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Cannot boot due to FireWire (and cannot disable from bios)

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I'm getting stuck on still waiting for root device after the Firewire is now active line.

 

I need to disable Firewire in order to be able to boot but I cannot do so from the BIOS.

 

I can boot using the -x (safe mode) command.

 

I tried deleting all the IOFirewireXXXX kexts but I still get the error after Firewire is now active.

 

How can I disable the Firewire check from OSX?

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I'm getting stuck on still waiting for root device after the Firewire is now active line.

 

Can you tell us a bit more about your system? Is it the one in your signature?

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I have already looked into it intensively but have found no solution.

 

Steps I have tried are:

 

npci 0x2000

npci 0x3000

PCIRootUID=1

UseKernelCache=no

Deleted IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext

Deleted all IOFireWireXXXXXXX kexts

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I just tried some eSata related kexts, however, as I copy them in the extensions folder I receive a popup saying that it is an incompatible Kext

 

Tried JMicronATA, AppleVIAATA but I still get the still waiting for root after Firewire..

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Adding -f removed the still waiting for root error.

 

The boot is stopping later though after DSMOS has arrived.

 

I get info about my drives then nothing

NTFS driver

NTFS volume name Local Disk

NTFS volume name Local Disk 2

 

Then nothing

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