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Waiting for root device. I tried removing it then plugging it back in but to no avail. Tried USBBusFix=Yes also. I notice that when I change smbios to 7,1 in El Cap and Sierra the plug in usb mouse doesn’t work 

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Oh yes, I think I had that too. Try unplugging but replugging into another USB port.

 

If you change SMBIOS profile, you have to modify FakeSMC + USB injector accordingly!

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Does that mean I replace those two in the Extra/Extensions on the usb? I’m getting beyond my experience level now. 

 

Is there really a problem with 10.12 bootpack and is El Cap bootpack ok to use instead? El Cap kexts?

 

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Each guide has got the right bootpack and kexts. Kexts have been tuned to the SMBIOS that fits the hardware and OS X/macOS version requirements. It's specified in the Sierra guide.

 

Again, in the case of Sierra, if you're getting a "Waiting for root device" error message, unplug the USB installer and try it in the 3 x other USB ports.

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No as I said above when I use the Extra from 10.12 bootpack there is no startup menu on either usb or hdd after installing. It’s only after I replaced the Extra with the one from 10.11 bootpack do I get a menu. 

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Okay so I used El Cap Extra folder on Sierra usb then replaced smbios with 7,1 from 10.12 bootpack along with fakesmc and usbinject and it will now let me install Sierra. 

 

Keep in in mind I am using Sierra install usb with the Extra folder from 10.11 bootpack. The 10.12 bootpack will not offer a startup menu. It goes right into boot and I cannot enter any boot flags. 

 

I don’t get it 

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Arf, there's simply no timeout in the o.c.B.plist of the Sierra bootpack, that's all. I take it you did not know that, when the Chameleon/Enoch little rotating character appears in top left corner of the screen, you can press [F8] to interrupt timed/auto startup and be able to enter boot options/boot flags like -v.

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Oh, so it’s not like previous versions where the Latitude screen comes up and I hit the space bar and it gives me a choice of which I boot? 

 

I see see but that’s not obvious because if I use the same Enoch with 10.11 I get a menu. 

 

Well I’ll if that’s it then thanks. Told you I was an idiot...😜

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