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Installation Difficulties

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So I could use a little help, but first here's my specs:

 

Mobo: Intel DG965WH

Processor: Intel E6300, yes it has both SSE2 and SSE3

 

What I've tried thus far was using the 10.4.6 JaS installer and I get to the boot screen and I get a cirlce with a line though it while it's trying to load into installtion. Went into a diagnostic view and it's saying it's still waiting for a root drive... thoughts? Ideas? Need more info?

 

I've got a copy of the latest JaS release so I'll try that tonight if I get a DVD to throw it on, but otherwise I'm a bit stumped... tried moving the DVD drive over to master btw in case the cable select mode was causing issues, my HD's are both SATA's.

 

Also assuming I get something working do I need a bootloader or can't I just tell the system which Drive to look at to boot from?

 

-KM

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Did both of those, posted the results in the first post again, the result is it repeating endlessly that it is still waiting for the root drive, I will look into the VM method later tonight after I image the drive incase of failure. If anyone has any ideas, lemme know.

 

-KM

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The 965 boards from various manufacturers use a JMicron controller for PATA drives. You really need a SATA DVD drive or an external USB DVD drive to get around this. OSX is not compatible with JMicron without hacking. That hacking can occur once you get installed, but it is hard to hack the DVD.

 

You will have great difficulty getting there with the 10.4.6 install DVD.

 

One person made a patcher for the 10.4.8 install DVD that might work: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=34938

 

Otherwise, read up on the trials and tribulations of 965 owners trying to get around the fact that the JMicron controller was thrown as an afterthought onto boards intended to be used only with SATA hard drives and DVD drives: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...mp;highlite=965

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