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At my wits end, I will donate if you help - Can't boot into OSX 10.6 installer

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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Graphics
GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
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System info:

-System or motherboard manufacturer, model name, revision and bios version.

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg page - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130239
Manual - MSI Global ? Download Center
Recently flashed to the latest BIOS version
BIOS settings are optimized defaults + AHCI enabled
Only using 1 4-gig stick of RAM

-Audio codec.

Realtek ALC889

-Lan (ethernet) chip.

2 x Realtek 8111DL

-CPU model.

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Newegg page - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115215

-Graphics card manufacturer and model name.

GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
Newegg page - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125357

-OS X Source Media (10.6/10.6.3 Retail DVD or DMG, 10.7 - Install OS X Lion.app, etc).

10.6.3 Retail DVD



The problem:

When using iBoot to boot the OSX 10.6 DVD, it hangs.

- I'm using the latest iBoot 3.3.0. It's burned perfectly, so that's not the problem.
- I have a OSX 10.6.3 Snow Leopard DVD fresh from the apple store, so that's not the problem.
- When I use the "-v -x -f" bootflags, it still locks up, and here is the output:

ZJHZ6.jpg


Hangs there forever.
Is this a bug in iBoot 3.3.0? What should I try to do now?
 

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System info:

-System or motherboard manufacturer, model name, revision and bios version.

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg page - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130239
Manual - MSI Global ? Download Center
Recently flashed to the latest BIOS version
BIOS settings are optimized defaults + AHCI enabled
Only using 1 4-gig stick of RAM
What should I try to do now?

Considering that your graphics card is not supported in SL, try installing with a supported card, upgrade to Lion, then swap cards.
 
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Zamiel

It appears that some users have had luck w using the TM method to get a P55 Chipset and ati 6870 to work - I found this in Tonys legacy site
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2009/11/p55-hackintosh-blog.html
also this
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=16386

If you are were a member before the website update then you should be able to login and seach there for information.

As this is dated from 2009 it maybe that you will need some older iBoot and Multibeast which were used to get this to work.

Again this was done on Gigabyte P55 motherboards which have a dsdt file - this would be helpful to search - google - for a dsdt for your MB.

As to drivers in the 10.6.7 update from apple their is/was kexts for this video chipset - they were for the MacBookPro

See this link http://www.groths.org/?p=297

Tony did /does have ATI drivers in his multibeast - I dont have ATI so not knowing this!

But the first thing you need to get operational is getting past you current halt.

Suggest you try to use some command line switchs such as -x -v -f graphicsenabler=no ( spelling)

It seems to be that its waiting for a responce from the onboard nic - if you continue to get halts - I suggest you disable the onboard network in the system to see if you can get past it.

Hardware connections - my preferenced are to have the dvd on the intel sata port 4 and the hack hard disk on port 1 some have it dvd on 1 hd on 2
But do not use anything other that the sata ports for the intel chipset. A lot of MB include other sata connectors - jmicron - marvell etc.

Hard drives - only sata will do - your pata is not used so disable this in the bios. Hard drive size - less that 1 TB especially if your hard disk is advacned format spec drive which means 4k sectoring - this is a problem w our boot loader - so a smaller drive is a happier drive for the hack "boot" volume

ALso as tony states you need to use ahci hpet & 64 bit and S3 set in the bios - it reported that these values get reset from time to time - so check often.

If you do have an older video card I suggest you try that for you first attempt as macs can do more w older hardware than any MS OS can.

And now for something completly different .....
If you are unfamiliar w the internal workings of the Mackintosh world, I found the following websites and videos very be helpful.

But before you do this please look for some YOUtube vids under the name deanwrayUK
of these shortcuts having to do w Multibeast and iBoot.

His vid on Best Practice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZl1Gv3J7bg
His vid on Basic Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOJB3EVHaw
His vid on Bootloader flags http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDw3RhLWAjE

his youtube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/deanwrayUK?feature=mhee

iBoot and Multibeast - TonyMacx86 guide
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html

Simplest Mac OS X Installation Guide - for 10.6.x
http://www.tonymacx86.com/43-simplest-mac-os-x-installation-guide.html
or
http://www.tonymacx86.com/section/3-guides.html

Mac OSC 10.6.8 update - and Update Helper for 155 Sandy Bridge
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/06/mac-os-x-1068-update.html
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/07/get-ready-for-os-x-lion-update-to-1068.html

TonyMac listing of alternative sources for information you may find usefull
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2130

TonyMac listing of supported video cards that you may find usefull
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php?title=Graphics_Card_Database

Please perform a Google search for this
" How to use Multibeast: a comprehensive guide of Multibeast options " - remove quotes
you will see several links related to Multibeast that will help you with this utility.

Something usefull about command line switchs one needs to know !
http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/05/bootloader-acpi-flags-while-darwin-bootloader/

Board index » The Build » Snow Leopard Installation » 10.6 Desktop Support
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9541

Update helper - use before 10.6.8 install
http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/07/get-ready-for-os-x-lion-update-to-1068.html

Installation Troubleshooting Tips & General Recommendations
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9541
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/Troubleshooting

Some information on the BootX (Apple) process or what happens when you press that power button.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BootX_(Apple)

Best of luck.
 
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