I had the exact same thing happen regarding creating the first account--twice (which is all I have done so far). I did a reinstall at lunch and left it stuck at the 'creating the first account' screen. The first time, once it rebooted, it was easy to create a new account and then delete the old one. I figure that I will do that again as well. Also using Nawcom's CD. Good stuff.
EDIT: I was able to turn it off and reboot using the Nawcom CD, delete the original account (I gave it a throwaway name), and successfully create a new admin account.
EDIT 2: Alright, here is my data:
Pentium 4 HT 3.2 Ghz
80 GB Seagate HD SATA
Onboard video (GMA)
No cards in any of the slots
Only externals connected are:
a usb keyboard
a usb mouse
a VGA Samsung LCD monitor
a cat-5 network cable to a WRT54GS router (nothing special re networking)
First off, thank you to Cerastez for providing such a clear, concise guide. You aren't Swiss, are you?
I followed Cerastez's guide, using the Nawcom boot CD (since I have a Pentium 4 HT) and either the 10.3 or 10.8 legacy kernel from Nawcom. Both 10.3 and 10.8 worked equally well (both have the double kernel panics, which is what actually made me try the 10.8 after the 10.3), therefore I lean toward the the newer one, the 10.8. I have one running on each.
After applying Nawcom's legacy kernel and rebooting (pre-kext file insertion) it boots to a gray screen after the gray Apple boot screen. To fix this issue boot to the installation via the Nawcom boot CD. Open the Terminal and type the following commands pressing Enter at the end of each line: (caveat: this is what I did, but the actual quote and link are below)
sudo mount -uw /
sudo rm -rf /extra/dsdt.aml
"you can get in single user? (-s)
mount -uw /
rm -rf /extra/dsdt.aml
change the location
place the location where you want to delete the file"
Source of the quote and commands: http://www.insanelym...3
This fixes the boot process and allows it to boot into OSX.
I then insert the kexts via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], following the guide.
I Install all of the available updates, except the 10.6.8 update (which was installed per the guide as a combo update) via the Apple Software Update app since the system appears to be 10.6.8 despite only showing 10.6 in the About This Mac window. I tell Apple Software Update to ignore that update (you can undo this at anytime).
Create new account via System Preferences>Accounts.
Log in as new user.
Delete old user (I usually name the old user Admin2, a throwaway name).
Run OSX--for a while (usually a couple of hours, sometimes a little more, but not much more). Everything seems to go fine, then it "double kernel panics". Black screen, double kernel panic.
I have done this to two GX620s sev-v-v-veral times each and have seen the exact same results. Seeming success, and pretty easy too following Cerastez's guide with the fixes mentioned above, then weird, random (double) kernel panics.
1. Are we not changing something in the BIOS that needs to be changed (besides what is listed in the guide)?
2. Is this the Sleep function not working (I am never actually working on it when it crashes)?
3. Is this a missing or incorrect kext file (I have downloaded them several times just to get new copies)?
Somehow I think that it is a BIOS issue. No hard evidence, just a gut feeling.
What information can I post that would be useful to anyone?