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AMD installation help! I'm at my wits end...


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I'm about to cry. Before i turn the waterworks on.... here is some info on my system i very recently purchased...

 

OPEN BOX BAREBONES CASE ($100): ASUS T3-M2NC51PV AMD Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Barebone

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16856110061R

 

AMD DUAL CORE ($60): AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO42000IAA5DO - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103214

 

SUPERDRIVE ($27): SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151153

 

2GB RAM ($40): CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-5400c4 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145015

 

WIRELESS ($20): D-Link WDA-1320 32-bit PCI Wireless G Desktop Adapter - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833127080

 

 

I did not buy an internal hard drive since I have a 120GB IDE drive I swaped out of my previous system.

 

I have downloaded Zephyroth's v2 as well as leo4all v2 AND v3. None of these install disks will boot to an install screen. in -v verbose mode I always get different errors concerning SATA interface.

 

Some problems i suspect:

1) i am currently using a SATA DVD burner and an IDE hard drive partioned like this:

hd0,0: windows xp, ntfs 72.2 GB

hd0,1: ubuntu 8.04, ext2 19 GB

hd0,2: FAT32 (this is suppsed to be the mac partition) 19 GB

hd0,3: linuxswap 512 MB

 

did i partition improperly?

is the sata DVD drive not compatble with the IDE hard drive?

 

2) i can only have one ide device plugged into the MoBo

3) i can have up to three sata devices plugged into the MoBo

 

What are the problems associated with this setup?

 

I dont know what to do. i am so frustrated trying to install macOS. what am i doing wrong?!

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