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Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor E2200 (1MB L2, 2.2GHz,FSB), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic ...
"Still looking for root device"
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor E2200 (1MB L2, 2.2GHz,FSB), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 1
Dell Inspiron 530 Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor E2200 (1MB L2, 2.2GHz, 800FSB)
Memory 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 4DIMMs
Keyboard Dell USB Keyboard
Monitor 19 inch S199WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor with TrueLife*
Video Cards Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
Labels Windows Vista™ Basic
Hard Drives 640GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Floppy Drive and Media Reader No Floppy Drive Included
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 1
Mouse Dell Entry Optical Mouse
Network Interface Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Optical Drive 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Those are my specs for the computer I purchased. I've managed to partition the hard drive, so I have C:/ which is Windows and 320ish GB of unallocated space. I started my computer, it wouldn't start. So I did a recovery, and boom everything is working again and I have both my partition and unallocated space without having to format my Windows partition. I'm fairly happy at this point. So I manage to burn the DVD for Leo4Allv3 correctly with ImgBurn on the slowest burn speed. I now can now start the Leo4All installation disk, so I look for the unallocated space in the disk and I cannot find it.. So I boot back into windows and create a partition using the unallocated space. I created the partition... M:/ is called MAC. Now I boot into the Leo4All disk and find the two partitions I click on the MAC one and format it into a Mac Extended format and proceed to installing Leopard. All is well, once my computer restarted nothing was bootable, at the point I had begun to panic and I scrambled around the BIOS for an answer. I clicked on RESET to default settings which all that had done was boot Disk Floppy first in the boot sequence, which I don't even have such a drive which is a pain, and still can't fix as of yet. Anyway, now that I couldn't boot into any operating system I asked for help on this forum. I was told to boot into my windows installation disk and run the startup recovery tool, so I did and then I was able to boot into windows vista. After I booted into windows vista I installed the BSD program to allow Vista to dual boot with Leopard. I follow the instructions and then was able to boot into both operating systems. Only one problem remains... When I boot into Leopard I get an error after it tries to loads a bunch of commands, and then I get a repeated line that sais "Still looking for root device". I looked up this error, and found that it is usually caused by incompatibility with chipsets. However, I've had people tell me it should be able to work on my system. I've also been told that this error could have been caused by a bad installation. So at the moment, I really have no clue what to do at this point.
My two greatest problems, one I cannot get into Leopard because of the repeated line, "Still looking for root device".
Before I get to the option to select what operating system I want to use, I get the error that my disk floppy cannot be read for boot. I don't even have a bleeping floppy drive, and I can't find anything in BIOS to disable that from happening.
Getting Leopard to work, however... Takes priority over that, so if anyone has any idea how I can make this work. I have an open ear, where can I go from here?
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