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    Excellent information tool with a very readable format. BIG thank you to all contributors.
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    Kexts are being processed on every boot

    KariNeko- You would need to look at the source code for Kext Utility and Kext Wizard to see what's going on. Kext Wizard does create an mkext for /E/E, but not for /S/L/E. Lion does not by default create/use an mkext. helob- Depending on which Chameleon and or Lion install method you used, some commands work for one and not others at the prompt before boot. One place to begin seeing what's going or "what's new" in Lion vs Snow is to read: man kextcache
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    Kexts are being processed on every boot

    I was running into the same problem with DP4, and I found a post "somewhere" on some other forum. The poster was Oldnapalm. Here's the command that worked for me: sudo kextcache -v 1 -a i386 -a x86_64 -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions It creates kextcache and the mkext for /S/L/E. Hope it works for you.
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    How to Install DP4 Software Update

    This is NOT necessary. Software Update works fine on it's own; at least it did on my rig for updating the DP4. Maybe you're talking about trying to update from a lesser version to the latest version?
  5. Thank you Tseug for the "easy way." I successfully installed Lion on my Shuttle SG31G2 hard drive using your method. However, I can boot Lion via the USB stick, but cannot boot from the hard drive. Chameleon is rc1003 version. I did run the finalize script. I've also done a manual install of Chamleon from within the Lion partition itself after ejecting the USB, but that made no difference. Snow Leopard is on the first partition of the drive and uses Chameleon RC3; upon boot, and without the USB Chameleon 3 comes up. I can boot Snow, but not Lion from Chameleon 3. Using the USB stick, I can boot Snow or Lion. I would have thought the boot0 would have overwritten whatever Cham. RC3 had put on dev/rdisk0. I have 3 partitions on the drive disk0s1 is Snow, disk0s2 is a Snow backup and disk0s3 is Lion. As I'm writing this it occurs to me... perhaps I should install boot1h on not only the Lion partition, but the Snow and backup partitions as well. Is that the solution? hmmmm... Oh, or remove the boot files from the root of the first 2 partions? Thoughts, advice, suggestions would be much appreciated. EDIT... Found a post "somewhere" by oldnapalm which made me realize I needed to install the new Chameleon RC5 on Snow partition. That is the solution; now I can boot Snow or Lion from the HD without the USB stick. And, again Tseug thank you.
  6. Go check the following, very informative post on the Ubuntu Forum. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=995704 Chameleon RC3 is working for me - see sig.
  7. Thank you BladeRunner. When trying to boot Snow (mach_kernel.432), I've been stuck on an immediate cpu kernel panic after kext loading on my P4. It's taken a couple of searching days to figure out I should not be making Snow try to coexist with Leopard on the same GUID HD even though on different partitions. Seems it's a bootloader thing involving having the 2 Extra folders, and their differing Extension requirements? I think for now I'll back-off on the P4, back up my Shuttle (see sig.) and install Snow Leopard on it in a manner similar to what you've done. One thing I notice within your code is the ownership is set to root:staff rather then root:wheel, and theIOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext permission is not set to 755. What's going on there please? jfMac
  8. FYI: specs in sig. on HP Pavillion P4 mach_kernel.voodoo installed/copied into /Extra directory panic occurred after install of ubuntu 8.4 on third partition (leopard on 1st partition) and first attempt of grub menu.lst to boot to boot-132 menu (which it did). then used -v -f flags. i have configured the com.apple.boot.plist to boot from /Extra/mach_kernel.voodoo. on second attempt with -v -f it boots leopard and all appears ok; however, it failed self test. "Self test reports invalid ROM contents." "Self test reports internal register failure." internet connection still maintained?
  9. Thank You, Thank You! Got this unruly beast of a HP Pentium 4 (see signature) going pretty damn good. Used Munky's method and 3dman's boot-132 iso for retail dvd install. Installed Chameleon, then substituted the 132 BOOT for the Chameleon boot. All my necessary kexts (including the system.kext found in this post and Chun-Nan's AppleSMBIOSEFI), are located in /Extra/Extensions, and the mach_kernel.voodoo in the /Extra directory. Only the AppleAC97Audio.kext was added to the /System/Library/Extensions directory. Added the voodoo kernel to my com.apple.boot.plist and all is well. Finally "About This Mac" doesn't crash, and the System Profiler is reporting properly. iCal works too! Looking forward to the final release; agin thanks to the whole XNU team for all the hard work and the extensive and thoughtful documentation.
  10. Found a post with iso that might work for me? Will try this out tonight: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...14834&st=80 booger_sniffer50:
  11. Galaxy thanks for all the work on this! Unfortunately it's not working for me. I've made several builds using different kernels and kexts, that seem to be perfect according to the terminal messages. Tried with and without the com.apple.Boot.plist. However, after following steps outlined for using the Leopard Retail DVD (10.5,0), and even though the initrd is loaded I invariably get a reboot of my system. My "numbers" for setting the dvd rom device are [ef]; 90, 91, etc. or 9f don't work. I've been able to use 3Dman's iso with the StageXNU kernel to get only so far: everything is moving along, and then "display family matching fails." With Munky's iso with the modbin kernel I arrive at "waiting for root device." I'm using the boot-uuid from my DVD. The fact that I can get that far with those 2 iso disks tells me it's not the burning of the disks, but SOMETHING else going wrong. If anybody has suggestions or a different iso I could try it would be great. Included info on my system below. desktop:~$ sudo ishw description: Desktop Computer product: DK342A-ABA a262n vendor: HP Pavilion 061 version: 06f1211RE101STING10 serial: MXM3280Z55 NA200 width: 32 bits capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1 uuid=60A9D035-BCDF-D411-9EEC-B059DD8C9D6C *-core description: Motherboard product: 'P4SD-LA' vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC. physical id: 0 version: Rev 1.xx serial: X312345678 slot: *-firmware description: BIOS vendor: American Megatrends Inc. physical id: 0 version: 3.10 (06/27/2003) size: 64KiB capacity: 448KiB capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot ieee1394boot biosbootspecification netboot *-cpu description: CPU product: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz vendor: Intel Corp. physical id: 4 bus info: cpu@0 version: 15.2.9 slot: CPU 1 size: 2800MHz capacity: 2800MHz width: 32 bits clock: 200MHz capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cid xtpr configuration: id=0 -desktop:~$ lspci -nn 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface [8086:2570] (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller [8086:2571] (rev 02) 00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24d2] (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24d4] (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24d7] (rev 02) 00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:24de] (rev 02) 00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24dd] (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev c2) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24d0] (rev 02) 00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller [8086:24db] (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller [8086:24d3] (rev 02) 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24d5] (rev 02) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] [10de:0322] (rev a1) 02:0a.0 Communication controller [0780]: Agere Systems LT WinModem [11c1:044c] (rev 02) 02:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03) 02:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8023] 02:0f.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
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    Total Newb totally lost

    Start here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=113288 Good luck, and remember to have FUN!
  13. THANK YOU soooo much STLVNUB! I'm running Ubuntu 8.4 and managed to get my Leopard installed (after combo update=10.5.4) using the "new" Bumby boot 132 cd with the Retail DVD method, but the start up with out cd has stumped me for a couple of day. First tried the pc_efi_v8 method using boot0/boot1h, but no joy . Began fooling with grub again after having to reinstall Ubuntu, because of my messing about with grub, efi and the partitions. BTW all works well with Leopard on GUID not MBR.