Guys, I am having a bear of a time getting this to work and I have a simple laptop. Here's what I did so far...
bash-3.2# diskutil list/dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *750.2 GB disk0 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Snow Leopard 104.5 GB disk0s2 3: Microsoft Basic Data 645.3 GB disk0s3bash-3.2# cd /Users/dervisionar/Desktop/hackint0sh/usr/standalone/i386 bash-3.2# fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0bash-3.2# dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s22+0 records in2+0 records out1024 bytes transferred in 0.007618 secs (134415 bytes/sec)bash-3.2# cp boot /bash-3.2# fdisk -e /dev/disk0Enter 'help' for informationfdisk: 1> pDisk: /dev/disk0 geometry: 91201/255/63 [1465149168 sectors]Offset: 0 Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size]------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 409639] <Unknown ID>*2: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 409640 - 204124832] HFS+ 3: 0C 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 204796620 - 1260347445] Win95 FAT32L 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused fdisk: 1> f 2Partition 2 marked active.fdisk:*1> writeDevice could not be accessed exclusively.A reboot will be needed for changes to take effect. OK? [n] yWriting MBR at offset 0.fdisk: 1> exitbash-3.2#
To answer some questions:
1) I'm doing this with Chimera 1.4.1 (same thing as Chameleon, I'd think...)
2) I'm not doing a multi OS setup. The FAT32 partition is just what I'm going to format into an HFS + partition later once I get this figured out.
3) My bios is set to AHCI mode for the SATA HD Controller.
4) I AM doing this from the Mac OSX install I'm trying to boot.
5) This is on a laptop - Acer Inspire 7740G - Core i5 - ATI5650m - 4GB DDR3 on 2 sticks - 750GB Seagate 7200rpm
Here's some questions I have:
1) What am I doing wrong?
2) Would it be easier to do this operation from another Mac?
3) Could I do this from a Mac OSX Virtual Machine? - Answered: No... not recommended to do FDISK commands to a physical drive from VMWare.
Any feedback or advice would be helpful. And thanks in advance... I've been at this for some time.
EDIT: Here's what I did wrong - I had to write the change to the main OS disk from another install of OSX.
TLDR Fix: If you can't get Chimera/Chameleon to install, write the changes from another install of OSX that's not your primary drive.
Here's what I had to work with: 1 laptop. 1 500GB HD. 1 750GB HD. 1 SATA to USB external enclosure.
I did my OSX Install on my 750GB disk per normal. After the 10.6.8 update, I pulled the drive out and loaded in a freshly formatted original 500GB drive.
I then proceeded to install OSX on the 500 GB drive. Once it was done, I booted back to the 500GB with #####
, loaded the 750GB drive into the SATA to USB adapter, mounted the external and proceeded to do the steps above on that drive, which was posted as Disk2 in my setup.
After I loaded boot0 and boot1h onto the 750GB external, I swapped drives again. I was then able to load Chimera without the #####