I have attempted a few hackintoshes before, mostly on clearly incompatible hardware (such as SONY latops), but now I got and old DELL Optiplex GX270, which has been proven compatible by many people inside and outside this forum (like here: https://www.youtube....h?v=o1CDpzXa0YI). Unfortunately, this computer has a 40 GB IDE Drive. This makes stuff a little more complicated. I have attempted to install both Tiger and Leopard, but both without success and with the same error.
I've tried many variations of OS X, but none boots me further than 'still waiting for root device'
Here is what I did:
- I used a USB installer with Flashboot, because the DELL won't read DVDs
- I tried different USB ports
- I tried some boot flags that were listed as solutions to this problem (although without IDE)
Here are the Specs of the PC:
Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.8 GHz
Intel Integrated Graphics chip
40 GB IDE Hard Drive
1280 MB of RAM (2x512mb + 2x128mb)