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AnaTheTurian

Intermittent Problem: Still waiting for root device...

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Hey guys!

 

So something thats started to bother me a little, every so often when i cold boot (or reboot from my Windows 7 HDD), OS X wont boot... It'll just hang with "Still waiting for root device..." , if i reboot a few times it seems to start working... This isnt really acceptable for me.

 

Here is my system setup:

 

Asus P5B-VM - AHCI for the JMicron Controller (Only thing that even mentions AHCI) is ON

 

Storage Kexts installed (That i know of): AHCI_3rdParty_SATA // AppleAHCIPort // ApplePCIIDE (For my IDE Drives?) // IOATAFamily // JMicronATA.

 

 

I'm not really too sure whats going on, i've setup hackintosh systems before but this symptom, as in, how its happening is new to me.

All the drives in the machine pass their health checks so i dont think its drive failure.

 

Installed Drives:

 

2x IDE Drives (One is a media drive, the other is for Windows. It should be noted that there was a Windows OS on a SATA drive and this problem was there then too.)

 

1x SATA Drive (SATA Port 1) - OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

 

Bootloader: Chimera v2.2.1

 

DSDT? : Yes, compiled with DSDT Patcher GUI (Let me know if you guys need this, it did fix some issues i had with ethernet but as far as i know thats all it did.)

 

Any assistance/information is appreciated! :D

 

Quick edit! : It should also be noted that trying rd=diskX doesnt seem to work...

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