- Supported version: 0.6.2
But when you turn it off and on again, it freezes in the holy 'Still waiting for root device'. My solution was, start OSX with the -v -x flags, for my surprise it recognize the SATA disk and start in safe mode. Then i went to Terminal, entered as root and typed the following.(extracted from 'AppleVIAATA.kext' Method). The Mac Mini's HD will be mounted as an external HD in the non-corrupted computer. Find and save your valuable data. Afterwards, making a Clean Install is the usual and fastest way of solving this issue. “Still waiting for root device” on a macbook pro mid 2009 with osx 10.11.6. Commonly Asked Questions Q: What are the solutions to the 'Still waiting for root device' messageA: The most common solution is making your OSX drive the primary IDE. Try disconnecting all the other hard drives, make the OSX drive IDE0, using either cable-select or Master jumper settings. Topic says it.can't install due to 'still waiting for root device'. I've taken a Mac OS X 10.6 Server DVD, created a cdr image of it in OS X (due to the fact that the DVD is dual layer, and the Windows machine here has only a single layer DVD), and attached it to IDE Primary. Hello, I am attempting to install macOS High Sierra on a GT72S Dominator Pro G Dragon-004 laptop. The laptop has the following specs: CPU: Intel®.
This section is for those having issues booting either OpenCore, macOS or having issues inside macOS. If you're confused as to where exactly in the macOS boot process you're stuck, reading the macOS Boot Process page can help clarify things.
And if your issue is not covered, please read the official OpenCore documentation: Configuration.pdf. This document goes into much more technical detail around how OpenCore works and has much more detailed info on all supported quirks.
# Table of Contents
If you're unsure where you're currently stuck, please see here: Understanding the macOS Boot Process
- OpenCore Boot Issues
- This section refers to booting the actual USB and getting to OpenCore's picker. Anything after the picker, like booting macOS, should see below
- Kernelspace Issues
- Covering everything that many occur in early boot from the moment you select macOS in the OpenCore menu, till the point right before the Apple logo and the installer GUI loads
- Userspace Issues
- Covering the process from loading macOS's GUI to installing macOS on the drive
- Post-Install Issues
- Covering issues once macOS has been installed and is fully booted
- Miscellaneous Issues
- Covering issues after macOS's installation or with other OSes
Hi and thanks for any help you can offer,
Waiting For Root Device Partuuid
My Mac has been working at 10.10.2 and previous versions with a Crucial CT480M500SSD1 SSD for seven+ months until I updated to 10.10.3 (which may be coincidental). Now, I cannot boot from the drive with the eventual message 'Still waiting for root device'.
Things I've tried:
- Firstly the error I had was a grey screen with a mouse pointer I could move on it but nothing else would happen. Because I have a bluetooth keyboard I couldn't boot to safe mode or reset the PRAM directly, so I took out the SSD drive and booted to the time machine partition. From there I used e.g. nvram boot-args='-x -v' to boot to safe mode, which worked and I rebooted immediately, subsequent boots would not work at all, even to safe mode.
- Still without a USB keyboard I used the Time Machine partition (pulled the SSD out to boot to it) to reset PRAM (via boot-args), NVRAM, didn't work.
- I brought a USB keyboard home and used it to boot to TM and restore a 10.10.2 version of the SSD from before the update. Same problem. I have even restored versions from December with the same result, as above.
- I have a previous SSD laying around with Mavericks on it, it boots fine.
- I have run bless --folder /Volumes/Beep Beep/System/Library/CoreServices --bootefi
Mac Still Waiting For Root Device
Any other ideas or can anyone give an explanation of how the root device is determined and found? I've read some things about needing to have kexts that read from the drive, but it doesn't seem like
Mac Os X Virtualbox Still Waiting For Root Device
OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)
Virtualbox Mac Still Waiting For Root Device