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10.4.8 Bootup Problems


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My setup is:

 

C2D e6600

P5B deluxe wifi

ati x1800

80gb SATA hdd

external USB dvd-rom

 

I'm using 10.4.8 JaS Intel SSE3 only.

 

So what happened is I installed osx 10.4.8 and everything went well. It booted up fine, I got internet working on it then I decided I'd try that fix to get the Jmicro working on it. That destroyed my system and I wasn't able to get back into the OS. I said whatever, I'll just erase my partition and start again. Now everytime I install, it finishes the installation successfully and when I go to boot up into my OSX drive all I see is a "_" hanging there in the top left corner. No more Darwin x86 message, no apple logo with the line through it. Just the underscore. I tried a variety of different ways to format and convert my harddrive so that it might work but after around 5 different installs, I still get the same thing.

 

The thing that bugs me the most is that I got it working at one point with two different versions, but now they both don't work for me. I just end up with the "_" thing. I tried to search for this problem in the forums but couldn't come up with anything. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to fix this? I would have done some kind of verbose mode but I can't even get into Darwin to press F8 and pick my boot parameters.

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try installing via vmware. maybe thatll change something? i had the same problem, but solved via vmware. (10.4.7 & .8)

 

but the weird thing is, i lost all my 3 years work, trying to install .8 natively and afterwards, it went up smoothly (native install)

 

good luck.

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Be sure you are using the JaS 10.4.8 Intel SSE3 Only Reseed posted on Nov. 3, 2006. There was a previous 10.4.8 iso that had a bad Disk Utility and also was corrupted. It was pulled from the torrents, but others kept posting it.

 

Use an older iso to erase your partition as MacOS Extended Journaled. Then quit and boot the 10.4.8 installer and continue installation. The Disk Utility on the older iso should fix your problem.

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