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Xiezhy, you are a genius.

 

Using BootThing as a Bootloader booted:

Leopard partition 10.5.7, Tiger 10.4.11 partition, Vanilla Leopard DVDs 10.5 & 10.5.6, with sound, video, network, ps2 keyboard & mouse, restarts & shutdown, except for Tiger because of dsmos for Tiger.

 

Installed DSDT.aml and kexts from /e/e/ to BootThing USB.

 

Give me an error in System Profiler Hardware Overview.

 

Managed to change the default partition, change the bootloader default resolution, hide non bootable partitions, but can't get it back to show all again.

 

Xiezhy, how can I fix the system profiler? Maybe my DSDT is incomplete, wrong?

Do you have a more compatible version of dsmos for Tiger?

 

I don't have Windows so I can't test it.

 

Haven't found how to use ctrl x, ctrl v at start up.

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F8 drops you to darwin bootloader. Does that mean it's based Darwin/Chameleon?

 

@OcciJano: I have the same problem with System Profiler too. This doesn't support smbios.

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Xiezhy, you are a genius.

 

Using BootThing as a Bootloader booted:

Leopard partition 10.5.7, Tiger 10.4.11 partition, Vanilla Leopard DVDs 10.5 & 10.5.6, with sound, video, network, ps2 keyboard & mouse, restarts & shutdown, except for Tiger because of dsmos for Tiger.

 

Installed DSDT.aml and kexts from /e/e/ to BootThing USB.

 

Give me an error in System Profiler Hardware Overview.

 

Managed to change the default partition, change the bootloader default resolution, hide non bootable partitions, but can't get it back to show all again.

 

Xiezhy, how can I fix the system profiler? Maybe my DSDT is incomplete, wrong?

Do you have a more compatible version of dsmos for Tiger?

 

I don't have Windows so I can't test it.

 

Haven't found how to use ctrl x, ctrl v at start up.

 

 

……but can't get it back to show all again.

Hold Alt(Option) during startup, when GUI press F8,and type the command '# p=+' then enter. : show all partitions

 

boot think does not have more crack_kext, so you should put your kexts to \Darwin\Darwin\System\Library\Extensions\

or make your mkext file: \Darwin\Darwin\System\Library\Extensions.mkext

 

Hold Ctrl(Cmd)-v during startup :Start up in Verbose mode

Hold Ctrl(Cmd)-s during startup :Start up in Single-User mode (command line)

 

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Xiezhy, Thank you very much for your fast reply, I will be trying. And thanks again because I have your beatiful bootloader it makes me boot from retail Leopard I LOVE IT.

 

Dr. Hurt have you tryied to copy your kexts to /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions/

Also copy Extensions.mkext from your from your working chameleon partition /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/

You need dsmos inside your bootloader, I haven´t tried with AppleDecrypt

 

Edit

 

Named my UBS flash memory stick BootThink (you can name it as you want to)

Turned off Ignore ownership on this volume

Copied DSDT.aml to /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/

copy your kexts to /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions/

 

sudo chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions

sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions

sudo kextcache -a i386 -m /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions.mkext /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions

Edited by OcciJano

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Xiezhy, Thank you very much for your fast reply, I will be trying. And thanks again because I have your beatiful bootloader it makes me boot from retail Leopard I LOVE IT.

 

Dr. Hurt have you tryied to copy your kexts to /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions/

Also copy Extensions.mkext from your from your working chameleon partition /Volumes/BootThink/Darwin/System/Library/

You need dsmos inside your bootloader, I haven´t tried with AppleDecrypt

 

I copied my kexts from /extra/extensions to /Darwin/System/Library/Extensions and the all load fine.

I use AppleDecrypt and it works well. I also don't use .mkext. I just leave free kexts in the folder

The problem is it doesn't load smbios.plist so we get errors in system profiler.

 

When will those guys document the features of the boot loader?

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……but can't get it back to show all again.

Hold Alt(Option) during startup, when GUI press F8,and type the command '# p=+' then enter. : show all partitions

 

boot think does not have more crack_kext, so you should put your kexts to \Darwin\Darwin\System\Library\Extensions\

or make your mkext file: \Darwin\Darwin\System\Library\Extensions.mkext

 

Hold Ctrl(Cmd)-v during startup :Start up in Verbose mode

Hold Ctrl(Cmd)-s during startup :Start up in Single-User mode (command line)

 

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Xiezhy:

 

# p=+ worked, it needs to be restarted.

# g=1280x1024x32 works almost instantly, get back to GIU (f8) and pressed Esc to get refreshed.

 

Haven't got verbose, single-user, and safe-boot to work, I will try with a fresh partition.

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Xiezhy:

 

# p=+ worked, it needs to be restarted.

# g=1280x1024x32 works almost instantly, get back to GIU (f8) and pressed Esc to get refreshed.

 

Haven't got verbose, single-user, and safe-boot to work, I will try with a fresh partition.

 

 

Yes, some commands need to restart your computer

 

 

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Really great stuff. Looks super clean too with the GUI. I too would really love to see some sort of smbios patching built-in like the latest chameleon. Thanks for your work and I hope to see more of it. :(

 

-Stell

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Could you please create a file (plist) with the setting in OS X to make understanding and editing the options easier.

Thanks for your efforts.

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i can't get rit of the orange icons

 

tryed legacyappleahciport.kext with legacyioahciblockstorage.kext or AppleAHCIPort.kext with IOAHCIFamilie.kext

 

both with the right device id

 

T.

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0905110115680a17f2f0480ad3.gif

 

This clearly is derived from Apple's boot code (boot-132?) is the source available anywhere, as required by this license?

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After setting my resolution with '# g=1920x1200x32' I lose the capability to boot from optical media (ATAPI). Seems to be a bug.

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It s not a DUET. Bootloader as a :Boot-132, Chameleon, PC-EFI. For me xpc by Tom most perspective than this loader.

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Solved System Profiler error using SMBIOSResolver.kext

 

@stellarola

 

If you lose the capability to boot from optical media, you can get it back, in BootThink bootloader change to text mode(F8), then type:

 

# p=- and return no no no, what am I saying?

# p=+ and return

press power button

start up again.

 

some commands need a reboot.

 

Corrected my mistake, sorry!

Edited by OcciJano

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Solved System Profiler error using SMBIOSResolver.kext

 

@stellarola

 

If you lose the capability to boot from optical media, you can get it back, in BootThink bootloader change to text mode(F8), then type:

 

# p=- and return

press power button

start up again.

 

some commands need a reboot.

 

# p=- didn't work for me. # p=+ did though. It also shows every single partition now though, including the usb partition of Boot Think. Hopefully a better method of smbios patching will happen later. I'd like this to somehow get merged with the Chameleon folks to hopefully work on that all mighty, massive bootloader. :)

 

Thanks for the tip.

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@xiezhy: good work! Thanks a lot for this and also for trying to give some help in english! :-)

 

Some questions:

- SMBIOS patch not supported now? Are you plan it to add it? (Chameleon supports this)

- Does it support booting XP from different drive? (Chameleon doesnt support this yet)

- Why different extensions.mkext located in:

/Volumes/Boot Think 1.1.0/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions.mkext

 

231:Library thorazine$ mkextunpack -v Extensions.mkext 
Found 5 kexts:
ApplePS2Mouse - com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Mouse (1.2.0)
ApplePS2Keyboard - com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Keyboard (1.1.0)
ApplePS2Trackpad - com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Trackpad (1.1.0)
AppleACPIPS2Nub - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPS2Nub (1.2.4)
ApplePS2Controller - com.apple.driver.ApplePS2Controller (1.1.0)

 

/Volumes/Boot Think 1.1.0/Darwin/System/Library/Component/f1/Extensions.mkext

 

231:f1 thorazine$ mkextunpack -v Extensions.mkext 
Found 2 kexts:
AppleDecrypt - com.apple.driver.decrypt (2.0.3)
Disabler - net.osrom.kext.Disabler (1.0.1)

 

/Volumes/Boot Think 1.1.0/Darwin/System/Library/Component/f2/Extensions.mkext

 

231:f2 thorazine$ mkextunpack -v Extensions.mkext 
Found 164 kexts:
ACard671xSCSI - com.acard.driver.ACard671xSCSI (2.0.1)
FireWireStorageDeviceSpecifics - com.apple.driver.FireWireStorageDeviceSpecifics (2.0.5)
IOBDStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily (1.5)
ALF - com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall (1.0.77)
AppleHollywood - com.apple.driver.AppleHollywood (2.0.5)
AppleAPIC - com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC (1.4)
AppleMediaBay - com.apple.iokit.AppleMediaBay (1.0.2f1)
AppleWWANSupport - com.apple.driver.AppleWWANSupport (1.0.9)
IOAHCIBlockStorage - com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage (1.2.0)
AppleRTL8169Ethernet - com.apple.driver.AppleRTL8169Ethernet (1.0.3)
IOCDStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily (1.5)
IOHIDSystem - com.apple.iokit.IOHIDSystem (1.5.3)
IONetworkingFamily - com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily (1.6.1)
IOSCSIReducedBlockCommandsDevice - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIReducedBlockCommandsDevice (2.0.5)
iPodSBCDriver - com.apple.driver.iPodSBCDriver (1.1.3)
kernel.6.0 - com.apple.kernel.6.0 (7.9.9)
AppleDiskImagesReadWriteDiskImage - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.ReadWriteDiskImage (195.2.2)
AppleMemorexCDROMDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleMemorexCDROMDriver (2.0.5)
MACFramework - com.apple.kpi.dsep (9.6.0)
AppleDiskImagesCryptoEncoding - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.CryptoEncoding (195.2.2)
AppleHPET - com.apple.driver.AppleHPET (1.3)
ArcMSR - com.Areca.ArcMSR (1.3.1)
MKE-LF-D211A - com.apple.driver.MKE_LF_D211A (2.0.5)
AppleEFIRuntime - com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime (1.2.0)
Libkern - com.apple.kpi.libkern (9.6.0)
StorageLynx - com.apple.driver.StorageLynx (2.0.5)
WriteProtectedMediaDriver - com.apple.driver.WriteProtectedMediaDriver (2.0.5)
BootCache - com.apple.BootCache (30.3)
AppleUSBTCKeyEventDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyEventDriver (1.7.0b7)
AppleSMBIOS - com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS (1.1.1)
AppleUSBMergeNub - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub (3.2.4)
kernel - com.apple.kernel (9.6.0)
SanyoIDShot - com.apple.driver.SanyoIDShot (2.0.5)
TMSafetyNet - com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet (3)
AppleUSBHub - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub (3.2.7)
IOFireWireFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily (3.4.6)
AppleMobileDevice - com.apple.driver.AppleMobileDevice (1.4.0)
AppleHIDMouse - com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse (1.2.2f1)
AppleUSBUHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI (3.2.5)
IOFireWireSBP2 - com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2 (1.9.8)
IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily (2.0.5)
ACard67162 - com.acard.driver.ACard67162 (2.0.3)
AppleACPIEC - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC (1.2.4)
ApplePlatformFamily - com.apple.iokit.ApplePlatformFamily (9.6.0)
Apple_DEC21x4Ethernet - com.apple.iokit.Apple_DEC21x4Ethernet (1.5.0f1)
AppleIntel8254XEthernet - com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet (2.1.0a10)
nvenet - com.apple.nvenet (1.0.31)
ACard68xxM - com.acard.driver.ACard68xxM (2.0.5)
AppleIntel8255x - com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8255x (1.4)
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement - com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement (59.0.1)
AppleUSBEthernet - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEthernet (2.0.1b15)
IOUSBUserClient - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient (3.2.4)
QPSQueFire - com.apple.driver.QPSQueFire (2.0.5)
Sony_XDCAM - com.apple.driver.Sony_XDCAM (2.0.5)
AppleUSBTrackpad - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTrackpad (1.7.0b7)
JMicronATA - com.jmicron.JMicronATA (1.0.0)
CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController - com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.1.3f8)
AppleYukon2 - com.apple.iokit.AppleYukon2 (3.1.10b2)
AppleADBKeyboard - com.apple.driver.AppleADBKeyboard (2.3.9)
BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController - com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.1.3f8)
CSRHIDTransitionDriver - com.apple.driver.CSRHIDTransitionDriver (2.1.3f8)
IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice (2.0.5)
BSDKernel - com.apple.kpi.bsd (9.6.0)
initioFWBridge - com.apple.driver.initioFWBridge (2.0.5)
AppleEFINVRAM - com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM (1.2.0)
AppleUSBOHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI (3.2.7)
bsd - com.apple.kernel.bsd (7.9.9)
AppleFileSystemDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver (1.1.0)
IOATABlockStorage - com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage (2.0.5)
IOATAPIProtocolTransport - com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport (1.5.2)
IOSystemManagementFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSystemManagementFamily (9.6.0)
SoftRAID - com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID (3.6.5)
mach - com.apple.kernel.mach (7.9.9)
AppleKeyswitch - com.apple.driver.AppleKeyswitch (1.0.4d1)
AppleLSIFusionMPT - com.apple.driver.AppleLSIFusionMPT (2.0.2)
iokit - com.apple.kernel.iokit (7.9.9)
IOACPIFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily (1.2.0)
iPodFireWireTransportSupport - com.apple.driver.iPodFireWireTransportSupport (1.1.3)
AppleAHCIPort - com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort (1.5.2)
AppleNMI - com.apple.driver.AppleNMI (9.6.0)
IO80211Family - com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family (214.1)
AppleUSBEHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI (3.2.5)
AppleFWOHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI (3.7.2)
AppleUSBODD - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBODD (2.0.5)
IOHDIXController - com.apple.driver.DiskImages (195.2.2)
AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.1.3f8)
IOUSBHIDDriver - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (3.2.2)
AppleUSBTopCase - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTopCase (1.7.0b7)
SCSITaskUserClient - com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient (2.0.5)
ACard6280ATA - com.acard.driver.ACard6280ATA (1.0.5)
AppleDiskImagesSparseDiskImage - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.SparseDiskImage (195.2.2)
AppleIntelPIIXATA - com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA (2.0.0)
AppleRAIDCard - com.apple.driver.AppleRAIDCard (49)
AppleBluetoothHIDMouse - com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse (1.2.2f1)
AppleSmartBatteryManager - com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager (158.6.0)
AppleBCM5701Ethernet - com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet (2.2.3b1)
IOAHCIFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily (1.5.0)
LSI-FW-500 - com.apple.driver.LSI_FW_500 (2.0.5)
iTunesPhoneDriver - com.apple.driver.iTunesPhoneDriver (1.0)
Unsupported - com.apple.kpi.unsupported (9.6.0)
Apple3Com3C90x - com.apple.driver.Apple3Com3C90x (1.4.0)
AppleUSBTCKeyboard - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard (1.7.0b7)
UFIWriteProtectedMediaDriver - com.apple.driver.UFIWriteProtectedMediaDriver (2.0.5)
AppleDiskImagesFileBackingStore - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.FileBackingStore (195.2.2)
AppleHIDKeyboard - com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard (1.0.8b1)
IOUSBMassStorageClass - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass (2.0.4)
IOStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily (1.5.5)
libkern-1 - com.apple.kernel.libkern (7.9.9)
seatbelt - com.apple.security.seatbelt (107.10)
AppleRTL8139Ethernet - com.apple.driver.AppleRTL8139Ethernet (1.4.1)
IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport - com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport (1.5.2)
iPodDriver - com.apple.driver.iPodDriver (1.1.3)
AppleDiskImagesKernelBacked - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.KernelBacked (195.2.2)
IOBluetoothHIDDriver - com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver (2.1.3f8)
IOI2CPulsar - com.apple.driver.IOI2CPulsar (1.5.2d0)
AppleEMacClock - com.apple.driver.AppleEMacClock (1.5.2d0)
IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice (2.0.5)
ApplePulsar - com.apple.driver.ApplePulsar (1.5.2d0)
AppleATAPIStorage - com.apple.driver.AppleATAPIStorage (2.0.5)
AppleUSBGigEthernet - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBGigEthernet (1.1.0b9)
AppleUSBMultitouch - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch (189.29.1)
IOSCSIParallelFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIParallelFamily (1.5.1)
BroadcomUSBBluetoothFirmwareDownload - com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothFirmwareDownload (2.1.3f8)
AppleRTC - com.apple.driver.AppleRTC (1.2.3)
IOKit-1 - com.apple.kpi.iokit (9.6.0)
MaxTranserSizeOverrideDriver - com.apple.driver.MaxTranserSizeOverrideDriver (2.0.5)
IOHIDEventDriver - com.apple.iokit.IOHIDEventDriver (1.5.3)
IOHIDFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily (1.5.3)
AppleXsanFilter - com.apple.driver.XsanFilter (2.7.91)
AppleUSBVideoSupport - com.apple.driver.USBCameraFirmwareLoader (1.0.9)
IONVRAMFamily - com.apple.iokit.IONVRAMFamily (9.6.0)
OxfordSemiconductor - com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi (2.0.5)
AppleACPIPlatform - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform (1.2.4)
AppleDiskImagesRAMBackingStore - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.RAMBackingStore (195.2.2)
IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolSansPhysicalUnit - com.apple.driver.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolSansPhysicalUnit (2.0.5)
IOPCCardFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOPCCardFamily (1.6.4)
MKE-SR-8171 - com.apple.driver.MKE_SR_8171 (2.0.5)
FWPreferredProtocolSpeed - com.apple.driver.FWPreferredProtocolSpeed (2.0.5)
AppleDiskImagesUDIFDiskImage - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.UDIFDiskImage (195.2.2)
USBStorageDeviceSpecifics - com.apple.driver.USBStorageDeviceSpecifics (2.0.5)
Mach-1 - com.apple.kpi.mach (9.6.0)
AppleACPIPCI - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPCI (1.2.4)
AppleSym8xx - com.apple.driver.AppleSym8xx (1.2.2f1)
AppleUSBHIDMouse - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDMouse (1.2.2f1)
AppleDiskImagesHTTPBackingStore - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.HTTPBackingStore (195.2.2)
IOUSBCompositeDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite (3.2.0)
AppleAirPortBrcm4311 - com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx (361.24.1)
CanonEOS1D - com.apple.driver.CanonEOS1D (2.0.5)
ICAFWKodakProDriver - com.apple.driver.ICAFWKodakProDriver (4.0)
ACard62xxM - com.acard.driver.ACard62xxM (2.0.6)
AppleRAID - com.apple.driver.AppleRAID (3.0.19)
AppleUSBTCButtons - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons (1.7.0b7)
PioneerSuperDrive - com.apple.driver.PioneerSuperDrive (2.0.5)
AppleACPIButtons - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons (1.2.4)
AppleXserveRAID - com.apple.driver.AppleXserveRAID (2.0.5)
IOATAFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily (2.0.0)
AppleI2C - com.apple.driver.AppleI2C (4.0.0d2)
ACard6885M - com.acard.driver.ACard6885M (2.0.6)
IODVDStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily (1.5)
IOSMBusFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily (1.1)
IOUSBFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily (3.2.7)
IOPCIFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily (2.5)
IOBluetoothFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily (2.1.3f8)
IOAHCISerialATAPI - com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI (1.1.1)

 

Maybe you can choose which Extensions.mkext to use when booting?

 

EDIT: some quick testing done:

- It boots my 10.5.7 retail from an MBR hard disk partition without troubles.

- It doesnt boot the Retail DVD (IDE DVD Drive on Gigabyte 73PVM-S2H, nForce MCP73). I just selected the DVD icon and it reboots the computer, do I need to do something else? (use the C key option?).

- I get an error message saying "EBIOS read error: Error 0x42 | Block 49636 Sectors 64". booting from DVD and HD.

- The extensions.mkext from f1 are always loaded? The extensions.mkext from f2 seems to not be used at all?

- Verbose / Single User doesnt seem to work or I dont know how to use it: where do you have to press CTRl+V/S; when booting? In the menu? After selecting the icon?

- It looks like the options to show/hide all partitions and graphics mode are saved and kept acroos reboots, where are they saved?

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This sounds a excellent loader, I will give it a try and post results.

 

I would like to know, can themes from chameleon's loader be used with this?

 

All the best

 

NSCXP2005

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Here's a tip for everyone: Use codebox instead of code for long lists!

 

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231:f2 thorazine$ mkextunpack -v Extensions.mkext 
Found 164 kexts:
ACard671xSCSI - com.acard.driver.ACard671xSCSI (2.0.1)
FireWireStorageDeviceSpecifics - com.apple.driver.FireWireStorageDeviceSpecifics (2.0.5)
IOBDStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily (1.5)
ALF - com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall (1.0.77)
AppleHollywood - com.apple.driver.AppleHollywood (2.0.5)
AppleAPIC - com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC (1.4)
AppleMediaBay - com.apple.iokit.AppleMediaBay (1.0.2f1)
AppleWWANSupport - com.apple.driver.AppleWWANSupport (1.0.9)
IOAHCIBlockStorage - com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage (1.2.0)
AppleRTL8169Ethernet - com.apple.driver.AppleRTL8169Ethernet (1.0.3)
IOCDStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily (1.5)
IOHIDSystem - com.apple.iokit.IOHIDSystem (1.5.3)
IONetworkingFamily - com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily (1.6.1)
IOSCSIReducedBlockCommandsDevice - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIReducedBlockCommandsDevice (2.0.5)
iPodSBCDriver - com.apple.driver.iPodSBCDriver (1.1.3)
kernel.6.0 - com.apple.kernel.6.0 (7.9.9)
AppleDiskImagesReadWriteDiskImage - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.ReadWriteDiskImage (195.2.2)
AppleMemorexCDROMDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleMemorexCDROMDriver (2.0.5)
MACFramework - com.apple.kpi.dsep (9.6.0)
AppleDiskImagesCryptoEncoding - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.CryptoEncoding (195.2.2)
AppleHPET - com.apple.driver.AppleHPET (1.3)
ArcMSR - com.Areca.ArcMSR (1.3.1)
MKE-LF-D211A - com.apple.driver.MKE_LF_D211A (2.0.5)
AppleEFIRuntime - com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime (1.2.0)
Libkern - com.apple.kpi.libkern (9.6.0)
StorageLynx - com.apple.driver.StorageLynx (2.0.5)
WriteProtectedMediaDriver - com.apple.driver.WriteProtectedMediaDriver (2.0.5)
BootCache - com.apple.BootCache (30.3)
AppleUSBTCKeyEventDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyEventDriver (1.7.0b7)
AppleSMBIOS - com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS (1.1.1)
AppleUSBMergeNub - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub (3.2.4)
kernel - com.apple.kernel (9.6.0)
SanyoIDShot - com.apple.driver.SanyoIDShot (2.0.5)
TMSafetyNet - com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet (3)
AppleUSBHub - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub (3.2.7)
IOFireWireFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily (3.4.6)
AppleMobileDevice - com.apple.driver.AppleMobileDevice (1.4.0)
AppleHIDMouse - com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse (1.2.2f1)
AppleUSBUHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI (3.2.5)
IOFireWireSBP2 - com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2 (1.9.8)
IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily (2.0.5)
ACard67162 - com.acard.driver.ACard67162 (2.0.3)
AppleACPIEC - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC (1.2.4)
ApplePlatformFamily - com.apple.iokit.ApplePlatformFamily (9.6.0)
Apple_DEC21x4Ethernet - com.apple.iokit.Apple_DEC21x4Ethernet (1.5.0f1)
AppleIntel8254XEthernet - com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet (2.1.0a10)
nvenet - com.apple.nvenet (1.0.31)
ACard68xxM - com.acard.driver.ACard68xxM (2.0.5)
AppleIntel8255x - com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8255x (1.4)
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement - com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement (59.0.1)
AppleUSBEthernet - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEthernet (2.0.1b15)
IOUSBUserClient - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient (3.2.4)
QPSQueFire - com.apple.driver.QPSQueFire (2.0.5)
Sony_XDCAM - com.apple.driver.Sony_XDCAM (2.0.5)
AppleUSBTrackpad - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTrackpad (1.7.0b7)
JMicronATA - com.jmicron.JMicronATA (1.0.0)
CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController - com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.1.3f8)
AppleYukon2 - com.apple.iokit.AppleYukon2 (3.1.10b2)
AppleADBKeyboard - com.apple.driver.AppleADBKeyboard (2.3.9)
BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController - com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.1.3f8)
CSRHIDTransitionDriver - com.apple.driver.CSRHIDTransitionDriver (2.1.3f8)
IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice (2.0.5)
BSDKernel - com.apple.kpi.bsd (9.6.0)
initioFWBridge - com.apple.driver.initioFWBridge (2.0.5)
AppleEFINVRAM - com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM (1.2.0)
AppleUSBOHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI (3.2.7)
bsd - com.apple.kernel.bsd (7.9.9)
AppleFileSystemDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver (1.1.0)
IOATABlockStorage - com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage (2.0.5)
IOATAPIProtocolTransport - com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport (1.5.2)
IOSystemManagementFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSystemManagementFamily (9.6.0)
SoftRAID - com.softraid.driver.SoftRAID (3.6.5)
mach - com.apple.kernel.mach (7.9.9)
AppleKeyswitch - com.apple.driver.AppleKeyswitch (1.0.4d1)
AppleLSIFusionMPT - com.apple.driver.AppleLSIFusionMPT (2.0.2)
iokit - com.apple.kernel.iokit (7.9.9)
IOACPIFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily (1.2.0)
iPodFireWireTransportSupport - com.apple.driver.iPodFireWireTransportSupport (1.1.3)
AppleAHCIPort - com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort (1.5.2)
AppleNMI - com.apple.driver.AppleNMI (9.6.0)
IO80211Family - com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family (214.1)
AppleUSBEHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI (3.2.5)
AppleFWOHCI - com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI (3.7.2)
AppleUSBODD - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBODD (2.0.5)
IOHDIXController - com.apple.driver.DiskImages (195.2.2)
AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController (2.1.3f8)
IOUSBHIDDriver - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (3.2.2)
AppleUSBTopCase - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTopCase (1.7.0b7)
SCSITaskUserClient - com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient (2.0.5)
ACard6280ATA - com.acard.driver.ACard6280ATA (1.0.5)
AppleDiskImagesSparseDiskImage - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.SparseDiskImage (195.2.2)
AppleIntelPIIXATA - com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA (2.0.0)
AppleRAIDCard - com.apple.driver.AppleRAIDCard (49)
AppleBluetoothHIDMouse - com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse (1.2.2f1)
AppleSmartBatteryManager - com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager (158.6.0)
AppleBCM5701Ethernet - com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet (2.2.3b1)
IOAHCIFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily (1.5.0)
LSI-FW-500 - com.apple.driver.LSI_FW_500 (2.0.5)
iTunesPhoneDriver - com.apple.driver.iTunesPhoneDriver (1.0)
Unsupported - com.apple.kpi.unsupported (9.6.0)
Apple3Com3C90x - com.apple.driver.Apple3Com3C90x (1.4.0)
AppleUSBTCKeyboard - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard (1.7.0b7)
UFIWriteProtectedMediaDriver - com.apple.driver.UFIWriteProtectedMediaDriver (2.0.5)
AppleDiskImagesFileBackingStore - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.FileBackingStore (195.2.2)
AppleHIDKeyboard - com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard (1.0.8b1)
IOUSBMassStorageClass - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass (2.0.4)
IOStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily (1.5.5)
libkern-1 - com.apple.kernel.libkern (7.9.9)
seatbelt - com.apple.security.seatbelt (107.10)
AppleRTL8139Ethernet - com.apple.driver.AppleRTL8139Ethernet (1.4.1)
IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport - com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport (1.5.2)
iPodDriver - com.apple.driver.iPodDriver (1.1.3)
AppleDiskImagesKernelBacked - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.KernelBacked (195.2.2)
IOBluetoothHIDDriver - com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver (2.1.3f8)
IOI2CPulsar - com.apple.driver.IOI2CPulsar (1.5.2d0)
AppleEMacClock - com.apple.driver.AppleEMacClock (1.5.2d0)
IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice (2.0.5)
ApplePulsar - com.apple.driver.ApplePulsar (1.5.2d0)
AppleATAPIStorage - com.apple.driver.AppleATAPIStorage (2.0.5)
AppleUSBGigEthernet - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBGigEthernet (1.1.0b9)
AppleUSBMultitouch - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch (189.29.1)
IOSCSIParallelFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIParallelFamily (1.5.1)
BroadcomUSBBluetoothFirmwareDownload - com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothFirmwareDownload (2.1.3f8)
AppleRTC - com.apple.driver.AppleRTC (1.2.3)
IOKit-1 - com.apple.kpi.iokit (9.6.0)
MaxTranserSizeOverrideDriver - com.apple.driver.MaxTranserSizeOverrideDriver (2.0.5)
IOHIDEventDriver - com.apple.iokit.IOHIDEventDriver (1.5.3)
IOHIDFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily (1.5.3)
AppleXsanFilter - com.apple.driver.XsanFilter (2.7.91)
AppleUSBVideoSupport - com.apple.driver.USBCameraFirmwareLoader (1.0.9)
IONVRAMFamily - com.apple.iokit.IONVRAMFamily (9.6.0)
OxfordSemiconductor - com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi (2.0.5)
AppleACPIPlatform - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform (1.2.4)
AppleDiskImagesRAMBackingStore - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.RAMBackingStore (195.2.2)
IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolSansPhysicalUnit - com.apple.driver.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolSansPhysicalUnit (2.0.5)
IOPCCardFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOPCCardFamily (1.6.4)
MKE-SR-8171 - com.apple.driver.MKE_SR_8171 (2.0.5)
FWPreferredProtocolSpeed - com.apple.driver.FWPreferredProtocolSpeed (2.0.5)
AppleDiskImagesUDIFDiskImage - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.UDIFDiskImage (195.2.2)
USBStorageDeviceSpecifics - com.apple.driver.USBStorageDeviceSpecifics (2.0.5)
Mach-1 - com.apple.kpi.mach (9.6.0)
AppleACPIPCI - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPCI (1.2.4)
AppleSym8xx - com.apple.driver.AppleSym8xx (1.2.2f1)
AppleUSBHIDMouse - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDMouse (1.2.2f1)
AppleDiskImagesHTTPBackingStore - com.apple.driver.DiskImages.HTTPBackingStore (195.2.2)
IOUSBCompositeDriver - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite (3.2.0)
AppleAirPortBrcm4311 - com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx (361.24.1)
CanonEOS1D - com.apple.driver.CanonEOS1D (2.0.5)
ICAFWKodakProDriver - com.apple.driver.ICAFWKodakProDriver (4.0)
ACard62xxM - com.acard.driver.ACard62xxM (2.0.6)
AppleRAID - com.apple.driver.AppleRAID (3.0.19)
AppleUSBTCButtons - com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons (1.7.0b7)
PioneerSuperDrive - com.apple.driver.PioneerSuperDrive (2.0.5)
AppleACPIButtons - com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons (1.2.4)
AppleXserveRAID - com.apple.driver.AppleXserveRAID (2.0.5)
IOATAFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily (2.0.0)
AppleI2C - com.apple.driver.AppleI2C (4.0.0d2)
ACard6885M - com.acard.driver.ACard6885M (2.0.6)
IODVDStorageFamily - com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily (1.5)
IOSMBusFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily (1.1)
IOUSBFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily (3.2.7)
IOPCIFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily (2.5)
IOBluetoothFamily - com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily (2.1.3f8)
IOAHCISerialATAPI - com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI (1.1.1)

I mean doesn't this look much better to you?

 

Just a thought of course, but I hate all this unnecessary scrolling... and I don't believe that I am the only one around here!

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hy

it's neccessary to know if we can use equal or similar important flags..

 

usbehciacquire=yes or usbfix=yes

 

this is a must for most of the people that has the need to solve usb hi speed ehci troubles at boot

 

and the dsdt/acpi tables is the second important thing to know.

 

if your boot manager will take care of them.. your boot manager is really complete

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I've been testing this for an hour or so. It looks promesing!

I installed the booter onto a memory stick:

 

Booting a retail 10.5 DVD seems that the extra kexts are not loading (neither from /Extensions folder or from mkext file). I need a patched Jmicron kext and I get the 'no smoking' symbol at boot. I couldnt get in verbose mode (by pressing ctrl-v) so I couldnt check if this is 'still waiting for root device' error

 

While booting my OSX HD the extra kexts are loading. In this case CTRL-v works ONLY while loading the extra kexts from the memory stick; I can see the loading messages (also DSDT.aml loads ok), after that goes into the normal grey bootscreen so I cannot see if anything is going wrong. When getting to the desktop I have orange icons for my AHCI disks (eventhough im using the same kexts I use with chameleon2). So it seems some kexts are failing to load. Jmicron kext loads fine though....

 

I'll try to do more testing

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I can boot to the mac drive and the windows drive perfectly... Fantastic bootloader. Boots my retail cd perfectly, but takes longer than my boot-132 disk.

 

Here are my steps...

 

To install to a flash drive:) (cannot ruin your bootloader if it screws up) What i did...

 

Format in HSF+

 

Install BootThink to the flash drive

 

Copy over necessary kexts to the folder on the drive... (I copied over about 20... Need to experiment to cut this down...

 

Use as normal...

 

Anything wrong with this process???

 

Also, my about this mac and system profiler actually show things now, whereas they didn't before...

 

Also Also, anyone know where the com.Apple.Boot.plist is on the mac drive, i want ot copy over mine with the strings and such...

 

Thanks.

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Well, as Hagar posted, this is clearly based on Apples's code, like Chameleon. My noob opinion is, this is similar to Chameleon, based on the way it loads and works.. very similar.. it even fails were Chameleon usually fails.

 

But, unlike Chameleon it does boot Windows XP from a USB stick!

No luck booting install DVD, though. It always gives me a kp about "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"acpi\".\n"@/......." (can be a problem with the kernel i'm using?!).

All functions working.. only had some trouble setting resolution. I always have to reboot, in all settings.

Also had to put extra kexts in Extensions.mkext.. VoodooHDA didn't load from Darwin/S/L/E.

Yup.. it's another bootloader! No doubt about it.

 

I'm sticking with XPC for now, to boot OS X. The only reason why i can't boot retail with XPC is because, i can't boot vanilla kernel.

Been using it to boot all sorts of OSx86 DVD's and the only thing i need to put on them is Voodoo :D

I can't explain but, XPC feels more "natural"... really like it.

 

Anyway.. still about Boot Think i saw someone asking about this:

- the keyboard shortcuts only work when we set a default partition to boot from.

 

Leaving a pic of my USB stick layout. Darwin/S/L/E is only in the pick to show kexts i'm loading, not in use.

Stay safe.

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Timeout is NOT working! Default system automatic startup is impossible.

 

Works for me.

When menu comes up, press F8 to switch to text mode.

Select the partition you want to boot by default with the arrows, then type: # -b

Reboot.

To get to menu, press Alt as soon as boot starts.

Edited by Azimutz

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I think since this is based on boot-132, it would be for the best interest of everyone if the Chameleon and BootThink teams work together on a unified bootloader.

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