I noticed your specs are very similar to a laptop I have almost got working with Hazard Snow Leopard Client-Server 10.6.2 CS (DVD boots, but not all the time, USES AppleNForceATA.kext (MeDevil)). the way I know it is going to boot the dvd for sure is if I see 2 sata phy not ready errors in a row before it starts looking for the root device. The laptop is a Compaq Presario F500. My wife wants mac os on it for her wacom tablet, btw. I got it to boot from the hard disk once (but slooooow). the only problem is that I forgot how the hell I did it. now the hard disk keeps giving me "still looking for root device", which the dvd sometimes will do, and sometimes wont do. the last attempt I decided to install all the drivers with the ATA injector. I was very close to getting it to boot, the only problem this time was a double panic whatever the hell that is. I know what a kernel panic is but this is the first time I ever seen anything referred to as a double panic. I get the dvd to boot (45% of the time) with cpus=1 USBBusFix-yes PCIRoot=1 -f. will keep you posted when I get it working again, unless someone else has done it before.