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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    OK,
    That error is really related to how you install OSX and Chameleon.

    It looks like OSX is installed in a logical partition. Chameleon can only boot to a primary one. If incorrectly installed then it would start but can not call the bootloader.

    I would recheck to see if you actually partition your hard drive correctly.
    Windows 7 preinstalled will take 3 partitions. So you should check to make sure.
    It has to be something else because I used an Ubuntu Live USB to wipe out the hard drive before I did a "vanilla" reinstallation of everything (quicker than uninstalling the bloatware, honestly). Shouldn't I be able to boot into OSX with a Chameleon CD (for the first time) before I install Chameleon (say through Multibeast)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finker View Post
    It has to be something else because I used an Ubuntu Live USB to wipe out the hard drive before I did a "vanilla" reinstallation of everything (quicker than uninstalling the bloatware, honestly). Shouldn't I be able to boot into OSX with a Chameleon CD (for the first time) before I install Chameleon (say through Multibeast)?
    Yes, I see your point.
    About the boot using CD, yes and no.

    Technically, CD boot doesn't include hard drive, unless it is modified, like Boot132 for example. So, it depends on what version of Chameleon and what has been modified. That is why some of the distro DVD won't boot anything else but itself, and some other will boot everything it sees.

    So you wiped out the whole hard drive and recreate partition and set it primary?
    You can still use that USB and recheck all the partition.
    And make sure that Chameleon is actually installed, as sometimes it didn't and won't boot up correctly.

    EDIT: I also use that distro DVD for one of my laptops and it did not install Chameleon even it did say so.
    Last edited by ratvn; 06-12-2010 at 10:44 AM.

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    Talking Its working

    Well, I finally got it too work. I used the SL Hazard 10.6.1-10.6.2 Disc. Its odd though, I currently have it installed on an external hard disk and not in the internal one. In order to do this, you have to wipe out the hard disk you plan on using, otherwise there will be complications (I recommend cloning your partitions and backing them up to another disk using an Ubuntu Live CD/USB or PartitionMagic or whatever partition editor you feel comfortable using). Here is what you must do:

    1) Set your boot order to boot from CD first.

    2) You MUST boot with boot flags, here is what I used: cpus=1 busratio=12 fsb=133 -v

    3) You MUST set the Mac OS X partition to boot from GPT, DO NOT boot from MBR (which is why I recommend installing it to a different hard disk than your Windows installation).

    4) Select the following (names may not be exact, but close):
    - Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Update Combo
    - Chameleon RC3 + PCEFI 10.5
    - VoodooHDA 2.52
    - Atheros Fix 10.6.2
    - ElliotForceLegacyRTC
    - SMBIOSResolver
    Please note: I'm not sure if all of these are required, but I did get it to work ... so hey, that's something at least. Will update if I feel confident to cut that list farther.

    5) Now, install it and then reboot into the hard disk that OS X is installed to. If you did it right, the Chameleon screen should pop up. Press TAB and type in: cpus=1 busratio=12 -v

    6) If all went well, you will finally be in Mac OS X.

    As for post-installation ... not much is working right now but that is all fixable. Ethernet: Not working ... I will find the appropriate kext
    Bluetooth: Working
    Touchpad and Keyboard: Working, though no side-scrolling or multitouch
    Graphics: Not working ... will try what I can to make it work, but is unlikely too do so, Expose and Spaces have noticeable frame-rate issues
    Sound: Not tested yet
    Wireless: Not working ... but there might just be drivers here in a month or two (July or August)

    I will post updates and working kexts on this forum, and InsanelyMac, as I find them. Finally have a working OS X!!

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    Good job, well done
    You should try this too instead.

    cpus=8 busratio=12

    that way it is better than limit cpus=1


    Cheers

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    FYI, there is information on those models regarding post installation for additional kexts and extra along with video drivers, depends on what model you have.

    Good job


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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Good job, well done
    You should try this too instead.

    cpus=8 busratio=12

    that way it is better than limit cpus=1


    Cheers
    Sweet, I'll try it out as soon as I have one or two more kexts (just to make sure). Thanks for the help by the way!! It's greatly appreciated, as you were the first one on any of the forums I've been to who was willing to even engage this "problem" (the others were silent or stopped talking to me when I said I was using the Hazard method ). You have no idea how much the thought alone meant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finker View Post
    Sweet, I'll try it out as soon as I have one or two more kexts (just to make sure). Thanks for the help by the way!! It's greatly appreciated, as you were the first one on any of the forums I've been to who was willing to even engage this "problem" (the others were silent or stopped talking to me when I said I was using the Hazard method ). You have no idea how much the thought alone meant!
    You're welcome and I appreciated your comment as well.
    Happy for you after the long fighting with it and you came out on top

    You should check out other thread for post install kext support. They got most of the hardware issues worked out.

    If you have it on ext disk then you could also clone it back to the internal one. Use utility/software at the block level, as most windows softwares won't work correctly for OSX cloning/backup.
    Cheers
    Last edited by ratvn; 06-12-2010 at 11:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Good job, well done
    You should try this too instead.

    cpus=8 busratio=12

    that way it is better than limit cpus=1


    Cheers
    Hmmm, I can't seem to get it to boot when I use those commands. It just hangs there, will have to look into some solutions to this ... I think I remember something about this for the HP dvXt quad edition laptops (very similiar spec-wise to the Envy 15).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finker View Post
    Hmmm, I can't seem to get it to boot when I use those commands. It just hangs there, will have to look into some solutions to this ... I think I remember something about this for the HP dvXt quad edition laptops (very similiar spec-wise to the Envy 15).
    Hi,
    Did you try just busratio=12, without cpus? Or cpus=4
    During setup it requires all, but once loaded then some could be omitted.
    Let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Hi,
    Did you try just busratio=12, without cpus? Or cpus=4
    During setup it requires all, but once loaded then some could be omitted.
    Let me know.
    Yep, I tried every combination of cpus=X and cpu=X, and I have to have busratio=12 in the boot list, otherwise it will not boot. Not really sure what is happening, do you know what other i7 processors have to do in order to utilize all of there cores (and threads)?

    Update: Here is something interesting I noticed every time I set the number of "cpus" (threads) over 1, it would spit out a kernel panic, whose location was somewhere around here: "SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1486.2.11/osfmk/i386/lapic.c:649". Not entirely sure, but I'm thinking we might have to tweak the bios ... see here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/ind...owtopic=215033
    Last edited by Finker; 06-13-2010 at 06:33 AM. Reason: Extra Tidbit


 

 
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