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ok to start off im gonna list my specs



Operating System System Model Windows Vista Ultimate (build 6000) Gateway 2000 GM5424

System Serial Number: CSG71 210 03497 Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.13 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo

64 kilobyte primary memory cache

2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation DG965OT AAD75595-200

Serial Number: BQOT645004QU

Bus Clock: 266 megahertz

BIOS: Intel Corp. MQ96510J.15A.0307.2006.1214.1911 12/14/2006 Drives Memory Modules c,d 434.15 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

228.57 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


DVDR/RW DX162D-A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GSA-H11N ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]


Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2

Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4

Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1

Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3

Hitachi HDT725040VLA380 [Hard drive] (400.09 GB) -- drive 0

IC25N040 ATCS04-0 USB Device [Hard drive] (40.01 GB) -- drive 5 2030 Megabytes Installed Memory


Slot 'J6H1' has 1024 MB (serial number 0x7601A468)

Slot 'J6H2' is Empty

Slot 'J6J1' has 1024 MB (serial number 0x7601A423)

Slot 'J6J2' is Empty Local Drive Volumes



c: (NTFS on drive 0) 389.53 GB 189.76 GB free h: (NTFS on drive 0) 10.56 GB 4.74 GB free l: (FAT32 on drive 5) 34.06 GB 34.06 GB free Network Drives None detected Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers local user accounts last logon Desktop computer 2/2/2008 2:37:30 PM (admin) IUSR_NMPR 2/2/2008 2:37:59 PM

local system accounts Administrator 5/10/2007 1:11:29 PM (admin) ASPNET never

Guest 2/2/2008 9:13:56 AM


Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account HP Photosmart C6100 series on HP_192.168.1.100_MY6B4H533X04KR HP Photosmart C6100 series fax on HP_192.168.1.100_MY6B4H533X04KR Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX: Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort: Controllers Display IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)

Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT [Display adapter]

ACR AL2016W [Monitor] (20.0"vis, s/n LA5040214300, August 2007) Bus Adapters Multimedia Intel® 82801HR/HH/HO SATA RAID Controller

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

SCSI/RAID Host Controller

Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830

Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831

Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832

Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834

Intel® ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835

Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836

Intel® ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000.

SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC Communications Other Devices PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP





Intel® 82562V 10/100 Network Connection primary Auto IP Address: / 24


Dhcp Server:

Physical Address: 00:19:D1:13:30:79 isatap.{F6A9798B-A101-40E6-B3E8-E39D210446F5} Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface Networking Dns Server: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

HID-compliant consumer control device

HID-compliant device (3x)

USB Human Interface Device (3x)

Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000

Photosmart C6100 series

HID Keyboard Device

HID-compliant mouse

Photosmart C6100 series

Multimedia Card Reader

USB Composite Device (2x)

USB Mass Storage Device

USB Root Hub (7x)

Generic volume shadow copy

USB CF Reader

USB MS Reader

USB SD Reader

USB SM Reader

Im trying to install leopard on the l drive(which is an external drive)

here are my problems

when i boot it up normally it gets to the apple screen the little spinning thing starts going then after a while a little circle with a line it it shows up and it just hangs

when i do the diagnostic it gives me the still waiting for root device error can somebody please help?

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I think that means it can't find some/all of your hard drives and DVD drives, usually because it can't identify your IDE/SATA controller. To fix that, you need the proper kexts. The easiest solution is to just try different OSx86 versions until you find one that works (cause it has the kexts you need). If your motherboard uses a JMicron controller, try using the Kalyway DVD.

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Does it freeze or does the computer reboot?

Because i (laptop) do also have the problem, but with internal HDD and it just repoots on every time.

Its unimportant wether i start with -x or -v or not...


I think you have a different problem, I don't think I can help you with that. Try some trial and error... change some of your bios settings and disable some hardware and see what happens. As I said above, you can also try different OSx86 versions. If you can, boot in -v and try to get the last line (or last few lines) it shows before it reboots and post it in a new thread, maybe someone will be able to give you more help.

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Ok, i have a similar setup that works, so don't despair yet:

first, in the BIOS/SETUP set the SATA mode from RAID to IDE. This worked for me.

iAtkos has the drivers for the ICH8 chipset on the disk, as does uphuck's tiger editions. I'm no so sure about kalyway.

You may also want to unplug the internal HD for the time being, as OSX will try to boot from it sometimes.

boot with boot flags -v -x, this will make things clearer for everyone.

Make sure to get the right rivers for you 8600GT.

also, don't expect the lan to work b/c there are no working drivers for it. This goes for a lot of other accessories you have.

Good luck!

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