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GRUB2 -> Chameleon

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situation: disk containing osx86 and linux. boot loader was Chameleon, replaced by GRUB2.

 

boot linux and extract Chameleon's i386.zip into /boot/chameleon

then edit file /etc/grub.d/40_custom in order to add this lines:

menuentry "OSX86 Chameleon Boot Loader" {
chainloader /boot/chameleon/i386/boot0
}

after save, run update-grub2

done!

 

EDIT: simplification... chainloader pointing to chameleon's boot0 do the trick

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useful chameleon recovery commands

(cd /boot/chameleon/i386)

dd   if=boot0   of=/dev/disk/by-id/TheDiskThatYouAreUsing   bs=440   count=1

dd   if=boot1h   of=/dev/disk/by-id/ThePartitionWithOsx86OfTheDiscThatYouAreUsing   bs=512   count=1

cp   boot   /the/root/of/your/osx86/mount/point/

 

dont copy-paste, just take as reference!

please use dd (destroyer of disks) with precaution, you can kill a little cat if used wrong!

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd_%28Unix%29

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i think it can be useful information for those who has a linux as backup system installed on their hard drive.

GRUB2 will be the main boot loader. it will chain load into Chameleon!

by default, GRUB2 does not detects propertly OSX86. this is a little fix for grub2.

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the right way.. is chameleon call grub2 in the linux partition
in GUID

this solution is for when chameleon cannot detect grub2

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