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    Default Still waiting for root device?

    EDIT: NEW PROBLEM! See first post on second page!

    Hey guys. I've been using this method to install Leopard on my PC. LINK.

    I'm using a retail Leopard DVD by the way.

    My PC specs are: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz E7400
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Motherboard
    3GB DDR2 G.Skill RAM
    Nvidia GeForce 8500GT
    USB Keyboard
    One 250gb IDE Formatted Hard Drive with about a 230GB blank partition on it (I used my XP disk first to delete all the data then made a partition out of the unpartitioned space) - Currently set to Slave
    IDE DVD Drive - Currently set to Master

    When I load the BootCD, I go through the steps where you put in the Leopard DVD in and press enter. I hit F8 and type -v and hit enter. I comes up with all these lines of text and whatnot and goes to a different screen with more text and eventually stops and after awhile says: Still waiting for root device. I have no idea what to do because I've tried so many different things.

    EDIT: I have also tried many variations with the jumpers but to the same outcome.

    Could someone PLEASE give me a detailed guide on what to do or why it's saying this?
    Last edited by CaptainNokturnal; 08-24-2009 at 10:32 PM. Reason: Adding detail



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    Dont need to change any jumpers to install, theres a guide in the tutorial section for this mobo, try with that one and report back
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    I looked at a guide in the tutorials section. It wasn't they exact model of my chipset and they had i7 CPUs. Either way, I still tried it but it didn't work. Any other ideas? Or could you direct me to a guide to my exact motherboard model?

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    Wait nevermind, now I see the other tutorial. I'll take a look at it.

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    Okay well I looked at the thread. I burned the file to the CD and copied the other files to a flash drive. I changed the BIOS to AHCI. I booted the CD. It went to this screen with this tiger skin print on it I believe. It said a bunch of stuff. Then it booted the disk. Then on the screen where is says Boot, I put in the Leopard disk, waited until it was done reading it, and hit enter. I typed in fe and hit enter. It didn't do anything. It just keeps cycling through those screens. Then I tried restarting and putting the disk in after I hit boot. Then I typed fe. Got the same problem. Then I restarted AGAIN. I put the disk in after I hit boot and instead of typing anything I just hit enter. It loaded the disk, said a bunch of words on a black screen for like a second. Then it went to the Leopard loading screen. BUT, I ended up getting the stupid error message. The little circle with the diagonal line through it. WHAT DO I DO?

    EDIT: Actually, I just noticed that the thread I was looking at was for the GA-EP45-UD3P. I have the UD3R. :/

    This is so frustrating.
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    Hmm that guide is kinda a mess, but you can use as base ok, check munkys too, is a sticky in this forum

    in your BIOS change some stuff

    Select - Power Management Setup
    Set - ACPI to S3 (STR)
    Set - Soft Off by Pwr-Bttn
    Set - PME Event Wakeup Enabled.
    System Preferences Settings
    Click on Energy Saver then options, check the box (restart automatically after power failure).

    try again, retail is kinda hard to install for new users, you can try with distros tho, maybe iAtkos v7i or iPC, it will be easier, your mobo is fully compatible, good luck
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    Could you post a link for a tutorial on iAtkos V7i? Will I not need the retail disk now?

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    Yes, you can install retail just need to pay attention and read alot, check munkys guide and that guide in the tutorial section to help you.

    Distros are easy to install tho, so you can try with a distro 1st

    I forgot, check if you have AHCI enable it in your BIOS

    Here a link from iatkos official site
    uphuck.ggrn.de • View topic - iATKOS v7 readme

    Now you wont need a guide for distros, just need to know your hardware.

    Basically boot into your distro, then format your partition as Extended Journaled using Disk Utility from the utilities menu. Quit after format

    Select your Partition

    Customize your installation (just select everything you need for your hardware)

    Basically select
    Chameleon 2 bootloader, Reaktek R1000 (for built in networking), NVInject for Video, System AHCI for your SATA
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    Okay well I burned iAtkos v7 to a DVD. I loaded the disk, installed Leopard successfully, rebooted, started up leopard, and BOOM. I get the same circle with the line going through it. If I do -v it says still waiting for root device. UUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHH.

    EDIT: BTW, I tried installing it twice. First I used Master Boot Record and second I used GUID...Though, the first time I did not select Intel IDE drivers. But I did for the second time. I guess I'll try MBR again but with IDE drivers. Hopefully Intel is the right kind for my Gigabyte board.
    Last edited by CaptainNokturnal; 08-24-2009 at 07:46 PM. Reason: Adding detail

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    Finally!! I got it to work. Though the first thing that came up when I reached the desktop was an error message that said something like /system/library/extensions/natit.kext was installed improperly and cannot be used..and to reinstall it. Not really sure what that was for. But anyway, I also think I need some graphics drivers. Seeing as how the only resolution on there is 1024x768..I need 1920x1080.


 

 
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