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Wow! Great tool. I haven't used it yet, but if it works its a God send. I'm tired of Terminal snobs telling me to compile a binary if all I want is an updated boot file.

Beautiful... just beautiful.


I feel more comfortable with Terminal actually. But this is a time saver if I need to take care of something and I'm in a hurry to update. :)

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Thanks janek, I don't know what you did but it updated Chameleon successfully. :(

BTW, should I update boot1h too?


No idea about that - however, I just installed the latest version via the Wizard (since I was quite a few versions back - all the way to 874!). Update to r1005 was successful.

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would be nice to add the universal binary bdmesg into /usr/sbin folder.

Fabio


Added in 2.1.

Updated en.lproj:
http://dl.dropbox.co...er/en.lproj.zip

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update Indonesian .....Attached File  id_Localizable.strings.zip   3.01KB   1 downloads ... ;)

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Added in 2.1.

Updated en.lproj:
http://dl.dropbox.co...er/en.lproj.zip


THX.
added into Localizable.strings

/* menu_install_bdmesg */
"Install or update bdmesg tool" = "Installa o aggiorna lo strumento bdmesg";




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updated german localizable.strings...

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What`s the advantage of update - boot1h ?

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french localizable.strings update :

Attached File  fr.lproj.zip   4.86KB   5 downloads

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Added in 2.1.

Updated en.lproj:
http://dl.dropbox.co...er/en.lproj.zip


Update zh_TW+CN ... ;)
Attached File  zh_TW_CN_2.1.zip   8.03KB   2 downloads

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Is there a need to update the boot0, boot1h, etc etc if I have done this already on Chameleon v2.0 RC5 earlier revisions?

Can I just copy over the boot to my EFI partition and skip all the procedures?

If not from which revisions on RC5 should this be done?

Thanks

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What`s the advantage of update - boot1h ?

Unless the code from which it's compiled was changed, none!
Even then, the changes done may not affect the functionality... it depends...

Is there a need to update the boot0, boot1h, etc etc if I have done this already on Chameleon v2.0 RC5 earlier revisions?
Can I just copy over the boot to my EFI partition and skip all the procedures?
Azi: answer above.

If not from which revisions on RC5 should this be done?

r881 for boot0, chain0 and boot1h.
r902 for boot1he.
r186 for cdboot.

Check the repo here, here and here; look at the rev column, for the last rev were changes were made.

Edited by Azimutz, 12 June 2011 - 12:32 PM.


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Updated Attached File  Spanish_Localizable_strings.zip   3.85KB   4 downloads

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Swedish translation:Attached File  sv.lproj.zip   4.37KB   1 downloads

EDIT: And oh! Thanks for a great app! Wonderful!

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@Azimutz

This is the procedure I follow from scratch but it seems to be missing how to install boot1he? Is that also boot01he?

http://forum.voodoop...php?topic=649.0

about halfway down the thread starting with:

10.6x:


@janek202,

I have tried and tried and tried again but the wizard keeps crashing on me when I try to install boot0 or install boot and check box next to it. This is for EFI partition formated as HFS+.

I am able to install boot though.

Maybe the crashing is related to the mounting and unmounting?

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@Azimutz
This is the procedure I follow from scratch but it seems to be missing how to install boot1he?

oSxFr33k, don't worry about boot1he! i only mentioned it to stress the point of looking at latest file revision,
to determine if it should be updated or not and because it was updated recently (nothing important if you were using it).
I'm not even sure of it's use :) just keep on using boot1h for hfs installs.
Read the comments at the start of the boot1*.s files (after "@APPLE_LICENSE_HEADER_END@") for info on them.


p.s.: by the way, i see your an ESP (EFI system partition) "user"; did you ever tried using boot1f32 instead of boot1h,
so you don't have to screw with it by formatting to hfs?! Well, thinking again, installing boot1f32 to it is also another way of screwing with it!?
Anyway, using the ESP to install the booter is a big "non sense" to me!!... just an opinion i like to mention from time to time :P

Edited by Azimutz, 13 June 2011 - 09:43 AM.


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@Azimutz,

I always format as the link I provided shows been doing this since day one that Chameleon started to allow the install.

I see many more advantages to it rather than putting the boot on the root of the drive. Just my opinion.

I have to look up boot1f32 to see what it offers over boot1h.

I can format my drive and still have chameleon boot. Where as if the boot is on the root of the drive good luck.

Why are you against having the boot on the EFI? I know this is actually not the way as in a real mac right?

Anyhow its just the way I have been doing it for years now and I just don't want to change my routine. There are other covert reasons as to why I do it this way.

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I can format my drive and still have chameleon boot. Where as if the boot is on the root of the drive good luck.

If you have the need to completely wipe the HD, you will lose boot anyway.

Why are you against having the boot on the EFI? I know this is actually not the way as in a real mac right?

No i'm not against it, i just think it's a big waste of time;
from the pain in the rear, that's having to mount it (when it's not supposed to be mounted after boot process) just to update stuff,
to formatting it as hfs, which completely invalidates the UEFI specification, thus invalidating the GPT, which can cause recognition
problems for other systems (like Windows starting showing it on the Explorer) and even OS X,
going through the fact that people insist in spreading that it's a FAT32 partition when it's not (read),
and that to keep 3 patched system kexts there (or in Extra, for that matter) i have to add 6 other as dependencies**
(not counting with AppleHDA.kext plugins, 3 of them if i do remember), etc, etc...

And then there's the "keeping the system vanilla" justification; even Mac users hack the system to change/add functionality,
therefor killing vanilla so, were do we stand here??... there's no vanilla! (imho)
Etc, etc, etc...
Yeah, i have many reasons to call it "non sense", but i'm not against it... i just don't support it! ;)
You are free to do as you please, as much as i'm entitled to have an opinion.. that's all.

Now, let's quit the talk and go do something really useful, like lunch and try to code a bit :fiery:

Stay safe...



**(ATIFramebuffer.kext, ATISupport.kext, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOGraphicsFamily.kext, IONDRVSupport.kext and OSvKernDSPLib.kext
for AppleHDA.kext, ATIRadeonX1000.kext and ATI1300Controller.kext)

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@Azimutz,

I decided to try it with chameleon on the root. How can I format the EFI back to what it should be, UFI correct? I want to use Chameleon Wizard to create the boot0 boot1h on the active partition rather than the EFI partition. Either way I have a USB Flash Empire EFI boot so if I screw up which I do 98% of the time, I can get me back!!

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@Azimutz,

I decided to try it with chameleon on the root. How can I format the EFI back to what it should be, UFI correct? I want to use Chameleon Wizard to create the boot0 boot1h on the active partition rather than the EFI partition. Either way I have a USB Flash Empire EFI boot so if I screw up which I do 98% of the time, I can get me back!!

That's a good question... i don't know how to format it back :P what i did last time i tried to play with it, was follow Apples advice in
"... including a (compressed) disk image of the ESP within your disk utility". Well, sort of; i read the the advice to late so, what i did was
created a GPT disk image (with Disk Utility) big enough so the ESP partition is created, extracted the ESP from the image and restored it
to it's place. I can't remember exactly the steps... let me take a look around... i remember posting a message about it on VoodooForums.
Meanwhile we should continue this talk some were else.. i completely forgot were i am... sorry Janek :P

Just a final comment on behalf of ESP use to install the booter; what i really consider incorrect, is formatting it to hfs, specially on a multiboot
environment with more than one HD and several filesystem types. Besides that, if one doesn't mind the hassle or has the process of updating
the partition simplified with script/s (that's what i'd do if i'd use it) there's no big problem. You shouldn't change your mind just because of what i said!
Learning is the best excuse to mess with stuff, imho :)
Pm me if i don't pm you...

See ya later...

p.s.: ... that's obvious; gpt tool seems to do it (check "man gpt" on Terminal or web); efi partition type can be specified.
And don't forget that all this stuff can be tested on a disk image ;)

Edited by Azimutz, 14 June 2011 - 02:12 AM.


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I've been having trouble booting my Dell D430 with Snow Leopard 10.6.6. I've installed Snow Leopard on 2 other D430s and a D420 without any problems, but this one is a real headache.

I installed 10.6 and installed Chameleon RC5 r665, and the EDP 1.8 extras from the osxlatitude site. This is the way I've always done it. I used the USB pen method to boot and install.

But on this D430, which has a new 120GB HDD (hope that's not the problem), I cannot boot from the HDD. I can only boot from the USB, then select the HDD in the Chameleon page, and then the D430 boots fine and works well once booted.

But if I try to boot from the HDD, I get the boot erros:

boot0: GPT
boot0: test
boot0: test
boot0: error

I tried to make sure the HFS Snow Leopard partition was active, so I used Chameleon Wizard in order, trying each of the 3 options, one at a time. But no go. I still get the boot0 error when I try to boot from HDD.

I'm really at a loss here. I've never had any problem with the install before.

If anyone has a suggestion it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.





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