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hi guys, im trying to follow the instruction for adding kexts to the initrd image. I see that I have to add some stuff to the info.plist file, but there isn't one on the initrd image! do i simply create an info.plist file in there?

 

thanks!

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hi guys, im trying to follow the instruction for adding kexts to the initrd image. I see that I have to add some stuff to the info.plist file, but there isn't one on the initrd image! do i simply create an info.plist file in there?

 

thanks!

Please go to my blog to learn how to locate & edit Info.plist file. Link is at my signature.

 

kizwan

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Hello,

 

I tested this out... I have yet to commit because I have some issues.

 

The boot works, the installation is possible. But, I'm a little worried because of the following:

1. My keyboard is not operational, during the boot from the Leopard DVD. So if I were to install, I'd probably be stuck, since I couldn't enter in any information.

2. When I move a window, say the Disk Utility Window, I get tracers, and the window gets weird, graphics card issue, if I collapse and expand the window, it goes back to normal. I was worried that all my windows and apps would do this if I installed. Wasn't sure if you could tack your graphics card after installation so it'd no longer do that.

 

I have a Dell XPS M1720. Apple Leopard Retail 10.5.6.

 

Boot works, keyboard halts, yet mouse still works, I could positively begin the intall process, not sure about needing keyboard, maybe after installation keyboard would work?

 

Graphic card issues... fixable after installation?

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What means boot-dfe?

Somethings like the boot manager?

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Just a quick guide to add kexts and make iso from OS X.

 

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now you need to create your iso

hdiutil makehybrid -o new.iso newiso/ -iso -eltorito-boot newiso/isolinux.bin -no-emul-boot

and then burn new.iso with your favorite burner (first try with a cd-rw disc so you can redo it later iwthout wasting cdr disc)

 

this step is not working for me, i get this "unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35"

 

 

 

plz help

 

UPDATE: i fixed it and dont get this error, but i get another error "hdiutil: makehybrid: no source specified". help?

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hi guys

 

Where can i find latest version for boot 132 that include AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext new one (include ICH9M support)

- ICH9M 0x29298086

- ICH9M 0x292c8086

.

 

thanks

BR

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Hey, I have a few questions I was told this is the same thing as efi-x, but boots from cd, as least now, but will this work on the supported hardware that listed on the efi-x website right out of the box, like efi-x does. if not what hardware works on it, anything listed in the OSx86 Database? I dont have any hardware right now, but I would like to maybe build one, also I assuming after Snow Leopard comes out boot 132 will support it, after they tweak & learn the new OS right..you guys have a release date? or even better do you have a new version on the way soon pre Snow Leo?

 

Thanks Keep up the good work!

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Losing my mind here. Got boot-123 up and running. Did the -v and ef after putting my retail DVD in. Great apple screen comes up and nothing is happening. DVD is not being read, it just hangs there. What have I done wrong?

 

I have searched and searched and feel my brains melting outta my ears. What am I missing???

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David Eliott has just released a new version of his modified boot-132 bootloader.

One of the new things it can do is to load kexts from an .img file which contains kexts (or even an mkext) and boot Leo.

That means you can have two mkexts, one folder with kexts on the .img file and the folder with kexts from your installed system

or even two folders with mkexts.

How does it work?

 

Basically, you create a flat dmg with the kexts in a folder and the bootloader will load them for you. This means quite a lot;

you can boot from a retail Leo DVD and install it, you can update straight from apple, you can reinstall and not have to add

the same kexts to your install every time. The bootloader behaves like the linux kernel: you can use an mboot (a patched syslinux

was used) compatible bootloader which tells to boot-dfe about the .img file (the ramdisk or initrd, as it's known by the linux users)

and boot-dfe is going to use the kexts (or mkext) from it.

What does it do?

 

This new boot-dfe has been tested with the retail Leopard DVD and it can boot, install and run Leopard without having to build

a modified DVD.

 

Infos about hardware:

 

[OFF]: Vanilla = Original Mac OS X DVD or Mac OS X Installation with running original mach_kernel.

 

AMD systemz isn't supported.

To use Mac OS X Vanilla DVD needs a Intel "Mac" closer systemz, like a Intel Core processos and Intel Chipset. This is only combination supported by "Vanilla Installz", other processors and chipsets isn't supported by "Mac OS X Vanilla systemz"

 

You *can* boot and install retail on any SSE2 or better Intel pre-Core architecture systems, but you wont be using the vanilla kernel. See below for link

 

This is how it's done: you burn an ISO (which has the bootloader on it) to a CD/DVD, after it gets to the boot

prompt, you press ESC or ENTER and it prompts for a new BOOT DEVICE, you swap the BOOT CD/DVD with the LEO Retail DVD, you press

enter and it shows you the name of the bootable partition from the DVD, you press enter and Leo starts to load.

 

Quick resume about "oh, what to do now?"

 

#1 - Burn .iso on a CD;

#2 - Boot this CD;

#3 - When Darwin prompt appear, eject CD and put Mac OS X Leopard Retail DVD;

#4 - Press enter (or -v and enter...wherever...)

#5 - After install, boot using CD boot again and install .kext needed...and usual files.

#6 - Done!

 

For the time being, you cannot have this bootloader on an USB stick and have it boot the Retail Leopard DVD. The reason why this

happens is related to the way the BIOS handles DVDs and optical media: there's no BOOT DEVICE associated with an optical drive

which the BIOS has not booted from. Basically, this is like the disk swap trick known to the PlayStation gamers.

You can already put this on an USB stick/CD/DVD and boot a vanilla install (vanilla= no added kext, no replaced kext on the partition).

 

As usual, this only works for compatible machines(that means you still can't boot a vanilla system on AMD, they need specialised patches).

 

What are you going to do in the future?

 

David Eliott said he'd merge some of the things from Chameleon into boot-dfe. Those involved in the development of Chameleon will merge

the support for ramdisks into Chameleon and more effort will go into making the distribution 100% legal.

Work might(read: should, in the very close future) also go into making Chameleon boot the Retail DVDs when loading the bootloader from the HDD.

 

User guide and link to the ISO

 

This ISO needs to be modded (add dsmos to the Extensions folder) in order to be able to boot Leo.

 

Credits for this go to:

 

David Eliott: for modding boot to allow us to boot from Retail Leopard DVDs;

 

Kabyl: for modding boot to allow the usage of a separate folder on the disk and merging features from Chameleon to boot-dfe-146;

 

bumby: for compiling syslinux and figuring out how to build the ISO;

 

ToH and HMBT: tests and improvments;

 

Superhai, STiCKpIN: for good methods and research day-by-day;

 

Patched 'boot' file supporting JMicron, Boot.plist and device-properties strings: here

 

Download .ISO Original with project kexts (all your need is here - noobs try this first): http://www.mediafire.com/?uwd9dtttjfk

 

Download .ISO with modified kexts: http://www.mediafire.com/?1ne1zbl4znv

 

Superhai Method to edit image: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...st&p=803725

 

STiCKpIN *NEW* Method to boot from USB Stick (needs Windows): http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=115064

 

HMBT Auto-Patch for edit image (Beta): http://homepage.mac.com/f41qu3/.Public/CDBoot_RC2.sh

 

Chameleon for Hard Disk: http://tinyurl.com/6je4eh

 

If you had problems, need advice, and other help type, go here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=114651

 

Boot Retail Leo and Vanilla installs on Intel SSE2 and better - Boot 132 on pre-Core !, It is possible to boot the retail Leo DVD on Pentium 4-class CPUs: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=123841

 

 

Cheerz,

 

hi ....is it possible to boot & run retail mac os x 10.5 on my configuration

 

intel D915GAV mother board

intel pentium 4 processor 3.00 GHz HT

DVD drive

1GB RAM

250 GB sata harddisk

integrated graphic card intel

 

thank u....

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I got a reply, what happened to it? and could i get some answers on these questions please....or a place to start, thanks.......OH BTW YOUR EMAIL NOTI-FI OF REPLYS DONT WORK, AND NOT ITS NOT IN MY SPAM BOX

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I installed a retail leo successfuly using the Boot-132 cd. What do i need to do to get my computer to start without the boot cd. I tried so many things and nothing works. Please help.... thanx

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I installed a retail leo successfuly using the Boot-132 cd. What do i need to do to get my computer to start without the boot cd. I tried so many things and nothing works. Please help.... thanx

Use UInstaller to install EFI v9 and Chameleon

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Use UInstaller to install EFI v9 and Chameleon

Sorry for being a headache as i'm pretty new to mac all together. Can you please give me exact instructions on how to install this. I've already downloaded the latest EFI from

http://insanelymac.blogspot.com/2009/01/pc...tloader-one.htm

Please let me know if i downloaded the correct EFI.

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I installed EFI v9 successfuly. I'm able to get to the Apple screen with the spinning circle at the bottom as if the OS is about to load but wouldn't go further than that.

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So i'm able to boot into the os with the boot cd like in the begining but not without the cd. I booted up the laptop, pressed F8 before it gets to the Apple Logo screen so i can get a command prompt. I started with -v to see where it hangs and why it doesn't log into Leopard. It turned out that there is 2 errors that keep looping which doesn't allow the OS to fully boot up. I get the errors.

 

FireWire GUID 00000000000000000000 is invalid (which keeps on looping) and after 5 times the following message shows up

 

Package 0 didn't get an HPET (which keeps on looping as well)

 

After googling, i found out that AppleIntelCPUPowerMangement.Kext has to be deleted from the Extensions folder which will remove the "Package 0 didn't get an HPET" error. Now i got rid of that error but can't figure out how to get rid of the FireWire error. Any help or suggestions would be much apprecitated

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Don't just burn the ISO, you NEED FIRST to put DSMOS.KEXT into initrd.img

Where can I download dsmos and how do I put it inside a .img? I"m using xp home sp3

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Absolutely and utterly cool... :D:D:D this just works...

 

I have made a pretty generic BOOT-132 disc... It has a lot of kexts in it..

 

If you can install the vanilla kernel with the kalway disc you should be able to use this boot iso to install the retail dvd..

 

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?1ne1zbl4znv

 

Hi

 

I have clicked the link to get your up dated file and there is no file to down load. Can you give me a link to where I can find. Thanks.

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I'll be trying to this tonight hoping for better luck than what I've been reading at the end of this here.

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Are there any versions of this that support Snow Leopard DVD?

I'm wondering the same thing.

 

Thanks for any info (and/or links :--)).

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