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I'm getting stuck on still waiting for root device after the Firewire is now active line.

I need to disable Firewire in order to be able to boot but I cannot do so from the BIOS.

I can boot using the -x (safe mode) command.

I tried deleting all the IOFirewireXXXX kexts but I still get the error after Firewire is now active.

How can I disable the Firewire check from OSX?

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How can I disable the Firewire check from OSX?


Hi Mortalcombat - welcome to the forums.

Give this link a look: https://discussions....8537256#8537256

Did you just delete, or did you run repair permissions and clear the cache?

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I'm getting stuck on still waiting for root device after the Firewire is now active line.


Can you tell us a bit more about your system? Is it the one in your signature?

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I had it disabled but it kept giving me the same error...

This is the picture without safe mode
http://db.tt/ISl65VWj

With safe mode
http://db.tt/r9U6T0t0

And yes, the system is the one in my signature


It might not be due to firewire; it was just a guess

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The error you need to look in to is: Still waiting for root device
Do a forum search, a lot of information will pop up.

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I have already looked into it intensively but have found no solution.

Steps I have tried are:


npci 0x2000

npci 0x3000

PCIRootUID=1

UseKernelCache=no

Deleted IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext

Deleted all IOFireWireXXXXXXX kexts


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Did you try modified kexts?
Also, on any modification, boot with -v -f

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I just tried some eSata related kexts, however, as I copy them in the extensions folder I receive a popup saying that it is an incompatible Kext

Tried JMicronATA, AppleVIAATA but I still get the still waiting for root after Firewire..

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Use a utility like kext drop to install them, or copy them to extra/extensions, and boot with -f -v.

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Adding -f removed the still waiting for root error.

The boot is stopping later though after DSMOS has arrived.

I get info about my drives then nothing
NTFS driver
NTFS volume name Local Disk
NTFS volume name Local Disk 2

Then nothing





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