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    Hi,

    I am trying to dualboot Windows 7 w/ iPC (10.5.6) on my brand new build. Here are the specs:


    Operating System: Windows 7
    Hard drive: Western digital caviar black 600 gigabyte
    Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550
    Video card: XFX Radeon 4870 HD
    Motherboard: GA-MA790X-UD4P
    Wireless: Edimax 802.11g Wireless PCI card

    When I start to boot up the iPC cd it says "Still waiting for root device" Any soulutions?

    Thanks in advance



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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoman2121 View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to dualboot Windows 7 w/ iPC (10.5.6) on my brand new build. Here are the specs:


    Operating System: Windows 7
    Hard drive: Western digital caviar black 600 gigabyte
    Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550
    Video card: XFX Radeon 4870 HD
    Motherboard: GA-MA790X-UD4P
    Wireless: Edimax 802.11g Wireless PCI card

    When I start to boot up the iPC cd it says "Still waiting for root device" Any soulutions?

    Thanks in advance


    The error happens because the sata driver is not loading correctly or is not found. The error indeed means that the operating system is set to boot and it can't find the partition or your distro is not able to discover the partition. The Jumping setting of your hard drive can be the cause of the error or that the BIOS is not set as AHCI, even sometimes you have to use a different distro.


    I hope this can help resolve your issue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extraspeed View Post
    The error happens because the sata driver is not loading correctly or is not found. The error indeed means that the operating system is set to boot and it can't find the partition or your distro is not able to discover the partition. The Jumping setting of your hard drive can be the cause of the error or that the BIOS is not set as AHCI, even sometimes you have to use a different distro.


    I hope this can help resolve your issue!
    Thank you! But I'm a bit hesitant on setting the BIOS to AHCI because last time I did I couldn't boot up my OS. So if I change the BIOS to AHCI will it mess up my OS and my hard drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoman2121 View Post
    Thank you! But I'm a bit hesitant on setting the BIOS to AHCI because last time I did I couldn't boot up my OS. So if I change the BIOS to AHCI will it mess up my OS and my hard drive?
    If you change your BIOS settings to AHCI you will not be able to your OS. Let's Say you installed windows 7 uner SATA in your BIOS and you changed Your BIOS to ACHI, Windows will recognise a change in hardware and will not boot. However if you reinstall under ACHI you should have no problem. I had to do this.

    But most likely this is not your problem. If It was a problem with changing ACHI, at DVD Boot you would have got a Apple Logo with a No Entry Sign. Try a Different Distro. I also recommend having your windows install disk On Hand just in case.

    Hope I helped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ier3Boy View Post
    If you change your BIOS settings to AHCI you will not be able to your OS. Let's Say you installed windows 7 uner SATA in your BIOS and you changed Your BIOS to ACHI, Windows will recognise a change in hardware and will not boot. However if you reinstall under ACHI you should have no problem. I had to do this.

    But most likely this is not your problem. If It was a problem with changing ACHI, at DVD Boot you would have got a Apple Logo with a No Entry Sign. Try a Different Distro. I also recommend having your windows install disk On Hand just in case.

    Hope I helped!
    lol That's exactly what happened, I got a no-entry sign over the apple logo. I there a way I can change to AHCI without losing all of my data? Also, this is a stupid question, what is a distro?


 

 

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