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I would appreciate someone who has the knowledge of installing PCEFI 10.4 post an instruction or is there an installation package? I came across an BootCD from somewhere in this forum that supports Asus motherboards. The CD was awesome. It supports CD boot and everything else. I wish I knew how to install this CHameleon2-RC4 onto my HD. I had the Chameleon2-RC1 installed before I switched to BootThink and now I want to go back but lost my way.
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Simple install latest Chameleon2-RC3 from the chameleon site.

Then DL and copy(=use) the boot file from PC-EFI 10.4.x to the root of the installed chameleon HD.
At least for non RAID systems that works.
Difference between Chameleon and PC-EFI is that boot file (lokated in / of the HD)

Be aware that some boot flags changed since Chameleon RC3 and PC_EFI 10.4:
-x32 for 32 Bit is GONE!, use -arch=i386 for 32 Bit now !!!
If you need 32 Bit and use old -x32 flag it will overlook that and use default 64Bit - and KP if you need 32 Bit.

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You are kind mitch_de,
But what I want to learn is how the installation goes. If I keep using packages, I would not be able to do it. BTW, is the RC3 a package or does it using install scripts? I need to know how to use the normal installation procedure.
Thanks a million.

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DRAG & DROP the new "boot" file to the OSX86 partition IS the instruction of installation !!!!!!!!!!!

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The Chameleon Install .pkg is an "ALLINONE" install routine, means you dont need any terminal commands like fdisk & Co. The Partiton you selected to install CH on is made active(by internal "AI" :) ) and ready for usage.
The only thing after the install is to configure the generated /EXTRA folder content with maybe needed own .kext and .plist with boot options and perhaps efi string.

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Simple install latest Chameleon2-RC3 from the chameleon site.

Then DL and copy(=use) the boot file from PC-EFI 10.4.x to the root of the installed chameleon HD.
At least for non RAID systems that works.
Difference between Chameleon and PC-EFI is that boot file (lokated in / of the HD)

Be aware that some boot flags changed since Chameleon RC3 and PC_EFI 10.4:
-x32 for 32 Bit is GONE!, use -arch=i386 for 32 Bit now !!!
If you need 32 Bit and use old -x32 flag it will overlook that and use default 64Bit - and KP if you need 32 Bit.

Hmmm. If I change the flag to -arch=i386 my computer will boot into 64 bit mode. If I use -x32 it will boot into 32 bit mode.

Also, oddly enough, if I boot (using -arch=i386) my Ethernet stops working.

I use the latest version of Chameleon and PC EFI 10.4.1.

My build:
GA EX58 UD4P
Core i7 920





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