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Hey guys, havin some trouble.

 

I can't get the hard drive to boot the OS. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and can boot the OS fine if i use the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk and everything works (aside from having only 4GB of ram out of 8), but when I try to boot from the hard drive it just sits there and won't boot. I have a Foxconn P55 mobo, Core i7, GTX260. Let me know if you need anymore info. Thanks guys.

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Hey guys, havin some trouble.

 

I can't get the hard drive to boot the OS. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and can boot the OS fine if i use the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk and everything works (aside from having only 4GB of ram out of 8), but when I try to boot from the hard drive it just sits there and won't boot. I have a Foxconn P55 mobo, Core i7, GTX260. Let me know if you need anymore info. Thanks guys.

 

Hi,

 

normally, after install the SL DVD you have to boot from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Now you must see two entry points on the screen: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and the new SL installation by the name you gave through the installation procedure. Did you saw that ?

Then point on the new SL installation - just point, do'nt start - press ß on your keyboard to access the terminal mode. Then type in "-v arch=x86", then enter. This - i think so - write the boot parameter on your harddisk. After that, you should be able to start from harddisk.

Hope it helps.

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Hi,

 

normally, after install the SL DVD you have to boot from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Now you must see two entry points on the screen: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and the new SL installation by the name you gave through the installation procedure. Did you saw that ?

Then point on the new SL installation - just point, do'nt start - press ß on your keyboard to access the terminal mode. Then type in "-v arch=x86", then enter. This - i think so - write the boot parameter on your harddisk. After that, you should be able to start from harddisk.

Hope it helps.

 

Where is the ß button?

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Where is the ß button?

 

ok :( I'm from germany ... we using a QWertz layout. Google say: ß stands for +S

 

or Alt + 225 ... sorry. What i wrote is form a german guide.

 

Where is the ß button?

 

Ok, i saw what the problem is ...

 

the german guide said ... what i wrote. The original description http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html do'nt say anything about the step that i described. Hm, ... interesting.

You following the tonymacx68 description ?

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ok :) I'm from germany ... we using a QWertz layout. Google say: ß stands for +S

 

or Alt + 225 ... sorry. What i wrote is form a german guide.

 

 

 

Ok, i saw what the problem is ...

 

the german guide said ... what i wrote. The original description http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html do'nt say anything about the step that i described. Hm, ... interesting.

You following the tonymacx68 description ?

 

Oh haha :P I figured it was something like that.

 

Yeah, I followed the tonymacx86 guide. Hopefully I can get this figured out today :D

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You cannot boot from your hard drive because you haven't installed a boot loader.

 

Use this to install the latest version of Chameleon 2.0 RC5:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231075

 

You will need to move some files from your boot CD to your Chameleon installation.

 

Boot CDs are meant to work on a wide variety of hardware, you might not need all the files, and configuration files such as smbios.plist and com.apple.Boot.plist might not be optimal for your particular hardware. What's more, some files that are common to universal boot CDs, such as FrameBufferDisabler.kext and nullCPUPM.kext/Disabler.kext, might even prevent your hardware from working 100%.

 

Do some reading/searching and find out what each file does. Start with the Chameleon documentation, find it at the General Chameleon board over at the VoodooProjects forum. Visit the website of your boot CD.

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You cannot boot from your hard drive because you haven't installed a boot loader.

 

Use this to install the latest version of Chameleon 2.0 RC5:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231075

 

You will need to move some files from your boot CD to your Chameleon installation.

 

Boot CDs are meant to work on a wide variety of hardware, you might not need all the files, and configuration files such as smbios.plist and com.apple.Boot.plist might not be optimal for your particular hardware. What's more, some files that are common to universal boot CDs, such as FrameBufferDisabler.kext and nullCPUPM.kext/Disabler.kext, might even prevent your hardware from working 100%.

 

Do some reading/searching and find out what each file does. Start with the Chameleon documentation, find it at the General Chameleon board over at the VoodooProjects forum. Visit the website of your boot CD.

 

Well [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] does install the bootloader, so yeah I've already run this and it still won't work. Downloaded again and same thing.

 

I'm not sure where you mean to move files to the Chameleon installation. There isn't really any information on where exactly to put things. I run the package, but no go :/

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There isn't really any information on where exactly to put things.

Huh? I don't know how you can say something like that, there is years of reading material on InsanelyMac alone. :rolleyes:

 

You can find the Chameleon documentation at the VoodooProjects forum, Chameleon section, general board.

The docs have not been updated to Chameleon 2.0 RC5 status yet, so you might want to follow up by reading this thread:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=225766

 

You have to figure out why you are unable to install Chameleon ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] uses Chameleon) to your hard drive.

 

I have never used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] myself so I can't help you with any [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] specifics. That's why I pointed you to the Chameleon installer above.

If the problem is with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] you should be asking over at the TonyMacx86 forums.

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Huh? I don't know how you can say something like that, there is years of reading material on InsanelyMac alone. :unsure:

 

You can find the Chameleon documentation at the VoodooProjects forum, Chameleon section, general board.

The docs have not been updated to Chameleon 2.0 RC5 status yet, so you might want to follow up by reading this thread:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=225766

 

You have to figure out why you are unable to install Chameleon ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] uses Chameleon) to your hard drive.

 

I have never used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] myself so I can't help you with any [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] specifics. That's why I pointed you to the Chameleon installer above.

If the problem is with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] you should be asking over at the TonyMacx86 forums.

 

I don't mean any information period, I was saying there wasn't information on where to put things like you said on the page that you linked.

 

And the problem is not with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. As I stated, I downloaded the installer you mentioned and it still did not work.

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Here's an example /extra folder where you can see the folder structure and where everything is supposed to be.

On your boot CD it's a little bit different - the kernel extensions are inside a disk image file which gets mounted as a RAM disk (takes me back to the Amiga days ;) ).

Screen_shot_2010_10_09_at_2.57.24_PM.png

Run terminal.app, type diskutil list, post the output here and I'll try to help.

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Here's an example /extra folder where you can see the folder structure and where everything is supposed to be.

On your boot CD it's a little bit different - the kernel extensions are inside a disk image file which gets mounted as a RAM disk (takes me back to the Amiga days :( ).

post-378074-1286647121_thumb.png

Run terminal.app, type diskutil list, post the output here and I'll try to help.

 

Thanks for trying to help me out man. Here's the output.

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Install Chameleon manually to your system drive.

Follow this guide: http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,649.0.html

You must register to download the attached Chameleon 2.0 RC5 r517.

Read more about 2.0 RC5 here:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=225766

 

Well I followed that guide exactly and it STILL won't boot. I just don't understand why nothing will work. Getting frustrated :rolleyes:

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