VirtualBox

Ticket #8700 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Mac OS X 10.6 Server still waiting for root device issue

Reported by: DigiDemon Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords: OS X
Cc: Guest type: OSX Server
Host type: Windows

Description

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. Boots through the EFI jazz, starts to go through Darwin (I think) then sits at "Still waiting for root device" and that's where it ends.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (75.6 KB) - added by wproxym 18 months ago.
virtualbox log

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Please attach a VBox.log file of such a VM session.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by grahamperrin

In my experience (a few months since I tackled this): the issue might be worked around by first partitioning the virtual disk, by formatting the partition to which you will install.

If the Snow Leopard Server DVD will not start the virtual machine, for partitioning purposes, then try an alternative partitioning tool. Maybe  Parted Magic, or the version of Parted Magic that's on  UBCD.

If you do begin with a non-Apple utility for partitioning and/or formatting, then I recommend using Apple Disk Utility before proceeding with installation of the OS.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

The VBox.log file is missing.

Changed 18 months ago by wproxym

virtualbox log

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 18 months ago by wproxym

Same in VirtualBox 4.1.22 r80657 in Ubuntu Linux 10.10. Mac OS X 10.5.6 installation dvd (image). I try Mac OS x 10.6.3: samr result: infinite "still waiting for root device". Hard drive image is not formated, just created by VirtualBox. Btw in VirtualBox 4.1.22 Mac OS type guest can start without error only in 64 mode.

Last edited 18 months ago by wproxym (previous) (diff)

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 18 months ago by Hachiman

Replying to wproxym:

Same in VirtualBox 4.1.22 r80657 in Ubuntu Linux 10.10. Mac OS X 10.5.6 installation dvd (image). I try Mac OS x 10.6.3: samr result: infinite "still waiting for root device". Hard drive image is not formated, just created by VirtualBox. Btw in VirtualBox 4.1.22 Mac OS type guest can start without error only in 64 mode.

Unfortunately log you've attached points that your host isn't Apple hardware, that is prevent us to use your data; so please attach the log from any Apple labeled computer.

comment:6 Changed 5 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.3.2.

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