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I just installed JaS 10.4.9 Intel/Amd sse2 sse3 on another hard drive that I have.


My system specs:


Pentium 4 2.6ghz

d865perl (no built on video)

radeon 9600 agp

160gh ide drive (running from an 80 gb partition)

lg dvd burner

creative labs audiy

19 inch samsung crt

I installed ok, was able to see my unformatted disk space, created a new partition, etc.. After rebooting though, I see the grey startup screen with the apple logo, and my monitor turns off.


Does anyone have any ideas?


I held f8 at boot, and booted with -v, but it goes so fast i can't read it...


one item that's consistent, every time I boot: -v, it will say:


display: family specific matching fails


Then one of two things will happen, it will continue to boot and then the monitor shuts off suddenly, or it will say:


AGP: found radeon 9600 Graphics


then it freezes there.


Booting normally, i've only been able to get one result, the monitor shuts off at the apple logo during the startup screen.


thanks for your time

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  • 4 months later...

I don't know if this will help you at all, but i have/had the same problem. I have a Radeon 9000 PRO and when i try to let it boot itself, i get the "family specific matching fails" errors and it turns off my monitor.


BUT..... when i boot from the DVD it works perfectly.


By this is mean, you boot with the DVD in the drive and when it comes up, hit F8. It will then ask for parameters. (I use "platform=X86PC cpus=1 rd=disk0s1") and it works great. It boots right to the desktop and i get great performance.


I'm using JAS 10.4.8 on a Pentium 4 2.53Ghz

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