Trying to install iAtkos L2 on an Acer Aspire 5750
I have a useful guide for this laptop and some kexts etc to use, if only I can get the damn thing to install!
Could you guys lend a hand as i've tried SO many bootflag combinations, dvd burns, USB restores, forum searches etc etc.
I will try and give you as much info as I can to date.
Intel i7-2630QM 2Ghz
8gb Ram (I've reduced it to 4Gb for the purpose of installation)
Intel HD Graphics 3000
From Win7 Device manager I can also give you this information;
Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
Computer > ACPI x64-based PC
Unsure if they are useful.
So far I have managed to get an barely working version of IAtkos v7 installed on my hard drive I am using seperate partitions for Win7 and OSX.
OSX boots with chameleon 2.0 bootloader, and I use EASYBCD in win7 to select where to boot.
I have downloaded iAtkos L2 DMG file, I have a converted iso version on DVD which gets to screen where you select to load or choose boot options with F8, if I press anything (to boot, or F8) It stops dead and does nothing (even left overnight). I have an iBoot CD which I have also tried to boot it with, -v produces pages of READ HFS+ texts then reboots, no bootflag flashes up the apple logo the restarts, -x does the same. I have tried all sorts of boot flags. Although I am new to this so unsure if they are even needed I have tried combinations of, busratio=20, PCIRootUID=0, -v, -x, -f, PmVersion=0, Arch=i386, MaxMem=4096. I also have tried expanding the DMG with Transmac and formatted with image to a USB, whenever I try to install chameleon on the USB it freezes at something similar to 'Writing script receipt'. I have tried using the chameleon bootloader that gets me into my Iatkosv7 installation on my harddrive to boot the DVD or USB to no avail. I have also tried using iBoot to do the same. Most progress I have made has been with using Mach_kernel -v, the loads more texts after the previous restarting point but ends up freezing. I have been messing with copying my EXTRA folder from my working iAtkos v7 installation on my HDD to the USB EXTRA folder, the same with S/L/E, also copied FakeSMC from my HDD as at some point I saw this was a problem with the installation using -v, the same with copying Mach_Kernel from my HDD. I am not even sure if these would have made a difference but I'm running out of ideas. I also saw at some point that ACPI table not found: DSDT.aml and ACPI table not found: SSDT.aml.
I have tried many DVD burned at lower speeds, and tried restoring the DMG to the USB in my iAtskos v7 installation.
Any ideas here?
My overall plan is to get 10.7.2 working to upgrade to Mountain Lion if possible.
I think I will be fine by searching the forums for any problems afterwards but it's just getting to the actual installation thats the issue here.
I would REALLY appreciate any thoughts you guys have on this.