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    Hi all,

    I am trying to install Mac with iBoot + Retail DVD method,

    On chameleon prompt, when I directly click on Mac Install DVD, Apple logo comes and later a STOP sign appears. But when I use flags, for safe mode, I am getting Still waiting for root device error. [have set SATA to AHCI]

    I have tried following flags, in vain
    -v
    -v -f
    -v -x
    -v busratio=12 PCIRootUID=1
    -v -x busratio=12 PCIRootUID=1

    Laptop config :
    Dell XPS L501x
    i7 740
    GT 435m
    HM57



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    Using iATKOS S3 v2 I've tried all the flags as well and here's what I get. Please help. This is on a Fujitsu B Series with 1.8 Pentium M running 1gb of ram.

    From path: "uuuid",
    Waiting for boot volume with UUID D7A3D273-CEDB-CDB1-A2CF-0A50CBACDCAD
    Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProverClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key>string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
    netkas presents fakesmc, a kext which emulates smc device
    com.apple.AppleFSCompressionY=TypeZlib load successed
    Still waiting for root device

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    Try disabling USB Legacy Support on your BIOS. If that didn't work put your installation on an 8 GB USB stick and boot using it.

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    Thanks for the quick response. Disabling USB Legacy Support didn't help and on this laptop there isn't an option to boot from a USB Stick. Is there anything else I can try?
    Hozey

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    Try disabling USB Legacy Support on your BIOS. If that didn't work put your installation on an 8 GB USB stick and boot using it.

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    Well then you have to get a bit technical. Still waiting for root device error means that the program can't find hardware. Check your bios and make sure that your Primary Master is set to the DVD reader, and that your Secondary Master is your first HDD. Like this example (Your setup could be different tho):

    Primary Master: TSSTCorp-Bla bla bla DVDROM
    Primary Slave: None (maybe if you had another dvd reader it could be there)
    Secondary Master: WDC-Bla bla bla blaHDD
    Secondary Slave: None (or your 2nd HDD)
    And make sure you have AHCI enabled. If your setup has different values, you'll have to change/tinker with IDE/SATA ports inside. Let someone experienced do that for you or you'll fry your computer.
    My Setup
    - - - Lenovo M57e 9349-CTO Desktop - - -
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz, 6 MB LCache
    3 GB RAM
    ATI Radeon HD 4350 (Full QE/CI on both installations)
    17" Lenovo ThinkVision LCD Display (VGA)
    Intel G31 ICH7 MoBo with Marvell Yukon Ethernet adapter and Intel High Definition Audio Controller
    WDC 160 GB HDD
    Running Mac OS X 10.6.2 on Macintosh HD and OS X Lion on OS X Lion


 

 

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