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In Topic: Chameleon 2.3svn Official PKG Installer & Binaries

Yesterday, 06:07 PM

Hi, anyone got NvidiaWeb drivers loaded with Sierra final?

Seems that  nvda_drv=1 not working anymore :(

Clover has some changes and use new way to get it working

Got it fixed using the nvram ... dlib (in /Extra/modules) plus the NvramFile.kext (in /L/E) and setting sudo  nvram nvda_drv=1.


Actually, that's not really true. Mac, or should I say; BSD, provides a complete backup solution that will backup everything -- yes; even your "boot", as well as the "EFI" partition. Please have a look at dump, and restore eg; man dump, or man restore.

For example, I have only one single hard drive on my AMD hackintosh. From a terminal window, if I issue

ls /dev/ | grep disk

it returns


The only ones I'm interested in are those that begin with disk, which I can dump to an external USB drive, or another interal drive, if I have another one available. By simply booting to single user mode. I can then later either restore these partitions, or simply restore them to an entirely different disk, effectively cloning the original installation. Please also see the mount command, as it will also be a necessary part of the operation.


If I can find the time, I'll write an entire dump && restore session. It's an amazingly short, and simple operation. :)


All the best to you.



Hi Chris. You confirm what I said: not bootloader related, plus  the "boot" file is not what we were talking about, that is the easy part and also Carbon Copy Cloner is able to backup it (since is only a file on the filesystem)..

so you have to re-write the partition boot sector and the mbr. That was the problem, and they cannot be transplanted on any other disk w/o destroy the existing partition map on the destination:

in fact you can use dd (see man dd), to make a clone of any disk (to restore the backup you have to destroy everythings..) but the disk will be bootable also.

and If you are able to boot into single user mode, why not log-in instead and reinstall it with the package installer that is more easy?

In Topic: Clover Theme Manager

Yesterday, 03:10 PM

Okay. Thanks for checking.
I will need to update the Clover revision detection as I have done with DarwinDumper and I'll also check over the app anyway.

^^ Good job. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

Maybe the installed app can be unzipped? Something link this is buildpkg.sh line #794 ?

   ditto --noextattr --noqtn "$CTM_Dir"  \
     "${PKG_BUILD_DIR}/${choiceId}/Root/${CTM_Dest}"/ && \
     unzip "${PKG_BUILD_DIR}/${choiceId}/Root/${CTM_Dest}"/CloverThemeManager.app.zip -d "${PKG_BUILD_DIR}/${choiceId}/Root/${CTM_Dest}" && \
     rm "${PKG_BUILD_DIR}/${choiceId}/Root/${CTM_Dest}"/CloverThemeManager.app.zip
As this installs CloverThemeManager as root,
drwxr-xr-x    3 root  wheel   102 30 Sep 08:28 CloverThemeManager.app
Will that affect update ability with Sparkle? I've not tested but just thinking out loud.


Hi blackosx  :),
as you wish but sparkle framenwork is really strong... that solve this problem for Us as already tested yesterday:
Attached File  CTM-up.png   255.91KB   2 downloads
:thumbsup_anim: (is ok?)
@Slice, blackosx:
remind that only binaries compiled by blackosx should be used since the app is code signed with a private certificate (owned only by blackosx) that allow each CTM app around the world to receive updates only signed by blackosx.
(since is opensource, everyone can sign its onw version but not receive updates from blackosx, plus also no malware is downloaded from a possible unknown & malicious developer)


I can keep the app in the repo already unzipped?!

I think an /Application path is better then  /Application/Utilities as last one is for Apple only.

Please then correct also the description in "it.po" to "/Applications" instead of "/Applications/Utilities" 

In Topic: Clover General discussion

29 September 2016 - 09:13 PM

This would be so cool if only...........I gave up on having my beloved Mavericks booting along with Sierra and win10 pro because Sierra's config.plist is always loaded when I boot Mavericks so at the moment the disk containing Mavericks is redundant in the machine. Come on programers and coders make an old man happy please  :thumbsup_anim:


Already have the possibility to do that in more than one way:


Edit the dedicated field named "config:" (you have to enter the config name without extension) at boot time.

Create a "Special" config (is an option) using "GUI-->Custom-->Entries".




Don't know where the problem is with your Mavericks, but you can also use MatchOS and MatchBuild keys under your patches in "KernelAndKextPatches-->KextsToPatch" to dinamically enable/disable patches based on the OS version/build detected.

In Topic: Clover Theme Manager

29 September 2016 - 09:01 PM



  • create the directory "~/src/edk2/Clover/CloverPackage/CloverThemeManager" and copy the app inside:Attached File  CloverThemeManager.app.zip   1.67MB   4 downloads
  • replace "~/src/edk2/Clover/CloverPackage/package/buildpkg.sh" with this: Attached File  buildpkg.sh.zip   12.32KB   3 downloads
  • replace "~/src/edk2/Clover/CloverPackage/package/Resources/templates/Localizable.strings" with this (may you want a different description..): Attached File  Localizable.strings.zip   3.58KB   3 downloads
  • if you like the description, replace also "~/src/edk2/Clover/CloverPackage/package/po/it.po" with this: Attached File  it.po.zip   11.46KB   2 downloads
  • Remove excess themes (all you like with no problems).


Attached File  CTM.png   141.12KB   2 downloads


Tested and working  :D




with only one theme here is 11,9 Mb (CTM adds 1.8 Mb to the package). 11,5 Mb compresed :lol:

In Topic: Clover Theme Manager

29 September 2016 - 08:01 PM


I'm ready with all the changes:

======================== Themes ========================
	[BUILD] bootcamp
	[BUILD] metal
	[BUILD] CloverThemeManager
================= drivers64 mandatory ==================


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