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I installed Snow Leopard 10.6.3 onto my desktop using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ATI 5xxx-3 bootdisk. The install went fine, I updated to .4 no problems, have graphics and audio. The only problem is I can only boot to snowleopard when I have the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk in.


I have Chameleon installed for my bootloader. The problem is, it will start to boot then either 1) just restart with no warning or 2) it will start to boot, then CPU and video card fans will spin up to max, monitor will go to standby and it will stay like that. I always boot in verbose but it never stops or locks up on any text so I have no idea what can be causing it.


I've searched around and cant seem to find anything about what files are on the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ATI disk, and what little I have found doesnt work.


in my com.apple.boot.plist file, I have arch=i386, GraphicsEnabler is no.


I've tried booting without an /extra folder at all and even with just adding 1-2 files at a time to it and nothing works.


Motherboard: ECS H55H-CM. It has the H55 chipset. (I won it in a competition)

Intel Core i5 760

Sapphire 5770 1gb FLEX

4gb ram


Any suggestions at all will be very helpful.


I've done retail installs of snow leopard before, so I'm not a complete noob. I have been a bit out of the loop since 10.6.2 was released and this is my first time attempting a install on this hardware.

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If I get you right, it might be a kernel+extensions problem.


My idea is that than you boot from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], the kernel and all the stuff from /Extra folder are loaded not from HDD, but from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] itself. And the combination of kernel/Extra stuff on the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk is able to boot the system, then the combination of kernel/Extra stuff from HDD - is not. So you may try to copy all the stuff from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk to apropriate location(s) on the HDD...

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