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newb here - 'still waiting for root device'

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HI guys...this is my first hackintosh build.

I followed the may buyer's guide pretty closely for a customac pro socket 2011...here's my system:

Intel i7-3930k Hexa-Core
Gigabyte LGA 2011 GA-X79s-UP5
EVGA Geforce GTX 660
Corsair vengeance 32gb DDR3 1600mhz
Sandisk extreme ssd 480 gb

I have it all hooked up and am trying to boot with multibeast from a thumb drive as per the instructions. At first, when I did it it would stall at the mac apple logo screen. So I started trying different flags and I still can't get to the install screen. I've tried pretty much all the flags i've seen on forums...

I seem to get the furthest with -x -v npci=0x2000

So where that ends up is:

** AppleSMBusPCI::start failed to get acpi path for provider
** AppleSMBusPCI::start failed to get acpi path for provider

and then a minute passes and it goes:

Still waiting for root device

and repeats that until restart.



I'm kind of at a loss. I keep reading something about Kexts but I'm not sure I understand how to install them if it's not booting...:crazy:


Your expert guidance would be greatly appreciated! :thumbup:

Thanks

Mike
 

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Is this a User-DSDT or DSDT-Free install, or did you use EasyBeast?

Have you tried using GraphicsEnabler=No in your boot flags? Try these:

-x -v -f ncpi=0x300 darkwake=0 cpus=6 GraphicsEnabler=No GenerateCStates=Yes GeneratePStates=Yes

SMBus is a touchy subject, could be anything from temperature sensor issues to power management problems.
Did you install any kexts relating to power management or temperature sensor patches?
 
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Thanks for your reply. I misspoke in my last message...I am still trying to boot from Unibeast, not multibeast. So I haven't even gotten to a point of using either easybeast or dsdst-free...to be honest I'm not 100% sure on that at this point since I hadn't gotten that far.

I tried using those flags you suggested though...it seems weird though because I can't see what I'm typing past the first line on the unibeast install screen. It cuts off. And everytime I kept typing it just went crazy and shutting down. So I wasn't able to use all of those flags at once, but tried combinations of them. I'm sure I'm just doing something wrong there. Is there a way to add more or see more of the boot flags you are adding?

When using the CState and PState ones, it got a little further or at least wrote something different, but still says "applesmbuspci:: start failed to get acpi path for provider" here's the details though:

[RealteakRTL81xx.init] init completed
** AppleSMBusPCI::start failed to get acpi path for provider
Firewire (OHCI) VendorID 1106 ID 3044 PCI now active, GUID 00342b90b1203b00; max speed s400.
[RTL81xx00xc000:rtl8168_init_board] NIC identified as RTL88168E-VL/811E-VL (mcfg=16)

NVDAGK100HAL loaded and registered
** AppleSMBusPCI::start failed to get acpi path for provider
com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless load succeeded
com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib load succeeded
vendor:device: 0x8086:0x1502.
AppleIntelE1000e(Info): Interrupt Throttling Rate (ints/sec) set to dnamic conservative mode
AppleIntelE1000e(Info): changing MTU from 0 to 1500
AppleIntelE1000e(Info): AppleIntelE1000e:WOL = 2

and then it goes back to

Still Waiting for root device.


As it was flying past I did notice thise message (though I might have gotten it exactly wrong because it went by fast):

ACPI table not found: DSDT.aml
ACPI table not found: SSDT .aml

I don't know if that means anything...

Any more thoughts??

Thank you so much for your help!

Mike
 
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newb here - stuck booting after multibeast

Okay so i got past that with the bootflags:

-x -v cpus=1 npci=0x3000


Then I installed multibeast using DSDT-free (because of my motherboard, right?)

Again here's my setup:

Intel i7-3930k Hexa-Core
Gigabyte LGA 2011 GA-X79s-UP5
EVGA Geforce GTX 660
Corsair vengeance 32gb DDR3 1600mhz
Sandisk extreme ssd 480 gb


But NOW I can't get back into mountain lion after running multibeast. Here are the settings I checked for multibeast, can anyone confirm them? I tried them a few different ways but had to reinstall mountain lion twice because I just couldn't get back into change anything:

UserDSDT or DSDT Free installation
Audio drivers - realteak without DSDT - ALC898
Miscellaneous - evoreboot
- fakesmc v5
-fake smc plugins
network - realtek - applertl8169
system - patched appleintelcpupowermanagement
bootloaders - chimerav2.0.1
System definitions - Mac Pro 3,1
SSDT options - Sandy Bridge Core i7


It keeps stopping now at different places depending on what bootflags I use, but the furthest I get using:

-x -v -F cpus=1 npci=0x3000

but then it just hangs at the white screen where there normally would be an apple logo...

I'm pretty lost. I feel like I'm going to have to reinstall mountain lion from the usb again and run multibeast again with different settings?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 
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hi man! di you solve the still "waiting for root device"
I'm a newb too with quite the same config as yours!
 
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I did solve it...but unfortuntately it was too long ago for me to remember HOW I solved it. I really just kept trying different boot flags I think, and wrote down which combinations I had tried, and just sat there trying like 50 combinations til one worked. But it IS possible, if that helps that all...
 
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