Still Waiting for root deviceHackintosh Mountain Lion
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:24 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:06 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:08 PM
problem still exists after disconnecting other HDs
Hello!!!, try to reinstall the Folder Extra , and repair permissions
bash-3.2# chmod -R 755 /Extra
bash-3.2# chown -R root:wheel /Extra
bash-3.2# touch /Extra
bash-3.2# touch /
Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:08 PM
Any advices to be able to switch between both?
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:30 PM
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68XP UD4
VGA: Gigabyte GTX 285
CPU: i7 2600
3 HDD & 1 SSD
my current problem that I can't boot from ML installed on HDD while SSD is connected
still waiting for root device error is over when SSD disconnected
thanks for help
Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:30 PM
I also have a gigabyte z68 motherboard with waiting for root device issues booting from SATA drives. Try my workaround: boot with ahcdisk=1 debug=8
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68XP UD4
Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:23 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:02 AM
disk as in disk drive
thanks, is it ahcdisk r ahcidish?
I'm assuming you're using chameleon. With chameleon, in my org.chameleon.Boot.plist I have the following (of course you can first just try these options on the command line):
<key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v ahcidisk=1 debug=8</string>
Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:12 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:29 PM
Does your system print still waiting for root device every minute, or does it actually hang?
Have you tried the latest version of chameleon? Mountain lion support wasn't added until v1939 and you last reported that you were using an older version.
Can you boot from the non-ssd disk with the ssd disk attached when the primary disk is other than the ssd disk?
Have you verified that chameleon is loading your dsdt, et. all from the correct partition (as shown by the chameleon debug output that flies by when you boot with -v; you can use Wait=yes to see it more clearly)?
Did you follow the advise about not using arch=i386 (since current mountain lion has no 32 bit kexts)?
If the system is printing "still waiting for root device", try booting with io=0x1000 to get debug information about whether your disks are being identified correctly. See http://www.insanelym...dpost&p=1830049 for an example.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:49 AM
but I can't bot from the non SSD with the SSD attached.
no 32bit flags
I have made another trial yesterday that I installed ML on another HDD and can't boot too, so I see that the installation must be done on any primary disk, but its very wired as I was able to do on 10.6 & 10.7
Another issue may it help in detecting the problem that the primary ML detecting as internal disk normally but the other 2 HDDs detected as external disk.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:22 AM
I kept getting the "root device not found"
anyway. finally i set up the HDD in diskutil using MBR rather then GUID. I read that in some post somewhere. MBR + dell dimension 3100.
AFter installation I restarted and my computer rebooted into a successfully loaded 10.5.6
this was after a lot of attempts trying install OSX using GUID.
I don't have sound through the internal speaker yet but using a USB sound dongle works.
haven't tested ethernet. -edit : don't have ethernet.
but anyway, try MBR rather than GUID. may work. it seemed to work for my dimension 3100 dell..
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:55 AM
Anyone got a solution for this error please share with us, I see many of us facing this error.
Installation succeeded but error appeared when trying to boot from ML fresh installed partition.
SATA set to AHCI
Boot in 32bit mode arch=i386
Added rd= ML partition to org.chameleon.Boot.plist
Chameleon 1820 & 1823
Sill using original dsdt.aml currently used for Lion
But still no hope
Do not boot with arch=i386, Mountain Lion no longer support 32-bit
Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:55 AM
Hope this helps.
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