Originally Posted by breathemetal
ok i found this, looks like its the fix, i just need to figure out HOW to do it:
5-a-) If you see an error message saying "SAM MEDIA READ / WRITE failed and continued with Still waiting for root device" or something similar during the DVD boot, it means nforceata driver that is supplied on this DVD is not compatible if you used a SATA DVD Drive, which means you will have to exchange it with PATA (IDE) one.
5-b-) If it just says "Still waiting for root device" it is your SATA HDD, is not recognized due to missing DEV ICE id or incompatibility as the SATA DVD drive. Fixing this involves two installations and some editing, no direct solution unless you inject edited nforceata driver to the DVD.
so i could just swap out my SATA dvd burner, and plug in a old IDE dvd burner and that should work?
yea, id try swappin the burner first.