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Hello guys,

 

I got a HotISO 10.4.6 DVD and installed it in VMware so I could check how it worked and such. Everything went fine, with SSE3 and all that stuff, and I used it for a bit.

Then I decided for a native install on a separate partition of 7 GB.

 

So, I put the DVD on the drive and it boots.

But the problem is that the mouse and keyboard don't respond. The mouse cursor sits tight on the left top corner of the screen (the language selection one) and keyboard as well don't respond.

 

Both the keyboard and mouse are USB and support for them are already activated in BIOS. Any clues?

 

Maybe the USB controller isn't compatible?

 

My system:

 

Asus K8V-MX (VIA K8M800 chipset)

Sempron 2800+ (1.6GHz) with SSE2, SSE3, x86-64

1 GB DDR400

Radeon 9600XT

 

 

 

Another question, is there a way to have dual boot or even triple boot (Win2000, Linux and MacOS X) if I edit the GRUB file?

I'm currently using a dual boot (Ubuntu + Win2000), managing the boot through Grub.

 

 

Thanks a lot, folks!

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try unchecking legacy usb support into the BIOS, if that don't work, try with a USB->ps/2 plug.

 

 

about using grub as bootloader, iirc it works. search for a guide in the wiki

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Hi!

 

The legacy support was in Auto, so I tried both disabled and enabled, to no avail. :/

 

 

So I decided to run the install with -v parameter so I could see the messages, apparently the USB devices aren't loading, with errors like this:

 

USBF: 67.143 AppleUSBEHCI[0x285f800]::UIMInitialize - could not get chip to halt within 100ms

USBF: 67.147 AppleUSBEHCI[0x285f800]::UIMInitialize - Error occurred (0x0002c9)

AppleGenericPCATADriver: CMD 0x1f0, CTR 0x3f4, IRQ 14

USBF: 67.415 AppleUSBEHCI[0x285f800]::UIMFinalize - could not get chip to halt within 100ms

USBF: 67.419 AppleUSBEHCI: unable to initialize UIM

 

Maybe that unable to initialize UIM has something to do with it?

 

 

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

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Hi again,

 

 

I tried all USB combinations in BIOS, including 1.1 and HiSpeed/FullSpeed.

In the case of USB 2.0 disabled and low speed it gave me about 30 or so lines with this error while initializing the install routine, for example:

 

 

USBF: 110.34 AppleUSBUHCI [0x2746000]:: Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 80, timing out!

USBF: 115.969 AppleUSBUHCI [0x26e0000]:: Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 48, timing out!

USBF: 116.34 AppleUSBUHCI [0x2746000]:: Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 80, timing out!

USBF: 121.969 AppleUSBUHCI [0x26e0000]:: Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 48, timing out!

USBF: 122.34 AppleUSBUHCI [0x2746000]:: Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 80, timing out!

USBF: 127.969 AppleUSBUHCI [0x26e0000]:: Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 48, timing out!

 

...

and so goes...

 

Then, at the end:

USBF: 153.184 [0x29c0d00] The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device.

USBF: 153.249 [0x29c0900] The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device.

 

Then it loads the installation menu on which I can't do anything due to lack of mouse and keyboard. :)

 

 

Anyway, I just borrowed a PS/2 keyboard and a serial mouse, I hope after installation the MacOS X can recognize my USB devices.

 

 

I'm still willing to get help, friends. :)

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

Googling a little, I found this:

 

http://forum.osx86project.org/lofiversion/...php/t16854.html

 

It seems I need the IOUSBFamily.kext from the 10.4.3 version. Anyone there got this file to e-mail me? How can I put it into my .ISO file, I have an .ISO editor, would that serve or I first must install the system?

 

 

Ok, off for some more testings. :D

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Ok, some more testing done.

 

Conclusions:

 

PS/2 Keyboard working;

Serial mouse NOT working in MacOS X installation and Linux. I guess only Windows 2000 works with this kind of interface.

 

I'll try to get a borrowed PS/2 mouse any day, we shall see.

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Ok, I finally installed it.

Got rid of my USB keyboard and mouse, bought PS/2 ones.

 

And got to install it successfully. :angel:

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