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Installing Snow Leopard - Amd X2 3800+, MSI K9N Neo, Nvidia geforce 7100, 1gb ram

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I have been mucking around with Hackintosh on and off for a few years, mainly working and re-working installations via Virtualbox VM's. About a month ago I started working on my first actual full installation. My eldest daughter starts high school next year, and I thought it would be cool to gift her with her own computer come that time. Nothing fancy, but something she could type papers on, browse web, etc.. I also thought it could be something we could build together as a fun project, hence hackintosh. Well, I am wanting to get most of the frustration out of the way before hand, so I have been trying to install this thing successfully myself first, and it has not been easy. I have tried many different distros, had to unhook certain pieces of hardware (PCI cards, card readers, etc.) which took me a while to figure out, and I finally got some of them to boot.


Now I am at a place where I need some help. I think I am close. A couple installs have gone through to finish, only to bomb on first start up. I think what I am missing, is something that is needed from this ModCD method, to make it work in my AMD environment.


I can boot all the way up to the installation screen and complete install using Iatkos_S3_version2. No matter what combo of customize I use however, I cannot get it to then boot to the actual desktop environment after.


Using ModCD, and this same install disk fails, with the attached screen shot.




Anyways. My hunch is that if I can get this to boot from MOD CD, I might stand a better chance, as this is what I have seen work in various tutorials around the web with setups close to mine.


My setup by the way, which was sort of in my subject line:


AMD 3800+ X2

MSI K9N NEO Motherboard - Nforce MCP55

Geforce 7100 Video card

1 gb of RAM


Any and all Help greatly appreciated!!


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i doubt that qe/ci (graphics acceleration) will ever work with that...

and 1gb ram isn't much... so maybe a pci 8400gs and a 2gb upgrade.

Anyway, you need a amd_kernel...

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Thanks for the reply. Not looking to run the latest and greatest version of os10. Really, just about any version would do fine actually. I had read some install instructions on machines not too far from my specs, which is why I thought Iatkos_s3_ver2 might work. Still not convinced it can't, but am definitely feeling a bit defeated.

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Worth mentioning.  I do have an Nvidia 9800 GT I can put in this thing.  It seemed to quit working for a while, but after blowing out all the dust, it is resurrected.  Does this help my chances?

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Yes, now you can have QE/CI :)

If you use iATKOS S3, be sure to select NVEnabler in VGA

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