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Hello ,


I keep trying to install any macos on my PC. I've tried a lot of methods (maybe all existing). But still having problems.

I decided to post all the info of my pc, and all what i've tried.


What I have

  • CPU Properties:
    CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, 1866 MHz (7 x 267)
    CPU Alias Conroe-2M
    CPU Stepping B2
    Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
    Original Clock [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Min / Max CPU Multiplier 6x / 7x
    Engineering Sample No
    L1 Code Cache 32 KB per core
  • MSI PT890 Neo v2 (MS-7258) (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, LAN)
  • VIA PT890
  • 2 GB DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM 266 MHz
  • BIOS Type Award (09/22/06)
  • Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE (256 MB)
  • Audio Adapter Realtek ALC655 @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
  • IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571
  • Storage Controller VIA RAID Controller - 3149

Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N ATA Device (DVD+R9:10x, DVD-R9:10x, DVD+RW:18x/8x, DVD-RW:18x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)

SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Disk Drive MAXTOR S TM3250820AS SCSI Disk Device (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)

  • DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  • DMI BIOS Version V3.4
  • DMI System Product MS-7258
  • DMI System Version 2.00

  • BIOS Properties:
  • Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  • Version V3.4
  • Release Date 09/22/2006
  • Size 512 KB
  • Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
  • Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
  • Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP
  • Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

  • Processor Properties:
  • Manufacturer Intel
  • Version Intel®
  • External Clock 266 MHz
  • Current Clock 1862 MHz
  • Type Central Processor
  • Status Enabled
  • Upgrade ZIF
  • Socket Designation Socket 775

What I tried

  • -The first I've tried install SnowLeo.iso from all known torrent site. All went ok, I had MacOS Snow Leopard. Then I detected troubles with usb and ethernet low speed. I decided to install another distro.

  • -Restore the macosx from r-drive to hdd. After that, I had "still waiting for root device" error. Tried installing kexts and following steps of guides to solve that. No result. Same with lion .

  • -Also tonymcacs ib00t cd + Leopard/Lion cd won't install because of still waiting for device.

  • -I tried MBR partition table, GUID partition table, and HFS+ partitions, all combinations.

  • -Today and yestarday Im trying install SnowLeo.iso another time. I can't!
  • Installing process stops here. And tells me to restart as only option.




Another info


Everest complete log: Report.txt


Hard drive current partitions







HDD drives:









































Important one





More screens of bios:







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(Let me start by saying i think you said you tried the following so if you have, sorry to repeat something you may know.)


I hate to be 'one of those people', but i HIGHLY recommend just buying a genuine copy of Mac OSX Snow Leopard. I bought mine for £25 from the apple store so on ebay they are probably £20. For all your trouble and hassle ect. i bet you dont want to mess around much anymore so this is your best bet. As it is an operating system, you want it to be as close to 100% as possible, downloading the OS, you not only loose tiny bits of data downloading it, you also loose tiny bits of data writing it to a disc. Although these are very small, it could make the OS unstable and in your case unusable. Using iB00t method from T0nyM4c (insainelymac wont let me write the actual spelling but you get the idea) you have alot more support as this is the most common method to instal OSX. I tried a similar method to you, that is downloading the OS and trying to install 2 years ago and it did not work so go for the method i just explained.

To round up, dont be a cheapo, buy the retail discs.

Let me know what you think.

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Hi jayp94,

thanks for your answer. I agree with you, and yes, that probably is causing my problems. Maybe I have some corrupted disks, .dmg's and .iso's. But , what you say about the fact that I've tried not one, nor 2, but a lot of images. I could believe that this happens if I would never had success. But after I've burned one SnowLeo iso to DVD, and tried installing with success , I can't understand how it's possible that this image become corrupted.

But ok, I'll try one more time (or more) the tonymxs method. Today I'll ask my friend to borrow me his original Lion.dmg (he has apple macbook) .


Any other possible solutions?

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Thats fine, let me know how it goes. When i first tried the t0nymac method, when i put ib00t to a disk, it took me 4 dvd discs and 3 different burning programs to get it to work. This may have been my stupidity but a bit of googling and experimenting got the job done...

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Which hard drive are you trying to install to the IDe or sata? That could be your problem. Also I see you have it set as RAID in Bios is it also set to AHCI?

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I tried to install to both IDE and SATA. BIOS has no mode AHCI. It only has IDE/RAID. No update is available for this motherboard...

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