Originally posted by UnixMac
Sorry if I was a bit thin skinned... You never know when someone is trying to be a smart ass vs just making a joke.. sorry.
BTW... does your Mac boot up into the provided CD (Install Disk 1) that came with your mac, now that your 6800 is installed? I get a kernel panic when I try it... which leads me to believe that Apple is going to need to send me a new CD for my system recovery and Disk Utility software.
Nope, it doesn't boot off the OS X install disk. That was the problem I ran into in my blog article
(I know, I've posted it a bunch but this is important).
My whole problem was, I didn't install the driver BEFORE I installed the card, and thus kernel panics galore.
Even the OS X install disk went into a Kernel Panic every time it was used, simply because the 6800 was present.
Even using another video card to try to boot would not bypass the problem!
The only solution is to remove the card when you have to boot off a copy of OS X which does not yet have the driver installed.
My inability to accept this as a possibility before going through hours of work was what caused my "nightmare."
This is a major design flaw, they'd better send us either a free copy of tiger or a free upgraded install CD, because I'm going to be hella annoyed if I have to open up my computer just to reinstall my OS.