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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum, but I'm hackintoshing for about 2 years now. In my G5 Casemod, I have a P55M-UD2, Core i3 530 @ 3.3 Ghz, Nvidia 9400 GT 512 MB and 4 Gigs of RAM. Everything installed fine with iBoot Supported + Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail DVD. The first time I tried to boot from the DVD, I got a blank screen, so I used -x -v and everything was working. When the installation is completed, and I want to boot my HDD from the iBoot Supported disc, I get a blank screen after the Apple logo, even with -x -v. The Computer just boots from the HDD, and when OS X is booted, I get the blank screen.

I hope you guys can help me out!

Thanks
 
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hello. i got the same problem which the black blank screen
but what do you mean by -x -v
can you explain a little further?
thank you :)
 
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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum, but I'm hackintoshing for about 2 years now. In my G5 Casemod, I have a P55M-UD2, Core i3 530 @ 3.3 Ghz, Nvidia 9400 GT 512 MB and 4 Gigs of RAM. Everything installed fine with iBoot Supported + Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail DVD. The first time I tried to boot from the DVD, I got a blank screen, so I used -x -v and everything was working. When the installation is completed, and I want to boot my HDD from the iBoot Supported disc, I get a blank screen after the Apple logo, even with -x -v. The Computer just boots from the HDD, and when OS X is booted, I get the blank screen.

I hope you guys can help me out!

Thanks
TimSpanns

The Command line switchs that are used after you boot form iBoot may need some expansion.

Most likely if you didnt use the GraphicsEnabler=Yes option this is the problem.

As for install from iBoot to OSX Retail DVD - once you have made the swap - and you see the DVD on the screen - you should use a more detailed Command Line string
this is mine - -x -v -f acpi=off PCRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=yes ncpi=0x2000
I know this is overkill but its what I have used to first start w the install - after you have done the HFS disk prep and waited the 30 min for the Apple OSX to install - and you are to reboot w iBoot again - I use a shorter one

-x -v -f PCIRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=1

Suggest you look at these pages for explations on starup swithes -

http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?p=222908


I found these helpful as well

But before you do this please look for some YOUtube vids under the name deanwrayUK
of these shortcuts.

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

Something usefull about command line switchs one needs to know !
http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/05/bootloader-acpi-flags-while-darwin-bootloader/
This is from 2008 some of these have changed but it still a good read,
http://news.metaparadigma.de/osx86-flags-and-parameters-for-darwin-bootloader-104/

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

Of course these as well - Installation Troubleshooting Tips & General Recommendations
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtophttp://www.technologytell.com/apple/75574/apple-releases-os-x-1068-supplemental-update/ic.php?f=3&t=9541
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/Troubleshooting

And of course these as well - or what we are trying to do - 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

So if you have issues take a picture and post that as well -
 
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