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Problems installing: Intel G965 chipset + Core 2 Duo


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Hello,

 

I've recently bought a new system just to run OSX on. But I've been 'stupid' by not reading any comments about the Intel *965 chipset + OSX..

It seems that OSX (10.4.4 and 10.4.6, downloading 10.4.7...) won't recognize the IDE ports from the ICH8 southbridge, so it's unable to boot from any IDE device.

So, I've got myself an IDE->USB converter and a new SATA HD (SATA should be recognized correctly, I read)

and started booting.. The BIOS sees the DVD-rom drive perfectly, even shows the brand..

But (when using -v) it stops with a message 'Waiting for boot device with uuid ****' and then everything locks..

 

When trying with IDE it, for once, didn't lock up and said 'Still waiting for root device' several times.

 

I've tried a lot of things in the BIOS to sort it out, but I'm not getting anywhere.

 

Tried:

- Disabling second core

- set USB to USB 1.1

- disabled / enabled USB legacy mode

- set SATA mode to IDE or AHCI

- set USB boot device to 'fixed disk' or auto

and some other things..

 

Other people tried by using an IDE to SATA converter, but I couldn't get one today. Since the BIOS identifies the drive properly, it should be possible to boot from I guess..

 

I had another drive with OSX installed (previous system) but booting that (through IDE->USB converter) was a no go, stopped at exactly the same point..

 

Should I just wait for Apple to use the Intel 965 chipset and then try again?

 

Any help will be great!

 

Thanks!

 

[edit]

Link to motherboard specs: http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/dg965ss/index.htm

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Hello,

 

I've recently bought a new system just to run OSX on. But I've been 'stupid' by not reading any comments about the Intel *965 chipset + OSX..

It seems that OSX (10.4.4 and 10.4.6, downloading 10.4.7...) won't recognize the IDE ports from the ICH8 southbridge, so it's unable to boot from any IDE device.

So, I've got myself an IDE->USB converter and a new SATA HD (SATA should be recognized correctly, I read)

and started booting.. The BIOS sees the DVD-rom drive perfectly, even shows the brand..

But (when using -v) it stops with a message 'Waiting for boot device with uuid ****' and then everything locks..

 

When trying with IDE it, for once, didn't lock up and said 'Still waiting for root device' several times.

 

I've tried a lot of things in the BIOS to sort it out, but I'm not getting anywhere.

 

Tried:

- Disabling second core

- set USB to USB 1.1

- disabled / enabled USB legacy mode

- set SATA mode to IDE or AHCI

- set USB boot device to 'fixed disk' or auto

and some other things..

 

Other people tried by using an IDE to SATA converter, but I couldn't get one today. Since the BIOS identifies the drive properly, it should be possible to boot from I guess..

 

I had another drive with OSX installed (previous system) but booting that (through IDE->USB converter) was a no go, stopped at exactly the same point..

 

Should I just wait for Apple to use the Intel 965 chipset and then try again?

 

Any help will be great!

 

Thanks!

 

[edit]

Link to motherboard specs: http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/dg965ss/index.htm

[/edit]

 

connect the DVD with a HD cable

start with install DVD

partition

erase

install cosomized

choose only the first 2 patches

after install boot with F8

 

forget about BIOS

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Since the BIOS identifies the drive properly, it should be possible to boot from I guess..

 

It's not that simple. The BIOS sees the drive because the BIOS is a piece of software designed to understand your motherboard (and the chips on it.) However, to get the OS X installer to run off DVD, OS X itself must know how to use the chips on the motherboard that control the DVD drive. So, what's probably happening is that the BIOS tries to start the OS X installer, but the installer itself (which has no idea how to continue loading itself from the DVD drive) chokes and dies.

 

It should be able to load itself off an ATA DVD drive connected (via an adapter) to a SATA port because OS X *does* have the programming to understand and use the SATA controller (at least, the SATA controllers used by some (probably most) boards.)

 

 

Basically whether the BIOS can access the drive and whether OS X can are completely different problems.

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So instead of using an IDE to USB converter, I should use the IDE to SATA converter and probably set the SATA mode to 'IDE' instead of 'AHCI'?

 

 

@macssam, it just won't boot from the DVD, so partitioning the drive is not an option, like the rest of the steps you described...

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i bought an ide to sata converter at frys for about $20. it doesnt work. i changed ide to acih( or what ever it is) still no luck. ive got 6 sata ports. ive tried alternating all of them. i get the "still waiting for boot device" message trying to install in verbose (-v) mode. AND IT DOES FREEZE AFTER "IDENTIFIED SERIAL PORT O NACPI DEVICE" STRANGE......

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