Ram came today! I am very pleased with the shipping time. I think they predicted sometime between the 28th and the 1st.
In any case, I managed to upgrade the RAM without any more trouble than the usual hiccup getting the case shut again… OSX boots like a charm. And registers that there are now 2GB of RAM. I get the same issue I had before when trying to boot Manjaro. Here is a pic of the kernel booting:
I’ll do some googling around, but I’m assuming the issue is definitely not the RAM…
EDIT: A lot of what others with this error are seeing is not what I am seeing. They say the timer goes forever, but I’m actually frozen. I took that pic about 10 mins ago, and it still says 32s / 1min 30s, and the red progress thingy hasn’t moved.