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Boot without using "cpus=1"

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Hi,

I finally have my hackintosh working but I can only boot with "cpus=1." If I don't, I get the dreaded "Still Waiting for Root Device" message. I have tried cpus=1, cpus=2... all the way up to cpus=8 but I still get the same problem.

System Specs:

  • AMD FX-8150 @ 4.0GHz
  • Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
  • 8gb DDR3 G-Skill Ripjaws X (Booting with "maxmem=6144")
  • 1tb Western Digital Green as OSX Drive
  • 60gb Corsair SSD for Windows
  • 2x 1tb in RAID 1 (Storage for Windows)
  • Sony Optiatc DVD-RW
  • nVidia GeForce 210 512mb (PNY)

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is the final thing that needs done to complete my first hackintosh!

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I'm already using those flags, I'm trying to work out how to boot without having to use "cpus=1"

Read the thread from the link and add the flag cpus=1 to your org.chameleon.Boot.plist...

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Ahh, sorry for not explaining properly.

I already have "cpus=1" in the com.apple.boot.plist file but then it limits my 8 core CPU to 1 core which has a big impact on performance I want to be able to boot without needing this flag anywhere so I can use all 8 cores.

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Ahh, sorry for not explaining properly.

I already have "cpus=1" in the com.apple.boot.plist file but then it limits my 8 core CPU to 1 core which has a big impact on performance I want to be able to boot without needing this flag anywhere so I can use all 8 cores.

You have only one physical CPU (cpus=1)...

The flag there`s nothing to do with the number of cores...

Use activity monitor to see your threads/cores or check the information at System Profiler > Screen Shot 2012-01-31 at 6.31.20 PM.png

Use Chameleon Wizard to always keep your BootLoader updated...

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Ahh, in activity monitor it only shows one graph. If I double click the graph another window appears with 8 but no matter what I do only the top one shows any activity. If I run CPUx it shows 1 core with 8 threads where it should show 8 cores, 8 threads.

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