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Kalway 10.5.1 Install Help


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I'm having some trouble getting a Kalway 10.5.1 installation up and running. I've done some searching here and come up blank. During the installation, it reaches the point to where I believe it tries to start the VESA mode graphical installer and then my machine immediately reboots. Below is the installation options used:

 

boot: vanilla -v

 

I would post the -v output, but the machine reboots right away before I can see the error. Here is the machine's specifications:

 

Motherboard: Intel 945 GNTL

CPU: Intel P4 3.0 Ghz w/HT

RAM: 1 Gig

Disk: 300 GB SATA

DVD: DVD+DL IDE

Sound: Sigmatel 9220 7.1

LAN: Onboard

 

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Kevin

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Update:

 

Turns out the issue was the IDE DVD Drive. I replaced the drive with a SATA drive and I was able to install without having to specify anything.

 

For those interested, here is my install process:

 

1. Boot off of Kalway DVD

2. Press F8, then enter, using no boot arguments

3. Wait... (Go get a sandwich or a cup of coffee, going to be a while)

4. Once the installer appears, Choose "Utilities" from the main menu and select "Disk Utility"

5. My disk was completely empty, so I created a new GUID partition using the Entire Disk. Create a new partition and format.

6. Based on the hardware above, I selected the following options ONLY

Video

Nvject (GeForce 7 series 256MB)

EFI

Boot_GUID

7. Wait... (If the screen appears to be frozen, just move the mouse)

8. Reboot

 

I ran into one small issue. Although the installation claimed to have completed successfully, the new partition I created was not marked "Active" so the boot loader did not run after reboot. To fix this, boot off the DVD again, choose "Utilities" and then "Terminal". Once there, run fdisk on your disk. In my case, having only 1 disk with 1 partition, I ran the following commands:

 

fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0

f 1 (Marks Partition 1 active)

w

q

reboot

 

Next reboot, the system started up normally. Now I can't wait to try out my new Hackintosh!

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