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BootThink 2.4.6 (2010-01-28) support ubuntu 9.10 GRUB 2

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BootThink

 

Update 2.4.6

 

3. load the SLIC table by adding the SLIC.aml into the folder '/Drawin/'

2. you could specified ico for each partition by adding the *.png into the folder '/Drawin/rc' with the same name of the partition

1. You will get the tips, if there are more than three partitions

 

download:

for Windows

BootThink_w_e_2.4.6.exe

for Mac OS X

BootThink_m_e_2.4.6.zip

Notes:

If you want to load CD, you should copy the files 'mach_kernel' and 'Extensions.mkext' to the folder 'Darwin/System/CD/'

 

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Update 2.4.4

 

1. support loading ubuntu 9.10 under GUID or MBR

2. Enhanced stability

3. Soft-load SLIC for Research

4. only support png icon

5. fixed the Bug for linux_partition that may be result to crash

 

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Update 2.3.18

 

1. perfectly load Darwin/S/L/Extensions/*.kext.

 

 

 

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Update 2.3.17

 

1. Boot retail Snow Leopard from DVD.

2. An improvement in loading Darwin/S/L/Extensions/*.kext

 

 

 

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Update 2.3.16

 

1. (only for windows)fixed the bug that will cause Boot Think installation failure when multiple disks in system.

2. fixed the bug that maybe result in Boot Think failure if there are fat32 partitions in system.

 

 

 

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Update 2.3

 

1. support Snow Leopard

2. support smbios.plist

 

Thanks to : netkas, Chameleon

 

 

 

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Update 2.2 (suggestion that all users update)

 

1. fixed some bugs that may be result in the Windows system does not be recognized

 

2. support loading the files /Darwin/System/Library/Extentions/*.kext under windows

 

 

 

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Upgrade 2.1

 

1. to be installed under windows

 

2. could update /Darwin/System/Library/Extentions.mkext under windows

 

3. more accurate identification of Windows systems

 

4. boot windows from any NTFS partition

 

5. better support for the grub

 

6. setup default boot partition and countdown

 

 

 

 

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Boot think is an boot loader very closed to boot camp.

 

closed to the Boot camp

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Should there something be wrong with Chameleon?

I like the fact that there are more candidates trying to make a perfect bootloader.

They invent new things and it will result in better bootloaders with the others until there is one ultimate perfect bootloader.

Chameleon is great but still not perfect.

 

BiTRiP

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Should there something be wrong with Chameleon?

I like the fact that there are more candidates trying to make a perfect bootloader.

They invent new things and it will result in better bootloaders with the others until there is one ultimate perfect bootloader.

Chameleon is great but still not perfect.

 

BiTRiP

 

Actually when I replied there was no details at all in the post, and it just looked like a wish list. (Guess some of those "database errors" we have been having caused the problem!) So this is interesting and my first post was due to the forum software not showing the details now visible.

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Could you write a full description in English. I think this is based on Chameleon.

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It looks very interesting,but I'm forced to use PC_EFI 9,because I want to use 10A354 and I think that it doesn't support Snow Leopard.

 

It is probably based on Chameleon,but haven't installed it,yet,as I don't get how to download it even through Google Translate. :)

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looking great!

does it support loading "/Extra" or "/Volumes/EFI/Extra" kexts and kernels?

 

EDIT:

WOOOOW!!

this thing works as advertised.

 

i installed it on my usb stick - it booted anything i tried: installed osx system, retail 10.5.6 dvd, xp on a separate drive, vista on a separate drive. it would probably boot my shoe if i plugged it in somehow.

the only limitation is that it needs to be installed onto a HFS formatted partition.

 

it supports additional kexts or Extensions.mkext located in (install volume)/Darwin/System/Library/

boot.plist is in (install volume)/Darwin/

 

it even has a cool slide effect when changing boot partition.

 

i took a screenshot of my usb stick folder structure so you can see what gets where:

bootthink.gif

 

thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

 

PS:

i know its a pain getting to even open this chinese site, not to mention finding the file there. but i found ANOTHER CHINESE FORUM :unsure: where actually i managed to locate the download link. http://www.macfans.com.cn/viewthread.php?tid=158231

I would gladly upload it on Rapidshare or elsewhere for easier download, but dunno how developers think about it.

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Oh, nice!

A bootloader NOT based on Chameleon...

I think I'll give it a try on my USB key.

Does anyone know if it boots Snow Kitty?

Well,if I find my USB key,I could check it and report :(

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Hi all,

 

boot fine from USB stick my HD. Dont luck try boot Leopard retail DVD, try w sata and pata DVD drive :(

 

no boot Snow DVD.

 

DSDT patch can be load from this BOOT?

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Hi all,

 

well, i will try some tests, i format my USB stick in GUID and will try use DSDT and custom KEXTs. report results.

 

 

thx 4 all, and sory my bad Englisdh

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I'll better wait until it's really tested, at least a bit documented and it really supports DSDT, as I'm trying to integrate all possible fixes into my DSDT, so that I don't need 32bit kernel extensions for Snow Kitty.

 

Arr..I wanna run 10A354 in X86_64

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Replace DSDT by putting your file to /Darwin/DSDT.aml

 

You're right. It DOES support DSDT. :( I just tried it.

Can it also load the smbios.plist?

 

By the way what is this based on?

 

 

Thanks

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So I tried it:

Booting Leopard on MBR working

Booting Leopard on external GPT HDD working

Booting Snow Leopard on GPT HDD --->EPIC FAIL ! The most amazing kernel panic I ever had

The screen became darker about 6times until it was completly black! Really beautiful,but useless...

Booting Windows 7 also working

 

 

 

btw: I think it's UEFI based and running on-top rEFIt...

I might be wrong,but it would fit...

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btw: I think it's UEFI based and running on-top rEFIt...

I might be wrong,but it would fit...

 

I think so too.

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Try some combinations, but no read my DSDT.aml in /darwin/DSDT.aml....

 

some one can luck in load DSDT file?

 

and in install retail DVD?

 

thx...

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Try some combinations, but no read my DSDT.aml in /darwin/DSDT.aml....

 

some one can luck in load DSDT file?

 

and in install retail DVD?

 

thx...

 

Mine loaded the DSDT.aml from the /Darwin folder without any problem. It didn't boot the 10.5.6 retail DVD though. It just took forever and nothing happened. I've moved back to chameleon till this matures a bit.

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surprise surprise

press F8 in Boot Think.

I still don't really know what it is based on...

 

@xiezhy: Could you tell us? It would be interessting to know it....

 

Adam

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