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Problems with Installation of OS X 10.4.8 - PC hangs up


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Everytime I install my OS X on my PC he crashes!


I want to install 4 OS:

  1. Win XP
  2. Win Vista
  3. OS X
  4. Debian

I use these instructions: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Quad_booting


My OS X version is: JaS 10.4.8 SSE2.SSE3 AMD+Intel and PPF1.PPF2

I've already installed Win XP and Vista. Now like the instructions describe I should install the OS X. But everytime my PC is copying the files (Basic Systemsoftware, Part 1), he is copying 4% and then he stops and he is not responding anymore.

My installation choices:

  • Printer Drivers: Hewlett Packard + Gimp
  • Additional fonts: all
  • Additional languages: nothing (except German)
  • X11: no
  • AMD JaS .kext files: yes
  • No additional drivers for common Hardware

My Procesor: AMD Athlon 3000+ SSE2

My Motherboard: A8N SLI Deluxe


I installed the whole thing exactly like the insructions say.


Can anyone give me help to fix this?





(Sorry for my bad English, I'm German with bad English knowledge)

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Few details:


What is your Hard Drives?

What is your Drives?

What is your mouse and keyboard?

What is your Graphics card?


If you want to make a Multi Boot system (Windows/Os X).


Be sure that your hardware supports OSx86.


You need:


1.Acronis Disc Director Suite.

2.Install Acronis Disc Directror.

3.Prepare your Disc or Partition.

Format it Fat32 and make it Primary and Active no Extended.

Give it a name that you recognize on later steps to dont mess it all like Mac Os X.

4.Make a bootable CD with Acronis tools (no neaded but is sometimes useful).

5.Install Acronis Os selector (it gonna give you an Os selector Boot menu on startup).


Ready for next steps.

Dont procced until you backup all important data on your computer.


Neaded staff:


1. Mac OS X 10.4.(1-8) Install DVD (on a DVD+ or -R NO RW!)

2. A PC with a compatible DVD drive (to install OS X)

3. First of all be sure that OSX can run on your computer before attempting anything like a dual boot.


How to:


1. Get a prepatched OSX install image (look at torrent sites for that).

2. Burn the image to an empty dvd recordable (+R or ñR NO RW)

Use your favorite burn program for this (Nero, Alcohol 120%, MagicISO, PowerISO e.t.c)

3. Insert the OSX install disk and reboot your computer.

4. Boot the DVD, when the grey Apple stops spinning, select Language for the installation.

5. On the top of the screen, click "Utilities" and then click "Disk Utility".

6. Disk Utility starts. Select your Hard Disk or Partition. Chose "erase" tab and set the Volume Format to "Mac OS extended (journaled)" and erase it.

7. Wait until the process finishes and then close Disk Utility.

8. Follow the installation steps on your screen, select the HD with the partition you made in step 6 and choose "Customize".

In the "Customize" window, select either the Intel or AMD. Choose more packages if they fit in your hardware.

9. After finishing the installation, wait for the computer to reboot, remove the install disk and enjoy your "Windows" - "Intel/AMD-Mac Os X (x86)" installation.



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Thank you for this good and fast instruction, but I have at least read 20 instructions and I know how I should install it. :(

I installed it exactly like you described it (except of the Acronis Disk Director)

My big problem is that my pc hangs up everytime when the installer copies the files :( [-> picture 13 in the second attached thumbnail -> there my pc crashes]


this is my hardware:

a USB keyboard

an optical USB mouse


a 80 GB SATA II Maxtor harddrive only for operating-systems

-> 10 GB XP

-> 14 GB Vista

-> 15 GB MAC OS X

-> 23 GB Debian

and an extra "sharing" partition


2x 512 MB Infineon RAM:

bustakt:333 and pins:184


mainboard:ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe

procesor:AMD Athlon 3000+

video card:nVidia 6600 GT (DVI and VGA out)

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