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Hello all,
I have successfully installed 10.8 on a partition on my HP ENVY dv6-7247cl and am able to update to 10.8.1. After using the 10.8.2 delta update or the 10.8.4 combo update, however, I encounter "Still waiting for root device" when attempting to boot. Though I have scoured forums all over the internet, I cannot identify the cause or find a solution. Any help for this inexperienced hackintosher would be greatly appreciated!  :)
Edit: Managed to install 10.9 DP1 on another partition, but I still get "Still waiting for root device." If anyone could offer some ideas, that would be fantastic.
Below are what I figure are the important specs as reported using AIDA64; if any more information is needed, please ask.


Motherboard:       CPU Type   Mobile QuadCore Intel Core i7-3630QM, 3300 MHz (33 x 100)       Motherboard Name   Hewlett-Packard HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC       Motherboard Chipset   Intel Panther Point HM77, Intel Ivy Bridge       System Memory   8087 MB (DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM)       DIMM1: Samsung M471B5273CH0-CK0   4 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM (11-11-11-28 @ 800 MHz) (10-10-10-27 @ 761 MHz) (9-9-9-24 @ 685 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-19 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-14 @ 380 MHz)       DIMM3: Samsung M471B5273CH0-CK0   4 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM (11-11-11-28 @ 800 MHz) (10-10-10-27 @ 761 MHz) (9-9-9-24 @ 685 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-19 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-14 @ 380 MHz)       BIOS Type   Insyde (01/22/2013)


Display:       Video Adapter   Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB)       Video Adapter   Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB)       Video Adapter   Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB)       3D Accelerator   Intel HD Graphics 4000       Monitor   Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] 


Multimedia:       Audio Adapter   IDT 92HD91BXX @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C-1]       Audio Adapter   Intel Panther Point HDMI @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C-1]


Storage:       Storage Controller   Intel® ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E SATA RAID Controller       Storage Controller   Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller       Disk Drive   ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB (750 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II)       Optical Drive   hp DVD RW AD-7760H (DVD+R9:6x, DVD-R9:6x, DVD+RW:8x/8x, DVD-RW:8x/6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD-ROM:8x, CD:24x/24x/24x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)       SMART Hard Disks Status   OK 


DMI:       DMI BIOS Vendor   Insyde       DMI BIOS Version   F.24       DMI System Manufacturer   Hewlett-Packard       DMI System Product   HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC       DMI System Version   0888110021305910000620100       DMI System Serial Number   2CE23715WY       DMI System UUID   A9BBEE60-FE6911E1-AD15E0F7-C46E7012       DMI Motherboard Manufacturer   Hewlett-Packard       DMI Motherboard Product   1819       DMI Motherboard Version   52.23       DMI Motherboard Serial Number   PCUTQ2B2D3G4SR       DMI Chassis Manufacturer   Hewlett-Packard       DMI Chassis Version   Chassis Version       DMI Chassis Serial Number   Chassis Serial Number       DMI Chassis Asset Tag   Chassis Asset Tag       DMI Chassis Type   Notebook

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