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how to get into osx when it won't load


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SgtArky

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Sometimes when I put in a dsdt, kext or change something the *Boot.plist , osx hangs. What I have been doing is removing the harddrive, putting it in a usb enclosure and mounting it in my osx lion VM, this is too difficult. I did try using the osx base system, but all I can do is see the drives with disk utility. I tried booting with -s and it still hangs in the same place.

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<p>You could use the terminal from an iAtkos dvd or install OS X to a USB HDD and keep it somewhere safe for rescue.</p>
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<p>Boot with -F to ignore flags in boot.plist</p>
<p>Boot with -f to ignore caches</p>
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When experimenting with DSDTs, leave your previous, working dsdst.aml where it is and name your edited one test.aml.

Then boot with DSDT=test.aml to try your new DSDT.

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very good tip gringo. I might try some , btw james i am using chameleon





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