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Hi guys (and dolls),

 

I'm trying to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on an external USB HD, installation goes smoothly in +/- 25 minutes.

On the first boot from the USB HD, OSX restarts after the "Transfer from another MAC"-screen.

 

I did the standard installation with the standard options ("sleep"-kernel), just added the standard NVidia driver.

 

My guess is that the reset is caused by an hardware incompatability, but since I'm new to this stuf, I have no idea where to look, let alone how to solve it.

 

I tried various boots with different options (-x, -v, ...) but I see no difference in the bootsequence.

 

Is this a "DELL"-thingy or is it caused by my lack of knowledge? ;)

My hope is the latter...

 

Cheers,

Frank.

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I couldn't get Kalyway working on a E521 that I was working on for a bit, but I got the Leo4All (at the time it was v2) distribution to work on it pretty well. So, I'd have to suggest that one. The difference is that I think the E520 has an Intel chip, and the E521 has an AMD chip. Nonetheless, it should work if you keep at it. I don't have that computer around anymore, but the only thing I couldn't get working was the onboard Nvidia GeForce LE.

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I managed to get running, but I have some issues with it.

 

- The onboard networkadapter (Intel 82562v) is not working, and after a lot of reading it is impossible to get it installed, I add a Realtek adapter and 'm doing a re-install as I'm typing this...

- The NVidia GeForce 7300LE is not working either, but this I will look into later once I have the network up and running.

 

If someone is interested how I got past "Transfer" screen, here it is:

 

startup with -s
/sbin/mount -uw 
/passwd root
...type password...
touch /var/db/.applesetupdone
reboot

to be continued...

 

Quick update:

The NVidia GeForce 7300LE is working...

Still no network, even with the Realtek...

And no sound, forgot that in the first post.

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So far, so good!

 

I'm typing this on my Leopard!

 

However, I didn't get the onboard nic or the Realtek or a Netgear nic working.

I just found an old nic which is recognized by osx without special intervention, unfortunaly there is no brandname on the card, so I don't have a clue what it is... but it is working.

 

Video is also ok, running dual monitors.

 

Now it's only sound... I have an old soundcard lying around, perhaps I'll give that a try...

 

Frank

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hey man i also have the same problem, leopard restarts after the migration assistant, however i get an error when i type "passwd root"

it displays some error -

unable to determine uuid for host error 35:launch_msg(): Socket is not connected

passwd: Unable to open directorynome with name /localDefault: unable to open node.

 

Please help me out

 

By the way i have Dell e520

C2d e6300,

3 GB RAM,

Nvidia geforce 7300 LE.

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Hi guys (and dolls),

 

I'm trying to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on an external USB HD, installation goes smoothly in +/- 25 minutes.

On the first boot from the USB HD, OSX restarts after the "Transfer from another MAC"-screen.

 

I did the standard installation with the standard options ("sleep"-kernel), just added the standard NVidia driver.

 

My guess is that the reset is caused by an hardware incompatability, but since I'm new to this stuf, I have no idea where to look, let alone how to solve it.

 

I tried various boots with different options (-x, -v, ...) but I see no difference in the bootsequence.

 

Is this a "DELL"-thingy or is it caused by my lack of knowledge? :P

My hope is the latter...

 

Cheers,

Frank.

Hey Frank

I have a dimension E520 running the Kalyway 10.5.1 and it is working fine. So my guess is that it is something with your setup. What is your hardware setup. Video Card etc? I also have mine on a external USB HD.

Enigma

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hey man i also have the same problem, leopard restarts after the migration assistant, however i get an error when i type "passwd root"

it displays some error -

unable to determine uuid for host error 35:launch_msg(): Socket is not connected

passwd: Unable to open directorynome with name /localDefault: unable to open node.

 

Please help me out

 

By the way i have Dell e520

C2d e6300,

3 GB RAM,

Nvidia geforce 7300 LE.

 

Can someone please not ignore my post and help me out with this error.

i saw a link another day which cud b a fix but it required that the file shld be put somewhere in /library/preferences which means it is for those whos leopard is working.

 

PLease help me out, by the way this is Kalyway 10.5.2 im trying to load on a partition of my HD

 

To enigma,

what settings did u use in the customize option.

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BTW i have tried burning the disc with CloneDVD at 1x and reinstalling but the same problem occurs.

By the way I used the following settings:-

1)Additional Fonts ticked

2) Language Translations Unticked

3)Kernells

-vanilla_kernel_9_2

4) Graphics (Nvidia geforce 256 & Intel X3100

5) Audio Driver

-Realtalk

6) Network Driver

(I dont actually remember)

7) Mobo Chipsets (All ticked)

8)Third Party (Unchanged)

9) patches

- Default + TimeMachineFix

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