Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.
LukeLC replied to LukeLC's topic in New Users LoungeOk, well since nobody responded to this thread I just did some more experimenting, and I actually finally got the system to boot without using the installation disk! If anyone else is experiencing my issue, what I did to fix it was to boot up into OSX via installation media, then copy the 'boot' file from the root of the installation disk to the root of the HDD. I also copied dsdt.aml and put it on the HDD root, and com.apple.boot.plist from the installation disk and put it in the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ folder on the HDD. Then I edited com.apple.boot.plist to have these lines at the bottom, just above </dict>: *(note that the location of DSDT.aml may differ on your system; be sure to open a terminal and type 'diskutil list' without the quotes to see what partition OSX is on, and then of course if you put DSDT inside a sub-folder instead of the root, you must include that in the path, too. With the .plist modified, I could then boot the system with the bootloader included in the Asus 1201N Netbook installer package (which can be found multiple places in this topic). Only problem was that the graphics were all wrong; 'About this Mac' listed a generic GPU with only 32MB of VRAM and a screen resolution of 1024x768, whereas if I booted off the installation media, it recognized the GPU as an NVidia device with 256MB of VRAM. So I installed NVEnabler 64.kext and rebooted, and now everything works just as well from the HDD's bootloader as from the installation media! Well, hopefully that helps anyone else who runs into my issues! Too bad no one else could have just told me this stuff though
LukeLC posted a topic in New Users LoungeOk, so I'm using an Asus 1201n, and I got OSX Snow Leopard (10.6.3) installed and running fine in a dual boot with Windows 7 (64-bit). Windows boots, OSX boots, but the problem is, I can't boot them both from a single loader on the hard drive. Windows isn't so much the issue; pretty much every bootloader I've tried so far boots it just fine. OSX is a different story entirely. The only thing I've found that will boot it up is the SD card that has the OSX installer on it, and the netbookbootmaker files patched on after that. If I push a key at the OSX installer boot screen, I can select the OSX disk and it boots up just fine. But Chameleon, Empire EFI, and rEFIt all do the same thing: "Starting up Darwin/OSx86..." and then eternal blank screen. No boot. I really need that SD card for my DSLR (camera); I can't just leave it as boot media forever. What do I need to do to get a working bootloader for OSX that runs off the hard disk? (sidenote: I consider ISO's to run off the hard disk, because EasyBCD for Windows can create boot entries that use ISO's). I'm up for just about any solution...I'll even copy the boot files from the SD card to the HDD if that would work, but I don't know what files would be needed, so I can't experiment with that myself. As a final note, I think dsdt.aml might have something to do with the problem, because all of the bootloaders say something about not being able to find that file (except the OSX installer bootloader--it can find it just fine). If the .aml is the issue, could someone explain how I get a working copy of that file into the bootloader? I still don't fully understand that particular file... Thanks in advance!