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Help: SL 10.6.2 on HP Compaq dc7600 ultra-slim Desktop


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I spent several nights trying to install OSX on an older computer.

I need to install at least Snow Leopard 10.6.2.


I have created BIOS settings screens and installation screens to show exactly my configuration actions.


First, several clarifications:

1. I cannot boot from USB, don't know why, it seems supported by BIOS.

2. I am using Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD_by_Hazard.iso, burned on a DVR+R.


Here are the BIOS configurations:



Here is the install process (machine, HDD and video info included):



Some more info:

1. The installation completes without problems.

2. Installed OSX cannot boot, instead reboots (details in last images in verbose mode). Using Pause and resume I have managed to see what happens just before reboot - some message about unsupported video mode resolution.

3. I tried to boot the installer again, run terminal, search through the logs (e.g. system.log). Unfortunately the logs are empty - maybe the reboot/crash happens too early or I am not looking in the right place for logs.


Well I think this is it. Does anyone have any ideas - some BIOS settings, additional packages to install, etc.?


Thanks in advance,


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Additional info:


Other distributions (iAtkos S7 V2, iPortable Snow) panic early during the install process.

The message is something like:



Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):


dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.3.0)@0x1b379000

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6.3)@0x1b576000



I have seen many threads that claim running Intel GMA950 (ID: 2772) is possible.

What am I not doing right?

Is the only option DSDT patching?


Thenks, Georgi

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Dude, try iAtkos S3 Version 2. It works perfectly with DC7600, i have an HP DC7600 CMT (Convertible Mini Tower), almost the same as yours. Try it. It's updateable aswell, just updated with 10.6.4. Just a heads up, sleep doesn't work when wifi is on, for some reason. And when it goes back from sleep, i lose all my USB functionality. Don't know how to fix it though. But overall, i don't use sleep anyway, so it's cool. What's your progress?

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