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Hi, after approximately 23 installs in the past 4 months I have been suffering with boot hanging. In verbose, right after MAC Framework, there appears a new line of text displaying the buffer information. For your information I have read similar topics and have understood that this may be a acpi thing of some sort. Also I have left it with this error for more than 4 hours straight, so I conclude that this is not normal and may have to do something a boot flag. So I leave it up to you more successful users to help me out because you may have encountered a fix.

 

Specs:

processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33Ghz

instructions: mmx, sse (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1) EM64T

HDD: 2 partitions, Total 640 gb

manufacture: Gateway

arch: x64

chipset: p45, p43, g45, g43

ram: 4gb ddr3

graphics: ( I have two cards) Integrated: Intel GMA 1gb; Added: Nvidia Geforce GT 430 1gb

OSX86 distro: Ideneb v1.5.1, Install works, error happens after boot

Pc model: SX2800-03 (a weird gateway pc, check it out at there site)

kernel:Anv

bootloader: Chameleon v1.0.2 and dsdt patcher

 

Good luck with the help!!! ;)

 

Also I need to state this: my pc is a slim pc, it is a third the size of a regular desktop. The video card is a low profile model (which is why I didn't by a Geforce GTX 500 series). Another thing is that a lot of hardware is integrated like sound so I hope this will help you out! :)

 

(Remember, check this model out at gateway's site so you can find more information)

Hi,

And welcome at InsanelyMac.  :)

About your request, I deeply doubt people are still in interest with such kind of very old macOSX version. So, your best move would be to keep searching for information in that section.

Or, try to install one of more recent macOS versions, like Sierra, as you have a config that is perfectly able to run it.

We have the dedicated sections for each macOS version, so read well before you decide to give it a try. We also have a wiki, even if it seems abandoned, there is still helpful information.

BR

fantomas

 

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Indeed, unless you have a very good reason for seeking to install such and old and obsolete 32bit Mac OS X version, you really should consider a recent macOS version such as High Sierra, Mojave or Catalina.

 

Core2Quad Q8200 is Yorkfield and supports all those macOS versions. High Sierra will work OOB so to speak whilst Mojave and Catalina will require the telemetry plugin deletion or replacement as a workaround to the SSE4.2-related reboot issue.

 

GMA X4500HD integrated graphics of Intel's P43/P45/G43/G45 chipsets has no support whatsoever in OS X/macOS. As such, you need to use a supported PCIe x16 graphics card. There are many entry-level low-profile cards you can use in your slim PC but probably not your GeForce GT430. It is a Fermi card and it will have no support beyond El Capitan 10.11. I understand that it was a card with poor support or troublesome support in OS X versions that supported Fermi cards.

 

On the nVidia front, you can use low-profile Tesla cards, some Fermi cards (up to El Capitan), Kepler cards, Maxwell cards and Pascal cards up to High Sierra (Maxwell + Pascal only with the nVidia Web Driver). Kepler cards are the only models that remained supported in Mojave and Catalina and there are good cheap models like the GK208-based GT710/GT720/GT730 that are available in single-slot/low-profile form. I run such a GT730 model in my slim Dell Vostro200 desktop (see here if interested).

 

On the AMD front, I'm a lot less familiar with the models but you need a card of GCN1.0 architecture minimum in Mojave and Catalina. You'll find threads discussing such AMD cards on the forum.

 

You may also consult this for guidance:

https://graphicscardhub.com/best-graphics-card-under-50/

https://graphicscardhub.com/low-profile-single-slot-gpu/

 

If you want more specific answers re: compatibility of your PC hardware, please post the specs (audio codec, LAN model, wireless card model, crd reader model, etc.).

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