Jump to content
Welcome to InsanelyMac Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Sign in to follow this  
Karol Trojanowski

Boot volume disappeared from Chameleon menu

4 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

After a normal reboot, my boot volume disappeared from the Chameleon boot menu. During the run before the reboot, I used Migration assistant to transfer applications to another Mac. I don't know if it's the issue here, because the machine was the source and I believe Migration Assistant doesn't change anything in the source.


I did the following:

  • booted into an install medium, Repair Disk (there were no errors) and reinstalled Chameleon
  • tried to boot with Chameleon installed on a different disk
  • replaced the kernel with backup

If I press Enter, I see the kexts being loaded (so it can see the partition) and then it reboots.


Please help me fix this without reinstalling...

Edited by eep357
Deleted off topic posts

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

you can reinstall without loosing your data if you don't erase or reformat the drive first. Will prob need to replace back a few kexts though.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

As it turns out, one can never be sure with Migration Assistant. It messes up permissions on the source system if it's a hackintosh.



I was able to solve it with:

  • fix permissions;
  • a trick by netkas: link

In case it ever goes down, it boils down to forcing some files to update by copying them, removing the original and moving them back to place. The files are:





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can second that-Migration assistant screws up permissions all over the place including many user preference files. Real pain in the neck!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.