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Alienware M14X R2 "still waiting for root device" - more ideas needed.

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Hello,
my laptop is: Alienware M14X R2
Intel 3610QM
650M GT

I prepared usb stick step by step and druing boot get: "still waiting for root device":

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so i tried search for some kind of solution and done:
- removing all kext from Extra folder
- boot with -F, -f, -x, UseKernelCache=Yes/No
- trying three different usb sticks and all usb ports
- trying boot without hdd inside and 2 different hdd inside
- hdd mode set to ata/ahci/raid
- exporting dsdt but i dont know anything about modifying it so i have 81 errors

Maybe someone has idea what more i can do?
Thanks in advance.

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Boot with npci=0x2000 or PCIRootUID=1

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Waiting for root device means the machine cannot access the boot drive, probably means your USB ports are not recognised by OSX, try burning to a disk.

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Waiting for root device means the machine cannot access the boot drive, probably means your USB ports are not recognised by OSX, try burning to a disk.


That used to work when we did not have a decent bootloader.

Take a look at this post: http://www.insanelym...o/#entry1888177

Edit the disk and partition number according to your system, and restore the Extra folder before trying.





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