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Chameleon 2 RC3 r658 Installation Package

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The voodoo team has finally released the Chameleon 2 RC3 boot loader which is the first boot loader to have proper Snow Leopard support, including proper extensions loading. This means no more .mkext needed (for some 32-bit users) and fewer extensions-related problems, leading to a smoother and easier OS X Snow Leopard install.

 

Many thanks to the Voodoo team and everyone else who was involved in making this possible.

 

This is an unofficial installation package.

PLEASE don't report any problems related to the installation package to Voodoo team. The Voodoo team is responsible for the boot loader itself only.

 

Use at your own risk.

Chameleon_2_RC3.zip

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mkext needed? I use chameleon rc 1 and dont need or have an mkext in /Extra for either leopard or snow with my ud3p...just saying...maybe i am missing something here? Both boot just fine and great by the way...but i will give it a try...

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I installed this, and now my network connection is deceased? Any ideas?

 

 

Same problem here! No solution found yet....back to EFI10.2 for now.

 

EDIT:

 

I fixed my network! It seems the -x32 kernel flag in my com.apple.Boot.plist didn't work anymore so it booted up in 64bit and then my network doesn't work.

I changed the flag to arch=i386 and now it boots in 32bit with fully network.

 

BiTRiP

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I'll be quite honest about it.

 

Been quite old in the scene but only on the install and trial side.

 

But I just completed a Snow Leopard installation and a guide too.

 

But had used the Chameleon-2.0-RC2-r640.pkg

 

Have a fully working Snow Leopard Install with major apps running in 64-bit mode and also 32 bit ones like

Himmelbar, iStat Menu, Blitz, Microsoft Office 2008, iWork, iLife 09.

 

QE/CI enabled. using EFI strings and NVEnabler.kext in /Extra/Extensions.

 

 

Will try this one out soon.

 

Regards,

 

 

Freaky Chokra

 

PS: My respect to Kabyl for his extensive work in Tiger and Leopard.

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Same problem here! No solution found yet....back to EFI10.2 for now.

 

EDIT:

 

I fixed my network! It seems the -x32 kernel flag in my com.apple.Boot.plist didn't work anymore so it booted up in 64bit and then my network doesn't work.

I changed the flag to arch=i386 and now it boots in 32bit with fully network.

 

BiTRiP

loving it, you're the man!

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many many thanks to VoodooLabs. also thanks to Dr. Hurt for installer pkg.

 

I'm using an app to check 32/64-mode (EFI, kernel, kernel boot mode)

 

32-bit or 64-bit Kernel Startup Mode Selector

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10966633

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/32252...p-mode-selector

 

without bootflag:

cham2rc3_noflag.png

 

with kernel flag in com.apple.Boot.plist:

arch=x86_64 -x64
arch=x86_64 -legacy
-arch=x86_64 -x64
-arch=x86_64 -legacy

 

cham2rc3_withflag.png

 

cham2rc3_EFI32.png

 

ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi
"firmware-abi" = <"EFI32">

 

How to get EFI64 with Chameleon-2-RC3-r658?

 

previously with Chameleon-2.0-RC1-r431 + PC_EFI-10.1 (with/without -x64 bootflag)

32-64bit-kernel-selector.png

 

[EDIT]

 

my case closed :lol:

 

Kabyl · 7. September 2009, 19:16 · http://tinyurl.com/nfv7o3

 

About the “Sound assertion” message:

That’s because we didn’t implement 64bit EFI System Table, and EFI Runtime Services,

I have done some work on it but didn’t get around to adding it yet.

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ATTENTION : not working on ACER 5930g

 

neither leo nor snow

 

then:

 

goto chamel rc1

return

 

exit0

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extras folder has: fakesmc - legacyappleahci - openhalt - platformuuid - and sleepenabler

whether i use -x32 or just -v

I get these errors on boot...

 

Failed to load executable for kext com.psystar.driver.OpenHaltRestart.

Can't load kext org.netkas.fakesmc - link failed.

[com.superhai.driver.PlatformUUID]: The Mach-O file is malformed: Invalid magic number: 0xfeedface.

ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out

 

then it just stops at:

AppleRTL8169Ethernet: phyWaitForAutoNegotiation TIMEOUT

 

What am i doing wrong here????????????????????

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:P:huh::P

 

My Hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I guess you should open your own Site just to make install packages that everyone forgets for the Newbies!!

 

That two IOU. Should I send Beer?

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Ok Folks I was able to Get Software RAID working on Snow Kitty Let me know if you need me to write the Steps to get it working

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Installer works as intended. Thanks for taking the time to put it together. :unsure:

 

I've been using -x32 flag in my com.apple.boot.plist so I got a KP on boot due to AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement as this flag is not recognized in RC3 and my NullCPUPowerManagement was 32 bit.

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Thanks for the installer.

I've still have trouble with my videocard (Gainward 9800GT 512)

When I start with "GraphicsEnabler=Yes" my video is just fine. When I use an EFI-string I get a black screen.

Is there a way to boot always with this bootoption "GraphicsEnabler=Yes"???

 

I've tried so many things to get it work but none of them worked as it should!

 

Ed

 

p.s. I have a vanilla SL install via USB-boot-Install

 

Also my signature is from another machine

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Ok Folks I was able to Get Software RAID working on Snow Kitty Let me know if you need me to write the Steps to get it working

 

 

I just got mine working. Well kind of. I did a manual install to both raid slices but no matter what I try, only one of them will boot properly. Other one just does this...

 

Boot0: GPT

Boot0: Testing

Boot0: Testing

Boot0: Done

 

Then it just sits there an I have to reboot.

 

Can you share your install method please?

 

Thanks

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Thank you for the link Dr. Hurt:

 

Is there an installation guide for this package?

 

I am striving to install Snow Leopard Retail DVD on an Asus P5PE-VM, DualCore Intel Pentium D, 3000 MHz, ACPI x64-based PC, Intel Springdale-G i865G, 2x1GB ram ddr 400, Sapphire AGP 3850, firewire PCI card VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller, Audio Adapter PCI card C-Media CMI8738/C3DX Audio Device, Native Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3], Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (192.168.1.2), 80GB WD sata HD, TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A ATA IDE.

 

I have the info for GA EP45-UD3R Guide (v1.25), but can't seem to find one for your link. I am currently on a Hackintosh iAtkos 10.5.8 EP45-UD3P and when I downloaded the Chameleon 2 RC3 r658 it wanted to install on the HD. I have an empty WD 80gb sata HD GUID formatted hot swappable on the the UD3P ready to be installed on the ASUS, but I need instructions. I desire to test Snow Leopard on the Asus before upgrading the UD3P to Snow Leopard.

 

I would appreciate any help.

 

Thank you

 

GOS

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i able see the DVD install sucessful however encounter alwys cant boot.

 

Dunno what happen..any idea.

 

i follow the guide install at another external hard disk not firewire. Just USB external.

 

dunno when will able have a DVD SL RC3 in there.thanks

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I just got mine working. Well kind of. I did a manual install to both raid slices but no matter what I try, only one of them will boot properly. Other one just does this...

 

Boot0: GPT

Boot0: Testing

Boot0: Testing

Boot0: Done

 

Then it just sits there an I have to reboot.

 

Can you share your install method please?

 

Thanks

 

Here are my steps

High Level Follow the steps from this Thread:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=76404

 

1. I Created the Raid Slices from scratch

( Assuming you have a working Snow Leopard)

2. Install Snow leopard onto your Raid Volume from the Osinstall.mpkg from the 10.6 Image or DVD.. Install process does automatically install additional files in the helper partitions of each slices "Boot OSX" , you will notice this is different than Leopard

Before trying to boot make sure your have patched the S/L/E with the necessary kexts. and manually copied the boot sectors etc

 

total 640
 0 drwxr-xr-x  10 root  wheel     408 Sep  7 15:34 .
 0 drwxrwxrwt@  9 root  admin     306 Sep  8 18:14 ..
 0 drwx------   3 root  wheel     102 Sep  7 10:43 .Spotlight-V100
 0 d-wx-wx-wt@  3 root  wheel     102 Sep  8 18:14 .Trashes
 0 drwx------   3 root  wheel     102 Sep  8 18:14 .fseventsd
 0 drwxr-xr-x@  6 root  wheel     204 Sep  7 14:18 Extra
 0 drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel     102 Sep  7 11:53 System
608 -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel  309344 Sep  7 14:03 boot
 0 drwxr-xr-x   5 root  wheel     170 Sep  7 15:34 com.apple.boot.R
32 -rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel   15818 Sep  7 14:18 dsdt.aml

3. What you see above is the Final set of files folders each of the slices will have.

4. Extra/Extensions contain the needed kexts

5. It also contains com.apple.Boot.plist & dsdt.aml, i have placed this in two places not sure which one is used

6. Note the boot file also present in each slice

 

make sure you build the mkext cache with the automatic method by

"touch /System/Library/Extensions" as it updates the caches in all the necessary places (you can see it in /var/log/system.log)

 

see mine

/ locked; waiting for lock.

Sep 7 14:37:54 Mac-Pro com.apple.kextcache[309]: Created mkext archive //System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext.

Sep 7 14:37:55 Mac-Pro com.apple.kextcache[307]: Successfully updated helper partition disk3s3.

Sep 7 14:37:57 Mac-Pro com.apple.kextcache[307]: Successfully updated helper partition disk2s3.

Sep 7 14:37:57 Mac-Pro kextd[10]: updated kernel boot caches

 

with this you should be good

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