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Hi,

 

I have a HP Pavilion DV7-4035es (i5 450M, ATI HD 5650M (which doesn't work)) and i installed ML using the retail disk with some modifications. Well, I got almost everything to work, and updated to 10.8.1 without any effort. Then, I updated to 10.8.2 and got some errors, but i got it to fix them easily.

Then, I felt so excited that i updated to 10.8.3 following the same procedure as with the previous versions (saving my kexts and then changing some things). Unfortunately, I spent hours trying to get past the "Still waiting for root device" message. After I did, I got stuck at "No interval found for . using 80000" and if I wait around 5-10 minutes it displays "Resetting IOCatalogue"; after this, it freezes. What do you guys think would be the problem?

 

Thanks for taking your time reading my problem.

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Try to update Chameleon and add the -f flag, or UseKernelCache=No, or even boot in safe mode using -x.

 

Good luck!

I've already done that. In fact, everytime i'm booting, i use -v -f -x, and no luck :/. I've been able to reach singe user mode, but i don't know if i can do anything useful there to solve my problem. Any suggestions?

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Did you update via the Combo Update, downloaded from the Apple site? Or did you update using the App Store?

I used the combo update.

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TRY THIS, boot with -s

 

mount /

mkdir kext_backup

cd /System/Library/Extensions

mv ATI* GeForce* NVDA* AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelSNB*/kext_backup

cd /System/Library/Caches

rm -rf *

shutdown lnk

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I've tried, but no luck :( it's stuck at the same place as before, what could I do?

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hello

 

what u do to pass the "still waiting" ?

 

and after u removed the kext u boot

 

-f -v GraphicsEnabler=No

 

?

 

good hack

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hello

 

what u do to pass the "still waiting" ?

 

and after u removed the kext u boot

 

-f -v GraphicsEnabler=No

 

?

 

good hack

I got to solve it by re-installing the combo update, connecting the HDD to my desktop pc (which is running 10.6.8). I also changed some kexts and installed the lapic fix kernel.

I'm gonna try the boot flags you told me and report to the ship as soon as posible :thumbsup_anim: .

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isn't -f different than UseKernelCache=No? I thought -f was mostly for Snow Leopard. Also did you try both npci=0x2000 and npci=0x3000? I know that fixes this error for some people. Also do you have an option to choose ahci or ide in your bios? If you have a patched AppleRTC, the update could have reset your bios settings back to IDE or something.

 

Here's my suggestion...

 

You could compare the S/L/E folder of 2 different update packages in the terminal, or a backup if you have one, using this: diff ExtensionsFolderofUpdate1 ExtensionsFolderofUpdate1

here's an example comparing my MBP's drive with my Hackintosh's drive:

Diff /Volumes/Momentus\ XT/System/Library/Extensions /Volumes/Hackintosh\ HD/System/Library/Extensions

You will probably see some things like this:

Common subdirectories: /Volumes/Momentus XT/System/Library/Extensions/EAP-TLS.ppp and /Volumes/Hackintosh HD/System/Library/Extensions/EAP-TLS.ppp
Only in /Volumes/Hackintosh HD/System/Library/Extensions: EPSONUSBPrintClass.kext
Only in /Volumes/Hackintosh HD/System/Library/Extensions: FakeSMC.kext

You can also use -R to search all the subdirectories of each kext, also try man diff which will give you other options.

 

I don't know how accurate that would be but it may give you a lead and then you could just roll back some kexts if you need to... it's probably a kext related to the hard drives.

 

I hope that helps a little bit.

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People, thanks for taking your time to help me, but i decided to re-install ML, and now i'm running 10.8.3 with no problems! thank you again for helping me :thumbsup_anim:

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