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Old 01-29-2009, 09:07 AM
zipboing zipboing is offline
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Originally Posted by nfoav8or View Post
The biggest resource is the HCL. I'm linking you to the 10.5.2 HCL because the other ones have not been fully updated yet. Yours isn't listed. I've only seen the P4P800 series board in other versions of the HCL... but the two boards are related and the other methods may work.
thanks. I've read it, and as you said, my components aren't there. but i've found this. I'll make one last try with marklar (tiger): maybe leopard is too much for my components. I'll report the results.
thanks again!

mobo: asus P4S800D
chipset: sis 655 fx
processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz Prescott
(IA-64 Not supported; MMX, SSE, SSE 2, SSE 3 supported)
bios: American Megatrends Inc.
Version: 1011.004
release date: 09/17/2004
ram: 4gb A-data pc400
ATI Radeon 9600 (RV350) 256 MB
SiS 7012 Audio Device
IDE HD maxtor 60gb (only for OSX)
IDE dvd HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:23 AM
zipboing zipboing is offline
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Smile how i did it!

here we go! i did it. with kalyway 10.5.1
(I am a fool, there was a problem with the early dvd burning; i burned another dvd and it worked fine)
config:
ide hd primary master
ide dvd primary slave (by cable)
bios: chip sata controller>disabled and boot with dvd
during installation:
disk util>one hfs+ partition with MBR
installer>options: no vanilla (otherwise you need a core2 chip), everything unchecked, SSE2 checked.
mouse and keyb through usb

i realize this is a good config with a pc like mine (P4, asus MB, no nvidia)

finder works
usb and firewire work
mouse tearing
ethernet doesn't work
no sound
4 gb ram fully recognized! oh my!

i should install calisto for my graphic card now... it'll wait a while

thanks!
cheers
Lo

mobo: asus P4S800D
chipset: sis 655 fx
processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz Prescott
(IA-64 Not supported; MMX, SSE, SSE 2, SSE 3 supported)
bios: American Megatrends Inc.
Version: 1011.004
release date: 09/17/2004
ram: 4gb A-data pc400
ATI Radeon 9600 (RV350) 256 MB
SiS 7012 Audio Device
IDE HD maxtor 60gb (only for OSX)
IDE dvd HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:28 AM
vina3517 vina3517 is offline
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Hi nfoav8or,
I have a system just like you; Dell Inspiron 531. I used iPC OSx86 10.5.6 universal PPF5 Final for my system and have two problem:
1) My system could not go to sleep.
2) Any optical drive (SATA) I put in could not read any media; It keeps telling me the media is blank.

Here's my selections:
- Kernel Voodoo 9.5.0
- Video NVdarwin 128MB (NVDIA GeForce 8300 GS (PCIe)
- Chipset AppleNForceATA nForce Drivers
- Audio ALC888
- Ethernet nForceLAN Driver
- AppleSMBIOSEFI fix

I'm hoping you could help me or tell me what fixes and patches you're using. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:57 PM
byteguy byteguy is offline
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Originally Posted by Voyn1x View Post
Here you will find some solutions to the common "Still waiting for root device" issue which has been compiled from information in the osx86project wiki. If anyone has managed to solve it another way, please post it here.

Solution 1 - change drive to primary


The most common solution is making your OSX drive the primary IDE. Try disconnecting all the other hard drives, make the OSX drive IDE0, using either cable-select or Master jumper settings.

In some cases forced or strange IDE master/slave settings can cause problems. For instance, on one system setting the DVD drive via jumpers as the slave drive but attaching it as the only device to the end of the cable can cause this problem. Reconfiguring the drive to use cable select (it then chose to be the master drive) fixed the problem.

Solution 2 - specify the boot disk

Code:
rd=diskXsY -v
X and Y are just placeholders and need to be replaced with proper values. X is the disk number (on most systems installed to the first hard disk, this will be disk0) and Y the partition number.

Solution 3 - use an IDE drive

Use an IDE drive or alternatively try and patch the install dvd with the correct SATA chipset driver for your hardware.

Solution 4 - use a SATA optical drive

For newer Intel chipsets such as the 965 that do not natively support IDE (and use chips such as JMicron or Marvell), use a SATA optical drive.

Solution 5 - try different boot options

Code:
platform=X86PC -v

platform=ACPI -v

-x -v

-f -v
Ask for help here or in the forum. Please do not pm me directly.
I'm also getting the waiting for root device. My board is pretty new and I thought one of the ones that worked well without a lot of patches. Both the HD and Optical are SATA. The boot 132 works OK. Are there any settings in the bios that I should look at for sure?

Does the HD need to be formatted?

My System:
MOBO: GA-EP45-DS4P
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
Memory: 2-1gb Kingston KVR800D2N6/1G
Video: e-GeForce 8400 GS5
Optical Drive: LiteOn LH-20A1L06C
HD: WD 500gb SATA

Last edited by byteguy; 03-22-2009 at 10:01 PM.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:35 AM
ashi ashi is offline
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not helping, still waiting for root device
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:14 PM
endsinstatic endsinstatic is offline
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this may or not help someone, but i managed to get past the "still waiting for root device" as follows.

Using a SATA optical drive.

Placing it into my SATA 1 port on mobo, and configuring it to run as IDE compatable from IDE enhanced.

its worth checking how yours is configured and having a play about with that if none of the other solutions work.

This is on an ASUS pq5 mobo anyway.

hope it helps someone.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:03 AM
newhariharan newhariharan is offline
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my system config is this

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Intel DP45SG Main Board
With 2*2GB DDR3 Ram
XFX 9600GT 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card
Creative sound audugy value

i have installed iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Universal PPF5 Final it says installation is successfully completed ..... but after the installation is over it is not opening .....

in the -v mode it says ...... firewire unable to determine security mode..

still waiting for the root device
after the restart it is loading with a stop sign in the middle of the apple logo

Same prob .........

Last edited by newhariharan; 04-30-2009 at 06:25 AM.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:12 AM
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Try Using another computer!

I bought a new XFX nForce 750a SLI motherboard with a 64 bit Phenom Quad Core only to find Still Waiting for root on just about every DVD I had. . .

I had to use my wife's computer to install iPC Leopard 10.5.6 on my IDE Maxtor
then add my IDE DEV ID's to an AppleVIAATA.kext (which was 0759 10de or 0x075910de) then I could put the drive back in my machine to finish the rest of the drivers. . .
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:29 AM
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Wink System sleep

Quote:
Originally Posted by vina3517 View Post
Hi nfoav8or,
I have a system just like you; Dell Inspiron 531. I used iPC OSx86 10.5.6 universal PPF5 Final for my system and have two problem:
1) My system could not go to sleep.
2) Any optical drive (SATA) I put in could not read any media; It keeps telling me the media is blank.

Here's my selections:
- Kernel Voodoo 9.5.0
- Video NVdarwin 128MB (NVDIA GeForce 8300 GS (PCIe)
- Chipset AppleNForceATA nForce Drivers
- Audio ALC888
- Ethernet nForceLAN Driver
- AppleSMBIOSEFI fix

I'm hoping you could help me or tell me what fixes and patches you're using. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Prob 1:
Did you select the "Clamshell Display Support" in the Power Management during the installation? It did work on my Dell Inspiron 1525

Did you also install Seatbelt 10.5.5? This really solved my problem of "still waiting for root device"

Last edited by johnkeong; 05-30-2009 at 02:37 AM.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:10 PM
permaspooked permaspooked is offline
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Hi guys. I too am getting the "waiting for root device" error. I have a inspiron 6000 with upgraded ram. I had Ideneb 10.5.6. it said install successful but on reboot it hangs at the grey apple logo screen. -v says waiting for root device.

I also tried the kalyway 10.5.2 but doesnt even go into the install. Any suggestions?


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