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I have the following problem:


I tried to install Snow Leopard on my Intel, but it freezes at »Loading Darwin/x86 …«.


What I did:

- I mounted my PC,

- configured my BIOS like described below,

- booted with the Generic ISO that i got in this tutorial Hackintosh Tutorial: Install a Mac Leopard OS X Retail DVD on a PC

- on the boot prompt I pressed ENTER

- I replaced my boot CD with the Snow Leopard Retail DVD

- I pressed fe and then F8

- I chose the Installation Volume

- Then it gets stuck at »Loading Darwin/x86 …«


Anybody an idea, whats the problem?

I tried already -v, cpus=1 -v and so on after F8, but it didn't work... He just aded »Loading HFS+etc« and got stuck then...


I really would appreciate your help. I'm already getting quite desperate after trying everything for days.


thanks, carola




My Hardware:


Mobo: Gigabyte EX58-UD5

CPU: Intel Quad-Core i7-920

Graphic: GeForce 9800 GTX+

HD and DVD: both SATA



Advanced BIOS Features:

First Boot Device: CDROM

Second … : Hard Disk

Third … : Disabled

HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability: Enabled


Integrated Periphals:


SATA Port0-3 Native Mode: Enabled

USB Controller: Enabled

USB 2.0 Controller: Enabled

USB Keyboard: Enabled

USB Mouse: Enabled

Onboard H/W 1394: Disabled

Onboard LAN1: Disabled

Onboard LAN2: Disabled

Onboard SATA/IDE Device: Enabled

Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode: AHCI

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Hi all,


I have the same problem....


After writing rd(0,1)/mach_kernel.voodoo busratio=20 -v -f rd=disk0s3 it becomes to start but it freeze in Loading Darwin/x86


this is my screen:



Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132_dfe_r146_Chameleon_pre

6135MB memory



Loading HFS+ file: [/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.lre.Boot.plist] from 422f700.

Loading HFS+ file: [/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist] from 422f700.

Reading configuration file '/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist'.

Setting boot-uuid to: CB57A6CF-2944-323D-B21A-8F4C374013B

Loading Darwin/x86






My hardware is supported... Asus P6T Deluxe V2 with Nvidia 275


Thx you all. Best Regards.


Edit: I forget to told you that I have an IDE CD/DVD.... I read about possible errors with that CD/DVD, but I'm not sure if it could be the problem really

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