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Native support.....Hmmm, me thinks you may need bcc9's fix. Waiting for root device when kernel cache used; only with... What happens if you use boot flags
-f -v npci=0x3000


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I still have that error when i try "-f -v npci=0x3000"

I think it the boot loader problem because previously i have install snow leopard on the Dell XPS15. Using snow leopard boot loader to boot it. I don't understand how to apply bcc9 fix. Will you kindly show me how to fix it?


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mac.hp.pc, i share in your struggle.

Computer Brand Name: DELL Inspiron 5523 (15z)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3517U (1900.0 MHz)
Motherboard: DELL 0JRYH9 (Intel HM77 (Panther Point))
Memory: 8 GBytes (Dual-Channel)
Hard Drive: WDC WD5000LPVT-75G33T0 (476,940 MBytes (500 GB))
SAMSUNG SSD PM830 mSATA 32GB (30,533 MBytes (32 GB))
Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU70N (DVD+R DL)
Display Adapter: Intel Ivy Bridge-MB GT2 - Integrated Graphics Controller [E1/L1/N0/P0] [DELL]
Audio Adapter: Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C1]
Network Adapter: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 BGN 2x2 HMC WiFi/Bluetooth Adapter [DELL]
Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Battery: DELL TPMCF2A

i have aslo tried to install ML2 but i keep getting this "still waiting....."
I have read from so many sites but http://www.insanelym...fix/page__st__0 is the only site that has come close to solution. Pls give it a try and keep us updated. I'll keep searching and i'll update as soon as possible.

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Dose it happen only at Dell laptop?

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i'm still working on something, but its too early to say if its going to work or not. So far, i hv bn able to get 10.6.3 installed. the idea is to see if i can upgrade to lion or even Mountain Lion. I'll keep u updated.

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which bios version are u using???

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A00.

okay, so i was able to install Snow Leopard Retail on my system, and its running but not so well. i downloaded a bootcd from http://www.osx86.net...id=3047&page=2.

i burnt it on a cd, inserted it, allowed it to boot then when i was prompted, i removed the cd and then inserted the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 dvd. This was able to install without any error.
My aim is to update from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 then to Lion 10.7.5 / Mountain lion. the thing you have to know is, i read somewhere that Ivy bridge support came only 10.7.5. that is why i'm running the updates like that. so far i have only been able to update to 10.6.8. i'm still on it so i'll keep u updated.

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A00.

okay, so i was able to install Snow Leopard Retail on my system, and its running but not so well. i downloaded a bootcd from http://www.osx86.net...id=3047&page=2.

i burnt it on a cd, inserted it, allowed it to boot then when i was prompted, i removed the cd and then inserted the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 dvd. This was able to install without any error.
My aim is to update from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 then to Lion 10.7.5 / Mountain lion. the thing you have to know is, i read somewhere that Ivy bridge support came only 10.7.5. that is why i'm running the updates like that. so far i have only been able to update to 10.6.8. i'm still on it so i'll keep u updated.

Wow, now that's dedication! :) I fear however it's just something simple being missed. Make sure your using smbios for closest matching MacbookPro model. Also try adding PciRoot=1 or PCIRootUID=1(syntax maybe one way or the other)

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If that is the case then I have to install Snow leopard first but there a problem. The first time i install Mac OS X SL, i was using modcd nawcom and it work on Dell XPS which is good. This time, my Dell XPS decide not recognize the same modcd nawcom that i used last time. Which is weird. Now, I have been experimenting with different BIOS version to see if it might solve the problem. I will post my result in a few day.

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No need (or benefit) to install SL just to install ML. Try adding PciRoot=1 boot flag and put an appropriate smbios in your extra folder

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I'll give that a go.

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A00.

okay, so i was able to install Snow Leopard Retail on my system, and its running but not so well. i downloaded a bootcd from http://www.osx86.net...id=3047&page=2.

i burnt it on a cd, inserted it, allowed it to boot then when i was prompted, i removed the cd and then inserted the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 dvd. This was able to install without any error.
My aim is to update from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 then to Lion 10.7.5 / Mountain lion. the thing you have to know is, i read somewhere that Ivy bridge support came only 10.7.5. that is why i'm running the updates like that. so far i have only been able to update to 10.6.8. i'm still on it so i'll keep u updated.


you was having this error first of try that bootcd? No interval found for . Using 8000000
i have a sony vaio vpceb1j1e with this error ,do you guys think i can resolve with this bootcd?
thank you

trying to install IATKOS ML2 but i have retail of 10.8.3 too
let me know if can work on this notebook

Specifications for VPCEB1J1E/WI


Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Technical Platform
Architecture Intel HM55
CPU Section
Processor Name Intel Core i3-330M Processor Processor Manufacturer Intel Processor Speed (Mhz) 2130 Type Core i3-330M Processor
Memory
Memory Size (MB) 4096 Memory Speed (Mhz) 1066 Memory Type DDR3 - PC3-8500 (SO-DIMM) Max. Supported Memory (MB) 8192
Display
Diagonal Size (in) 15.5 Resolution 1366 x 768 Resolution Type VAIO Display
Graphics
Graphic Card Name Intel HD Graphics
Multimedia
Audio Chipset ALC269 - High Definition Audio Codec Chipset Manufacturer REALTEK Audio Type HDAudio
Drives
Hard Drive SATA (GB) 320
Optical Drives
Optical Drive CD x24, CD-R x24, CD-RW x10, DVD x8, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x6, DVD DL x6
Interfaces
Memory Stick™ Slot Memory Stick™ Standard, Memory Stick™ Duo, MagicGate compatible SD Slot Yes USB Port(s) (quantity) 3 USB Speed High/Full/Low USB Version 2.0 Headphone Jack Yes Microphone Jack Yes VGA Yes
Features
Internal Microphone Yes
Camera
Description Motion Eye
Connectivity
Wireless LAN Data transfer 150 Mbps max - Range 10m to 100m Ethernet network 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T

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Most kexts in the installation DVD you had may also be the reason you still wait for that root device. Have you tried deleting kexts first before hand?! I deleted all kexts related to Intel HD Graphics x000 drivers and installation worked fine after that.

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try bootflag -v -x GraphicsEnabler=No USBBusfix=Yes npci =0x2000 ahcdisk=1 debug=8

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you can put the kext GenericUSBXHCI USB 3.0

http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=3745

discussion in

http://www.insanelym...-x-with-source/

in your usb installer

and let see.





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