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hey guys i'm new to this forum!

now, i write because i have a problem installing my (hazard) hackintosh (snow leopard 10.6). When i boot it from dvd it loads and says "still

waiting for root device", here's a screen:

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if i run it with "rd=disk0" it finds my SATA HD but goes in karnel panic, if i run it with "rd=disk1" it finds my USB HD (220GB) but goes in karnel panic Looks like hackintosh hates me.

I also tried iDeneb and iAkatos, always same problem... i tried running in AHCI mode, always same, i even tried to connect my old IDE HD... nothing

You can find my system spec on my signature, thanks in advice :(

EDIT: The report generated with Everest, more info about my system spec, hope it helps!

Motherboard:

CPU Type TripleCore AMD Phenom II X3 710, 2600 MHz (13 x 200)

Motherboard Name ASRock A780GMH/128M (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)

Motherboard Chipset AMD 780G, AMD K10

System Memory 3328 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)

DIMM3: Corsair XMS2 CM2X2048-6400C5 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)

DIMM4: Corsair XMS2 CM2X2048-6400C5 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)

BIOS Type AMI (05/25/10)

Communication Port Porta di comunicazione (COM1)

 

Display:

Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (1024 MB)

Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (1024 MB)

3D Accelerator ATI Radeon HD 4890 (RV790)

Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 911N/920N(x)/MagicSyncMaster CX918N [19" LCD] (HMGLA05894)

 

Multimedia:

Audio Adapter ATI Radeon HDMI @ ATI RV770/790 - High Definition Audio Controller

Audio Adapter VIA VT1708S @ ATI SB750 - High Definition Audio Controller

 

Storage:

IDE Controller Controller standard PCI IDE

IDE Controller Controller standard PCI IDE

Storage Controller AA4TZLDW IDE Controller

Disk Drive HDT72252 5DLAT80 USB Device (250 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)

Disk Drive Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 USB Device (1968 MB, USB)

Disk Drive WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B2 ATA Device (465 GB, IDE)

Optical Drive EHI ODU70XE SCSI CdRom Device

Optical Drive TDK DVDRW880N ATA Device (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:32x/16x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)

SMART Hard Disks Status OK

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hey guys i'm new to this forum!

now, i write because i have a problem installing my (hazard) hackintosh (snow leopard 10.6). When i boot it from dvd it loads and says "still

waiting for root device", here's a screen:

Screenshot

if i run it with "rd=disk0" it finds my SATA HD but goes in karnel panic, if i run it with "rd=disk1" it finds my USB HD (220GB) but goes in karnel panic Looks like hackintosh hates me.

I also tried iDeneb and iAkatos, always same problem... i tried running in AHCI mode, always same, i even tried to connect my old IDE HD... nothing

You can find my system spec on my signature, thanks in advice :D

EDIT: The report generated with Everest, more info about my system spec, hope it helps!

 

Make sure you know which disk you've installed your distro on. if this is you're only operating system and you have 1 hard drive then i would assume it's disk zero hence "rd=disk0"

 

so make sure you choose the correct disk,

 

secondly if you've found the correct disk, Kernel panics might occur if you have faulty drivers,

you could have a perfect installation of Mac, but your graphics card might cause the kernel panic.

 

if your system has a built in graphics chip for example gma950, disable your 4800 series and try that.

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Make sure you know which disk you've installed your distro on. if this is you're only operating system and you have 1 hard drive then i would assume it's disk zero hence "rd=disk0"

 

so make sure you choose the correct disk,

 

secondly if you've found the correct disk, Kernel panics might occur if you have faulty drivers,

you could have a perfect installation of Mac, but your graphics card might cause the kernel panic.

 

if your system has a built in graphics chip for example gma950, disable your 4800 series and try that.

gasman, thanks for your anwser, but i have the "still waiting for root device" BEFORE the installation... i can't even install snow leopard...

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gasman, thanks for your anwser, but i have the "still waiting for root device" BEFORE the installation... i can't even install snow leopard...

 

 

 

Look This: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=227592

 

 

 

and this: http://apple2pc.blogspot.com/2008/05/still...oot-device.html

 

 

 

Good luck

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I installed it with vmware, but when i boot i se the apple logo charging , then i hear the music, but it charges forever... if i click a key i hear the "bump" sound! what does it means?? the video drivers are wrong??? help plz

EDIT: In safe mode (-x) it runs!!! but in normal mode with -v it shows this screen:

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(btw it says "jnl: unknown-dev: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5")

What does it means? Thanks

EDIT2: So, i'm back. I've read that the "jnl: unknown-dev: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5" is caused by the journaling, so from terminal i disabled journaling, i don't get the error but if i boot in "normal mode" with -v it gets stuck. Here's the screenshot http://i55.tinypic.com/m9am8g

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I installed it with vmware, but when i boot i se the apple logo charging , then i hear the music, but it charges forever... if i click a key i hear the "bump" sound! what does it means?? the video drivers are wrong??? help plz

EDIT: In safe mode (-x) it runs!!! but in normal mode with -v it shows this screen:

Screenshot

(btw it says "jnl: unknown-dev: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5")

What does it means? Thanks

EDIT2: So, i'm back. I've read that the "jnl: unknown-dev: flushing fs disk buffer returned 0x5" is caused by the journaling, so from terminal i disabled journaling, i don't get the error but if i boot in "normal mode" with -v it gets stuck. Here's the screenshot http://i55.tinypic.com/m9am8g

 

 

Use this flag. -f -x -v usbfix=yes GraphicsEnabler=NO EHCIacquire=yes cpus=1

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  • 2 weeks later...
Use this flag. -f -x -v usbfix=yes GraphicsEnabler=NO EHCIacquire=yes cpus=1

So, sorry if i haven't anwsered, i got it working with -f, but now i've got a new problem... if i update (from 10.6.2) to 10.6.5 it just freezes during the boot( at the apple, without the loading circle): if i boot with -v i see the kexts loading and then a black screen and it freezes there.

anyway i think it's better to make a new topic :( here is it Link to topic

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