roberdo, on Jul 30 2011, 11:31 AM, said:
Did you try this:
Regarding the USB Problem: I had the same when using the latest chameleon installer
(Chameleon-2.0-RC5-r1083) therefore I took an older installer (Chameleon-2.0-RC2-r640) which worked. After that I replaced the boot file on the USB with latest chameleon release.
I was trying to follow the article posted, which is a great post and probably works for everyone here expect me cuz im retarted... LOL
I have the G41M-ES2L Mobo with a Quad core duo CPU 8300. I have successfully built in the past a G31M-ES2L and another G41M-ES2L both running Snow Leopard.
I have spent about 48 total hours trying to get Lion to run and so far nothing. I watched the 3 Part youtube Video where the guy got Lion running on the G41M-ES2L and used the link above. (google LION G41M-ES2L)
Here is my process: (which just ends up in starting to load Lion then after 100 lines of text into the load it just reboots. I tried it 10 times and it just keeps rebooting before I get to the LION GUI Install portion)
1. "Open Disk Utility, select the USB drive partition and click on the Erase tab. Select Mac Os Extended (Journaled) and click on the Erase button." My USB should now be ready.
2. "Now to prepare the files need to be copied to the USB." I double click on my LION.dmg and then I open the BaseSystem.dmg I end up with MAC OSX install ESD
3. Then I go back into disk utility "click on the Restore tab, drag Mac OS X Base System to Source and the USB drive partition to Destination, then click on the Restore button. This operation takes several minutes.
The partition will have its name changed automatically to Mac OS X Base System after the restoration."
4. "After the restoration, open the restored partition, navigate to System/Installation, delete the Packages link and create a folder with the same name, Packages."
NOTE: I did this but then I just drag and drop the files from the Mac OS X Base System (the one I extracted from the LION.dmg) back to the newly created folder in the USB. Then all the .pkg files are in the System/Installation directory in the newly created USB.
5. I run the Extra_Lion_DP4.pkg.zip and select the INSTALL target as my newly created USB (careful dont choose ur HARDRVIE running ur OS
) . It seems to do something (not really sure what
, but I get no errors)
6. I next run the modified instructions from EVERYONES HELP (TY by the way) I took an older installer (Chameleon-2.0-RC2-r640) and ran it pointing AGAIN TO MY NEWLY CREATED USB DRIVE.
No I am stuck at this point:
I am not really sure what to options to chose and what to check in the Chameleon-2.0-RC2-r640. So I tried it all different ways to install it and it usually writes to my USB
BUT.... this biggest mystery to me is this comment "After that I replaced the boot file on the USB with latest chameleon release."
I am lost here I dont see any boot file, and I dont know how to create one. I used the boot file from the guy who made the 3 part youtube video. (If I used that boot file, it boots starts to load LION and then reboots every time.)
Also I have no idea what is >>>> Hack Boot Lion, I downloaded and extracted it just not sure what to do with it.
My next nightmares will come when I try to get a clue on DSDT Autopatcher. As I stated before I built 2 Snow Leopards before and I dont think I ever used thet DST Autopatcher. The guy on the you tube video already has made up some .AML files that go in Extra Folder hopefully they will work.
If any one can help me with my step 6 .... I would appreciate it.
I really did read and search threads for at least a total of 1 or 2 days maybe 10 hrs a day.....