I have an AMD HP dv9810 notebook that's a few years old now. The motherboard is based on the nForce MCP67 chipset and I really wanted to get Snow Leopard on in. I started with LEO4all in hope of upgrading to SL once I had it up and running, but even with that early distro the hard drive would not show up in the Disc Utility to complete the install. FAST FOWARD -> I managed to get Snow Leopard 10.6.8 installed using a external USB drive and added the apple.nforceATA.kext and now have the internal hard drive showing up. I did a disk copy using CarbonCopyCloner from the external drive to the internal and all when fine. But now when I try to boot now from the internal drive It's getting stuck "Waiting for root device". I'm guessing it's because it's looking for the USB drive hardware ID the way it was originally installed. Can I go into the internal drive and change the Hardware ID so it matches the new boot drive? If so, where do I need to look?
I can still boot from the USB drive and access all files on the internal drive from within Snow Leopard.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's been a real pain trying to get anything installed on this thing.