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sraisaac

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  1. When I click on the IRC chat link a blank white pages loads. Am I missing a plugin for firefox or safari or is the server down?
  2. IRC Page?

    i'm having the same problem, been trying to get onto the irc channel for days, but it never loads. I'd use a standalone IRC app but I don't know what network they are using.
  3. Still wating on root device.... Help please

    If your using a Sata DVD drive then thats why your getting the "still waiting for root device" -Possible fixes are enable AHCI, APIC set to Str3 If this doesn't work your only viable option is to use an external usb drive- I had to resort to this or buy and internal IDE DVD Drive iPC 10.5.6 with PPF5 package is your best bet. It has a ton of kexts, patches and fixes preloaded. Hope that helps. Good luck
  4. I'm making an attempt to install iPC and for some strange reason there are no drives in the disk utility to select from at the beginning of the installation. Using iPC 10.5.6, the only thing I can think of is that the correct Kexts weren't loaded at the loader. The drives have always shown up using the Kalyway 10.5.2 disk. If im missing the Kexts, can I load them in terminal at the installation off a thumb drive? Or possilby off the kalyway disk? I have a macbook pro and a retail Leopard disk at my disposal as well. Any viable options welcome. Specs: Gigabyte GA-M59sli n-force 590 chipset -2 onboard ethernet ports(disabled in Bios) -Realtek HD Audio AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ ATI Radeon 3850 Linksys WMP300N 500gb sata 300gb sata 120gb sata DVD/RW internal sata DVD/RW external usb EDIT: I'm gonna guess this is a bad copy of Ipc cause it doesn't seem to have the PPF5 so i'm downloading another copy of it from somewhere else. Just gonna let this thread die and start a new one if I run into problems with the next disk.
  5. Would love some help.

    I'm still new to this and I'm having problems installing myself, but I'll share my knowledge. I'm also and AMD user, I've found the problem with waiting for root device has to do primarily with the DVD drive. That error means it's having trouble reading from it, its a known problem. You'll need either an IDE DVD Drive or an External Usb drive. I'm going to assume you have a SATA drive otherwise you most likely wouldn't be having this problem. You'll also need to make sure your Sata Drives are set for AHCI mode in your Bios, not ide or raid. As for reboots after install, well... once you get to the install you need to make sure the vanilla kernel isn't selected, that is a cause of reboots for non intel users. Not saying thats your problem but its one I ran into. Good luck. and I'm using Kalyway 10.5.2, iPC 10.5.6 gets to the installation but it doesn't see any of my drives.
  6. That wasn't the problem, it was the vanilla kernel, just reinstalled but now i'm getting hung up further down the line here on the boot after install. I'm having no trouble at all installing, its just a matter of getting it to boot correctly after its done. I'm going to take a snapshot of it and post it so you all can see what i'm seeing. Here's a snapshot of where i'm stuck, and this is even after typing -v cpus=1
  7. yea I has already tried that. After typing -v and hitting enter the darwin loader starts flashes a few lines of code and reboots. Thats the main problem, can't see is going on. I'm pretty sure its the Vanilla Kernel. I'm reinstalling now without it. I read that if that is checked at installation and you don't have an Intel system then this whole problem does occur.
  8. So I had many a problem a few days ago installing via a sata dvd and I went out and bought a usb DVD burner to get this installation going and this is where I am now. I'm still new to the OSx86 stuff and i'm learning as I go, reading as much about this process as I can. Now that I've got the installation going i'm running into a snag after the installation, it gets to the darwin booter and it just reboots. My educated guess here is that I shouldn't have installed one of the kernels. I had read that I needed to install them all on a 10.5.2 guide here on these forums. As well I followed it by not installing network or wifi or sound drivers. What should I and shouldn't I be installing in the beginning? Most of the guides i've found pertain to Intel systems. I haven't found a decent one for amd. Any help is greatly appreciated. Specs: Gigabyte GA-M59sli n-force 590 chipset -2 onboard ethernet ports(disabled in Bios) -Realtek HD Audio AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ ATI Radeon 3850 Linksys WMP300N 500gb sata 300gb sata 120gb sata DVD/RW internal sata DVD/RW external usb
  9. The new disk didn't make any difference so it must be the drivers for my Sata DVD drive. Is there any new work around for this that I might have overlooked? Surely there must be a way to get a SATA drive to read properly without having to revert to buying an IDE DVD drive.
  10. I'm still reading up on this. Not gonna give up. Its possible that the speed at which I burned this dvd is the cause or its just that my SATA dvd drive just won't work with this. I really wish I had an IDE drive. Though many have posted problems with ide drives as well without solutions. Burning another disk either way and i'll post the outcome. burning at 2x speed rather than best. I noticed that its been said that Toast shouldn't be used to burn the disk, if anyone has any comments on that please let me know and if theres a better alternative app. I've also tested different sata port combinations and no luck there.
  11. Ok let me start by saying i've read countless forum posts and maybe I just haven't read enough but some help would be appreciated. I'll give you all the relevant information you'll need. I'm trying to install kalyway 10.5.2, currently downloading iPC OSx86 10.5.6 if that will be needed as an alternative My rig is one I built myself. MOBO - Gigabyte Ga-M59-sli Rev5 which uses the nvidia nforce 590 chipset. Video - Ati Radeon 3850 CPU - AMD 2.6 Ghz athlon X2 5200+ it has 2 onboard lan ports which i have disabled in the bios, if that helps any I've disabled the IDE ports in the bios as well 6 SATA ports. I have 3 Sata Drives connected, 2 are storage. tried running in bios as AHCI and RAID neither has worked for this installation yet. dvd r/w which is also SATA. I've tried -v and vanilla at the darwin loader. I get still waiting for root device every time. Any help would be greatly appreciated. question: do I need to erase the partition on the drive i plan to install on prior to all this or can the installer just delete and format a current ntfs partition with windows on it? :FYI i do have a macbook pro and my own copy of leopard This is what I get MAC Framework successfllly initialized using 10485 buffer headers and 409 cluster IO buffer headers IOAPIC: Version 0s11 Vectors 0:23 ACPI: System State [s0 S4 S5] S0 ACPI: Button driver prevents system sleep Extension "com.apple.driver.ApplePCIConfigurator" has immediate dependencies on both com.apple.kernel and com.apple.kpi components; use only one styel. mbinit: done Security auditing service present BSM auditing present From path: "uuid", Waiting for boot volume with UUID 804603D3-83D9-36B8-AB8E-11501D1805D6 Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass>/key><string ID="1".....blah blah blah AppleNForceATA: sata phy resent done. AppleNForceATA: sata phy resent done. AppleNForceATA: sata phy resent done. AppleNForceATA: sata phy resent done. USBF: 0.678 AppleUSB0HCI [0x48800000]: :CheckSleepCapability - OHCI controller will unloaded across sleep AppleNForceATA: found 1 units. AppleNForceATA: found 1 units. AppleNForceATA: Nvidia nForce MCP 55 ATA by MeDevil (CMD 0xc000 AppleNForceATA: Nvidia nForce MCP 55 ATA by MeDevil (CMD 0xb800 AppleNForceATA: found 1 units. AppleNForceATA: found 1 units. AppleNForceATA: Nvidia nForce MCP 55 ATA by MeDevil (CMD 0xac00 AppleNForceATA: Nvidia nForce MCP 55 ATA by MeDevil (CMD 0xa400 AppleNForceATA: warning: phy connection failed. status=0x000000000 AppleNForceATA: warning: phy connection failed. status=0x000000000 IOATAController device blocking bus. AppleNForceATA: found 0 units. AppleNForceATA: found 0 units. SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x06, ASC = 0x29,, ASCQ = 0x00 AppleNForceATA: found 0 units. SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x06, ASC = 0x29,, ASCQ = 0x00 SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x06, ASC = 0x29,, ASCQ = 0x00 Still waiting for root device Still waiting for root device Still waiting for root device Let me know if theres anymore info you might need.
  12. I'm not an expert but i've been searching alot on these errors, I'm having that error and the Sam multimedia read or write failed error. From what i've found the whole still waiting for root device has to do with the drive that the OS is trying to install on. By Default it tries to put it on disk0 which would be the first harddrive slot in the bios. So if your like most who have IDE slots and SATA ports your ide slot is going to be 0, 1, SATA, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ect. Some Bios allow these ide ports to be disabled but I don't know if it changes the disk number. Anyways, What you need to do is hit F8 to manually instal and type rd=diskX (X) being the number of the disk your installing the OS on. So if your like me and you have a sata drive and mine happens to be on sata port 5 then you need to type rd=disk5 and hit enter. You may want to try this starting with 0 to however many Harddrives your motherboard supports. If this doesn't work try using a different Distro of the DVD. I believe you have to have the correct and current version of kext on your DVD in a specific directory for your harddrives to even work. Apparently these contain the drivers to get your pc harddrives to work correctly even at installation.
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