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:D apologise man.Shot at the wrong time.Any suggest for my installation ?
My small/poor project is : take my 80 GB usb HDD and install there 3partitions

1) for boot 132 (ot what everl esle..146,147.. :P )
2) a vaniilla Leo install (or a bit modified with the OSInstall.mpkg suited well..)
3) The real partition where is going to be installed Leo

Just for taking more confidnce with Dense Development

If someone shoot me in the right direction I will be pleased.

hopefully u can restore the image/clone of my usb-boot-132. if not, follow stickpin's guide. pre-requisite would be you've already got all the necessary modified kexts u need to run leopard. then revisit post#1 for the rest of the steps. :P

good luck.

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if not, follow stickpin's guide. pre-requisite would be you've already got all the necessary modified kexts u need to run leopard. then revisit post#1 for the rest of the steps. ;)

good luck.

I got the perequisites :D
But don't like a guide based on win32 :)

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I got the perequisites :)
But don't like a guide based on win32 :)

while i'm still on it, send me the initrd.img of your boot-132 & i'll prepare the usb-version 4u. ;D

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while i'm still on it, send me the initrd.img of your boot-132 & i'll prepare the usb-version 4u. ;D


Well first thanks a lot for ur kind of help.Unfortunately in these days I'm on traveling, and got a laptop ony.I remeber the extensions needed were the ones included in stephen's one , with the gma 950 kext more.
When I will be back at my DeskHack I give u the initrd.img.
Have a good day.

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hi guys,

I accidentally wiped my hack so I'm installing again.

I created a boot-132 CD, booted off it, partitioned my drive with GUID, installed leopard. booted no probs from CD, updated to 10.5.5 :(

now I try to install chameleon and copy the boot file to / and the Extras/Extensions to / as well. Nothing boots, just a blinking cursor. I always have to boot from CD.

What gives?!!

And what's this bit about using fdisk to mark a partition active on a drive that's GUID?!

any help much appreciated.

cheers,
Matt

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hi guys,

I accidentally wiped my hack so I'm installing again.

I created a boot-132 CD, booted off it, partitioned my drive with GUID, installed leopard. booted no probs from CD, updated to 10.5.5 :)

now I try to install chameleon and copy the boot file to / and the Extras/Extensions to / as well. Nothing boots, just a blinking cursor. I always have to boot from CD.

What gives?!!

And what's this bit about using fdisk to mark a partition active on a drive that's GUID?!

any help much appreciated.

cheers,
Matt


replace the (hidden) boot file in / w/ the one from your boot-132-disc. may be worth it also to fdisk.

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And what's this bit about using fdisk to mark a partition active on a drive that's GUID?!


you just answered your own question. some intel chipsets require you to set the protective gpt partition as active before they will consider any GPT partitions as boot candidates.

fdisk -e /dev/diskXsY

f 1

w

q

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surely an active partition doesn't mean anything in gpt? How can fdisk alter anything on a gpt?

I have copied boot to / but I did it in finder. Are u saying I have to do it in terminal because the file is hidden?

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surely an active partition doesn't mean anything in gpt? How can fdisk alter anything on a gpt?

I have copied boot to / but I did it in finder. Are u saying I have to do it in terminal because the file is hidden?

Cheers

doesn't matter how u replaced the "boot" file as long as you're able to.

partitions under gpt scheme can surely be fdisk(ed) & set any of them active. try it. :)

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Hey MACinized, i'm going to be in the process of trying to create my own boot-132 disk and I was wondering how do i know what files its most depending on? I'm not sure of what ones to install or replace. Thanks

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surely an active partition doesn't mean anything in gpt? How can fdisk alter anything on a gpt?

I have copied boot to / but I did it in finder. Are u saying I have to do it in terminal because the file is hidden?

Cheers


dude, just beleive me... some intel chipsets require the GPT protective partition to be flagged as active before they'll consider them a boot-candidate. it was the case on my old Intel 945 board and on many newer intels.

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Hey MACinized, i'm going to be in the process of trying to create my own boot-132 disk and I was wondering how do i know what files its most depending on? I'm not sure of what ones to install or replace. Thanks

these are the minimum required kexts:

ACPIPS2Nub.kext
ApplePS2Controller.kext
dsmos.kext
IntelCPUPMDisabler.kext
SMBIOSEnabler.kext
other kexts that u might need are for the graphics/display (i.e. natit or nvkush, etc.), audio (i.e. alcinject) but modded applehda needs to be in retail leopard's /s/l/extensions, ethernet/lan, reboot/sleep fix.

actually, i'm trying to get the confirmation from the commuity that if your hardware is on the HCL of efi-x, the minimum required kexts (i.e. original boot-132 disc loader) would be enough. that no other kexts are needed to make graphics/display, audio, lan, reboot/sleep to work.

kindly post your feedbacks.

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dude, just beleive me... some intel chipsets require the GPT protective partition to be flagged as active before they'll consider them a boot-candidate. it was the case on my old Intel 945 board and on many newer intels.


Right. I've done absolutely everything I can think of with this and nothing works! I can't get anything to boot other than CD. I've tried to get things to boot from a USB drive and I just get the blinking cursor - what does that mean btw? no boot disk?

I've got 1 disk, formatted as GUID, with leopard installed in 1 partition and the other as a data partition. The leopard partition is the 2nd partition on the disk, does this matter?

The 1st partition was a 1gb 'boot' partition but as I couldn't get anywhere with that, I decided to try and get it to just boot the leopard partition. I've copied boot to / and I've created the /Extra/Extensions folder with my kexts in it. These are the same files that boot from CD with no problems so I know that are all ok. I've installed EFI Chameleon via OSXTools to the leopard partition. I've then run fdisk (via OSXTools) on the leopard partition and rebooted - blinking cursor. I'm using EFI strings and these are working as I expect so once I've got the bootloader from the CD, everything on the HD is ok I think.

What am I doing wrong?! It's driving me crazy.

Any help much appreciated.
Matt

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MACinized - any thoughts?!

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MACinized - any thoughts?!

hi there GingerPrince. i can only provide answers based on my experience, which is provided in the guide. can't really answer questions regarding other methods used/mixed w/ the guide.

if you're interested, u may also try this guide w/c allows (pre)loading of com.apple.Boot.plist (where u can specify efi strings) w/ boot-132-chameleon. :angel:

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I have some questions regarding the USB-boot-132 image. I've tried several ways of copying it to my 8 GB USB keychain drive and when I boot from it, nothing ever happens.

Here are my questions:

1) Should I partition it a specific way beforehand? I've tried MBR and GUID.

2) Should I format the drive a specific way beforehand? I've tried OSX Extended and FAT.

3) What is the proper way to copy the files from the USB-boot-132 image to my disk? I've tried using the "Restore" tool in Disk Utility and manually copying the files over.

4) Should I have to do anything else to the disk after the files are copied over? I've tried running fdisk and installing EFI_v8 to my drive through the OSx86Tools application

5)What should I see if it is working?
Once my machine finishes the BIOS stuff, I'm assuming I should see the EFI boot screen where it asks me to "Press any key for kernel options" and I can choose what drive to boot. That is where I would choose my DVD drive so I can install from the retail OSX disc, correct?

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I have some questions regarding the USB-boot-132 image. I've tried several ways of copying it to my 8 GB USB keychain drive and when I boot from it, nothing ever happens.

Here are my questions:

1) Should I partition it a specific way beforehand? I've tried MBR and GUID.

2) Should I format the drive a specific way beforehand? I've tried OSX Extended and FAT.

3) What is the proper way to copy the files from the USB-boot-132 image to my disk? I've tried using the "Restore" tool in Disk Utility and manually copying the files over.

4) Should I have to do anything else to the disk after the files are copied over? I've tried running fdisk and installing EFI_v8 to my drive through the OSx86Tools application

5)What should I see if it is working?
Once my machine finishes the BIOS stuff, I'm assuming I should see the EFI boot screen where it asks me to "Press any key for kernel options" and I can choose what drive to boot. That is where I would choose my DVD drive so I can install from the retail OSX disc, correct?

(atm) u cannot boot from optical drive using boot-132-usb/hdd. use your boot-132-disc instead.

allow me also to recommend this other guide instead since it provides support for efi-strings. consider it as an "ugprade" to the present boot-132 loader approach. :thumbsup_anim:

good luck and enjoy!

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Thanks so much - this worked for me. For some reason it kept telling me that the dmg I got out of the zip file (the USB loader one) was corrupt, but finally I just mounted the thing and repaired it. After that, it worked like a charm.

I did the restore, swapped initrd.img files, then did the terminal bits, and my system booted right up. WOW is it faster loading this stuff from a disk partition than from a CD! =)

I did have a question, though. Do I have to do anything if I make changes to my initrd.img file, or is that "boot partition" semi-permanently going to work regardless of changes?

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Thanks so much - this worked for me. For some reason it kept telling me that the dmg I got out of the zip file (the USB loader one) was corrupt, but finally I just mounted the thing and repaired it. After that, it worked like a charm.

I did the restore, swapped initrd.img files, then did the terminal bits, and my system booted right up. WOW is it faster loading this stuff from a disk partition than from a CD! =)

I did have a question, though. Do I have to do anything if I make changes to my initrd.img file, or is that "boot partition" semi-permanently going to work regardless of changes?

u need not worry about adding/removing kext(s) in initrd as long as u have the minimum required ones.

if you're interested in having efi-strings support w/ boot-132, u can check this guide. consider it as an evolved boot-132 approach. ;)





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