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Please see post #9. Right now I'm only trying to get my USB Working because once USB works, Bluetooth works. I have a USB Wifi Dongle

 

 

Hi,

 

I bought recently a new Alienware M17X R4. I was running Mountain Lion on my old laptop but now I sold it :). I still have my USB Key for installation but it wont boot on my Alienware M17x :( Trying to boot the installation but I get 'Still Waiting for Root Device'. My SATA is AHCI! My USB Key is a Sandisk Cruzer 8GB and I know it works, I used it for my older PC! I also noticed that my USB Key seems to shut off while booting the installation and then I get 'Still Waiting for Root Device'.

 

What's wrong? My Sata is AHCI! Could it be because my laptop has USB 3.0?

 

Config (click show):

 

 

 

Operating System

 

Windows 8 Professional ‎(X64)‎

System install date : 2/2/2013

 

 

Processor

 

Intel Core i7 clocked at 2.40 GHz

Processor frequency measure (core0) : 1.20 GHz

Number of cores : 4 physical, 8 logical

Processor socket : Socket 988B rPGA

CPU Temperature (core 0) : 50 °C

 

 

Motherboard

 

Alienware M17xR4 A10

Serial number (motherboard) : .F2KVBW1.CN1296131J005E.

SKU Number : xxx123x#ABA

Bios version : A10

Date : 6/29/2012

 

 

Chipset

 

Northbridge : Intel Ivy Bridge

Revision ID : 09

 

Southbridge : Intel HM77

Revision ID : 04

 

 

Memory

 

12 GB total memory type DDR3 to 798.84 MHz

 

Memory chip Hyundai Electronics from 4 GB

Maximum frequency : 800 MHz

Max bandwidth : PC3-12800

 

Memory chip Samsung from 2 GB

Maximum frequency : 800 MHz

Max bandwidth : PC3-12800

 

Memory chip Hyundai Electronics from 4 GB

Maximum frequency : 800 MHz

Max bandwidth : PC3-12800

 

Memory chip Samsung from 2 GB

Maximum frequency : 800 MHz

Max bandwidth : PC3-12800

 

 

Graphics card

 

Intel® HD Graphics 4000

DirectX version installed : 11.0

 

 

Harddrive

 

Harddrive SanDiskSDSSDX480GG25 from 447.13 GB SATA III

Firmware : R211

SATA version : SATA Rev 2.6

Serial number : 122925400017

 

Harddrive ST1000LM024HN-M101MBB from 931.51 GB SATA II

Firmware : 2AR20003

SATA version : SATA Rev 2.6

Serial number : S2WZJ90CA57299

 

 

CD-ROM

 

HL-DT-ST DVDRWBD CA40N

Event type : BD-ROM Recorder

Firmware version : A102

Firmware date : 6/8/2012 10:58 PM

 

 

Network

 

Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)

Adapter type : ethernet

 

Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230

Adapter type : IEEE 802.11 wireless

 

Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet

Adapter type : ethernet

 

Software Loopback Interface 1

Adapter type : Loopback

 

 

Multimedia cards

 

Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller

 

 

Keyboard

 

Standard PS/2 Keyboard

 

 

Mouse

 

Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad

 

 

Screen(s)

 

Generic PnP Monitor

Manufacturer : K6PJ1タ173WF1

Maximum resolution : 1920 x 1080

Screen size : 17.1" (38 cm x 21 cm)

Manufacture date : 12/31/2009

Aspect ratio : 16:9

Video input type : Digital Signal

 

 

USB peripheral

 

Alienware Corporation M17x

Supported USB version : 1.10

 

Suyin Corp.

Supported USB version : 2.0

 

Intel Corp. Bluetooth Module

Supported USB version : 2.0

 

 

 

I would also like to make sure, I have 2 HDD in my laptop. 1 SSD and 1 HDD. My SSD is for Windows ONLY! I want to keep my laptop booting in Windows by default using Windows bootloader! On my second hard drive, I have 2 partitions, Fedora and Mac. Right now, Fedora is installed into the 1st partition. So if I wish to go into it, I need to press F12 and select 'Second Hard Drive'. Can I still do that with Mac?

 

I'm downloading iAKTOS M2 right now in case I have more success then the retail patched one

 

Thanks!

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Extra.zip try this folder Extra

 

Thanks you! Tried and nothing more :( My USB still turn off while booting the install and then I get 'Still Waiting for Root Device' :( It is iATKOS M2 by now and still nothing more even with your Extra folder.

 

I really believe it has something to do with my USB 3.0..

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Burned on a DVD Double Layer my iATKOS M2 and it booted the install. Why does it takes that long from a DVD, didn't remember it was that slow lol..

 

However..... I have two drives in my Alienware, one SSD and one HDD, it only sees my SSD and I wanted to install it on my HDD.. What's wrong once again !!! :(

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Working:

 

Ethernet

Nvidia 660m GTX

 

Not working

 

- wifi

- Sound

- Bluetooth (Only worked on first boot, I even used it!)

- USB (Nothing works except my USB Mouse. No USB Key, No USB Wireless etc..)

 

Any help on this?

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hello

 

u have a note ?

 

with intelhd4000 + nvidia ?

 

can u disable in bios intelhd 4000 ?

 

if not.. congrats u are the 1º to achieve the nvidia working....

 

good hack

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Nope, i'm running on my NVidia GTX 660M with full native res 1920x1080 and full QE/CI + Translucid top bar :P

i'm not using any kext and not even GraphicsEnabler

And can't toggle anythinf about graphics in Bios

 

Any help for my other hardwares?

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Got my bluetooth to works sometimes, I need to figure out how to toggle it on. Any idea? While it's off, it's not reconized.

Got my sounds working too!

I need USB so HARDLY PLEASE :(

 

HDD Fix :http://blog.yerkanian.com/2012/09/20/updated-fix-for-still-waiting-for-root-device-on-os-x-10-8-2-mountain-lion/ in case someone ever need

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Got my bluetooth to works sometimes, I need to figure out how to toggle it on. Any idea? While it's off, it's not reconized.

Got my sounds working too!

I need USB so HARDLY PLEASE :(

 

HDD Fix :http://blog.yerkanian.com/2012/09/20/updated-fix-for-still-waiting-for-root-device-on-os-x-10-8-2-mountain-lion/ in case someone ever need

 

This COULD work for your bluetooth (I am not so positive that it could, however): turn off legacy USB in your bios. This will in theory activate your USB differently? I dunno just try it. Aint no harm in it if I am wrong.

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Alright, was tired of not finding enough options in bios so... Flashed an Unlocked Bios latest A10. I have tons of options with USB and other stuffs that I don't understand.

 

I played a lot with my USB Settings ie Legacy, Debug, XHCI (Something like it)

 

and it did works ONCE!!!! For some reason, when USB worked even BLUETOOTH WORKED! I just rebooted the computer for fun to test if it was permanent and it went away. Unable to get my USB back since then. All I can tell is that in About Mac, it wasn't reconized as USB 3.0 when it worked, it was reconized as a normal USB Controller.

 

if it worked once, it can work TWICE too !!! :( What is wrong?

 

 

Extra infos with Screenshot (USB Not working on these pictures, only microsoft mouse works and 3 USB key (2Gb, 4GB and 8GB are plugged right now..) :

 

 

 

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Sorry my system was in french last time it worked...

 

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bluetooth probably runs on USB bus, so this is why when one works so does the other. Can you disable USB 3.0 in bios? If so, I think you'll be OK

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Some updates

 

USB 3.0 Ports Works! What I had not noticed is that ONLY USB 3.0 Devices works. No USB 2.0 Devices Working.

 

HELP :o Tried all possible configs for USB in Bios and none of them worked. Odd, everything works allright in windows

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Got it to work once! By disabling xHCI in Bios. That way OS X reconized all my USB Port as EHCI and IT WAS PERFECT :D Even Bluetooth worked! Anyway.. rebooted and lost it again..

 

 

HAPPY

 

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Crappy.. After reboot.

 

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Any help?

 

 

Edit : Since my alieware only has USB 3.0 port and USB 3.0 devices works but not 2.0 and 1.0, if I would get a USB 3.0 Hub, would USB 2.0 and 1.0 devices works because the hub is a USB 3.0 device?

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Did already, always boot with it

 

Try the opposite and remove it, then. Boot twice without it. That may work.

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As I said, disable USB3 in bios. xhci. Make sure it's staying disabled, and if there's any option to have it run as USB2 instead, enable that. Your USB3 might work, but there are other devices on that bus that will not work as USB3 (like bluetooth-or mouse even tho it shows up) and the hubs can cause problems (not the kind you plug in but the one seen in system profiler). You might be able to get both working at some point with DSDT or kext edits, but for now just working USB comes first. Legacy USB option in bios relates to how it reads thumbdrives and stuff to boot from and can be left at default. Just disable the USB3 stuff.

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