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Strange error in a HP notebook

Dan BR

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Hi guys!


First of all, sorry about my English... I am brazilian so my english is not that good.


Now we can go to the problem :)


I have this Portable Computer HP zv5000, in a few words it is an Pentium 4 (SSE2), 40GB, ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility, 512MB (128 for videocard).


I am trying to install Mac Os X 10.4.5 on it, in fact i have downloaded two diferent versions (Myz and another one) and both gives me the same "strange error", which you can see in this two photos:


Full picture: http://img283.imageshack.us/img283/7977/dsc007553wz.jpg


Error in detail: http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3012/dsc007566ln.jpg


My method was the most simple one: I downloaded the .iso and burn it in a blank DVD. After this o booted and it simply gives me that error.


I thought it was because of the corrupted iso or something, then I downloaded another one, but happens the same.


I do not know what is happening, as I know my notebook is compatible, like this wiki says: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...Pavilion_zv5000


Can anyone help me with this?


I have searched all the forum, there is a guy that, with the same notebook, was sucessfull, but he does not inform what did he do.


Thanks and sorry by my English :)

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Try pressing F8 at the Darwin boot text and then booting with the -V option so we can see what's going on behind the apple logo.



All right! I have done this


This is what happens: http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1976/dsc007582yz.jpg


Or, in words, the message "Still waiting for root device" repeats, and repeats, and repeats... :whistle:


Anyone can help me?



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did u install the patch?


How can I do this? As I know, the patch would be installed in the instalations of the system, isn't it?


My Notebook is compatible, as you can see in the wiki page :graduated:


I know that my question is a kind of newbie's one, but i really want to use a mac os.


Tks for the help

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try first cpuz to check if you laptop matches the requirements


try to install 10.4.3 witch you can get by the :(

if this will work you can upgrade to 10.4.5

i have done this way all the time

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I was seen on the wiki page and it says that I need a processor with SSE3 suppot, but I have a Pentium 4 2.8 just with SSE2 support, is this the problem?


I have heard people with SSE2 runing os x, why i can not?

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I was reading in another foruns and they say that the partition needs to be primary.


In my case, I am using winXP SP2 in a 5gb partition and I let 35GB for Mac Os, which is blanked FAT32 right now.


Can be this my problem? Do I hve to format all disk and let it all for Mac?

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