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    Default [Hackint0sh Support] "still waiting for root device" error, will not boot

    Ok, for the time being I installed the MBR bootloader just to see if I can get my install working.

    I am using the Zephyroth 10.5.2 version, since my system is an AMD.

    It's a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7413 laptop.

    The harddrive is SATA, but im pretty sure the dvd-rom is IDE since Ubuntu mounted it as /dev/hda.

    Anyway, after installing, when I attempt to boot it just hangs at the first screen with a "NO" symbol, trying verbose mode makes it repeat the message "still waiting for root device" over and over.

    MACOSX is installed on the third primary partition, its a 15.5 gig partition, located past the 120GB section of my disk but not past the 200GB section.

    I want to point out that when I was attempting to use Acronis True Image 11's boot cd to image my drive, this boot disk would hang too unless I used the "acpi=off noapic" options to disable ACPI and APIC, do you think this may be related to the problem?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Akuma View Post
    Ok, for the time being I installed the MBR bootloader just to see if I can get my install working.

    I am using the Zephyroth 10.5.2 version, since my system is an AMD.

    It's a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7413 laptop.

    The harddrive is SATA, but im pretty sure the dvd-rom is IDE since Ubuntu mounted it as /dev/hda.

    Anyway, after installing, when I attempt to boot it just hangs at the first screen with a "NO" symbol, trying verbose mode makes it repeat the message "still waiting for root device" over and over.

    MACOSX is installed on the third primary partition, its a 15.5 gig partition, located past the 120GB section of my disk but not past the 200GB section.

    I want to point out that when I was attempting to use Acronis True Image 11's boot cd to image my drive, this boot disk would hang too unless I used the "acpi=off noapic" options to disable ACPI and APIC, do you think this may be related to the problem?
    Hi,

    Try using external USB DVD Drive, or other OSX DVD (like a Leo4All)

    If not work, your chipset is incompatible with OSX.

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    DVD drive?

    I was able to get the installer to run and install off my DVD drive just fine, this is after install when I am trying to get it to boot off my harddrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Akuma View Post
    DVD drive?

    I was able to get the installer to run and install off my DVD drive just fine, this is after install when I am trying to get it to boot off my harddrive.
    In some cases, the "DVD Builder" (like Kalyway, JaS, me, smth else) using some Extensions.mkext to make dvd boot-up fine in various hardwares, but after installation is done have other .kext to control system boot-up/chipset and this is have incompatibility with your system.
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    .kext files are the equivelent of drivers for MACOSX right?

    Is there any way I can find drivers for my chipset for MACOSX?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Akuma View Post
    .kext files are the equivelent of drivers for MACOSX right?

    Is there any way I can find drivers for my chipset for MACOSX?
    Try on Google using .kext chipset_model

    Here too: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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    How do I find my chipset?

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    Try use CPU-Z or Everest on Windows, or find in Google by your mainboard model specs.

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