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Hi All,


The problem is I get black screen after the apple logo appears for a while.


I have assembled a desktop, I tried to find components which are value for money, so did not think of compatibility to start with. I decided to use Mac OS X on it and got the Retail DVD from apple store.



Following is my configuration:


Processor: Intel Core i5-760 [2.8GHz 8 MB LGA1156 Processor BX80605I5760]

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) [240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C9]

GPU: HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ 1 GB (128bit) [DDR3 HDMI Dual DL-DVI (HDCP) PCI Express 2.0 X16 Video Card Retail (RoHS) H467QR1GH]

HDD: Western Digital 1 TB [Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EARS]

MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 [intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard]

Monitor: Asus VH162D 16" LCD monitor.



MacOSX: SnowLeopard Retail DVD 10.6.3

[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]: 5.0.132


Please let me know if you have similar hardware and got Mac OS X working. If yes, what was the extra stuff you did.


Any links or pointers will be helpful too.


Thanks in advance.




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Hi! I am new to this as well so this is probably not gonna help much.....


I am trying to install snow leopard on an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 and I'm following this guide.


I have different hardware (Asus P6T deluxe, Core i7 920) but I think your problem might be due to the graphics card, I had a similar problem with an HD5870. Have a look at that guide (under operating system install) there are some kernel flags which you can try but I don't know if it will work with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. I actually tried [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] before I followed this guide and never even managed to get pass the Apple boot screen......


Hope this helps!!!

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Thanks dothacker. I went past that problem using the adapter. Now i get "out of range" error on monitor when booting from hdd.



Steps followed.

1. Use GUID partition table on WD green 1TB drive.

2. Install vanilla retail Mac OS X 10.6.3.

3. On first boot, update to 10.6.6 combo followed by [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].

Result = Can work only via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD. No HDD boot.


4. Format and use MBR on Seagate 1TB hdd.

5. Use Clonezilla to move partition from GUID to MBR.

6. Boot using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], install Chameleon RC5 ATI experimental.

Result = Can boot from HDD. But... "Out of range"


I tried all possible options:

1. ATI 48xx kext

2. Graphics Mode=1024x768x32@60 in /E/com.apple.Boot.plist or in /L/SystemPreferences/com.apple.Boot.plist. no dice without @60 either.

3. moved Graphics Mode from kernel flags value to independent key value. No joy! :P

4. Cannot change resolution via Remote desktop/VNC. The Intel Pro/1000 MT adapter only works for a while and stops after that. Onboard realtek 8168 doesnt seem to be in the game.

5. Used really low graphics settings 800x600 also. Still no luck.


Will continue using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] till I find some solution.


Btw. I have triple boot Win7, Mac OS X and Ubuntu 10.10.

Ubuntu was the last to be installed so Mac OS X's chameleon boot loader is wiped out.

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  • 6 months later...
Did you try "-v" boot flag. So you can see what step(s) creates the problem.




I have abandoned this project as I had to work on something more important and urgent.


Will post with the results when I resume this project!


Thanks a lot everybody!

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