Whoa...I was looking into my hidden EFI partition right before you posted this. All the required kexts were in /Extra/Extensions, but I noticed that they weren't the same size as the ones in forEFI folder that I got from you. They must had gotten corrupted during the transfer with Terminal. I replaced all of them except UUID.kext and everything's back to normal.
The orange icons are because you must be missing IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext from /Extra/Extensions.
Can you double check you have OpenHaltRestart in /Extra/Extensions too?
On the previous install, when the boot process stuck at 'Verifying DMI pool data', did you AHCI turned on?
As for my previous install, I believe AHCI was still off 'cause Vista was suppose to reboot to complete the process. I forgot to mention that I did turn it back on before I tried using the boot132 CD, but it just hung at "Verifying DMI pool data" instead of rebooting.
Anyway, I'm pretty content with what I have right now. I'm still dual booting with Vista on another HHD. I just thought maybe I could remove one of the drives from my case and turn it into an external drive to clear some of the clutter. No big deal...