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About nasch007

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  1. This may be a little off topic although I don't think so. Let me preface by saying I haven't fully tried the method you outlined above, but please hear me out anyway. Last time I was able to combo update to 10.5.5 and after replacing the mach_kernel with my previous one from Kalyway 10.5.2 and some ATA kexts from same distro I was able to boot and About This Mac showed 10.5.5... yay! I downloaded the 10.5.8 combo update and figured I could do the same method, install the update, reboot into single user mode and copy my backup of mach_kernel and said extensions over... HOWEVER.... the 10.5.8 combo update froze up my whole system at Writing Files (14%). My question is, will this method of updating you've presented avoid this problem? Do you presume it froze because it updated the kernel to the Vanilla one from the combo update or maybe those blacklisted extensions got in somehow...? I'm asking before I do the procedure because as a result of the above, I had to clear my partition and reinstall 10.5.2 :'-( Thank you for your instruction ;-)
  2. This error occurred for me after running a downloaded 10.5.5 combo update. I think it originated from choosing the fix GENPCUSB from the customize section of the Kalyway 10.5.2 install dvd. I tried restoring old kexts and all that and the error didn't go away. After botching a 10.5.8 combo update I finally ended up reinstalling Kalyway and not choosing the above mentioned fix. So not sure how to fix it but a safe bet is always to clear your partition and reinstall...
  3. I have seen in other places that you need to enter "update -v" at the boot: prompt. I will try this and let you know if it works.
  4. Is this topic dead? I had troubles updating from Kalyway's 10.5.2 to 10.5.8 using apple software update. Now I'm abck to 10.5.2 and I want to follow this update path but bike town link is not working, what are the names of the pre and post update patches so I can download them elsewhere??
  5. I'm not familiar with Chameleon I dunno if I have it or what it does all I can tell you is on my distro I get the Darwin boot menu when I choose Mac. Anyway I've had decent success with EasyBCD 1.7.2 and 2.0 beta. I used it to create a boot entry in windows 7 bootloader for my Fedora 12 installation. Being that it's on a Linux filesystem I assume it will work the same with your Ubuntu. When I installed Fedora I had to make sure to install the bootloader not the the MBR but to the actual partition... it's one of the last steps, I forgot to do it the first time and I couldn't figure out why my Fedora would not boot. It was overwritten in the MBR when I installed the next OS... D'oh!
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  7. Where do we find the chameleon install package? is the /usr/standalone/i386/ you're referring to on the install disk? if so than all I need to do is in terminal dd that file onto rdisk0s2 (my snow leopard is also on the second partition [out of 4, all primary and correct file systems]) I think I may have a similar situation to you: I had Kalyway's 10.5.2 then I used mac's software update to install 10.5.8 combo update. At 14% it gave me the dreaded 'You need to restart your computer' box. So when I restarted I get kernel panic all I could discern was the line (unsupported cpu). {censored}. SO... After a format and clean install of hazard's 10.6.1-10.6.2, I had several errors. I selected Chameleon I wanna say RC3 with PCIEFI 10.5. and upon boot my computer just hard resets. I clean installed with Chameleon RC3 PCEFI 10.3 and same error. Lastly I selected UUID as an option (with no bootloaders) and I get the boot0: testing boot0: testing boot0: testing boot0: testing boot0: error If I make my win7 partition active and try and boot with the menu option created from BCDedit 2.0 I get Chain Booting Error. Any insight into this would help as I don't know what direction to go. Let me try the dd and I'll report back to you in the meantime I dunno if it helps but my mobo and cpu are from a Sony Vaio VGC-RA828G(UC)... Thanks in advance!
  8. Clean install boot0 error

    How do you know if Chameleon is supported by your hardware?? I used fdisk to print out my MBR... how do I know if I'm EFI or something else? Also where do you get the latest boot1h/boot0? Note: I'm installing off the hazard 10.6.1-10.6.2 iso I got from a certain website (rhymes with irate ey) and I encounter the same (as well as others) error. I tried selecting the bootloader Chameleon R3 PCEFI 10.5 in the install as well as the PCEFI 10.3 doing clean installs and my computer just hard resets when I attempt to boot that partition. I reformatted the partition and clean installed selecting UUID as an option (w/out the above bootloaders) and with the partition set as active I get boot0: testing, boot0: testing, boot0: testing, boot0: testing, boot0: error When I set my windows 7 partition to active and attempt to boot using EasyBCD 2.0 I get Chain Booting Error. Where did I go wrong? Note: Here's my HDD setup Seagate ST3300620AS SATA 4 primary partitions, 1st partition Fedora Core 12, 2nd partition OSX SnowLeopard (!), 3rd partition WinXP Pro, 4th Partition Win7 I've got the motherboard and processor from a Sony Vaio VGC-RA828G(UC). By the way with a little tinkering I was able to get this setup to run Kalyway's 10.5.2 pretty much flawlessly. This all came about after I dicked up and used Mac's Software update...golden rule- never touch a working system...