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Hi
I'm new to the forum, and to Hackintosh-ing. I've been following this guide, and ordered a retail 10.6.3 disc. The Nawcom mod cd boots fine, and detects my osx disc. The installer runs for a while then gets stuck on this:

hfs_mountroot failed: 5
cannot mount root, errno = 19

I'm adding an OSX boot to my existing windows machine. I had 4 hard drives in there already, and bought another 500gb for the osx installation. I left it un-initialized and un-formatted in Windows.
My Windows is on an IDE drive, so I had to turn on AHCI mode.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

my specs:
Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3
AMD Phenom II x4 940
6 gigs ram
asus GTX 560 video card
2 IDE drives, 2 SATA drives + 1 new SATA drive for OSX

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Hi
I'm new to the forum, and to Hackintosh-ing. I've been following this guide, and ordered a retail 10.6.3 disc. The Nawcom mod cd boots fine, and detects my osx disc. The installer runs for a while then gets stuck on this:

hfs_mountroot failed: 5
cannot mount root, errno = 19

I'm adding an OSX boot to my existing windows machine. I had 4 hard drives in there already, and bought another 500gb for the osx installation. I left it un-initialized and un-formatted in Windows.
My Windows is on an IDE drive, so I had to turn on AHCI mode.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

my specs:
Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3
AMD Phenom II x4 940
6 gigs ram
asus GTX 560 video card
2 IDE drives, 2 SATA drives + 1 new SATA drive for OSX


Leave only the disk where you will install OS X on it attached, enable AHCI, HPET and set suspend mode t Only S3, disable C1E (if you have) and also turn of any overclock (if any), then try the installation again...

Use the flag`s below to start the installation process..

cpus=1 busratio=15 maxmem=2048 arch=i386 -f -v

Edited by kyndder, 24 September 2011 - 01:28 AM.

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Thanks for the tip
I will try that as soon as I can

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ok
-Unplugged all my other drives
-added those flags
-Sata is AHCI
-I don't see HPET anywhere, so I left that alone.

Now, after a bunch of text scrolls by I get
"Still waiting for root device"

I found this related post, but it seems to be unresolved.
I also have an IDE DVD drive. Is there a setting I can change, or do I have to buy a SATA dvd drive (which I'd rather not).

Should I try a different boot loader? If so, which one?

Thanks

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ok
-Unplugged all my other drives
-added those flags
-Sata is AHCI
-I don't see HPET anywhere, so I left that alone.

Now, after a bunch of text scrolls by I get
"Still waiting for root device"

I found this related post, but it seems to be unresolved.
I also have an IDE DVD drive. Is there a setting I can change, or do I have to buy a SATA dvd drive (which I'd rather not).

Should I try a different boot loader? If so, which one?

Thanks


If you are using Nawcon ModCD and he can`t find a working ATA kext for you (assuming that you are using the IDE one for the Installation), will be almost impossible find another BootCD who haves, you can try iboot Legacy > iBoot-Legacy.zip - Download from hotfile.com

Or use a SATA HDD instead of ATA...

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the hard drive is SATA, its the dvd drive that is IDE.

Should I format the drive before starting? right now it is unformatted.

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the hard drive is SATA, its the dvd drive that is IDE.

Should I format the drive before starting? right now it is unformatted.


Oh!!

You don`t reach the installation again....

But still the same issue, you don`t have the right ATA drivers...

If you search about the installation on your MOBO, everyone get the installation fully working on it, but only with
SATA devices...

Get a SATA DVD drive and try again... Or find someone who haves a Mac or working Hack, use myHack and made your own installer adding this kext to the installation > SB600_SATA_ATA - Downloads - Kexts.com

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I think there is a spare SATA blu-ray drive at work I can borrow. I will try that.

Many thanks for your help.

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I think there is a spare SATA blu-ray drive at work I can borrow. I will try that.

Many thanks for your help.


OK...

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well, I plugged in the SATA blu-ray drive, and unplugged everything else, and am still getting:
"Still waiting for root device"

Should I format the drive that OSX is going on to?

I also found this article, but its a little old, so I don't know if its still relevant.

It says I should specify which drive I'm installing to beforehand with
rd=diskXsY -v

Edited by warlock257, 27 September 2011 - 12:31 AM.


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well, I plugged in the SATA blu-ray drive, and unplugged everything else, and am still getting:
"Still waiting for root device"

Should I format the drive that OSX is going on to?

I also found this article, but its a little old, so I don't know if its still relevant.

It says I should specify which drive I'm installing to beforehand with
rd=diskXsY -v


All that info still valid, but the most of them are for already installed systems...

You can try switching the SATA ports (maybe you have one with different chipset)...

Boot flag's > -f -v

Boot flag's > -x -v

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so should the drive be formatted ahead of time, or not?

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so should the drive be formatted ahead of time, or not?


No, you can format after you reach the installation on MenuBar > Utilities > Disk Utility...

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ok, making progress. I made it to the OSX installer. Putting the drive into the first SATA port fixed it.
Now my next problem is, in the osx disk utility in the installer, my drive is not listed. Only the DVD is there on the left.

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ok, making progress. I made it to the OSX installer. Putting the drive into the first SATA port fixed it.
Now my next problem is, in the osx disk utility in the installer, my drive is not listed. Only the DVD is there on the left.


Man!!! Your MOBO ist's a tricky thing... LoL!!!! :D

Try to plug your HDD to a SATA port close to the one that you plug your DVD...

As you told that you put the DVD on the first port, place your HDD on the second...

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put dvd in port 1 and HDD in port 2, but I got
"still waiting for root device"
again.
I think the hard drive has to be in port 1 to start the OSX installer. Why it doesn't show up once it starts though, i don't know.

Maybe I'll try initialising and formatting the drive in windows, and try again.

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put dvd in port 1 and HDD in port 2, but I got
"still waiting for root device"
again.
I think the hard drive has to be in port 1 to start the OSX installer. Why it doesn't show up once it starts though, i don't know.

Maybe I'll try initialising and formatting the drive in windows, and try again.


Does't matter if you format or no your HDD because OS X can't find your hardware and not just the partition...

The Native File System for OS X is HFS+, on Windows you can only format in FAT16, FAT32, exFAT and NTFS...

You have a hardware probelm, you need to find a cobination that allow OS X to find your devices...

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yeah, I plugged one of my other drives back in. The installer started, but disk utility still didn't detect either of the drives.

Any other flags or Bios settings that might affect this?
I'm not sure if there is a bios update, but would that help?

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yeah, I plugged one of my other drives back in. The installer started, but disk utility still didn't detect either of the drives.

Any other flags or Bios settings that might affect this?
I'm not sure if there is a bios update, but would that help?


Unfortunately no...

I think that you have two latest shots...

Find a update for your BIOS (Maybe can do the job)...

Or try this > http://www.kexts.com....html#post83134

:(

[EDIT]

I just remember that some people tell that they have better results setting SATA/ATA to Native Mode...

You can try if you wish...

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ok
I will look into a Bios update, and try it again in native mode as well.

Sadly I can't try that other suggestion of yours because I don't know anyone with a Mac.

Thanks again for all your help.




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