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If I understood You correctly, It have been arleady implemented. Just select tab: "Folder on disk", and select Chameleon's i386 folder.


Great job, Is it possible to support EFI partition? It seems only support MBR partition.

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Great job, Is it possible to support EFI partition? It seems only support MBR partition.


Currently it works only with "normal" HFS+ partitions. No matter is it MBR or GUID (GPT).

I will think about it, but personally I don't use EFI partition, so others would have to test it.
Maybe I will only add support for updating Chameleon on EFI partition, not whole installation.

Edit: Are this commands OK for updating chameleon on EFI partition?
mkdir /Volumes/EFI
mount_hfs /dev/diskXs1 /Volumes/EFI
cp boot /Volumes/EFI
umount /Volumes/EFI
rm -rf /Volumes/EFI

As I mentioned earlier, I don't use EFI partition myself...

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Currently it works only with "normal" HFS+ partitions. No matter is it MBR or GUID (GPT).

I will think about it, but personally I don't use EFI partition, so others would have to test it.
Maybe I will only add support for updating Chameleon on EFI partition, not whole installation.

Edit: Are this commands OK for updating chameleon on EFI partition?

mkdir /Volumes/EFI
mount_hfs /dev/diskXs1 /Volumes/EFI
cp boot /Volumes/EFI
umount /Volumes/EFI
rm -rf /Volumes/EFI

As I mentioned earlier, I don't use EFI partition myself...


Thanks for your reply, I don't use EFI partition, too. That's my friend's reply, doesn't work with EFI.
So, I don't know the exact commands. Sorry~

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Excellent work.
Just a couple of suggestions though.

Seeing as you recommend Boot0hfs, set this as default or switch it to top.

Is it possible to name the app with version number so when it gets downloaded it has right filename.
e.g Chameleon Wizard-1.2.app instead of Chameleon Wizard-1.app (which happens if you already have Chameleon Wizard.app in your download folder).

No real big deal JMHO.

Thanks for sharing this great app.

Source code??

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Great little app! Thanks! :)

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New beta version 1.3.

Fixed EFI partitions detection.
Little GUI changes.
Some small fixes in a code.
Still no EFI support... (see second post on second page)

Link in the first post.

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Currently it works only with "normal" HFS+ partitions. No matter is it MBR or GUID (GPT).

I will think about it, but personally I don't use EFI partition, so others would have to test it.
Maybe I will only add support for updating Chameleon on EFI partition, not whole installation.

Edit: Are this commands OK for updating chameleon on EFI partition?

mkdir /Volumes/EFI
 mount_hfs /dev/diskXs1 /Volumes/EFI
 cp boot /Volumes/EFI
 umount /Volumes/EFI
 rm -rf /Volumes/EFI

As I mentioned earlier, I don't use EFI partition myself...


Installation ( manually ) from scratch on EFI would be...

newfs_hfs -v EFI /dev/diskxs1
mkdir /Volumes/EFI
mount_hfs /dev/diskxs1 /Volumes/EFI
fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdiskx
dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskxs1
cp boot /Volumes/EFI
cp Extra /Volumes/EFI
umount /Volumes/EFI

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Would it be possible to have a Chameleon Uninstaller bundled with this app? ;)

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Excellent janek202 Great work! Thank you ! ;) Works perfect here !

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Great utility! I'd love to see a Super tool come out of this and KEXT Wizard. "OSX86 Wizard"?

Thanks!

-Stell

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really great work , janek202 !!! :thumbsup_anim:

r863 in da place !!! :D

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Great utility! I'd love to see a Super tool come out of this and KEXT Wizard. "OSX86 Wizard"?

Thanks!

-Stell


Great idea! How about a replacement for the now defunct OSX86Tools.app? A brand new one stop OS X installation solution suite by Janek! :thumbsup_anim:

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what about using this update framework: http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/ to get real auto update?

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Hello again janek202 and thanks for a great work.
Are we supposed to support the installation and use of modules in /Extra/modules path?
As I mentioned earlier, when I got the latest SVN and compiled chameleon, I saw Resolution.dlyb and don't know how to activate it or what to do to see it works :(

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As I mentioned earlier, when I got the latest SVN and compiled chameleon, I saw Resolution.dlyb and don't know how to activate it or what to do to see it works :(

I don't know either.

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Hi Janeck,

Wouldn't it be nice if one could do all this from Windows (Dual booting) ?

Regards

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Beta 1.4.

Added:
Beta support for EFI partitions. ONLY HFS+ formatted! Please test if it's ok.
New menu for mounting and unmounting partitions. (EFI too.)

Would it be possible to have a Chameleon Uninstaller bundled with this app? smile.gif

No, Probably I won't do it.

Great utility! I'd love to see a Super tool come out of this and KEXT Wizard. "OSX86 Wizard"?

Currently I don't plan to merge my apps into single one. It's easier for me to keep them separate.

what about using this update framework: http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/ to get real auto update?

I'll think about it.

Wouldn't it be nice if one could do all this from Windows (Dual booting) ?

Probably (99%) I won't make Windows version. It's written in obj-c, (native for mac os x) and porting it into Windows requires writing it all over again. Besides that, can be a problem with some commands (like dd)... And I haven't been writing any windows applications for quite long time. Currently I'm using only OS X.

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Could you please add a change log to the first post?
Thanks in advance ;)

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not sure if this is in the code, but perhaps you can add a disk check to the partition before it attempts to mount? if there are errors in the partition, or if it was mounted uncleanly previously, it won't mount at all and will throw up an error.

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Beta 1.4.

Added:
Beta support for EFI partitions. ONLY HFS+ formatted! Please test if it's ok.
New menu for mounting and unmounting partitions. (EFI too.)


Damn... have to wait another week before i can test this :wacko:





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