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I took a long time figuring out how to get my SATA drive to ...
Was almost there... 'still waiting' at boot
I took a long time figuring out how to get my SATA drive to show up during any OSX86 installation.
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.
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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