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[SOLVED] Snow L. installed OK, but netbook won't boot from HDD, booting from USB install drive works fine !

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Hi all,

I have a small issue with my fresh SL 10.6.3 installation on a Samsung N130. -_-


The installation goes very smoothly, no problem at all, using iATKOS S3 v2 on an external USB drive (had to restore the ISO to the drive and then make the drive bootable using Netbook Maker 0.8.4rc1).


My only problem is that I cannot boot my OSX directly from the bootloader's menu.


When I choose my Mac partition in the bootloader, I can briefly see the apple on a grey background and then automatically the computer goes back to the BIOS Post boot sequence. :(


The -v -f -x options does not change anything to the problem. Using -v I can't see any problem, everything goes way to fast.


The only thing I can say is that the reboot seems to happen at the moment where usually there is a switch between the text mode and the video mode.


The weird thing is that if I boot on the USB drive, then the same OSX partition is showing in the bootloader's menu as well. From there the computer can boots normally and I can enjoy my Snow L installation. :blink:


I'm quite new to this but it looks like a configuration problem of the bootloader itself... Maybe pointing to the wrong kernel or wrong root partition...


Appreciate your help.


Thank you very much. ;)

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Boot from the usb your hdd Mac OS X partition, install a chameleon pkg, (the rc5 is the last one) to your Mac OS X partition, reboot and see if that fix it, otherwise check the bootlist file on /Extra folder

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Issue fixed !


I've found several reports from people having a similar problem and one of them mentioned that replacing the kernel could be the solution.


I looked on my USB drive that can boot my HD OSX install and found several kernel files on it, one of them being named 'mach_kernel.atom'.


I gave a try and copied this patched kernel to my OSX partition on the HD, reboot and voilà !!!


The problem then is that my OSX booted but with a wrong screen resolution, no keyboard, no touchpad, nothing ! I just ran Netbook Installer again and on the next reboot everything was back in order (except sound, but this I will try to fix it later).


I'm still wondering what's the benefit of the use of iATKOS in my story...


So the thing to remember is that when you boot from a bootloader installed on a different drive obviously (at least with Chameleon) the bootloader takes the kernel from the external drive.


Anyway, now I'm happy with my Samsung N130 running Snow Leo 10.6.3 :wacko: , which is much better than this crappy Windows Seven Starter edition that comes by default with it.

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