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    Default Problems Dual Booting Vista and Leopard on HP Slimline (iAtkos v7)

    Im getting the still waiting for root device error, but i havent gotten to the leopard install screen yet. I heard that you have to format your HDD first but i dont see why.. I already have Vista installed and a unallocated partition.. Whats going on?



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    Arrow Still waiting for root device

    Still waiting for root device error occurred because the appropriate Sata/Pata driver isn’t being loaded. This error usually appears before OSX86 DVD can boot and in some cases it occurs after installation. Actually this error means that the OS is set to boot from a drive and partition that does not exist or your bootloader is not able to discover the partition. Lets get started to troubleshoot the problem in the first phase we discuss the “Still Waiting For Root Device Error” which appears while installing the OSX86 on your computer.

    Step 1 Jumper Settings : If your system contains IDE hard disk or DVD RW then you need to play with your jumper settings. If the following settings are not working for you try vice versa. if you have Sata Hard Disk and DVD RW skip to step 2.

    * Your rom/writer must be set as Primary Master.
    * Your hard-disk must be set as Primary Slave .

    Step 2 Tweaking the BIOS : If you satisfies step 1 then time is to play with BIOS settings. Open your BIOS settings by pressing DEL or F2 key continuosly as you starts your PC. Once the BIOS screen appears try to find and change following options if they are available.

    * ATA/IDE Mode : Native
    * Configure SATA as : AHCI
    * S.M.A.R.T. : Enabled

    Step 3 Download Another Distribution : This is the most effective there are many OSX86 distro in the wild but you have to choose select one for your hardware configuration.
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    I cant find ATA/IDE Mode: Native. It isnt there.
    or the configure sata- ahcl.
    I have S.M.A.R.T. enabled by default, and im running Pheonix AwardBIOS

 

 

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