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Installation Troubleshooting Tips & General Recommendations

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So there have been a lot of people with similar issues, in this thread, my goal is to create a nice simple list of things people can check before asking specific questions. Many times if you're having issues installing, it's one of these things.

Installation Troubleshooting Tips & General Recommendations
For best results with your installation, make sure you've followed these recommendations. I've put them together from months of questions, so these tips should be pretty common and universal. Many people have neglected to follow these simple tips, and the installation has not worked.

1. Purchase and use a genuine Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail Installation DVD
2. Use a SATA CD/DVD drive and SATA hard drive
3. Update your motherboard to the latest BIOS version available
4. Physically remove any extra RAM sticks so that your system has a total of no more than 4GB of RAM
5. Use only 1 graphics card in the 1st PCIe slot with 1 monitor plugged in.
6. Remove any USB peripherals besides keyboard and mouse.
7. Remove any hard drives besides the blank drive being used for OS X
8. Remove any PCI cards besides graphics- they may not be Mac compatible
9. Set BIOS to Optimized Defaults, then set SATA to AHCI mode and HPET to 64-bit
10. Set Boot Priority to boot from CD/DVD drive, then hard drive
11. If using a Gigabyte board, use Port 0 and 1 of the Blue Intel SATA ports
12. Intel Only. We do not support AMD.
13. iBoot + MultiBeast is known to work with the P55, X58 P35 and H55 chipsets and will most likely work with all Core 2 compatible boards.
14. If using a large > 1 TB Hard Drive, your system partition needs to be 1 TB or less.
15. Onboard Intel GMA HD graphics by themselves are currently unsupported. There are no available drivers- you'll need to use a discreet card.
16. MultiBeast should be run from the boot drive. Copy to Applications folder or Desktop.

I'll try to keep this post updated- if anyone has any other suggestions, please jump in and I'll add them here. Thanks!

Also check out the wiki's Troubleshooting page here:

wiki/index.php?title=Troubleshooting

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so i must remove extra RAM if the RAM more than 4GB?
 
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iBoot only support the motherboards listed on support list? I use a DH55PJ and it isn't list. When I try to boot with iBoot (I bought the original Snow Leopard Retail DVD from Apple Store) appears the Apple logo, but later it says for me to reboot pressing the Power button, always that. I tried with another program (in case HackBook) and it installed Okay, but it crashes when I upgrade for 10.6.8 version (PCI begin configuration) and if I use npci=x02000 it runs but without mouse and keyboard support (I use Microsoft Wireless mouse and keyboard combo). My graphics card is a GTX 560 Ti. What can I do please?
 
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sorry...just one stupid question. If im goin from win7 to full mac osx ....should i convert dmg file i burned on dvd to Iso ...or what. Couse when i do Iboot and insert leopard dvd and press F5...on screen, there's only left 2x option for windows ntfs and iboot icon disappears...if i remember. Sorry for bad english
 
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Hi to everyone. I have a Clevo W370ET, and I want to install the MAC OS, but, my problem is that I don't know if the MAC OS version avaible in the portuguese Apple Store (10.6 Snow Leopard) works in this computer. Someone can help?

Note: The Mountain Lion isn't avaible at the website, only at the macstore.

Specs:
Graphic card: Nvidia 660M
CPU: Intel i5-3210 @2.50 Hz
Memory: 4GB RAM (2GB+2GB)
 
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hi im stuck at this screen can anybody help me? i have an asus p5kpl am se intel core 2 duo
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Hey,

So, my problem is not listed and is a kernel issue. I have checked out the wiki troubleshooting link as follows is the answer ...
[h=3]A kext I installed causes a kernel panic[/h] Boot into the retail dvd, go to terminal, delete the kext and make sure you rebuild the caches through terminal.

This however does not work..at least for me that is, I cannot boot from the retail dvd as i get still the same problem and therefore cannot get to the terminal. I have tried booting first with iboot then changing to the retail dvd and even tried straight from retail dvd but I just get the same kernel panic screen asking me to restart my computer!

I do not have access to another computer other than this very old and worthless netbook which is struggling to load webpages. Please assist!
 
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Stuck here
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Error:
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x55f81d): "unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n"@/usr/local/src/xnu-1504.15.3/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1385
Any help would be appreciated :)
 
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Hi,
I am trying to install snow leopard on Asus x59gl (Intel Pentium T3200 2,0ghz; Nvidia 8200m g: 4gb RAM) but every time i boot into the os i receive a kernel panic about some timestamps and if i try to run directly the snow leopard without iBoot it stucks on Loading Darwin /x86. Please help i dont know what to do :)
 
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