Jump to content

Retail Snow Leopard on JHL90 board (With pictures!)


4 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

I have this laptop from Cyberpower. The laptop has a completely blank hard drive with 1 partition. The BIOS supplied with the computer is extremely basic - you can only change boot order.


I also have a Windows 7 desktop running Leopard as a virtual machine.


This is the process I follow to try to get Snow Leopard installed on my blank laptop:


-Downloaded a Chameleon boot disk

-Burned to a CD

-Booted from the CD

-Replace CD with a retail Snow Leopard DVD

-Wait for the disk to spin down

-Hit F5 to reload the page

-Push down and select "Boot Verbose"


This is what happens:


Image 1


Image 2


Image 3


Alternatively, when I used the "Kakewalk" install method (Windows method), I got this error:


Image 4


I know the Kakewalk disk does not state that it supports my board, but it does seem to get it a step further... either way I cannot reach the Mac OSX install screen. If I don't use verbose mode, it goes to the grey apple screen then tells me to either restart my computer, or shows a stop signal and halts all operation.


I've seen a lot of tutorials that involve all kinds of complex compiling in OSX to get it to work, but each tutorial leaves out information or assumes too much.


If anyone out there can help, I would be so grateful.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...