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I just finished installing JAS 10.4.8 and when I finished installing it asked me to reboot in 4 languages and its b4 it even loads the OS. SO i did i shut it down and turn it back on and I keep getting stuck at that screen. Anybody have any idea of wtf is going on? Seems the installation went fine but its has obssesive compulsive rebooting syndrome. Ive googled but it seems im the only 1 having this issue.

my system specs are

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo- 2 Ghz T7200

2 GB Ram

Nvidia 7900 GS

200 GB HD My osx partition in 40 GB, XP 70 GB, Linux 40 GB w/ swap and the remainder is for media to share between OS (fat 32)

The installer didnt ask me 2 choose between instruction sets, the option had sse2 and sse3 together. ?

Other than that everything seemed fine, I formated to hfs+ journaled and all the good stuff. I dont know wat 2 do, I cant get past that screen asking me 2 reboot. Im headed to work now ill be back in 11 hours so If i cant respond im probaby at work. Oh and I ran full disk check for errors. Everythings ok.

Im going to try This and see if it works.

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I tried:

"Hit F8 after bios sequence is completed. Now you should see darwin boot loader command prompt. just type: -s -v followed by the enter key. If you have done so far, you should be able to call a command: type "/sbin/mount -uw /" (without the quotes) and the root partition will be remounted as read/write. Go ahead and change directory: "cd /System/Library/Extensions/" press "enter". Go and do a "rm -R NVDA* ATI* GeForce*".

 

from the thread i linked to. After I type -s -v It does all of its prompts and logs and then at the end it just freezes and i cant type after that at the bottom. Im going to try -x when I get home 2day and let you know what happend.

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm new here, so please forgive my complete newbie status. I keep hering wonders about how OS X can run on a Intel PC machine.

 

Fed up with Windows XP and the bullky Vista, I have decided to give it a try.

 

I'm having the same problem mentioned here in this thread, I have installed 10.4.8 and, although my SATA hard drives were seen and recognized by the installer and the installation went ahead without any problem, the system gets stuck on a loop and does not want to start.

 

This is my machine configuration:

 

Intel Core Duo

2 GB DDR RAM

ATI Radeon 512 MB DDR (non shared)

3 x Maxtor 260 Gb SATA HD

 

When I try loading the system, it gets stuck on the 4 language screen. If I type, as suggested here, -x at boot the booting process lasts longer, however it freezes on a black screen and nothing more happens, without telling me what the problem might be.

 

I'd appreciate any suggestion and help you can give me to pinpoint what the cause might be.

 

Thanks for your help and patience.

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I ll repet the basic:

Disable SMART from Bios.

Set boot order.

Use better IDE HDD master and DVD drive slave.

Use better PS/2 Key and Mouse.

Unplug all unnessasery usb devices of your PC.

DONT install Graphics support cose more of the times doesent work.

Use F8 on startup and hit -v or -x if you get stucked on any stage.

Give a detailed error report HERE to be able to help you on your way to install.

Dont giveup on first (or 100th) try.

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I ll repet the basic:

 

Use better IDE HDD master and DVD drive slave.

Use better PS/2 Key and Mouse.

 

Thanks for the tips... I have no IDE Drives, just SATA. Am I condemned to never use it??? :)

 

Also, I have only USB wireless mouse/keyboard, is there no way of making them work at all?

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Remember to do not install useles things like all language suppor , all printer drivers, all hardware support, X11, etc.

DONT install Graphics packages, you will install it after succesful installation the correct ones, maybe not from iso.

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Oracle67, you are a star!!!! :)

 

I have reinstalled everything from scratch, this time I have NOT SELECTED any hardware support. Now the system boots properly and I can see the setup for the keyboard and the registration screen!!!!

 

It's prompting me to configure my networking as well... so I should be surfing in minutes!!!! Yuupeeeeee!!!!!!

 

I don't know if this has any importance, in my case I have dedicated a whole 260 Gb Maxtor SATA HD (the main one listed in the bios) to Mac OS X, and I have disabled SMART in the bios as suggested.

 

I'm starting to ride too guys....!!! So so many thanks!!!!

 

Fabio from Italy

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Im going to try reinstalling it tonight in my sleep without none of the extra stuff.. then ill let u know. ganga btw what are you using as your install options,..

 

Just the JAS patch for Intel (in my case), none of the extra languages not needed and NO PRINTER DRIVERS... just the basic.

 

Everything works, now I have to configure my sound and especially my Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS graphics card as the resolution is still too bad... :(

 

But as for stability and performance I'd say it rocks already!!! :):thumbsup_anim::thumbsup_anim:

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