Hackintosh Won't Boot

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    Jul 8, 2011 at 11:58 PM #1
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    Hi, I did everything right, but I got an error message after selecting the os x disc. So, I read somewhere that i should try to type GraphicsEnabler=No before hitting enter, so I did. Well it booted to the white screen with the gray apple but it doesn't move. The spinning progress bar on the bottom isn't there either. I have let it sit there for about and hour and it hasnt changed. Does anybody know how to fix it becasue it is really annoying.

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    Integrated graphics is not fully supported in OS X and may not work at all on some retail purchased machines.
     
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    Jul 9, 2011 at 12:28 AM #3
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    Thanks for the reply. Is there any way that I could get it running with the graphics card that I have right now? Or would I need to purchase a newer one that is supported?
     
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    Get a supported card and plan on upgrading your main board and cpu in the near future. Lion is rumored not to support the older Pentium cpu's.
    here are some known supported ATI cards
    ATI Radeon HD 5630 Device ID 0x68D8
    ATI Radeon HD 5630 Device ID 0x68D9
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 Device ID 0x68D8
    ATI Radeon HD 5730 Device ID 0x68D8
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 Device ID 0x68B8
    ATI Radeon HD 5850 Device ID 0x6899
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 Device ID 0x6898

    AMD Radeon HD 6850 Device ID 0x6739
    AMD Radeon HD 6870 Device ID 0x6738
     
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    Wow thankyou so much I will be sure to check them out and consider upgrading.
     
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    Sorry just one last question. I burned iboot legacy to a disc and tried that. But, instead of typing in the graphicsenabler=no, i just hit enter to see what would happen. It had a bios error in the top left but then it went to the white and grey boot screen and this time it has a progress wheel on the bottom and a little tile on the top of the apple logo. And it is just sitting there. It is probably the same problem but just wanted to see. I attached a pic of the screen too.
     

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    Jul 9, 2011 at 3:50 AM #7
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    Retail Snow Leopard DVD?
     
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    Yes it is the $30 snow leopard retail DVD from apple. I just bought it today from the apple store.
     
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    Are all of these cards supported in 10.6.3 or would i need to upgrade to 10.6.7 first? How would i do that without installing from the disc first though? Also, will these cards work in my computer? Sorry for all of the questions I'm new to this.
     
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    Any of them will work as long as you have a PCIe 2.0 slot to install it in. And you need at least 10.6.7, preferably 10.6.8 for native support.
    So far, the older nVidia cards still work, but may not work in 10.7 Lion. You can check the wiki wiki/index.php/Graphics_Card_Database and then search Newegg or Amazon or your favorite e-tailer/retailer for availabiltiy.
    For just 10.6.3, the 8800GS was a popular choice, but I don't know if it is still supported in 10.6.7 or 10.6.8. Apple has a habit of dropping some of the older cards with each update.
     

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