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Hi there,


I just installed 10.4.8 JaS, everyting was ok during install, but when I reboot it hangs after some time of grey screen + logo + spinning wheel (wheel just stops spinning). I've tried to do a verbose boot, but I just can't. It's like it ignores any input, no matter which keys I press, no matter if it's during Darwin screen or grey screen. What can be wrong?





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I had the same issue, my fix was to boot the install DVD, open a terminal and edit the boot.plist in


vi /Volume/<your disk name>/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist


add the following option




If you can't find a good vi, it is also in /Volume/<disk name>/usr/bin/vi

That helped me debug my real issue, once you get that far realize one of the device drivers loading is hanging, probably video, you will also need to modify your default resolution in the same Boot.plist file via:


<key>Graphics Mode</key>



I figured these two things out by searching the forums and getting help from them.

Fun fun, good luck

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