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I made a Bootable usb OS X Mavericks with transmac and when I try to boot to os x mavericks installer I keep getting still waiting for root device and I have no idea how to fix this.

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Try to

  • [*]Change USB port [*]Boot with flag 
npci=x2000 [*]-x [*]cpus=1

Also, make sure your SATA drive is not connected to an 6GB/s port. 

 

Source and more solutions; http://www.tonymacx86.com/mountain-lion-desktop-support/76065-still-waiting-root-device-error.html

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try this kernel flag add with the ones that you are using

ahcidisk=1 debug=8

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try this kernel flag add with the ones that you are using

ahcidisk=1 debug=8

 

Hello Niresh 
 
I also got this with the boot Mavericks. 
 
My hardware is this: 
 
ASUS F502CA 
- CPU Intel Pentium ULV B987 1.50Ghz DualCore (Ultra Low Volge) Sandy Bridge
- 4GB DDR3 RAM 
- HD 500GB SATA (AHCI) 
- Video Card Intel HD integrated (I think the HD4000 or HD3000) 
- Intel HDA Audio
- Networking:
  Atheros AR8161 (Ethernet)
  Atheros AR9485 (wireless)
 
You think I can fit the distro Mavericks or Mountain Lion?
to the specifications of Laptop, visit this link

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Did you set the Bios correct?

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Yes. BIOS correct.

 

Mavericks properly installed yesterday, written on the hardware (ASUS F502C series) 

 
It all works. 
Audio: yes 
ETHERNET: yes 
VIDEO RESOLUTION: yes (1366x768) 
KEYBOARD: yes 
 
DO NOT WORK: 
- TRACKPAD: no 
- WIRELESS ATHEROS AR9485: no
- SLEEP: no 
- QE / CI on IntelHD, 2000: no 
(Mavericks detects this series, but it really should be an Intel HD3000) 
64 Mb of RAM shared (but in Bios I set to 512Mb of ram for the video card. 
 
Have you an idea?

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tell me is it hd3000 or hd2000???

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Maverick detects it as Intel HD2000,
while Lion detects Intel HD3000. 
Technical features of the Asus official site, he writes that it is a Integrated Intel ® HD Graphics 987/847
 
Link to the technical features Asus X502

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I took the letters on the box of the exact model, it is 
ASUS F502CA-XX018H (F502 series) 
On the official site there is no such symbol, the one that has the same features and is present on the official ASUS X502 series.
 
This link describes it properly:

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In your opinion, should I install with GUID partition or MBR, since it is a 64bit? 
EFI bootloader?
 
You will get the Quartz Extreme and Core Image on this card Intel HD? I do not care to get the HDMI, but only graphics acceleration. 
I'm following a guide on another forum where I am writing for many years, but I will not cite the source so as not to create publicity.
Thank

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Stay hungry, Stay foolish!

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Did you solve the issue

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Maverick detects it as Intel HD2000,
while Lion detects Intel HD3000. 
Technical features of the Asus official site, he writes that it is a Integrated Intel ® HD Graphics 987/847
 
Link to the technical features Asus X502

 

i think you are not about graphics if you are on another OS's like windows and linux use utility like gpux or aida64, system info download it from download section 

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In your opinion, should I install with GUID partition or MBR, since it is a 64bit? 
EFI bootloader?
 
You will get the Quartz Extreme and Core Image on this card Intel HD? I do not care to get the HDMI, but only graphics acceleration. 
I'm following a guide on another forum where I am writing for many years, but I will not cite the source so as not to create publicity.
Thank

 

guid or mbr if you are on uefi bios then Guid is neccesity to  get all full features and mbr if you are on award bios 

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Before putting on my Hackintosh,
the machine had Windows 8, here I tried to read the hardware with Everest, but I think that it was not reliable, since they gave me as a result of a video card Intel HD4000. 
The idea to try a Linux distro I had not thought about, read the hardware with an external drive and I will tell you the exact values ​​Vendor ID.
 
From this information, I could start to run the graphics acceleration (QE / CI). 
 
To the question EFI - Bios, since the laptop is 64bit with EFI support (remember that I have a lot of difficulty of installation), you in my place, what would you have done installing considered these difficulties? 
 
I lost the many years of hackintosh, when started from 2007 with 10.4 (Tiger), were other times and other forums. 
 
Thank you all for your answers

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for your efi bios i considered to use Clover Bootloader and what is dev ??tell us to we find some solution 

 

what problem you faced when moved from 10.4 to ????

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System Info

 

Ven ID: 8086

Dev ID 0106

Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller

(VGA compatible controller)

 

 

Which kexts is the most appropriate? 
Can I get QE/CI?

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