So I've now tried Lion and ML. ML gives me a USBF error that says the EHCI cannot take control from the BIOS. Then I get the infamous "Still waiting for root device".
HP Envy 6t-1000
Core i5 2467m
HD 3000 + Radeon HD 7670m
6 GB DDR3 1600 (@1333)
2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0
What I've tried:
cpus=1 (required; kernel panic without)
GraphicsEnabler=no (required; freezes without)
All PCIRootUID options
Tried a different IOUSBFamily/IOPCIFamily
Tried to unplug and replug the Flash Drive.
Out of ideas... Anyone have an idea?
PS. I have NO changable bios options. I am using the USB 2.0 port.
Edit: Seems that I can use the arch=i386 in the Lion installer to get it to load. So, why am I not loading the USB kext in 64 bit arch?
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:21 AM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:33 PM
Did you try all USB 2.0 ports? On my Lenovo L530, only the very first USB 2.0 port did its job; on every other 2.0 port, I got the "still waiting for root device" message
Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:34 PM
cp -pr /Volumes/USBNAME/System/Library/Extensions/*ATA* /Volumes/MLPARTITIONNAME/System/Library/Extensions/.
chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/MLPARTITIONNAME/System/Library/Extensions/*ATA*
chmod -R 755 /Volumes/MLPARTITIONNAME/System/Library/Extensions/*ATA*
Restart with -f
Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:38 PM
How can you do that when you can't enter the installation utility? As far as I'm concerned, I couldn't open terminal because the still waiting for root device message appeared before the partitions could be "loaded" and therefore before the installation utility could star.
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