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[GUIDE] Make a usb bootloader for FX cpu's !

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Hello all!

 

As all dev's did awesome work creating kernels, it would be nice to actually boot them.

This wasn't a problem on most CPU's but the newer Bulldozer and Piledriver cpus had an instant reboot problem.

 

So What is this thread all about?

A while ago, member gills83 said that he was able to boot Andy's kernel on his FX cpu.

Clover EFI rL1050 was the solution!

But it seems that installing clover might be quite hard to do! In fact it isn't at all, but you'll need to do some more then just running the .pkg ;)

 

What do you need?

- a FX processor (or another one)

- a SMALL USB device! as this is your bootloader it will need to always be inserted into your pc!

something like this will do the job :)

- a working mac or hackintosh or virtualbox.

- This clover

 

Lets start!

Boot up your mac/hackintosh/virtualbox and plug in the usb device.

Open applications>utilities>disk utility and format your usb like this:

 

formath.png

 

When formatting is done, open applications>utilities>terminal

Then type in : diskutil list

diskutillist.png

 

find your usb in the list, and write down the name of the partition somewhere.

 

Then type :

diskutil unmount /dev/r(diskname) so if your fat partition is disk2s1, type diskutil unmount /dev/rdisk2s1

 

when unmouting is succesfull type :

newfs_msdos -v Fat32 -F 32 /dev/r(diskname)

 

Now it is time to remount our usb device by simply using:

diskutil mount /dev/r(diskname)

 

The easy part:

now it is just a matter of installing clover using this settings:

 

cloverl.png

 

Be sure to install it to your usb drive though!

THE USB DRIVE IS CALLED FAT32 NOW!

 

Its done :D

So now boot the usb device and tweak clover till it is perfect for you.

I always have the usb drive inserted and set it as first to boot in my bios.

So i actually have a very simple dual boot system.

 

Have fun!

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Awesome! Thank you very much for this, Bitcore!

 

I edited a bit the topic's title to make it clear it's a tutorial.

 

All the best!

No problem :)

Thats fine!

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Bitcore thanks for the tutorial , only one qurstion did you really got a os x virtual machine to boot up without ,,cpu halted,, error ?

I mean i tryed like virtualbox and even vmware wich i have bought this summer :))) anyway please share the vm or make a tutorial about that :D thanks

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:)

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3ZxQrzjCeQY

 

Bitcore thanks for the tutorial , only one qurstion did you really got a os x virtual machine to boot up without ,,cpu halted,, error ?

I mean i tryed like virtualbox and even vmware wich i have bought this summer :))) anyway please share the vm or make a tutorial about that :D thanks

 

 

:)

 

actives tous the cores ;)

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Thanks for the extra vids :)

Bitcore thanks for the tutorial , only one qurstion did you really got a os x virtual machine to boot up without ,,cpu halted,, error ?

I mean i tryed like virtualbox and even vmware wich i have bought this summer :))) anyway please share the vm or make a tutorial about that :D thanks

 

Hi i use virtualbox ;)

Just download the Nawcom mod CD (0.3) and boot it, then replace the image with iAtkos S3 image ;)

Press f5 and the iatkos disc wil show up. boot it with : rd(0,0)/Extra/modbin_kernel -v

Then install the iAtkos, dont let it install a bootloader.

 

After that you'll always need to boot the modcd select the HDD and boot it with

rd(0,0)/Extra/modbin_kernel -v

For me i can only boot it that way :P

 

Hope it helps

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