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Hey guys so I partitionedmy hard drive into two sections, and first installed windows 7 on one, then snow leopard on the other. Updated it to 10.6, used the ###### hack via usb to install lion and successfully installed lion on the second partition. My problem is is that when I installed snow leopard, a chameleon bootloader was installed, so after I installed lion, i couldn't use that bootloader, it would boot, and then kernel panic. The only way i could boot into lion would be to use the ###### usb drive. Once i got into lion, i installed the chimera bootloader from ###### for lion, and when I restart my computer I have the bootloader with both os's, and when i click my hackintosh parition, the apple logo flashes, and then the computer restarts. I tried installing mac os x all over again and windows, and the same thing happens, i'm going crazy. I read some where that I should install chameleon onto the hackintosh partition with lion again. I found a chameleon.pkg installer that would do it for me, which would then allow me to dual boot windows 7 and lion, but i'm afraid of messing it up again. Can someone help me? What do I do? I'm going crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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For every "#" you find in your topic, please read this : http://www.insanelym...ort-tonymacx86/ !

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Your over thinking a bit. Chameleon is a 3 stage bootloader (Chimera is a Chameleon branch, so is also Chameleon). First part is Boot0 which is installed to the first 440bytes of the disk on the MBR, read by bios. Second is Boot1h, installed to the first 512bytes of your HFS+ partition. Third is Boot, which is installed to the root "/" of your HFS+ partition. When you upgade from SL to ML, Boot0 is not effected, but there is still a need to reinstall Chameleon because the other needed boot files are not present. So as to what happens to your previously installed SL bootloader, half of it is now gone, and half is still there. Also ML requires a newer version of the bootloader than SL. So run this Chameleon-2.1svn-r2064.pkg.zip package installer and it will replace the older Boot0 on the MBR from SL and install the other needed boot files to your new ML partition.

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Ok thank you, so I ran that pkg, rebooted my laptop, clicked my hackintosh partition, and it shows the apple screen for a second, then instantly reboots, and then i'm left with a boot loop. Can't even use my flash drive. What next?

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It didn't change anything, there was something in the flash drives extra folder that was being used to help you boot, could be dsdt, smbios, org.chameleon.Boot.plist settings

with windows on same drive, use boot0hfs instead of boot0

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how to i use boot0hfs?

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Just rename the actual boot0 to boot0old with a live cd, and rename the boot0hfs to boot0, then close and reboot and try

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sorry but im a real noob, i dont know what that is? id really appreciate it if you could tell me because i just re installed lion, and windows, and installed a bootloader to lion, and it just automatically restarts on boot when I choose lion.

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Lets go all the way back to the first thing you said, after upgrading to Lion from SL it would kernel panic...What was the kernel panic? Bootloader may not be your issue.

You'll also want to post your hardware specs

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Boot from usb or cd but not from hd usually means that some kexts are loaded from usb/cd but not from hd. This is also something to explore.

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hello

use this

http://www.insanelym...-for-chameleon/

and use the option boot0hfs

and install it in the hfs+ partition

how is u partion scheme ? GUID or MBR ?

good hack





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