I've been lurking in the forums while waiting for my Dell Mini to arrive, and when it finally did today, I tried to install using Type11's method. When I booted with v.7 of the Type11 boot iso, and then a copy of the retail Leopard (10.5.5) DVD that I have from a new Macbook Pro, it seemed to boot up, but would then give me a black box that told me I had to restart.
When I booted with -v, the last line was "RTC: registerInterrupt() failed e00002df" before a panic and then a backtrace.
Not knowing what was wrong, I decided to install Leopard the way I did on my desktop Atom 330, by installing it from a working version of Leopard. I booted up my desktop Atom's hard drive (running 10.5.5 using the chameleon-dfe method with extensions in /Extra) as an external drive on the Mini, and it started up *just fine.* From there, I formatted the SSD
as GUID and I ran OSinstall.mkpg from the same retail DVD (I had made an image earlier). It installed the files onto the SSD
just fine, it seemed.
So then I tried booting the SSD
from v.7 of the boot iso and still I got the same RTC error and panic. Darn.
So then I tried v.6 of the boot iso, and I still get the error. I've also tried fussing w/ BIOS settings (I'm on version A00 still, but I read that that doesn't matter), but still no luck. Finally, I even inserted an old boot 132 iso I had made for some other install, and I still get an RTC error.
I tried booting -x, same error.
I have no idea what's wrong. I have done very nearly the same install on my desktop Atom and it worked fine. The only thing I can think of is that I used a new Macbook Pro 10.5.5 installation dvd this time (last time I used an older version). Is that a problem?
I think I followed the relevant directions, but I'm no whiz at this stuff...I'd really appreciate any help...
Thanks for this great forum, and thanks in advance for any help!