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    Default Can't install on 790GX motherboard

    PC Spec
    MSI KA790GX motherboard with 790GX chipset, SB750 and integrated ATI HD3300 graphics.
    The CPU is an AMD Phenom 9500 (quad core)
    Memory is 3*2Gig DDR-800 dimms
    DVD drive is an Optiarc with an IDE interface
    Primary hard drive is a 500Gig Hitachi deskstar P7K500 SATA drive, this is split into four partitions, 1*Vista x64, 2*Ubuntu and 1*FAT32 ready for the mac. When doing installs I set the mac partition as active.
    The SATA drives are setup as AHCI.

    I started off with Kalyway and found it just rebooted, found it didn't like AMD
    Next I tried Lawless, this went further and got me to the part of the installation where the font changes, it then gave me the "still waiting for root device" message.
    After some research It seemed that the "still waiting for root device" message is telling me that the installer cannot see the hard drive. I assumed this meant an issue with the (onboard) sata support on the motherboard.
    Next I found that others had been able to install using iDeneb so I tried that, this seems to get to the same point as Lawless and then stop.

    Whenever I try installing I try all combinations of switches at the point I boot from the DVD and press F8. I've tried cpus=1, -f, -v and -x

    I think I need to find some kexts (whatever they are) and modify the ISO file before writing an updated boot disk.


    Some more details with iDeneb:-
    At the first boot screen I get "hd(111,0) iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6
    with the switches "-f -v -x cpus=1"
    It goes through the Loading Darwin/x86 routine.
    The screen font then changes, at the next screen it starts loading security iems, MAC Framework successfully initialized, gives a range of messages which may or may not be errors, the last line is "Extension "com.apple.driver.iPodDriver" has no explicit kernal dependency; using version 6.0."
    It then says "Still waiting for root device"

    I have put a photo of this last screen at
    http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp0132r.jpg

    Can anyone offer suggestions as to how I can proceed?

    Thanks

    Spencer
    Last edited by SpencerD; 03-05-2009 at 07:39 PM.



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    I believe you mean you have the MSI DKA790GX Motherboard. I have the same board but Platinum version. I have tried IPC, Lawless and recently tried Ideneb. Ideneb is the only one that will get to the install portion, install OSX then right after reboot it gives me a Kernel Panic. I really wish one of these OSX builder would figure out these 790GX/SB750 boards so that they run without any hitchs. Even the newest builds that offer OSX 10.5.6 still only have the SB600 chipset kext... I feel for you man.

    I word of advice go into the BIOS and change your boot options from IDE to AHCI, then try the install again...thats usually caused by it being set on IDE.

    Good Luck

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    Hey.. I have a MA790GP-UD4H+ 940 X4 3g. and running Ideneb 1.4 10.5.6. Everything works fine, video QE blah blah sound. Now I put the drive on SATA 1 or 0 and had to turn on ahci. I found if I put the drive on anything else I could install without ahci on.. but I put it there ..lol how it always on older installs (intel).

    Now I have tried IPC, lawless, XxX and Ideneb. All installed (lawless was awful slow was the only one I didnt have to use -x) fine but I would come up to a blue screen at boot. I found the ONLY way was to use -x. So I installed Ideneb 1.4 (MILLIONTH time) and this time (and so sorry dont remember) I installed some fixes. Well thats the ONLY thing I can think of that I did different because OS X boots in EVERYTIME with no "-" at all. Everything works great!.

    No expert here at all. Profiler shows my CPU 4 cores blah blah and all. Audio works, Graphics all supported (Ati 3870) no the on board will not support QE but I had it at 1680x1050 and if thats all you have it ran great. Had to do the "graphics mode" at start. It does show "unknown AHCI Standard controller" I dont know what to use for that.. I hope this helps.

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    Zeblade, I almost have the exact same specs as you.

    Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H 920 X4 4g
    I have tried running Disk Utility and it can't find any of my hard drives.
    I have tried:
    Ideneb 1.4 10.5.6
    IPC
    Leo4all 4.1

    I am no expert either. I am really curious what you did though.

 

 

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