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screwed up my hackintosh somehow and now it will not load. I have a image i created using superduper on a usb harddrive with chameleon on it as well. Problem is when i boot off the usb it shows the drive but when i click on it it does nothing yet it i go over to the hackintosh drive it tries to boot with no luck.
I would just like to restore from the image i have so that i don't have to re install everything is there any chance i can do that or do i have to re install everything?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not sure if this works for everybody or with every distro but it's something I figured the hard way and seems to work for me. I do this when I screw something up or I want to experiment with other kernels/fixes/patches etc..
Put the DVD back into the drive and boot into it. Don't format your partition, don't even touch the disk utility.
Go straight to the install screen and go to customize. Most of the distros that I have give you the option to uncheck the actual program install of OSX. I believe on iDeneb distros it's called "essentials" or something like that, the first option that is always checked when you go into the customize screen.
If your distro has this option, then uncheck that. Only pick the kernel that you used to get a working install, if you suspect that you have a kernel problem. If you don't know for sure, just check that anyway. Then if the bootloader you normally use came off that disk, just for the heck of it check that also. Stuff like the seatbelt fix and patches, those things I'd suggest checking also.
Then tell it to install and let it reboot. Whatever you check on that customize screen is all it's going to install, nothing else. If you didn't check the actual OSX program then it'll only take a minute or less to install the stuff you did check. I do this to experiment with different kernels and stuff on the DVD or to reinstall stuff that mess up while tinkering with OSX. You can do this to try different video kext from the DVD also, basically anything on that DVD you can change around and experiment with by doing it the way I'm saying. If it won't boot, go back and make your changes until it does. You don't have to reinstall everytime you get a bad install or whatever, it'll save you a ton of time.
This only works if your DVD has the option to uncheck the actual program install itself...the rest of the distros, you're just stuck doing a reinstall unless you know terminal commands, and I don't.
Oh yea, about your restoring...sorry...
If you did a time machine backup then you can restore that way for sure. I don't know about doing it with a image of your working install. If you're saying that time machine won't work, did you install the time machine fix?
Far as I know, you just go where you'd do the disk utility at and you can select to restore from a backup or whatever there. If you can't get it to work then I'd try what I posted above and see if that works for you.