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  1. BladeRunner

    Kakewalk 4.0 Released!

    Thanks Blackosx, that was a very interesting read. It at least lets me know I wasn't nuts thinking it was related to my HDD. I am going to give the 4k boot1h thing a try. If that fails I have a spare drive bay in the system and an old sata drive I can try. Thanks again for all the help.
  2. BladeRunner

    Kakewalk 4.0 Released!

    Just to be sure I had it right: I rebuilt the Kakewalk USB stick, repartitioned the target system HDD, selected a different HDD on the target system and partitioned it as GPT 500Gb and installed OSX Lion. After restart and boot Lion with the Kakewalk USB stick the first post-setup action was to run Kakewalk and update the installation. Same result - boot 0 error. I also added a work folder to the Kakewalk USB stick and inserted a Chameleon 2 RC5 install package. After restarting from the boot 0 error I ran the Chameleon package. It also has boot 0 errors. The target system has 3 Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB SATA III Intellipower 64 MB Cache drives. My Linux fedora 16 system has no problem with them but apparently Chameleon does. I will need to look for a solution to that.
  3. BladeRunner

    Kakewalk 4.0 Released!

    Badeendje, Thanks for the reply. You are correct, I did not run any other commands after the install. I am a bit confused though. On the target system I boot from the Kakewalk USB stick, open Utilities -> terminal and enter "find / -name cakewalk" and no such utility is found. I also looked on the http://www.kakewalk.se/blog/ site aqnd I find no reference to the cakewalk utility. Could you provide a pointer for me?
  4. BladeRunner

    Kakewalk 4.0 Released!

    I just tried Kakewalk 4.1.1 and found it the easiest USB drive install I have ever created . Many thanks for this great tool My target system has a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 main board with an Intel I3-2100 CPU and Nvidia GeForce Gt 4300 graphics card. The HDD is a WD 1TB drive partitioned as GPT - 2 500Gb partitions. The Kakewalk installer booted without a problem and the Lion install ran without a problem. The problem came when I tried to boot the new install - it had a "boot 0" error. If I reboot from the Kakewalk USB install disk and select the new Lion system it boote correctly and the system runs as expected. Searching now for a solution to the boot 0 error.
  5. BladeRunner

    Chameleon v2.1 (Main Trunk)

    I just noticed this a few days ago and I am not sure this is the place to report it. I thought the disk I boot OS X from - using Chameleon - would always be disk0. However, on my system, it is sometimes disk0 and sometimes disk1 or disk2. See clip from terminal session below. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/System.kext/PlugIns/System6.0.kext/kernel.6.0] 151352 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/System.kext/PlugIns/Unsupported.kext/Unsupported] 4096 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/System.kext/PlugIns/Unsupported.kext/Unsupported] 8864 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/TMSafetyNet.kext/Contents/MacOS/TMSafetyNet] 4096 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/TMSafetyNet.kext/Contents/MacOS/TMSafetyNet] 11616 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/udf.kext/Contents/MacOS/udf] 4096 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/udf.kext/Contents/MacOS/udf] 292416 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext/Contents/MacOS/VoodooHDA] 4096 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext/Contents/MacOS/VoodooHDA] 205424 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/webdav_fs.kext/Contents/MacOS/webdav_fs] 4096 bytes. Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Extensions/webdav_fs.kext/Contents/MacOS/webdav_fs] 44336 bytes. Starting Darwin x86_64 UHCI controller [8086:3a37] at 00:1a.0 base 520(a401) UHCI controller [8086:3a38] at 00:1a.1 base 524(a481) UHCI controller [8086:3a39] at 00:1a.2 base 540(a801) EHCI controller [8086:3a3c] at 00:1a.7 DMA @f9bfec00 Setting Legacy USB Off on controller [8086:3a3c] at 00:1a.7 Legacy USB Off Done EHCI controller [1033:00e0] at 06:00.2 DMA @f9eff400 Setting Legacy USB Off on controller [1033:00e0] at 06:00.2 Legacy USB Off Done EHCI controller [1033:00e0] at 04:00.2 DMA @f9dffc00 Setting Legacy USB Off on controller [1033:00e0] at 04:00.2 Legacy USB Off Done UHCI controller [8086:3a34] at 00:1d.0 base 544(a881) UHCI controller [8086:3a35] at 00:1d.1 base 560(ac01) UHCI controller [8086:3a36] at 00:1d.2 base 580(b001) EHCI controller [8086:3a3a] at 00:1d.7 DMA @f9bff800 Setting Legacy USB Off on controller [8086:3a3a] at 00:1d.7 Legacy USB Off Done bash-3.2# diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0 1: Windows_NTFS SYSTEM 49.3 MB disk0s1 2: Windows_NTFS HP 488.6 GB disk0s2 3: 0x17 11.5 GB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *2.0 TB disk1 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS OSX-Lion 399.9 GB disk1s2 3: Apple_HFS OSXdata 399.9 GB disk1s3 4: Apple_HFS OSXmedia 399.9 GB disk1s4 5: Apple_HFS OSXtest 399.9 GB disk1s5 6: Apple_HFS SnowLeopard 383.0 GB disk1s6 7: Apple_HFS OSXinstaller 15.9 GB disk1s7 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk2 1: Windows_NTFS Data 1.0 TB disk2s5 /dev/disk3 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_partition_scheme *10.8 GB disk3 1: Apple_partition_map 32.3 KB disk3s1 2: Apple_HFSX lesliehazelton 10.8 GB disk3s2 bash-3.2# This does not appear to cause a problem except when I try to run my Boot Camp Win7 under Parallels. I am currently using Chameleon2 rc5 rev 1306 installed by a recent version of Chameleon Wizard. If this is a known and/or normal condition then I'm sorry for the useless post. My system config is listed in my sig. Note that OS X is booted from the external eSATA box which has two 2Tb drives configured as a hardware raid 1 drive.
  6. BladeRunner

    Lion is Officially OUT!

    Search on google. That's where I found the solution I gave you. However, there is a more complete explanation there.
  7. BladeRunner

    Lion is Officially OUT!

    The "Installed" status is because you have a copy of the OS X Install App (GM) someplace on your HDD. Remove it and the status will change to a Buy button.
  8. BladeRunner

    Chameleon 2.4svn Official PKG Installer

    I have been using the Chameleon Wizard app to install Chameleon on my OS X partitions but, because it has been stuck at rev 10xx for some time I decided to try the manual install files from the first post. I got the July 15 2011 Trunk 1162 files. I have three OS X partitions. My main system is on disk0s2 - 10.6.8, and disk0s5 is 10.7-GM with files transferred from the 10.6.8 system and disk0s6 is 10.7-GM with no files or settings transferred. All three had been running fine on the 10xx revision of chameleon. First I did a manual install on the 10.6.8 system - changed /Extra/com.apple.boot.plist to org.chameleon.boot.plist - re-boot - everything is fine. Next, I boot the 10.6.8 system and did a manual install on the two Lion partitions. Changed the respective Boot.plist names and tried to re-boot into the Lion partitions. both versions now give a KP which appears to point to the realteck8xxx kext. Next step was to re-boot the 10.6.8 system and use the chameleon wizard to replace the boot and boot1h files on one of the Lion partitions. That partition now boots correctly. If there is a later revision I should try that's fine. If posting a pic of the kernel panic screen would be useful I will do that. Edit: I did more testing. I installed the boot file from rev 1162 and the Lion partitions would boot OK. Then I added back the boot1h file - still booted OK. Now I am totally confused. Then I noticed my multitouch trackpad was not on so I turned it on. The next boot got a KP. I tried several times. Trackpad on = KP, off= no KP. I removed the moded BroadCom and CSR BlueTooth kext I had been experimenting with and the KP appears to have vanished. I am still confused because the Lion partitions had worked OK with those kext and the older version of Chameleon. Edit-2: Well, the KP is back - not solid - a bit random. I will try to move back to an older version of Chameleon binaries to see what happens.
  9. BladeRunner

    Lion GM released today

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a detailed explanation on how the process works. I really appreciate it. I understand much better now why we need to do the steps to build the USB installer.
  10. BladeRunner

    [GUIDE] A fast and easy way to install Lion

    I was looking for something to do yesterday thought I would give this a try. As you can see from the specs in my sig, my system is an HP desktop. The motherboard is a brand I never heard of so I didn't expect your scripts to work. Still, you never know. My system has Windows 7 installed on the internal hard drive and I have an e-sata pci-e card connected to an external storage box with two 2Tb drives configured as hardware raid-1. The drive is partitioned guid with partitions for SnowLeopard (10.6.8) chameleon 1078, OSXmedia, OSXdata, OSX-Lion (10.7-DP4) and OSXtest. I used your scripts to build the USB stick on a SnaDisk cruzer (16Gb). Using the HP boot menu to select the USB install drive directly I ran two installs. One clean install to the OSXtest partition and one to install 10.7GM over the 10.7DP4 on the OSX-Lion partition. Much to my surprise, they both run without a problem. I had to add the VoodooHDA kext to the OSXtest (clean install) version to get working sound. The OSX-Lion partition already had that kext. Thanks for sharing your efforts. CPU-ID images from my system
  11. BladeRunner

    Lion GM released today

    I appreciate the reply, but I don't think I explained the question correctly. I am reasonably sure Apple does not expect the average person who upgrades 10.6.8 using the App Store version of 10.7 to build a bootable USB stick to do it. I think they are expected to start the app, run the 3 minute install, re-boot and the system will upgrade itself. At least that is how I think it should work. What I was asking was if anyone had been able to make that process work on a hacked version of 10.6.8 or 10.7 DPx.
  12. BladeRunner

    Lion GM released today

    Just a quick question. Has anyone gotten the GM install app - not dmg file - and applied it to either 10.6.8 or 10.7 DP.n? I have two OS X partitions on my system - one 10.6.8 and the other 10.7 DP4 and I tried it on both. It appeared to run the install setup correctly and reboot the system. It appears the intent is to adjust the boot process to do the new install. However, for me, it didn't do anything on the re-boot except boot the previous system - no upgrade of any type. I would like to understand if it's just me or if it will not work on a hacked PC.
  13. BladeRunner

    Kexts are being processed on every boot

    Thanks for the post! It solved the same problem for me. I hope it helps the O.P. also.
  14. What I see in the System Profile --> Card Reader section does not change when I insert a memory card. What does change is the entry under SP --> USB --> Internal Memory Card Reader. That shows the volume name and size etc... for the memory card you inserted. Since my reader supports several types of cards I inserted two different ones at the smae time. They both show up as memory card icons on the desktop and in the finder window. They are both accessible at the same time. However, the System Profile --> USB --> Internal Memory card Reader display only shows one of the volume names. The last one inserted I think. As far as I know, that is the way it is intended to work. Someone else correct that assumption if I am mistaken.
  15. The card reader shows as a card reader - see image. Plist is attached. Hope it helps. Info.plist.zip