Ok, I was finally able to get it running after running netbookinstaller from my USB DVD image drive after converting it to a boot drive... I had run netbookinstaller about a million times hoping it would work from the SSD
, no dice. Running it externally at least got me to a login prompt, instead of gibberish.
Anyway, 10.5.8 is now behaving pretty oddly in certain respects, the resolution is being forced to 800x600, the wireless card is no longer detected and certain functions of the OS like Spotlight and the auto search features in the Finder don't work anymore... Pretty annoying, actually. I'm happy I got the software to boot again, but is there any way to fix these issues? Everything was working just fine in 10.5.7.