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I have the Leopard DVD and have been trying to install this on my HD with no luck. I get stuck on the Apple logo screen and it had a circle with a cross through it and doesnèt go any farther. I am wondering if the motherboard is the issue.

 

I searched the bords, but all the results point me to the P5K deluxe or other similar boards. I also have a Core 2 Duo CPU 2 GB RAM SB Audigy 2 sound card and a ATI Radeo x1650 video card.

 

I am hoping that one of you has this mobo just so that I can eliminate this from the potential list. Thanks for your help guys.

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What Leo DVD do you have? I have the P5K board too, the only version that works for me is the Kalyway DVD (3.45gb). I don't think bios settings matter too much with this version, but I have my SATA controller set to "Compatible" and my JMicron controller set to IDE (apparently AHCI works too...). With these settings, Kalyway works perfectly, but once it's installed the sound and ethernet don't work. I think there's some kexts to fix those floating around, or for the ethernet you could just get a generic PCI ethernet card which will work with Leo.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I have tried leaving the BIOS alone and have changed some settings based on others with similar boards but with the same results. I always get stuck at the Apple logo with that grey circle with the line through it.

 

I tried typing -v at the startup screen and let the text fly by. It gets stuck waiting and it keeps waiting. It is a SATA HD and I've tried moving it to different SATA port. I would assume being so similar to the other Asus P5 boards it should work. I think my version of Leopard is larger then 3 GB, I think it's a bit over 4. Thanks again.

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Just a quick update. I took my Leopard DVD to my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 640m to make sure that the disc wasn't the problem. It loaded up to the setup screen right away. So I know that isn't the problem.

 

I was wondering, my video card a Diamond ATI PCI-E is supposed to be compatible, but my PC also has a PCI sound card, 56k modem. Could these be my problem? I thought I'd try to remove them just to see.

 

I was going to try and install Leopard on a separate partition on my laptop to play around with it, but have read that it can kill your windows. I have Vista premium and don't need any more trouble with it.

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When you type -v, where does it get stuck at? If you get stuck at "Still waiting for root device", that means it can't find your hard drives and/or dvd drives, probably because it doesn't recognize the Jmicron and SATA controllers.

 

The reason I suggested your DVD might be bad is because I got a bad Kalyway DVD at first, which didn't have the proper kexts for those controllers. I managed to get it to the install screen once, which had a Tiger skin, even though it said "Welcome to Leopard Installation", so clearly there was something odd with it (the proper DVD should have the Leopard skin at installation)

 

The right Kalyway DVD should be around 3.45gb before extracting, and the image will be just over 4gb after extracting, and it shouldn't give you any problems booting up with a P5K motherboard. The sound card and modem shouldn't prevent it from booting, they just might not work.

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When you type -v, where does it get stuck at? If you get stuck at "Still waiting for root device", that means it can't find your hard drives and/or dvd drives, probably because it doesn't recognize the Jmicron and SATA controllers.

 

The reason I suggested your DVD might be bad is because I got a bad Kalyway DVD at first, which didn't have the proper kexts for those controllers. I managed to get it to the install screen once, which had a Tiger skin, even though it said "Welcome to Leopard Installation", so clearly there was something odd with it (the proper DVD should have the Leopard skin at installation)

 

The right Kalyway DVD should be around 3.45gb before extracting, and the image will be just over 4gb after extracting, and it shouldn't give you any problems booting up with a P5K motherboard. The sound card and modem shouldn't prevent it from booting, they just might not work.

 

I have a P5k, Kalyway installed fine, but wouldn't boot until I unplugged my USB bluetooth dongle, after removing that on first boot, it was fine.

 

Try removing all non essential hardware and doing the most basic install.

 

Does it boot with -x?

 

What does it stop on when you boot with -v?

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yeah I have the same problem with leopard kalyway DVD I also have a P5K-SE motherboard.

Tried the Kalyway DVD and that doesn't work the ChaOSX86 Tiger 10.4.10 DVD installs then does not load after reboot. any Idea's how to get leopard working? with the P5K-SE?

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Another update. I have been trying different setting during install and have gotten a bit further. At first I did an install and just installed the bootloader. When I would load OSX it would get to the country and keyboard select screen but just keep looping back after I said I had no data to transfer.

 

Next time I did the same, except I also installed the Vanilla kernel. Now when I boot, I get to a screen that says it needs to detect my keyboard and to push the button next to the shift key. But it never does. I have a USB mouse and a PS2 keyboard, my MB doesn't have a connector for a PS2 mouse so I have no choice.

 

I have done some searching and it seems I may have to tweak something to get it to see my keyboard. Exactly what do I need to do to get my keyboard going? Thanks again.

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  • 1 month later...

Hi gatekeeper,

 

I have the same mobo and having the same problem. Did you find a solution??

I'm stuck with the apple logo with the circle and line accross.

 

I have the 8800gt, 2gb ram and quad core 2.4ghz.

 

I can change the mobo for the deluxe type but i would rather keep this one, as it is already setup.

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Joamateo

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yeah I have the same problem with leopard kalyway DVD I also have a P5K-SE motherboard.

Tried the Kalyway DVD and that doesn't work the ChaOSX86 Tiger 10.4.10 DVD installs then does not load after reboot. any Idea's how to get leopard working? with the P5K-SE?

 

I had no probs installing using the Kalyway dvd.

My specs are as below and I used all the defult settings in my bios. The only prob im trying to get around is the issue where you need the leopard dvd in the drive to boot.

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Kalyway should work fine on P5Ks. Apparently iAtkos works good too. The only thing you may need to do is tweak the Jmicron and SATA controller configurations, everything else can be left on default settings.

 

I sometimes have keyboard (with USB plug) problems when I boot up in leo, but simply unplugging and re-plugging them in seems to fix that.

 

You can try looking at this thread also: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=69132. A lot of people here have had success with leo on their P5Ks.

 

Kiwi - use a boot loader. I know Acronis works, cause that's what I use, but other boot loaders should work too.

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Hy guys. I have the same motherboard,ASUS P5K-SE. I tryied iAtkos_2.0i Kalyway 10.5. and Leo4all,and everytime i had the same problem :can find the mouse / keyboard PS2. I have the keyboard and mouse on USB. If i just unplug them during install,do i have a chance to make it work?

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