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Apparently, no matter what options I use in BIOS on my PC, I get

Still waiting for root device...
during the install boot-up on Leo4Allv3.I thought that the new version would correct this?My system specs are as follows:AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard DriveGIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX BIOS ver. F5PNY VCQFX1500-PCIE-PB-V Quadro FX1500 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16

 

 

EDIT: Also, I have a file for all of my system info, if it helps. Just give a bit of time to find it. It's apparently a hidden file that can only be viewed from root. (openSuSE 10.3)

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ok well waiting for root device simply means that your hard ware in't supported sorry but if its locked there u may want to try a different version. Some times u can get lucky by fliping switchis in the BIOS but some times u just dont

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ok well waiting for root device simply means that your hard ware in't supported sorry but if its locked there u may want to try a different version. Some times u can get lucky by fliping switchis in the BIOS but some times u just dont

 

Well... I was hoping to get a response from eddie11c. He was expressing some concern with SB600 SATA/IDE chipsets, which is what I have. Hopefully it's not just "Sorry, can't help you... Go get a different OSX86 distro."

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I am working on the issue, but there is very limited support. If I use AppleGenereicPCATA to support your drive, performance is really poor. Will take you probably 2 hours to install and another 20 minutes to boot.

 

Ah, well I'm up for testing and whatnot. Interesting thing is, I have no problem with the install getting started in VMWare. The only thing is that it gets to the "beach ball" with a background and then sits there for a few hours. Sounds a bit like the AppleGenericPCATA issue.

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Ah, I just had another idea. How about I turn off cool & quiet, and perhaps virtualization in my BIOS?

 

EDIT: @ Rubel: What exactly did you do to update the chipset and IDE?

 

Update: no such luck... :)

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Apparently, no matter what options I use in BIOS on my PC, I get during the install boot-up on Leo4Allv3.I thought that the new version would correct this?My system specs are as follows:AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard DriveGIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 AMD 690G HDMI Micro ATX BIOS ver. F5PNY VCQFX1500-PCIE-PB-V Quadro FX1500 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16

EDIT: Also, I have a file for all of my system info, if it helps. Just give a bit of time to find it. It's apparently a hidden file that can only be viewed from root. (openSuSE 10.3)

 

I had this problem with zephyroth release and with leo4allv2. I could not fix leo4allv2 because the disk image couldnt take another 10mb for the sb600 kext. But you can fix this by:

 

(windows xp/vista)

 

1. download transmac from google.

2. open the leo4allv3 image

3. add the driver to "library/extensions" (you may need to go to view> show hidden files)

4. your done! just burn the disc.

 

i got this from (http://www.infinitemac.com/how-to-inject-kexts-into-leopard-dvd/) under one of the comments!

 

*note: i did this myself and it worked for me. before i either got the waiting for root device error, or installation was 5+ hours...

 

Hope this helps!

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Leo4Allv3 didn't work on my laptop, I got 'still waiting for root device' message too.

 

Zephyroth 10.5.2 worked with the ATIIXP driver selected at install time. Disk performance was bad though, so I found and installed blubbbla's kext here which helped a lot. Unfortunately I couldn't get RS690M integrated video to use native resolution, 1152x864 was the best I could get. Some people have gotten it to work by adding the PCI ID to RadeonX2000.kext, still no CI/QE though.

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