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I finally finished downloading the OS mentioned here (http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=73524), I burned it using Nero 8 at 4x, and then I put in back in and it booted to the DVD fine. I pressed the spacebar and a couple other random keys to install, and this is what I got:


Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132
1919MB memory
VESA v3.0 128MB (NVIDIA)

Loading HFS+ file: [/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Ire.Boot.plist] from 4230450.
Loading HFS+ file: [/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist] from 4230450.
Reading configuration file '/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist'.
Setting boot-uuid to: 42256FC1-ACD2-31CC-BCC6-B3A3723600D5
Loading Darwin/x86
Loading kernel mach_kernel
Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4230450.
Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4230450.


After that, it just goes back to the screen that says "Press any key to boot -etc etc etc..." and then the whole process just keeps repeating itself.


Any ideas to help me get this installed?


By the way, all I want is just to have OSX natively installed. I don't need it to dual boot, but I can do that if needed. I have Windows Vista Ultimate on DVD.


Specs of my laptop:

Model: HP Pavilion dv6140us

Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 1.80 GHz

RAM: 2048 MBS (actually 1918 because of video) and they are two 1GB sticks.

Hard Drive: 120GB

System Type: 64-bit


Any help at all is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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It could be hundreds or things including AHCI. Try searching for your laptop and seeing what installs work for it or similar models. For me out of 4 different distros, only one works and that is iATKOS, at the same time other people have luck with others. Good luck!

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It cannot be AHCI, that is only present on Intel chips. I have an AMD Turion, if you read above you would know. Please someone who got this to install on a computer like mine please help me out. I've downloaded and wasted countless DVDs cause they either had this problem, or in Tiger, the com.apple boot plist or whatever was missing. PLEASE GUYS I KNOW YOU CAN HELP! I've been trying for a couple months now and I cant find anything!!!! COME ON!!!

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