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Please Help! Installing iDeneb 1.3 (OS 10.5.5)


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Dear InsanelyMac friends,


This is my first post, so please forgive me if I ask something impossible as I'm a newbie in the MacX86 World. The reason I'm posting is that I'm stuck very badly and I'm confused what to do! Please help me in this problem of mine. I've googled the problem and even searched in the forums, but in vain. Please help me! The scenario :->


My system configuration:

AMD Athlon64 3200+ processor 2.0 GHz

MSI Amethyst-M 1.0 Mobo with Ati Radeon Xpress 200G IG chipset(RS482)


• ATI® Radeon XPRESS 200 (RS482) Chipset

- HyperTransport™ connection to AMD K8 Athlon 64 processor

- 8 or 16 bit control/address/data transfer both directions

- 1GHz "Double Data Rate" operation both direction

- Compliant with PCI Express 1.0a specifications (one x16 graphics interface, which can be divided into two smaller links for use by other devices)

- Graphic integrated


• ATI® SB400 Chipset

- Supports dual channel native SATA controller up to 150MB/s with RAID 0 or RAID 1

- Integrated Hardware Sound Blaster/Direct Sound AC97 audio

- Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller

- ACPI & PC2001 enhanced power management

- Supports USB2.0 up to 8 ports


Seagate Barracuda 80 GB IDE Hard disk drive


Onboard Realtek LAN and Audio


Seagate Barracude 320GB Sata HDD(I've disconnected the drive during install)

BIOS Config (Phoenix BIOS 3.47):


• The mainboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.

• The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.

• Supports boot from LAN, USB Device 1.1 & 2.0, and SATA HDD.


Disabled Floppy(Manually)

Disabled LAN, Parallel port and Audio(Manually)

Disabled SATA Adapter(Manually)

IDE HDD on Master Channel 0

Optical drive on Slave Channel 1



• An IDE controller on the ATI® SB400 chipset provides IDE HDD/CDROM with PIO, Bus

Master and Ultra DMA 66/100/133 operation modes

- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices

• Serial ATA/150 controller integrated by ATI® SB400

- Up ot 150MB/s transfer rate

- Can connect up to 4 serial ATA devices


Internal I/O Connectors

- ATX 24-Pin power connector

- 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

- CPU / System FAN connectors

- CD / AUX audio in

- Serial port header (COM 2)

- TV-Out connector (Optional)

- 1 x IEEE 1394 connectors (Optional)

- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports

- Front panel connector

- Front panel audio connector

- 1 x Floppy disk drive connector

- 4 x serial ATA connectors

- 2 x ATA133 HD connectors

- Clear CMOS Jumper



Partition 0 :- 12 GB NTFS Windows XP MCE

Partition 1 :- 10 GB AF (created through diskpart, primary)

Unformatted space afterwards.


x86 ISO:

iDeneb 1.3 (Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.5), 4.37 GB image (Cheksum OK)


When I boot from the iDeneb DVD with -v -x platform=X86PC switch, it hangs at the 'Still waiting for root device' error. It never goes ahead off it. I've tried to install this OS on a fully unformatted IDE HDD but was unsuccessful. Please help me rectify the error and help me install this OS on my system. Thanks in Advance! I want to install a Mac OS X on my PC. Please help me guys, atleast a good beginning can get me to a better end! Thanks

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