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Okay so I built my first Hackintosh last night. I'm having issues getting the OS to load completely. I followed the instructions I found online about building a Hackintosh. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] & [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. I got the OS to install properly. Then I updated using the 10.6.6 Combo Update, ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] using only the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] option, and restarted and now I'm stuck at the Apple startup screen (the one with the Apple logo and the spinning icon). Perhaps I missed a step? Or I'm just missing something all together. Please help. I really want to start using my new computer!

 

MSI-H55M-E33 Motherboard

Intel i5-650 CPU

4GB Kensington DD3 RAM

1TB Seagate HDD (partitioned so I can dual boot into Win7...once I get Mac OS working)

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Okay so I built my first Hackintosh last night. I'm having issues getting the OS to load completely. I followed the instructions I found online about building a Hackintosh. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] & [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. I got the OS to install properly. Then I updated using the 10.6.6 Combo Update, ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] using only the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] option, and restarted and now I'm stuck at the Apple startup screen (the one with the Apple logo and the spinning icon). Perhaps I missed a step? Or I'm just missing something all together. Please help. I really want to start using my new computer!

 

MSI-H55M-E33 Motherboard

Intel i5-650 CPU

4GB Kensington DD3 RAM

1TB Seagate HDD (partitioned so I can dual boot into Win7...once I get Mac OS working)

 

Try to boot with -v option and see what error you will get and post back.

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If you're on the Chameleon flavour of boot loader, most likely, you have 5 - 10 seconds of delay to hit a single key to get into the boot selector. If you press too many times, it may start booting right away. So press a key just once, then select the OSX partition to boot with left/right arrows if necessary, and then simply type '-v' (no quotes) and hit return. You should see faint -v appear in the lower left corner on [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]/Chameleon boot loaders but the kerning is off and shifted to the left. This will exit graphical boot screen and go into text.

 

You can add more flags (-x or -s for safeboot or single user mode - the single user great for UNIX guys like me). I haven't had too much luck with Snow Leopard using -f flag (clear device kext caches) as there appears to be collisions in the device ID space on which kernel modules attach to which devices and this collision may allow for the wrong kext to load and so what you get with vanilla boot isn't what you get with -f in Snow. The older 10.5 Leopard was quite a bit better about this. But heck, what do I know. I only got my k45 installed with 10.6.3 recently.

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