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I installed OS X, and when i go to select OS X in the boot menu, it says Darwin boot-loader and then un-expectedly reboots the system.

I tried booting with '-v' but it still reboots.


What is the problem and how to fix it thanks.


p4 machine.

asus mobo

sata dvd drive



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system - HP media center (some 3-4 year model)

cpu- Intel P4 2.8Ghz

Chipset- Northbridge Intel i915P graphics controller hub

Video - Radeon x300

HDD - SATA 150 (160GB)



http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...01&lang=enI downloaded the Kalyway 10.5.1 install DVD.


I Choose

- Vanilla Kernel and the other thing , I think vanilla ACPI support(?)

- SSE 2 instructions

- Did not choose video drivers

- Did not choose audio drivers

- Boot EFI = the MBR one


it installs, when it comes to boot-menu I select Leo, it flashes some test and restarts.

again, i pressed F8 at bootmenu, entered -v and it restarts without any diagnostics.


OK, the odd thing is I connected this HDD to a computer where I know OSX works (I am typing from it right now) and it boots fine.


Does it mean OSX wont run on my HP?

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i am not sure, if the vanilla kernel runs on sse2


look in your systemfolder ( with hidden objects visible) if the tohkernel was installed.

if, try to type tohkernel at boot.


if not run the install without vanilla again, installs the tohkernel

and cross fingers at reboot.

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