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  1. Thank you ! I used Applejack on a previous install. I liked this software very much. But on the broken install, I did not have Applejack (I forgot its name meanwhile ). I hooked my SSD to another computer, and managed to install Applejack thanks to the Terminal (Applejack installer only accepts to work on the startup disk). I booted in single-user mode, typed "Applejack", and saw that my Applejack install was a success : I could use Applejack to "[1] repair disks". :-) But when I then tried "[2] repair permissions", I had the following result : And it's stuck there. :-( I guess, Applejack tries to do the same as I did manually ("launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.kextd.plist"), and has the same problems. So I guess, it's a good time for a reinstall. :-( Anyway, thank you for your help ! Cobus.
  2. Good morning/afternoon/evening ! My computer (a Mini 311c hackintosh under MacOS 10.6.7 that worked well) fails to start after I used Onyx (I run Onyx approximately once every two weeks and never had a problem with it). It starts OK in single-user mode. Given the fact that Onyx repairs permissions, the problem might be a permission that Onyx broke. So I wanted to repair permissions in single-user mode with your set of instructions : It failed : the computer entered an endless loop after i typed the fourth instruction ("launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.kextd.plist"). By "entered an endless loop", I mean that it did not display the ":/ root# " prompt again, but it displayed the text if I typed any on the keyboard. I then tried another tutorial I found here : http://www.fishdan.c...ssions-106.html : The result was the same : after the last instruction ("/usr/sbin/diskutil repairPermissions /"), the computer entered the same endless loop (it has been stuck there for 3 hours, now). Do you have any solution to this ? Thanks ! Cobus.
  3. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Thank you Kappy and Tetonne for your help ! Yesterday (before Tetonne's post), I followed Kappy's advice : I tried to replace the boot file and some kexts of Retail Pack 20110301 with files from Retail Pack 20110119. I knew it was a dirty try, but it improved things : I could see the Apple logo above a grey background, and the spinning clock before a kernel panic happened. At least, Mac OS had time to begin its startup. Cobus.
  4. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    I dug a little bit more. I opened the /boot file with TextEdit. I found my error messages inside : "HFS+ Unicode tables are malformed" and "This is a non recoverable error! System HALTED!!!" (just search for "Unicode" and "recoverable" if you want to check). I tried to edit the /boot file ("sudo pico /boot" in Terminal), to alter the spelling of the error messages (my goal was to confirm that the /boot file used was indeed the one on the internal HD). Upon next boot, the error message could not be displayed anymore. After the dash sign "-", the mini 311 rebooted (and kept on rebooting until I stopped it). I replaced the altered /boot file with the original one. The mini 311 could display the error messages back. Conclusions : the /boot file used is indeed the one on the internal HD the error message we have (MiniBookAir and me) are generated by (or with the help of) the /boot file But I still do not know why these error messages are displayed. If anyone knows the internals of Chameleon (Meklort, Maybe ? ), any help is welcome. Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  5. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Hello ! @Kappy : Thank you for your message, Kappy ! Like you, I clone an OS X Installer DVD to a 8 GB flash drive. The only difference is that my chameleon boot files are one year older and are on another flash drive (128 MB). I do not install Chameleon on the 8 GB "OS X Installer DVD flash clone". But as long as it lets the "OS X Installer DVD flash clone" start up, I don't think it makes any difference. I install OS X on the internal hard disk, go through the Setup Assistant to complete the installation, and run SoftWare update. Then restart and install Chameleon in the internal HD. In fact, I follow Mr Fusion's guide updated by Tetonne here. After all is finished, I can start Mac OS X 10.6.6 with the latest updates, as long as my old 128 MB Chameleon flash drive is plugged in. But if I restart without it, I have the following error right after the BIOS red splash screen : - HFS+ Unicode tables are malformed This is a non recoverable error! System HALTED!!! I think, this is related to my boot file or the Chameleon install on the internal HD : the problem happens before the bootable volumes are displayed. The root cause may be : my 128 MB Chameleon flash drive interferes in the install process, breaking it the boot file included in Tetonne's Retail Pack 20110301 has a problem the Chameleon version included in Tetonne's Retail Pack 20110301 has a problem with our install @Tetonne : did you try to install your Retail Pack 20110301 from scratch, or only on an already installed System ? @Kappy again : Isn't the "Mini 311 USB for OS X Installer" the same thing as the "Mini 311 Installer - Stable 1.11" ? As I understand things, both are your (Kappy's) installers. It is nice of you trying to help me use your installers, but as I already wrote, I prefer to install components myself, to better understand what is under the hood, and use the most recent updates. I understand it can be a bit frustrating for you, to create an installer and meet people that do everything they can NOT to use it. I apologize for that. I am very reluctant to using your installer, because I will not be aware of / remember what alterations are made to my System and root folders. This could compromise my ability to wipe it all before updating again in several months. By the way, I have a real Mac to help me create my flash drives. Again, thanks for caring, and thanks for your help ! Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  6. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    @MiniBookAir : thank you for the feedback (on the project thread) on how well Kappy's installer performs ! @Kappy : thank you for your installer Previous Howtos from LeMaurien 19 helped me A LOT. But the one your referring to here only works if you already have a working install of OS X for the Mini 311. I am trying to install from scratch to avoid all gizmos left by previous installs, and because I want to be able to reinstall everything if a day comes, when my install becomes corrupt (the corrupt install obviously won't help do the next one). I will try Kappy's installer later, if we cannot sort out the bugs of the manual install. Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  7. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Hi there ! I checked. No VoodooPS2Controller.kext here. Thank you for caring ! Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  8. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Thank you for your info and help ! The install I tried was with Tetonne's Retail Pack 20110301. I prefer to install components myself, to better understand what is under the hood, and use the most recent updates. I just use the Finder, Terminal, and Kext Utility. Your installer package will be my rescue boat if it happens I am too dumb to sort things out with the help of the forums. Your Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format was done with a GUID Partition Table (GPT) scheme, wasn't it ? I already installed from scratch. I can try again, but if I do not alter my procedure, I will end up with the same result. Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  9. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Hello ! I tried to make a new install from scratch. I followed Mr Fusion's guide updated by Tetonne here. I ended up with the same result as MiniBookAir here : - HFS+ Unicode tables are malformed This is a non recoverable error! System HALTED!!! I am sure I did not mix with an old install, as this was installed from scratch. I still have Icelord's F.15 BIOS. Could this be a BIOS incompatibility ? MiniBookAir, what's your BIOS version ? Another possible incompatibility is the partition scheme. I chose a GUID Partition Table. Was I wrong ? Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  10. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Hello ! Thank you THe KiNG, Tetonne, mosslack, Kappy and CMOSQ for your recent work on the Mini 311c ! I have an old dual boot installation (OS X 10.6.5 and Windows WP) based on Mowglibook's retail pack 1.2. It runs very well, but lots of different installations were made on (and hopefully wiped from) this drive before. That's why I want to try a new dual boot install from scratch (on an other drive) to have the cleanest possible result. I downloaded Tetonne's Mini 311 Retail Pack 201100301 to read the howtos and "Read me" files before installing. I noticed that some of the files are empty (size = 0 Byte) : /BIOS/Read Me BIOS Flash:Recovery.textClipping /BIOS/WARNING.textClipping /Bootloader/Download Lizard.webloc I already have Lizard, and read the other missing files in the past. So I do not need them. I just want to help and track all bugs. By the way. I still have Icelord's F.15 BIOS. Is there any drawback keeping it ? I know that F.16 is out and stable, but I try to avoid firmware updates... Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  11. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Maybe this will interest you. It does not directly answer your question, but there is a lot of pictures of the inside of the beast. Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  12. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Good morning, and happy new year 2011 ! Thank you for your feedback, Kappy ! Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  13. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Hello ! Would that kind of drives (miniPCI Express SSD drive) fit our full height slot, and would it be possible to boot OS X on it ? Have a nice new year's eve ! Cobus.
  14. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    To Elrom : Your screen capture named "IMAG0231.jpg" (dated 2010-12-28 23:00) is a blue screen to me. Mine was black. I don't know if the root cause is the same. With Mowglibook 1.2 beta Package, I had kernel panics (like your screen capture named "IMAG0225.jpg", dated 2010-12-26 21:16) or black screens upon every wake-up. Yesterday, I removed old prefs or kexts (I don't remember) from /Library or ~/Library (NOT /System/Library). I forgot to run Kext Utility again after that. Today, I removed SierraMC8775.kext from /S/L/E (I have no WWAN card) and ran Kext Utility. It now seems stable. I have to disagree : here is what Mowglibook wrote in Post #757 of the Project Thread : And here is what THe KiNG wrote in the projectosx forum : I guess, your problem may be that you have old files lying in a folder you forgot to wipe, or you may have forgotten to run Kext Utility again after a change in your system folders. Now that my system seems to be OK, my kernel_task is approximately the same before/after sleep : 125 MB. During my previous session, I only checked after wake. It was 95.4 MB. Have a nice day ! Cobus. ------------------------------------------------------------ To CMOSQ : I already advised you to use LeMaurien19's Root Installation via Lizard guide to switch from EFI to Root installation. In the comments, someone asked : She answered : This worked for me. If you want it to work for you, you have got to try it (both the Lizard guide and the EFI partition removal). Have a nice day ! Cobus.
  15. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests PART II

    Hi ! My hard disk has a GUID Partition Table too. I used LeMaurien19's Root Installation via Lizard guide to switch from EFI to Root installation. Did you try it ? Have a nice day ! Cobus.
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