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Please see post #9. Right now I'm only trying to get my USB Working because once USB works, Bluetooth works. I have a USB Wifi Dongle


Hi,

I bought recently a new Alienware M17X R4. I was running Mountain Lion on my old laptop but now I sold it :). I still have my USB Key for installation but it wont boot on my Alienware M17x :( Trying to boot the installation but I get 'Still Waiting for Root Device'. My SATA is AHCI! My USB Key is a Sandisk Cruzer 8GB and I know it works, I used it for my older PC! I also noticed that my USB Key seems to shut off while booting the installation and then I get 'Still Waiting for Root Device'.

What's wrong? My Sata is AHCI! Could it be because my laptop has USB 3.0?

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I would also like to make sure, I have 2 HDD in my laptop. 1 SSD and 1 HDD. My SSD is for Windows ONLY! I want to keep my laptop booting in Windows by default using Windows bootloader! On my second hard drive, I have 2 partitions, Fedora and Mac. Right now, Fedora is installed into the 1st partition. So if I wish to go into it, I need to press F12 and select 'Second Hard Drive'. Can I still do that with Mac?

I'm downloading iAKTOS M2 right now in case I have more success then the retail patched one

Thanks!

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Attached File  Extra.zip   444.14KB   98 downloads try this folder Extra

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Attached File  Extra.zip   444.14KB   98 downloads try this folder Extra


Thanks you! Tried and nothing more :( My USB still turn off while booting the install and then I get 'Still Waiting for Root Device' :( It is iATKOS M2 by now and still nothing more even with your Extra folder.

I really believe it has something to do with my USB 3.0..

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Anyone please?
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Edit : Tried my old DVD Snow Leopard 10.6.6 by Hazard. It boots. That must be my USB 3.0! Any clues please!!

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USB 3.0 on alienware machines is not supported. Boot off the ESata port as it is the most stable under OSX without DSDT edits.

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It does the same thing even with ESata :/

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Burned on a DVD Double Layer my iATKOS M2 and it booted the install. Why does it takes that long from a DVD, didn't remember it was that slow lol..

However..... I have two drives in my Alienware, one SSD and one HDD, it only sees my SSD and I wanted to install it on my HDD.. What's wrong once again !!! :(

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Got it running! GTX 660M Nvidia Running Natively no kernel patch :D but no sound, no wifi

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Working:

Ethernet
Nvidia 660m GTX

Not working

- wifi
- Sound
- Bluetooth (Only worked on first boot, I even used it!)
- USB (Nothing works except my USB Mouse. No USB Key, No USB Wireless etc..)

Any help on this?

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hello

u have a note ?

with intelhd4000 + nvidia ?

can u disable in bios intelhd 4000 ?

if not.. congrats u are the 1º to achieve the nvidia working....

good hack

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Nope, i'm running on my NVidia GTX 660M with full native res 1920x1080 and full QE/CI + Translucid top bar :P
i'm not using any kext and not even GraphicsEnabler
And can't toggle anythinf about graphics in Bios

Any help for my other hardwares?

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Got my bluetooth to works sometimes, I need to figure out how to toggle it on. Any idea? While it's off, it's not reconized.
Got my sounds working too!
I need USB so HARDLY PLEASE :(

HDD Fix :http://blog.yerkanian.com/2012/09/20/updated-fix-for-still-waiting-for-root-device-on-os-x-10-8-2-mountain-lion/ in case someone ever need

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Got my bluetooth to works sometimes, I need to figure out how to toggle it on. Any idea? While it's off, it's not reconized.
Got my sounds working too!
I need USB so HARDLY PLEASE :(

HDD Fix :http://blog.yerkanian.com/2012/09/20/updated-fix-for-still-waiting-for-root-device-on-os-x-10-8-2-mountain-lion/ in case someone ever need


This COULD work for your bluetooth (I am not so positive that it could, however): turn off legacy USB in your bios. This will in theory activate your USB differently? I dunno just try it. Aint no harm in it if I am wrong.

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I don't have this option in bios :(

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My turn to throw out random comments! Try PciRoot=1

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Translucid top bar :P


I want one of those.

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Alright, was tired of not finding enough options in bios so... Flashed an Unlocked Bios latest A10. I have tons of options with USB and other stuffs that I don't understand.

I played a lot with my USB Settings ie Legacy, Debug, XHCI (Something like it)

and it did works ONCE!!!! For some reason, when USB worked even BLUETOOTH WORKED! I just rebooted the computer for fun to test if it was permanent and it went away. Unable to get my USB back since then. All I can tell is that in About Mac, it wasn't reconized as USB 3.0 when it worked, it was reconized as a normal USB Controller.

if it worked once, it can work TWICE too !!! :( What is wrong?


Extra infos with Screenshot (USB Not working on these pictures, only microsoft mouse works and 3 USB key (2Gb, 4GB and 8GB are plugged right now..) :



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Sorry my system was in french last time it worked...

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bluetooth probably runs on USB bus, so this is why when one works so does the other. Can you disable USB 3.0 in bios? If so, I think you'll be OK

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Some updates

USB 3.0 Ports Works! What I had not noticed is that ONLY USB 3.0 Devices works. No USB 2.0 Devices Working.

HELP :o Tried all possible configs for USB in Bios and none of them worked. Odd, everything works allright in windows

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Got it to work once! By disabling xHCI in Bios. That way OS X reconized all my USB Port as EHCI and IT WAS PERFECT :D Even Bluetooth worked! Anyway.. rebooted and lost it again..


HAPPY

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Crappy.. After reboot.

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Any help?


Edit : Since my alieware only has USB 3.0 port and USB 3.0 devices works but not 2.0 and 1.0, if I would get a USB 3.0 Hub, would USB 2.0 and 1.0 devices works because the hub is a USB 3.0 device?





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