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    Default Was almost there... 'still waiting' at boot

    Hi,

    I took a long time figuring out how to get my SATA drive to show up during any OSX86 installation.

    specs
    intel core 2 duo 6400
    ASUS P5VD2-MX motherboard with ACPI BIOS Revision 0401
    chipset VIA P4M890
    southbridge VIA VT8237A

    the VT8237A meant my SATA HDD wasnt detected by any installation until I used a kext from here and applied it to my Kalyway installation using Transmac.

    I managed to successfully install using default installation options (plus nvidia inject 256) then used EasyBCD to add Mac OS X to boot. Booted with -v and it freezes on the message 'Still waiting for root device'

    Can anyone help? Everywhere I look there are people with this error but for the most part the error seems to occur only during installation, which I didn't have a problem with.
    Cheers
    sb


    Edit: this site iClarified - OSX86 - How to Fix OSX86 Still Waiting For Root Device Error

    It helped me solve the problem, i booted into the disk and accessed the terminal, followed the above instructions - putting "AppleVIAATA.kext" in place of "*ATA*"

    also maybe worth mentioning I used backslash to escape spaces in the disk name (which was a tide ~ on my keyboard)

    then copied chain0 from OS X drive to C:\ drive and used EasyBCD and managed to boot into OS X
    Last edited by soap_box; 03-10-2009 at 02:34 PM.



 

 

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