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ok, i downloaded and burned Kalyway to a DVD, i put the disc in the drive, boot from the disc and go through the install.

NOW we have issues.

It asks me where to install but wont show my disc drives. So i go to disc utility and again it showes me nothing.

My system specs are as follows.

CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz

1 GB DDR2 533 Ram

100 GB hard drive formatted to Fat32 using Partition Magic.

Im using the latest Kalyway 10.5.2

 

So i don't understand whats going wrong. i posted a few days ago no one responded, im hoping if i keep asking SOME ONE will care enough to help me out.

 

Thank you.

 

Jason Allen.

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you shouldn't lie when you're asking for help ...

i don't believe that you have posted few days ago cus u just joined yesterday ...

 

hmm, it's normal for u didn't see the DISC drive,

is that the hardisk u're asking?

are u sure your hardisk is detected in the first place?

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First off, please do not accuse me of lieing, you can go back to page three or 4 and see i posted yesterday in fact. So please do not call me a lier. Its simply rude, and it makes you look bad when our called out on it. in fact here are the links to the posts,

first post: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=105451

 

Second post: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=105463

 

So yes i posted.

Now to move on,

 

It asks what language i need i select english, and it takes me to this welcome screen that says Mac OSx Leopard 10.5.2

Intel AMD

Install by Kalyway

 

i click continue and the agreement comes up. So i click "Yes I Agree" And then another window comes up, this one says

Select a Destination

Where do you want to install Mac OSx

there is a HUGE white box thats completely empty, So i click on Disc Utility

that window comes up

now were in the Disc utility window and it says Select a Disc Volume or Image and nothing is there.

 

Now, i have windows XP Pro installed on the hard drive, the hard drive is partitioned 75 Gig for the main and 25 for the other and there both fat32 file systems.

 

But nothing is showing up, it's like it's not reading my drives. So what am i doing wrong and how can i fix it to get this install done successfully?

 

Jason

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um not to sound stupid, but i am,

Where do i get the MB Specs?

 

Sorry i installed this MB a while back, And i have slight brain damage from being shot in the head. So please bear with me. You can contact me Via Yahoo Messenger at jason.allen1

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ok i kind of no longer understand WHY the forums are here if no one is going to help?

 

The forums are meant as a resource for self-help, rather than a helpline.

A certain level of competence is required to use this, I'm sorry if you feel disappointed, but you really are going about this wrong. You have received more and clearer help in this thread than you should need or expect. If your hardware is incompatible, no amount of thread bumping will help. If your BIOS settings are wrong, only you can fix that. OS X on generic hardware isn't for everyone.. If you want it easy...

 

Get a Mac.

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funny you mention that, iv been writing to this forum using a MacBook, So i already have an Apple.

My company does research and development, and we have taken a HUGE interest in seeing Kalyway and iATKOS more in the stream. however im having a simple issue. What im trying to do is explain the issue, and get some ones idea on what it is and how to fix it, not just links to another forum where the thread makes no sense to what im looking for.

 

My problem is simple.

It gets to the screen and asks where to install but no drives show up. So i restart and let windows XP Pro boot up.

It's a fat32 formatted 100 gig drive. SATA

intel Pentium d 3.0 ghz processor,

1 gig of DDR2 533 memory,

a ATI Radeon 7500 series 64mb video card.

And an Audigy 2 ZX sound card

 

people with far inferior systems have gotten it to work with little trouble.

 

I simply want to use my site to offer PC users a chance to change there OS and SEE what a Mac can do. im not using it to replace Windows, Simply show people what a MAc can do with there hardware.

 

Jason

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You take the biscuit..

 

it just proves the old adage: You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

 

You have been offered solutions, and had your issue spelled out to you, but simply choose to think they don't apply to you.

 

The information you supply proves that you haven't even tried to sort this out for yourself, or even do the minimum amount of research to understand what is needed.

 

let me repeat it in bold for the hard of thinking:

 

Your (S)ATA Controller (VIA® VT8237A) is poorly supported in OS X. You need a DVD with a particular driver on it (AppleVIAATA.kext) to even detect your harddrive. Either this must be added to the ISO (very complicated) or you need one with it already included.

 

for someone involved in R&D you did none.

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hagar,

Did you get my PM? I hope so, then you might understand. if not i'll explain here but i ask you spare me the private embarressment.

 

You can IM me at jason.allen1 on yahoo

jason.allen1@hotmail.com

 

 

I wont respond to your last bit of comment i openly deserve that, however if you get your PM i sent you might understand.

 

Thank you and i look forward to your help if i can soliciate it.

 

Jason

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hagar,

Did you get my PM? I hope so, then you might understand. if not i'll explain here but i ask you spare me the private embarressment.

 

You can IM me at jason.allen1 on yahoo

jason.allen1@hotmail.com

 

 

I wont respond to your last bit of comment i openly deserve that, however if you get your PM i sent you might understand.

 

Thank you and i look forward to your help if i can soliciate it.

 

Jason

His post was very clear in what you need to do, you basically need to use a different distro, as Kalyway does not support your chipset, and therefore you will not be able to install regardless of what you do short of adding the driver yourself. This is a very complicated procedure for someone like you and i, so you are required to use a distro that includes the vt8237a controller. I do not know which ones do and do not carry this driver, that is something you will need to do a little bit of research to figure out (not hard, this forum is full of information that will give you all the information you need, and more).

 

These forums are meant as guidelines, and answers to questions people have about installing OSX on a PC. More than likely your specific problem has been encountered many times prior to you coming here, and the answers you seek, are probably well documented. The only problem, is no one knows your exact hardware, and cannot hop into your computer, and fix the problems for you. Keep in mind, OSX has never been, and IS not programmed to run on a PC. Not to mention the hardware in our computers is not designed to run OSX, so problems do arise, troubleshooting, and effort is required on our part to get everything working correctly. Hell, in my opinion it's absolutely amazing that people have been able to code OSX to be distributed to the public, and have amazing success in installation.

 

So do a little searching, find out what you need to do, or what distro you need to download, and go from there.

 

 

PS: Oh ya, be respectful too. No one likes to help someone who is disrespectful, rude, and demanding. You will be ignored and will never get OSX installed, and the community will not lose sleep over it. Remember, this is nobodies job, there are no bosses and employees involved here, just people offering to help us noobs.

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