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I recently tried to install Leopard onto my Computer and it loads fine as far as I can tell, but when I go in to format/partition my hard drive so I can install Leopard on it and it stalls at "Creating Partition Map"


I've asked this question once before but the only answer I got was asking me if there was an option to enable AHCI on my motherboard, there is absolutely NO option labeled this in my BIOS, anywhere.


Here are my system specs:


Athlon FX 62

Asus M2N32-SLI Premium (Nforce 590)

eVGA 7950 GX2

2GB Corsair DDR800


Hard Drive i'm trying to install to: 160GB Maxtor SATA (Apple logo'ed, pulled from an iMac G5)


Other Hard Drives attempted:

200GB Maxtor IDE (Only shows up as 128GB, installs normally but will not boot after install, flashing underscore)

250GB Maxtor SATA, doing the same thing as the 160GB.


Any help would be appreciated.

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I've been stuck with this same issue for a couple days also...



AMD Athlon X2 5200+ (AM2)

Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe

nVidia Geforce 8800 640MB

2GB (1GBx2) Mushkin DDR2-800


Booting into the installer is fine for me, but when loading it in verbose (-v), I saw a couple error messages.

Apparently the root device is locked in a read-only mode. (SATA)

When performing a format, I stall at "Creating Partition Map" for about 2 minutes, then I get an "Operation Timed Out" error.


I haven't tested this on with an IDE hard drive, but performing an installation with a USB hard drive is fine.

The result, however, is the same as Bizz's attempt with his IDE hard drive. (I too, get a flashing underscore--waited 10 mins, nothing happened, no disk activity)


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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