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I am having trouble getting any OSX instal disc to boot, here are my specs:

 

Mobo:Asus P5G41-M LE

Cpu: Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5Ghz

Ram: 4 GB DDR2 800

Graphics: OnBoard Intel GMAX4500

Lan: Onboard

Audio: OnBoard

Chipset: Northbridge Intel G41

Southbridge: Intel ICH7

 

I have tried several methods:

iATKOS S3 V2

SnowOSX S3 3.6

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Kalyway Leopard 10.5.2

I have tried all BIOS settings I can think of Suspend Mode S3, ACPI Enabled/disabled.From browsing the forums my hardware is supported, but the boot always hangs, usually with a "ACPI" message, when I get home and try again I will get some specific error messagesIf anyone can please help me I would really appreciate it. If I need different hardware, let me knwo what I need to replace.

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I am having trouble getting any OSX instal disc to boot, here are my specs:

 

Mobo:Asus P5G41-M LE

Cpu: Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5Ghz

Ram: 4 GB DDR2 800

Graphics: OnBoard Intel GMAX4500

Lan: Onboard

Audio: OnBoard

Chipset: Northbridge Intel G41

Southbridge: Intel ICH7

 

I have tried several methods:

iATKOS S3 V2

SnowOSX S3 3.6

[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]

Kalyway Leopard 10.5.2

I have tried all BIOS settings I can think of Suspend Mode S3, ACPI Enabled/disabled.From browsing the forums my hardware is supported, but the boot always hangs, usually with a "ACPI" message, when I get home and try again I will get some specific error messagesIf anyone can please help me I would really appreciate it. If I need different hardware, let me knwo what I need to replace.

 

Hello,

 

give EasyEFI v2.2 + retail OSX SL DVD a try to do the installation.

Or try nawcom boot CD + retail OSX SL DVD, this worked for me on a system with ICH7 chipset. After installation do the myhack 1.4 install, that fixed a lot for me.

 

Regards,

Kris

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Hello,

 

give EasyEFI v2.2 + retail OSX SL DVD a try to do the installation.

Or try nawcom boot CD + retail OSX SL DVD, this worked for me on a system with ICH7 chipset. After installation do the myhack 1.4 install, that fixed a lot for me.

 

Regards,

Kris

 

Aparantly the culprit is the onboard video, I put in a PCI Video card and was able to boot the iAtkos V2 boot disc. However this is the only method I could get to work, even tried EasyEFI and nawcom as suggested. I dont know if it matters but my retail disc is 10.6.3.

 

Is there any reason it is better to install the retail version?

 

Im wondering if i need to disable the onboard video altogether going to look for a bios setting. any other ideas?

 

the message it stops on while booting is:

ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService ... timed out

 

Thank you

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I think I remember reading somewhere that in order to use the retail version (use the vanilla kernel - the untouched one) you need a Core family processor. Your Celeron isn't that. I think you will have to go with iAtkos or some other distribution like Hazard's/iDeneb etc.

 

So, yours is Intel Celeron Processor family (from Intel's website).

 

http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/processors/celeron.htm

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I think I remember reading somewhere that in order to use the retail version (use the vanilla kernel - the untouched one) you need a Core family processor. Your Celeron isn't that. I think you will have to go with iAtkos or some other distribution like Hazard's/iDeneb etc.

 

So, yours is Intel Celeron Processor family (from Intel's website).

 

http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/processors/celeron.htm

 

What are the disadvantages to using one of the distros?

 

Also, since I need to buy a cheap gfx card, are there any specific ones that are compatible?

 

thank you for all help so far

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Nvidia 8400GS 256/512MB works out of the box with GraphicsEnabler=Yes. But there are many versions that are easy to install.

 

Check this out: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...#Graphics_Cards

 

The disadvantage is the inability of updating through software update for major versions AFAIK. Having the ability to install a retail copy of the OS X is always nice because of updates, no kexts that you don't need will be installed, and you then can just patch the non-working hardware with kexts that need to be applied.

 

You can also consider buying a cheaper Core 2 Duo processor as well, if you really want to.

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Nvidia 8400GS 256/512MB works out of the box with GraphicsEnabler=Yes. But there are many versions that are easy to install.

 

Check this out: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...#Graphics_Cards

 

The disadvantage is the inability of updating through software update for major versions AFAIK. Having the ability to install a retail copy of the OS X is always nice because of updates, no kexts that you don't need will be installed, and you then can just patch the non-working hardware with kexts that need to be applied.

 

You can also consider buying a cheaper Core 2 Duo processor as well, if you really want to.

 

Thank you, the nvidia 8400GS is working nicely.

 

by major versions would that be 10.6 to 10.7, or is 10.6.5 going to be a problem also?

 

 

thank you for the suggestion, but empireEFI did not work either

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You can also consider buying a cheaper Core 2 Duo processor as well, if you really want to.

 

I bought a used core 2 duo chip at the local pc store, but can not get it to boot the retail disc either, trying several methds just ends on the same message, any ideas?

 

EDIT: Nevermind, I was able to boot the retail DVD of 10.6.3 with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], installed, and working on updating and installing [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], will post results...

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I bought a used core 2 duo chip at the local pc store, but can not get it to boot the retail disc either, trying several methds just ends on the same message, any ideas?

 

EDIT: Nevermind, I was able to boot the retail DVD of 10.6.3 with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], installed, and working on updating and installing [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], will post results...

 

Glad you managed to make it boot. Did you end up purchasing a video card as well?

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Yeah bought a EVGA NVIDIA 8400GS

 

just working on dual boot on GUID right now, cant find a version of gptsync i can pt on a flash drive...

 

I remember lifehacker has a good tutorial on how to do dualboot, and even triple boot. Can't remember if they provided links for gptsync or whatever was needed. Try googling that. GL.

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