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Hey you guys,

I really feel guilty asking a new question but I've looked ALL OVER for an answer to my problem trying to get Apple Leopard (iATKOS) to work on my HP dv8000t laptop (Intel Centrino Duo Processor), but I really need help and I don't have a clue as to what I should do. Please anyone..I really need help. My problem is:

-When I load up the iATKOS installation everything goes well until I get to Darwin BootLoader..when I get there it says "MountVol" I'm guessing this means the drive didn't mount correctly? It then says things like it can't complete and then finally process complete.

-After the installation goes through, it reboots but goes back to the Darwin Installation menu, forcing me to go back into the iATKOS installer.

-When I click -s (singleuser mode) it stalls when it gets to

Singleuser boot --fsck not done

Root device is mounted read-only

 

If you want to make modifications to files:

/sbin/fsck -fy

/sbin/mount -uw /

 

If you wish to boot the system:

exit

 

When I click /sbin/fsck -fy it says

dev/rdisk0s3 (NO WRITE)

Root File Sytem

Checking non-journaled HFS Plus volume.

Checking Extents Overflow File.

Checking Catalog File.

blah blah a bunch of checking

Then it says iATKOS seems to be OK.

 

Then we i click the /sbin/mount -uw /

root_device on / (hfs, local, read-only)

devfs on /dev (devfs, local)

fdesc on /dev (fdesc, union)

 

 

If any of you guys could help me, I would love you :rolleyes:

 

Please though, if any of you can help me I'd be really really thankful!!

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Take the disc out when you boot. Hit f8 and type -v and -x it should attempt to boot the install of leopard you tried and then freeze somewhere after that.

 

Also did you burn the DVD at 1x? Could be a bad burn or disc.

 

Did you run darwin bootloader install before you installed iAtkos?

 

In iAtkos did you customize the options? No vanilla kernal options. Delete IntelCPU kext

 

That should work for most systems. Also after install you need to use parted Magic/gparted/QTparted to make the partition active.

 

Also can you provide your full system specs.

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When I take the disk out, it says "HFS+ Partition Error"

 

I used Magic Iso? Yeah, and I burned it at the lowest speed.

 

I did run Darwin before when I tried to install Leopard with BrazilMac's 9a581 Leopard Install, and I had the same exact problem in singleuser mode.

 

I ran it a few times with a couple different customization, once with nothing, once with everything, and once with just a NVIDIA driver.

 

My full system

Notebook Model : HP Pavilion dv8000

System Board ID: 30A6

Processor: Genuine Intel CPU T2400

Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz

Total Memory: 1024 MB

 

Sorry that I'm taking so long, the site keeps saying page can't be found and I have to type it all over again.

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Looking backwards to Marklar-Tiger Image 9 days are nothing, so do not desperate. But if you coul tell us about your PC specs will facilitate things, also a picture of the errors on screen.

 

Did you follow any of the Guides at Genius Bar?

 

My full system

Notebook Model : HP Pavilion dv8000

System Board ID: 30A6

Processor: Genuine Intel CPU T2400

Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz

Total Memory: 1024 MB

 

Sorry that I'm taking so long, the site keeps saying page can't be found and I have to type it all over again.

I guess we were typing at the same time...

 

Do you know which chipset your PC has?

 

About the error on the site I guess is something to do with the load of lot of connections

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Looking backwards to Marklar-Tiger Image 9 days are nothing, so do not desperate. But if you coul tell us about your PC specs will facilitate things, also a picture of the errors on screen.Did you follow any of the Guides at Genius Bar?

Yes, I will get pictures of the errors. THANKS ALL OF YOU!! I did say the specs didn't I? Where do I see the rest?

 

I guess we were typing at the same time...

 

Do you know which chipset your PC has?

 

About the error on the site I guess is something to do with the load of lot of connections

I have Intel Chipset.

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For the chipset driver it says: Intel Chipset Installation Utility for ICH7 (So I'm assuming it's ICH7?)

 

I can't find the product specs for the dv8000t on the HP Site, I did google it and found some stuff but there's two kinds of dv8000's one is amd and mine is intel centrino duo, so it makes it hard to find out exactly. I know for a fact the controller driver is Intel SATA AHCI Controller Driver

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After you installed everithing did you removed the DVD to avoid booting from DVD?

 

If not, I don't get it how it is going back to the Darwin Installation menu?

 

Is that menu the bootloader or the Installation graphic menu?

 

I'm confused.

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After you installed everithing did you removed the DVD to avoid booting from DVD?If not, I don't get it how it is going back to the Darwin Installation menu?Is that menu the bootloader or the Installation graphic menu?I'm confused.
The menu I'm speaking of is the bootloader (the one with the choice of -v and ? for advanced) ;)

cimg0698by1.th.jpgThe error in singleuser mode (-s)

cimg0709rj5.th.jpgThe error I get when running Darwin Boot in iATKOS installer

cimg0708ab4.th.jpgDisk Utility

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cimg0715xh1.th.jpgAfter installation reboot

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Are you on a jmicro controller? Ive heard of some strange strange issues with jmicro controllers when installing OSX.

 

In the documents with your laptop there should have been some sorta paperwork that gives your models exact model number. For example my compaq presario is in the c700 family. It is a c712nr to be exact. If you can get your unique identifier then you can give us all of the specs.

 

Also have you checked the HCL for your model. See if anyone else has gotten either Tiger or Leopard to install on your laptop. The HCL is here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL

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