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solarsystem

installed with VMware on USB drive. Problem with boot after (circle with line)

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I have a vaio RA840G which has an Intel 945P Express chipset.

 

 

I've been using the Mac.OS.X.Tiger.10.4.6.X86-HOTiSO

 

I go into VMware and I'm able to make it format my usb drive in af (leaving me 111 gigs for osx.)

 

I've installed it two times so far with this method. The first time I selected to only install the sse3 option (plus the required option for intel.) With the chain0 method I got it to boot but it stayed on the apple logo and the circle with the slash came up.

 

The second time I installed all like before, plus the sse2. The same thing happend.

 

So, does anyone know what I should do next?

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Just to make it clear, I'm only installing it in vmware. I'm trying to boot it with the chain0 method.

 

The white background and apple logo come up, but then the circle with the line over it appears.

 

 

 

Here are my specs from zdnet. The only thing different is that I have an ati x800 xl 256.

 

http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Sony_VAIO_RA8...31.html?tag=sub

 

 

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Processor

 

* Clock speed

* 2.8 GHz

 

* Processor type

* Pentium D

 

* Installed processor qty

* 1

 

* Max supported processor qty

* 1

 

* Processor main features

* Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology

 

* Processor manufacturer

* Intel

 

RAM

 

* RAM installed

* 1 GB

 

* Memory specification compliance

* PC2-4200

 

* Memory speed

* 533 MHz

 

* RAM technology

* DDR II SDRAM

 

Video Output

 

* Graphics processor

* ATI Radeon X300

 

* Digital video standard

* Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

 

* Video output form factor

* Plug-in card

 

* Video output interface type

* PCI Express x16

 

Display (Projector)

 

* Display type

* None.

 

Service & Support

 

* Service & Support type

* 1 year warranty

 

Optical Storage

 

* CD / DVD type

* DVD±RW (+R DL)

 

* CD / DVD rewrite speed

* 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)

 

* CD / DVD write speed

* 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R)

 

* Optical storage interface type

* IDE

 

Storage Hard Drive

 

* Hard drive interface

* Serial ATA-150

 

* Hard drive installed qty

* 1

 

* Hard drive size

* 250 GB

 

* Hard drive type

* Standard

 

* Spindle speed

* 7200 rpm

 

Audio Input

 

* Audio input type

* None

 

Interface Provided

 

* Interface

* 7 Hi-Speed USB Generic, 1 Keyboard Generic, 1 Mouse VGA, 1 Display / video IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP), 1 Display / video Line-in, 1 Display / video Input, 1 Audio Line-in, 1 Parallel Output, 1 IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Input, 1 IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T, 2 Display / video Phone line, 2 Display / video, 4 Audio, 1 TV antenna, 1 Audio, 1 Headphones, 1 Microphone, 1 Network, 1 Modem, 1 Display / video

 

* Connector Type

* 4 pin USB Type A, 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style), 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25), RCA, Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, Mini-phone 3.5 mm, RJ-45, RJ-11

 

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

 

* 2nd hard drive type

* None

 

Optical Storage (2nd)

 

* 2nd optical storage type

* DVD-ROM

 

* Read speed

* 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

 

Storage Controller (2nd)

 

* 2nd storage controller form factor

* Integrated

 

* 2nd storage controller installed qty

* 1

 

* 2nd storage controller type

* IDE

 

Modem

 

* Modem

* 56 Kbps Fax / modem PCI Plug-in card

 

* Modem protocols & specifications

* ITU V.90

 

Audio Output

 

* Audio Output / Sound Card Name

* Intel HD Audio

 

* Audio output form factor

* Integrated

 

* Audio output type

* Sound card

 

Cabinet (Chassis)

 

* Cabinet form factor

* Tower

 

Cache Memory

 

* Cache

* 2 MB L2 cache

 

* Cache per processor size

* 2 MB

 

Card Reader

 

* Card reader

* Card reader

 

* Supported flash memory cards

* Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, XD-Picture Card, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II

 

Mainboard

 

* Chipset type

* Intel 945P Express

 

* Data bus speed

* 800 MHz

 

Miscellaneous

 

* Compliant standards

* ACPI

 

* Included accessories

* Remote control

 

Networking

 

* Data link protocol

* Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

 

* Networking

* Network adapter Integrated

 

Dimensions & Weight

 

* Depth

* 15.3 in

 

* Height

* 15.6 in

 

* Weight

* 34.2 lbs

 

* Width

* 7.4 in

 

Bay Provided

 

* Expansion bays

* 2 (0 free) Front accessible 5.25" x 1/2H, 1 (0 free) Front accessible 3.5" x 1/3H, 3 (2 free) Internal 3.5" x 1/3H

 

Storage Floppy Drive

 

* Floppy drive type

* 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy

 

Service & Support Details

 

* Full contract period

* 1 year

 

* Service & Support details

* Limited warranty, Technical support

 

* Service & Support location

* On-site

 

* Service included

* Parts and labor, Phone consulting

 

Input Device

 

* Input device

* Mouse, Keyboard

 

Power Device

 

* Nominal voltage

* AC 120/230 V

 

* Operational power consumption

* 364.7 Watt

 

* Power device type

* Power supply

 

* Requency required

* 50/60 Hz

 

Printer

 

* Printer type

* None

 

Video Memory

 

* Video memory

* 128 MB

 

* Video memory technology

* DDR SDRAM

 

OS Provided

 

* OS provided

* Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

 

Storage Removable

 

* Removable storage type

* None

 

Slot Provided

 

* Slot provided

* 1 (0 free) PCI Express x16 Type I/II, 2 (1 free) Memory, 1 (1 free) Memory Stick, 1 (1 free) CompactFlash Card, 1 (1 free) XD-Picture Card, 1 (1 free) SD Memory Card, 2 (0 free) PCI, 1 PCI Express x1

 

Storage Controller

 

* Storage controller RAID level

* RAID 0

 

* Storage controller channel qty

* 4

 

* Storage controller form factor

* Integrated

 

* Storage controller installed qty

* 1

 

* Storage controller interface type

* Serial ATA-300

 

* Storage controller type

* RAID

 

Software

 

* Software type

* VAIO Media, VAIO Update, Sony DVgate Plus, InterVideo WinDVD, Sony Click to DVD, Sonic RecordNow! 7, Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft Works 8.0, Sony SonicStage 2.1, VAIO Recovery Wizard, VAIO Help and Support, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, Quicken 2005 New User Edition, Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio, Norton Internet Security (90 days subscription), Microsoft Office 2003 Student and Teacher Edition (Trial)

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Also wanted to say that I've tried to install it by just booting the dvd but it will not see my drive. I posted a previous thread about that. I've tried making it logical, etc.

 

I have got it to work within vmware, but that's the only way as of now.

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