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Lion will not start or fully install, boot loop


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Just recently I wanted to try and run a Mac O S on my PC, trying to make a cheap Apple TV I guess!

To start off I used a VM I created on my Laptop to create the Install USB drive, I purchased the "Install Lion OS" app from the Apple store and created my drive using the ###### method. For the USB drive I am using an external sata drive caddy with a Desktop sata drive in it.

I am trying to install Lion on an ASUS P5LP-LE motherboard, which I can not find much information on in the forums. I have an Nvidia 8800GTS and I have unplugged my IDE DVD rom drives.

"Where I have gotten!" I have been to the USB Install screen and at first when I selected install it would bot loop right away, now I have used the script -x -v -f -s and have been able to get what I think is a pre install screen

.532419_10150795850672835_126563043_n.jpg Here is the Image of the screen, I have been reading and getting pretty confused with all the different commands and what I need to do before or after installation!

I am good with Windows but once I get out of PC I get lost, hence the venture into Mac OS, plus I love my ipad 2!

Thanks for any advice!

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Any of tony mac's tools are going to cause trouble. You can do the Lion process manually. Lemme go find it and I'll paste it here...

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Which is it? Pentium D and Pentium Dual-core are not the same CPU; Pentium Dual-cores are based on the Core micro architecture and can run Lion, Pentium D's are based on the NetBurst micro architecture and require a patched kernel which is not available for Lion yet.

 

Please post another picture. :)

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Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core or Pentium D 8xx Dual Core?

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PentiumD 915 (P) DC 2.8 GHz

  • 800 MHz front side bus

  • Socket 775

CPU specs from HP

The Picture is just of the screen running through commands, it goes so fast it is hard to read anything, I am surprised it is as clear as it is. I did not see any errors just looks like it is installing drivers!

 

 

Also PookyMacMan any luck on that manual install, I am guessing I can not use ###### to add a kernel to the install..

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Have you disabled the onboard GMA 950 graphics from your BIOS options?

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As of right now, nobody has gotten a Pentium D to boot Lion yet. Having a Pentium D (805) build myself, I have tried Atom kernels and it stops at Got Boot Device - launchd will not start up. This was the problem AMDs also had, and someone named bronzovka figured it out...he/we are going to try to add older Intels as well.

 

If you want to try, boot nawcom's atom kernel with -legacy. You can easily add a kernel; simply drag it onto your Lion installer, and at the boot prompt type

 

atom_kernel -legacy

 

with atom_kernel being the name of the atom kernel. It will probably stop at the same point, but, hey, maybe it'll work. :)

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