Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:50 PM
I am trying to install the Mac OS X Mountain Lion (Niresh Distro) 10.8.2 in my HP Probook 4540s but it gets stuck at "still waiting for root device". I tried various BIOS configurations and boot flags like debug=8, AHCIDisk=1, GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No, hp (this flag was provided in niresh's guide) and many others in different combinations but none seem to be working.
Can anyone help me with this ?
Intel® Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM (Single Channel)
750 GB SATA HDD
GFX-Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 2 GB
GFX- AMD Radeon 7650 @ 2 GB
Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:55 PM
Plug it to USB 2.0 port
Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:01 PM
Plug it to USB 2.0 port
Thank you for the reply. I tried booting it using EasyBCD as guided by "niresh" and also by a PenDrive by inserting it in USB 2 and 3 ports but none seem to be working. I think I am doing something wrong in the BIOS setting. Can you please tell me the correct BIOS configs, if you know ?
Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:39 PM
But I am trying to install Mountain Lion. Is the instruction same for both of them, Mountain Lion and Mavericks ?
And I'd like to tell you something more about my problem.
Just now I tried booting with USB and it reached this stage and keeps on showing it. (Picture attached below)
Any ideas ? o.O
Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:42 PM
Okay, let me try it and get back to you.
Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:05 PM
thanks alot pokenguyen, it worked. I have installed os x 10.8.2 on my probook now but after I installed the kexts from "Probook Installer" I am unable to boot (except in safe mode). I get the following error when I tried -v :
Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:56 AM
What did you select?
Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:25 AM
I have formatted it again... now can you tell me what exactly should I select ?
Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:37 AM
- From "OS X support kexts," select only the version that matches your laptop (4x30s, 4x40s, etc).
- From "DSDT generator/patcher" select your "ProBook model," a "Fan behavior" that matches your preferences, and your "Display type."
Note: you must select one option from each of the first three groups to generate a patched DSDT. In addition, you must have no DSDT present in /Extra/dsdt.aml at the time you run this option. If you wish to regenerate a DSDT later, you must remove /Extra/dsdt.aml, reboot, and then run the ProBook Installer using your desired DSDT options.
- Check the option for "SSDT" generator.
- From "System definitions," select ONE system definition which matches closest your laptop.
- Chameleon: This allows you to boot from your main HDD/SSD
- From "Optional hardware-specific fixes,"
- "EDID generator" Recommended.
- From "Misc OS X fixes"
- "Color profiles," Recommended.
- "Sleep fix," If you have SSD, "Sleep image fix" is recommended. This disables OS X version of "hybrid sleep" where upon entering sleep, a "hibernation image" is written to the boot drive. For SSD, you don't really want to write this file every time your laptop goes to sleep.
- "Extra tools" All optional. Select the ones you want.
Try RehabMan guide.
Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:10 PM
The RehabMan guide is what I used and got that above result. But now after re installing the Mac I am not able to use Probook Installer, it says installation failed. :/ What should I do ?
I updated to 10.8.4 as the guide said...
Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:19 PM
You should download Mavericks 10.9.2 and try a complete new install.
Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:59 AM
Thinking about that now.
And secondly it again started showing "still waiting for root device" after the installation.
I am where I was 2 days ago.
Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:05 AM
Set SATA in BIOS to AHCI.
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