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Okay heres the problem im having been troubleshooting for 6 days now. I burned the disc low speeds all that jazz

 

got a IDE 40gb in there blank

 

i put in the OSX X86 dvd jas 10.4.7

 

i boot it up

 

gets to the screen where it asks to let it go or hit f8

 

first error i get is if i let it go

 

says it cant find the MAC ini setup file

 

second i get if i boot -v

 

the pc reboots itself when it gets to "LOADING DARWIN /X86

 

dunno what to do

 

have tried mutliple things found a site that said to disable extended features on CPU

 

closest thing i found on my bios was max cpuid value limit for booting legacy OSes taht dont support extended cpu functions

 

did not work

 

my system is as follows

 

 

ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe

Intel CORE 2 DUO e6400 2.13ghz

Corsiar DDR2 800 2GB

Seagate IDE 20GB W/ 2mb cache

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sure is

 

Only one NIC working (suppose the nForce4 one), no SATA (neither nForce4 nor SI) Everything but the aforementioned worked without patching

 

what it says for my mobo all other things is working as well and im NOT installing to a sata drive, to a 40gb blank ide

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I have the same motherboard with core2duo e6700 and i get continous rebbots like you mentioned, i also downloaded the jas 10.4.8 dvd (intel) and i get a no entry sign just aftert the apple sign with the spinning logo appears...

 

I am also trying to install to ide 80gb drive ..

 

 

We need help here.......

 

 

 

PLEASE

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I have had pretty much the same thing with my Asus P5VD2-MX. Having been unable to get Sata to work I tried an IDE drive. The install crapped out on me at the end saying I didn't have a keyboard plugged in, where in fact I had a usb one. Rebooted with a regular keyboard in place. Couldn't get it to boot up. Did a fresh install, fell asleep toward the end of the install. Woke up to found the computer locked in a Darwin loader reboot loop. Removed the DVD and rebooted - but same reboot loop.

 

I read that someone had more luck with version 10.4.7, so I have downloaded that and will try it on Sunday.

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When booting the DVD, it says press "any key to install" or F8 for options. If you do nothing, it will countdown and try to boot the OSX partition (which doesn't exist yet, so you get the missing boot.plist error).

 

So, to install, press "any key to install".

 

If that fails, instead, press F8. Type: cpus=1 (then Enter)

 

If that fails, then use VMWare in Windows to install OSX to your hard drive. After installation, you won't need VMWare to run OSX: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=11314

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Rammjet to the rescue! :)

 

Hope that works for the others. I had no luck getting Sata seen, as I say, but I felt sure if I went the IDE route everything would work. I established early on that it is best to use a virgin HD; I have an NTFS partition on said IDE drive (which I moved to the end of the HD and established two primary FAT32 partions, one active) and if NTFS isn't 'hidden', JAS 10.4.8 refuses to 'see' the hard drive at all. Odd - or perhaps not?The plan for this sunday is to convert that NTFS partition and all of its valuable data into an FAT32, backing up beforehand. If that doesn't work I will format the entire drive, three FAT32 partitions. During that first install when the computer said I didn't have a keyboard attached, I selected the USB fix patch, so perhaps there was my problem. The Darwin reboot loop occured even without the DVD in place. I decided to leave it for another day. I will try again on Sunday. Any and all pointers very welcome. :)

 

ASUS P5VD2-MX

Pentium D 2.8

PNY Geforce 7300 (PCI)

1 gig ram at 533

tried both a Western Digital and a Seagate SATA; JAS 10.4.8 unable to see either

a regular 160gig Matrox IDE HD set to Master

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During that first install when the computer said I didn't have a keyboard attached, I selected the USB fix patch, so perhaps there was my problem. The Darwin reboot loop occured even without the DVD in place.

For the next installation, select the absolute minimum - combo update and intel sse3. You can add stuff later.

 

You have VIA and JMicron IDE/SATA controller chips. If one doesn't work with SATA, try the other - especially JMicron. On the other hand, for IDE, choose the VIA chip since JMicron probably needs to have your device id added to the info.plist.

 

The DVD being in place didn't cause your problems or Agracuta's problems. Yours was probably an incorrect package selection during installation (thus, do a minimum installation this time). His is most likely a hardware compatibility problem which hopefully can be fixed after installation.

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Thanks Rammjet. No joy with either Sata controller I'm afraid. I thought something was perhaps wrong with the board but both Vista and XP see the drive and now to my relief I find that Linux (the latest build of Fedora) works; a seven month old build of SUSE 10 could not see the Sata drive either. Hmm, Fedora is very nippy but needs a facelift! Acronis Disk manager freezes while starting up in full mode but works in safe mode.

 

Going the non Sata route, having turned the NTFS patition in a FAT32 one, I am now able to get JAS 10.4.8 to install to the middle of the three Fat32 partitions without bother (just using combo update and intel sse3) but the hard drive won't then boot - the Darwin loader appears about to start but never does - A line saying Darwin comes up for a couple of seconds with a rotating line cursor - just constantly reboots (this is without the install DVD in the Pioneer DVD drive).

 

Plan B is to just use it for Vista... but that's no plan B at all!

 

What am I missing here? :)

 

ASUS P5VD2-MX

Pentium D 2.8

PNY Geforce 7300 (PCI)

1 gig ram at 533

tried both a Western Digital and a Seagate SATA; JAS 10.4.8 unable to see either

a regular 160gig Matrox IDE HD set to Master (three Fat32 partitions, one 'active')

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I am now able to get JAS 10.4.8 to install to the middle of the three Fat32 partitions without bother (just using combo update and intel sse3) but the hard drive won't then boot

 

a regular 160gig Matrox IDE HD set to Master (three Fat32 partitions, one 'active')

I hope on that middle FAT32 partition that you then formatted it as MacOS Extended Journaled before installing OSX. Should be FAT32 partition then HFS+ partition then FAT32 partition.

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I hope on that middle FAT32 partition that you then formatted it as MacOS Extended Journaled before installing OSX. Should be FAT32 partition then HFS+ partition then FAT32 partition.
Exactly so. The first partition is Primary FAT32, the second is Primary FAT32 active (then erased in Disk Utilities as MacOS Extended Journaled) and the third is FAT32 extended or what have you. If I remember correctly you have to install OS X first (on the second partition), then XP on the first partition and use the third partition as a shared storeage drive? Perhaps my only remaining option, unless some bios wizard can think of some setting that I have overlooked, is to try and install to a Sata drive in vmware. But perhaps the same reboot loop would happen again. I think perhaps I need to photograph and post my bios options.
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This I don't get.

 

I was talking with a Linux guru and he informed me that only the latest kernal will work with my motherboard, which is why Fedora 8 saw my Sata drive (and not SUSE 10 from some months earlier). And yet XP and Vista have no problems seeing it? Will a later Jas release see it? I feel I need to read up on VMware. Is it expensive?

 

Incidentally, assuming SUSE get their act together, re my chipset, you might find you prefer it, or another Linux distro to Vista! The operating system and just about all the programs you are ever likely to want all install from the one DVD and quickly with it! ...though I should love to be able to get OS X to work on either Sata or regular Ide hard drives.

 

A big thank you to Rammjet and everyone else who has tried to help me and who continue to help others. Fair chokes you up, it does. :D

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