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Been dealing with this problem for a while, here we go, SATA DVD Drive, SATA Hard Drive. I also come with errors, lot's of them..



SAM multimedia : Read or Write failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x00, ASC = 0x00, ASCQ = 0x00 five times



Apple Nforce ATA found 0 units four times...


followed by the infamous Still Waiting For Root Device


Then without the thumbdrive in


Phy connection failed Status 0x000000000 Status 0xe3229f83

Nvidia Nforce MCP 65 by MeDevil


followed by Still Waiting For Root Device






I'm sick of burning DVDs lol I have like six disks now.. it's getting old quick.


Oh and a quick bit of info on my hardware config


AMD Athlon X2 4200+ 2.2Ghz Dual Core


320GB Sata drive

First Primary NTFS Partition

Second Logical FAT32 Partition

Third Primary NTFS Partition

Nvidia Geforce 7600 512MB PCI-E



Nforce 520

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Installing on an AMD is just a bit of black magic. I'd love to run OS X on my wife's Athlon 64 X2 machine, but in the end, it's become abundantly clear it's not going to happen. At some point I plan to swap out her MB/CPU for Intel parts, and then I expect it to install like butter.

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