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Alienware M14X R2 "still waiting for root device" - more ideas needed.


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my laptop is: Alienware M14X R2

Intel 3610QM

650M GT


I prepared usb stick step by step and druing boot get: "still waiting for root device":


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so i tried search for some kind of solution and done:

- removing all kext from Extra folder

- boot with -F, -f, -x, UseKernelCache=Yes/No

- trying three different usb sticks and all usb ports

- trying boot without hdd inside and 2 different hdd inside

- hdd mode set to ata/ahci/raid

- exporting dsdt but i dont know anything about modifying it so i have 81 errors


Maybe someone has idea what more i can do?

Thanks in advance.

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  • 2 months later...

Waiting for root device means the machine cannot access the boot drive, probably means your USB ports are not recognised by OSX, try burning to a disk.


That used to work when we did not have a decent bootloader.


Take a look at this post: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/286313-still-waiting-for-root-device-during-install-on-sony-vaio/?do=findComment&comment=1888177


Edit the disk and partition number according to your system, and restore the Extra folder before trying.

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