Hello !@Kappy :
Thank you for your message, Kappy !
Like you, I clone an OS X Installer DVD to a 8 GB flash drive. The only difference is that my chameleon boot files are one year older and are on another flash drive (128 MB). I do not install Chameleon on the 8 GB "OS X Installer DVD flash clone".
But as long as it lets the "OS X Installer DVD flash clone" start up, I don't think it makes any difference.
I install OS X on the internal hard disk, go through the Setup Assistant to complete the installation, and run SoftWare update. Then restart and install Chameleon in the internal HD.
In fact, I follow Mr Fusion's guide updated by Tetonne here
After all is finished, I can start Mac OS X 10.6.6 with the latest updates, as long as my old 128 MB Chameleon flash drive is plugged in. But if I restart without it, I have the following error right after the BIOS red splash screen :
HFS+ Unicode tables are malformed
This is a non recoverable error! System HALTED!!!
I think, this is related to my boot file or the Chameleon install on the internal HD : the problem happens before the bootable volumes are displayed.
The root cause may be :
- my 128 MB Chameleon flash drive interferes in the install process, breaking it
- the boot file included in Tetonne's Retail Pack 20110301 has a problem
- the Chameleon version included in Tetonne's Retail Pack 20110301 has a problem with our install
: did you try to install your Retail Pack 20110301 from scratch
, or only on an already installed System ?@Kappy
Either use the Mini 311 USB for OS X Installer to install Chameleon and boot files onto the Mini's hard drive or use the Mini 311 Installer - Stable 1.11 installer to put Chameleon and boot files onto the Mini's hard drive.
Isn't the "Mini 311 USB for OS X Installer" the same thing as the "Mini 311 Installer - Stable 1.11" ?
As I understand things, both are your (Kappy's) installers.
It is nice of you trying to help me use your installers, but as I already wrote, I prefer to install components myself, to better understand what is under the hood, and use the most recent updates.
I understand it can be a bit frustrating for you, to create an installer and meet people that do everything they can NOT to use it. I apologize for that.
I am very reluctant to using your installer, because I will not be aware of / remember what alterations are made to my System and root folders.
This could compromise my ability to wipe it all before updating again in several months.
By the way, I have a real Mac to help me create my flash drives. Again, thanks for caring, and thanks for your help !
Have a nice day !