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Can't boot SL from Hdd?!?

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I figured this problem out once before but it took me along time. I remember going into some files and changing some things after the install was complete. For some reason I maybe remember changing a graphics enabler or something to a NO or a YES but whatever it was I changed allowed me to boot up from the HDD. I dont think I will ever find that page that helped me figure that out before as I searched for months. Any ideas? Thanks Eric
 
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I figured this problem out once before but it took me along time. I remember going into some files and changing some things after the install was complete. For some reason I maybe remember changing a graphics enabler or something to a NO or a YES but whatever it was I changed allowed me to boot up from the HDD. I dont think I will ever find that page that helped me figure that out before as I searched for months. Any ideas? Thanks Eric

hove131

Not sure what to say - but it would be helpful to tell us what you have done - steps taken - documents followed etc.

Also you should see if any start-up switches help you to get to the desktop.

also take a picture of the screen and post it so we can see whats happening - you may need to use the iboot cd to boot from the HD

Also some light reading - Below are some links that were important to me during my build:

You Tube Videos on Multibeast iBoot Best Practice.
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

TonyMacx86 links
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

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

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

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/

THis is a list of links on the various Apple 10.6.8 updates
http://www.technologytell.com/apple/75574/apple-releases-os-x-1068-supplemental-update/

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For Noobs
http://www.howtogeek.com/72417/the-how-to-geek-guide-to-hackintoshing-part-1-the-basics/
http://www.howtogeek.com/72821/the-how-to-geek-guide-to-hackintoshing-part-2-the-installation/
http://www.howtogeek.com/73113/the-how-to-geek-guide-to-hackintoshing-part-3-upgrading-to-lion-and-dual-booting/
 
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Here is where i'm at right now. When I go to boot it restarts my computer..


 
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Android
Here is where i'm at right now. When I go to boot it restarts my computer..


hove131

have you confirmed the BIOS settings that you need to have set AHCI HPET S3

If so then try this to see if you get to the desktop

Best Startup Switch for inital install from iBoot w Apple DVD
-x -v -f acpi=off PCIRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=No (option) npci=0x2000

-x -v -f apci=off cpus=1 PCIRootUID=1 busratio=20 GraphicsEnabler=No

take pictures
 
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