: [JaS.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3]

    im having the same problem. no one seems to help
  4. James Watt

    Unable to boot Jas 10.4.8 DVD

    your bios probably needs changed. your hard drive probably boots before the CD rom, there for you think the CD is not bootable. change the BIOS settings to boot from CD rom before booting from any other device.
  5. Hardware: Acer Travelmate 2420 ISO used: JaS 10.4.8 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3.Defiant diskutil fix.iso Upon installation, everything worked (even the sound) except it didn't find the WiFi. I followed this guide for my Atheros using IO80211Family.kext from 10.3.5 update and my WiFi worked. (Guide: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...p;&do=findComment&comment=238508) The only applications I installed were Adium and Firefox. I decided not to shut my system off, instead I closed the lid and went to sleep. The next morning when I opened the lid the screen wouldn't come back. I held the power button down to turn it on again (guess it went to "sleep") and the OSX Apple logo came up, spinny thing loaded, then it went to the blue screen (which usually yields a log in screen and cursor a few second later) but it just stayed blue. Nothing would happen. I even left it like that for a few hours thinking it would eventually get to it, but nope. I rebooted and held Shift S or something like that (someone told me that would get me into "safe mode"). I was successfully able to get into Safe Mode once, I did a disk repair which said nothing needed repaired, I tried a permissions repair which didn't do much, and I even got into the console and ran fsck on the drive, and it said everything was okay. I tried rebooting and it didn't work, and now I can't even get into safe mode. Now I am in the middle of a fresh install, I am going to try rebooting right off the bat and seeing if the problem reoccurs. Then I am going to add things one at a time and see if anything causes the system to not boot. I was thinking something with the old drivers may be causing it to not work, but if others are using them I don't see how that can be. I also am thinking it may have been caused by the fact that it put itself to "sleep". I am guessing, since this is made for apple hardware, that their hardware sleeps a little differently than normal PC stuff. So I am thinking maybe I should just go into the power settings and disable it from ever sleeping. Any input on this theory would be greatly appreciated. Any other ideas? Thoughts? Comments? I will post if I find the cause, hopefully it's something fixable. Everything ran SO WELL for the one night that I had OSX on it. (Actually, stuff ran WAY faster than it did when I had XP on). Thanks in advance! Edit: I am not doing any dual booting, and this is an Intel mobo/cpu w/ SS2 but not SS3. OTHER EDIT: It seems that after installing a fresh OS, all I did was disable sleep mode and reboot and the damn thing wouldn't boot again! It also isn't listening to me when I press CMD+S before Darwin/x86 appears, but I think it may be because my keyboard requires me to press Alt instead of CMD because I don't have a CMD button.... HELP