Get a IDE Hard Disk (you can attach the IDE hard disk, but still install the OS on the SATA drive. It just helps to get past the 'still waiting for root device error'.) If accompanied by a CMOS checksum bad error at boot, reload BIOS optimised defaults, change to AHCI and HPET to. Still waiting for root device Still waiting for root device Still waiting for root device.forever and ever amen! That was NOT fun to type! Can anyone translate and decipher from that what might be wrong? Ibook G4 Mac OS X (10.4) airport card. Hello Everybody!!! I need help with Installing Hackintosh on my notebook. In the video you can see the error message (BY THE WAY SORRY FOR THE BAD QUALITY).

See if you can start up in Safe Mode. This will take awhile longer than a normal startup because it does a file check and repair of the hard disk.
If this works you will see your normal desktop. Once completely started up in Safe Mode, try to restart normally, and go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Click on the top hard drive icon in the left sidebar and note the S.M.A.R.T. status at the bottom right of the pane. What does it say?
Select the named boot volume in the left sidebar, and repair permissions on it.
If you can't start up in Safe Mode, maybe something in this Apple Knowledge Base article will help:
Or it may be time to invest in a disk utility such as DiskWarrior.

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