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I've just built a new system. Here are the specs:

 

ASUS P6X58D-E

6GB GSkill RAM

1TB Black Caviar HDD (Win 7)

300 GB SATAII HDD (OS X)

EVGA GTX 470

 

I'm trying to install OS X on this new build of mine and am having problems. I've removed 2GB of RAM so there is 4GB, have only one HDD connected, and have changed BIOS settings. I've enabled AHCI for the OS X SATAII drive controller and disabled the SATAIII Marvell Controller. The only things I have connected the the computer are the PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse....the on board audio, LAN are disabled. I've also enabled S3(Str) ACPI standy as well.

 

I've burned an image of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and boot from the disk. When I get to the Chameleon screen, I eject [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and a white screen comes up with the apple logo. I get a message then telling me to turn the computer off and back on. At the very top, there is an error regarding ACPI....

It says "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n"@......

 

I've been reading about it and it seems like it's some sort of kernel panic error...i've been messing around with this for 4 days already and can't seem to figure it out. Any thoughts?!

 

Thanks!

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I've just built a new system. Here are the specs:

 

ASUS P6X58D-E

6GB GSkill RAM

1TB Black Caviar HDD (Win 7)

300 GB SATAII HDD (OS X)

EVGA GTX 470

 

I'm trying to install OS X on this new build of mine and am having problems. I've removed 2GB of RAM so there is 4GB, have only one HDD connected, and have changed BIOS settings. I've enabled AHCI for the OS X SATAII drive controller and disabled the SATAIII Marvell Controller. The only things I have connected the the computer are the PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse....the on board audio, LAN are disabled. I've also enabled S3(Str) ACPI standy as well.

 

I've burned an image of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and boot from the disk. When I get to the Chameleon screen, I eject [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and a white screen comes up with the apple logo. I get a message then telling me to turn the computer off and back on. At the very top, there is an error regarding ACPI....

It says "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n"@......

 

I've been reading about it and it seems like it's some sort of kernel panic error...i've been messing around with this for 4 days already and can't seem to figure it out. Any thoughts?!

 

Thanks!

 

Do you get this error immediately after ejecting [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or after inserting the snow leopard dvd then pressing enter on [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]?

 

If its the latter, press f5 after inserting the Snow Leopard retail DVD and you should be good to install.

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I get the error immediately before ejecting [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. I don't even get to the point where I can put the Snow Leopard disk in the drive. I have the DVD drive in SATA port 1 and the HDD in SATA port 2. I'm not sure what other info you need but I'm really frustrated. Could it be the fact that I'm booting [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] off a CD? should I try a flash drive? I just disconnected the HDD and booted without any HDD's and still got the error. I'm thinking it's something BIOS related I hope but don't know.. I'm running a BIOS version from July...maybe I should flash it?

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Sorry I'm new to this and trying to learn...by trying a different one do you mean just reburning the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] image to a new CD? I am currently using the regular [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. There is also an [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy .iso file. I'm going to try that one and see what happens.

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