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While installing Leopard from DVD I get the error "still waiting for root device"

I know the first thing you would say is there exist topics discussing this issue.

I have gone through more than 15 articles from different forums discussing this issue but all of them talk about SATA, IDE , master, slave, some switches l

ke -x -v etc etc

 

I have an Intel G33 original motherboard, Intel core 2 duo 2.33, 2 GB Ram (single ram).

I have tried all of these combinations for installing Leopard :

 

1. BIOS setting: SATA as AHCI

Hardware used:

DVD-RW (IDE) (no other IDE devices, not even a floppy drive)

one SATA hard-disk

 

2. BIOS setting: SATA as IDE

Hardware used:

DVD-RW (IDE) (no other IDE devices, not even a floppy drive)

one SATA hard-disk

 

3. BIOS setting: IDE harddisk as master

Hardware used:

DVD-RW (IDE)

one IDE harddisk

 

4. BIOS setting: IDE harddisk as slave

Hardware used:

DVD-RW (IDE)

one IDE harddisk

 

In all the cases, I get the same result: "Still waiting for root device"

 

 

 

I have tried all this:

 

1. kept the hard-disk totally unpartitioned (i.e. raw)

2. partitioned it completely

3. partitoned the first drive

 

I have tried a flat-image install------started it from windows XP on a blank (raw) SATA (& then IDE when it failed) harddisk

In all the cases, I get the same result: "Still waiting for root device"

 

 

I tried most of all this even for Tiger and i get the same result: "Still waiting for root device"

 

Someone plz tell me how long will i have to wait for this "root device"?

 

Will I ever be able to install MacOSX tiger or leopard on my PC?

 

THanks in advance!!!

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i get the error "Package 0 didn't get an HPET" when i do a flat image install of Leopard.

 

I get the error "Still waiting for root device" when i connect my DVD writer (which is the only IDE device. Both the hard-disks are SATA and there is no floppy drive) and put the Tiger DVD or the Leopard DVD.

 

How can I delete AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext when I can't even reach the terminal ?

 

 

also posted here:

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=74394

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Try the following: the bios:

- Upgrade the bios

- Keep SATA hard disk as AHCI (never IDE unless for running Windows)

- Disable (dual core for the processor)

- connect the SATA hard disk to the first SATA socket on the motherboard

- note that your (IDE) DVD or hard disks will not be shown after the installation, For a successful installation, you may also try to connect your SATA hard disk to a USB port with (SATA to USB) cable, this worked fine with me.

I had this board, unfortunately no sound (ALC888) and no network. Let me know if you have better chance than me.

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