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Dear all,

 

I have managed to install Snow Leopard 10.6.0 using a USB stick onto a Dell Latitude D620, core duo T2400 with intel graphics. At first I would always get a 'press you start button' screen when booting of the USB stick, but suddenly it would go and about 30 minutes later I ran SL.

 

So far so good.

 

I used EDP 1.9.2 to install the necessary Kext configs, fixes and tools and most importantly the Chameleon Bootloader. I just followed the recommended option in EDP and installed the default Chameleon 2.1svn r1686 version. Next, I updated to 10.6.8 and did a new EDP built.

 

Now, when I reboot, I always have see a text version of the bootloader and it always stops at a prompt. There I have to press <ENTER> to continue and then I can boot into SL; which works like a charm.

 

The problem is, whatever I do, I cannot change the boot process. It would always give me a text version of Chameleon (which I can live with) but it would ask for an <ENTER> to continue.

 

I have tried editing the org.Chameleon.boot.plist file (in the /Extra folder) manually and using the Chameleon Wizard (which is a very nice piece of software). I see the changes, but when I reboot it does not implement them.

 

Any help someone? Could it be that it loads a different version of org.Chameleon.boot.plist? I appreciate any help.

 

Cheers,

Peter

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Yes, I did.

 

When i check the org.chameleon.boot.plist file after I saved in the chameleon wizard, I see them listed in the file.

 

In the mean time I also replace the org.chameleon.boot.plist file with the one that I found in the folder /extra/models/D620-intel, but that did not change the booting behavior.

 

In chameleon wizard there is the option ' Buildbot' which i am afraid to use. Anyway, on the bottom there is a dropbox where underneath there is the message that there is no chameleon installed on the selected partition. The partition listed is the only one I can pick. I have added a screenshot of it.

 

Is it possible that there is a separate EFI partition that I cannot see? Sorry, if I ask a question with an obvious answer - that is; that I could have found on the website - here.

 

Finally, I also add below the output of the bdmesg of chameleon wizard, which I think is an overview of the booting process.

 

I want to add, that for the rest the install is working perfectly!! I want to thank all the people that made this possible for a newbe such as me.

 

Cheers,

Swimmer

--- begin bdmesg ---

Chameleon 2.1svn (svn-r1684) [2011-11-01 02:59:36]

msr(365): ia32_perf_stat 0x06000b2c

max: 11 current: 11

CPU: Brand String: Genuine Intel® CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz

CPU: Vendor/Family/ExtFamily: 0x756e6547/0x6/0x0

CPU: Model/ExtModel/Stepping: 0xe/0x0/0x8

CPU: MaxCoef/CurrCoef: 0xb/0xb

CPU: MaxDiv/CurrDiv: 0x0/0x0

CPU: TSCFreq: 1830MHz

CPU: FSBFreq: 166MHz

CPU: CPUFreq: 1830MHz

CPU: NoCores/NoThreads: 2/2

CPU: Features: 0x0000030f

Attempting to read GPT

Read GPT

Reading GPT partition 1, type C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

Reading GPT partition 2, type 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

Invalid mach magic 0x2

Module 'Symbols.dylib' by 'Chameleon' Loaded.

Description: Chameleon symbols for linking

Version: 0

Compat: 0

 

Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v2.1svn r1684

Build date: 2011-11-01 02:59:36

2038MB memory

VESA v3.0 7MB (Intel® 82945GM Chipset Family Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS)

Scanning device 80...Use keys to select the startup volume. hd(0,2) Snowy

Press Enter to start up Darwin/x86 with no options, or you can:

Type -v and press Enter to start up with diagnostic messages

Type ? and press Enter to learn about advanced startup options

 

boot: Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist] 290 bytes.

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist] 744 bytes.

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist] 479 bytes.

Loading Darwin 10.6

Loading kernel /mach_kernel

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/mach_kernel] 4096 bytes.

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/mach_kernel] 7454537 bytes.

Using PCI-Root-UID value: 0

Intel Mobile GMA950 [8086:27a2] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)

LAN Controller [14e4:1600] :: PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1c,0x2)/Pci(0x0,0x0)

Setting up lan keys

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/smbios.plist] 843 bytes.

SMBus CmdReg: 0x101

Scanning SMBus [8086:27da], mmio: 0x0, ioport: 0x10c0, hostc: 0x3

SPD[0] (size): 128 @0x50

Slot: 0 Type 19 1024MB (DDR2 SDRAM) 667MHz Vendor=Kingston

PartNo=9905295-015.B00LF SerialNo=B0142181

SPD[0] (size): 255 @0x51

SPD[0] (size): 128 @0x52

Slot: 2 Type 19 1024MB (DDR2 SDRAM) 667MHz Vendor=Kingston

PartNo=9905295-015.B00LF SerialNo=B1141E81

SPD[0] (size): 255 @0x53

SPD[0] (size): 255 @0x54

SPD[0] (size): 255 @0x55

SPD[0] (size): 255 @0x56

SPD[0] (size): 255 @0x57

CPU is Genuine Intel® CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, family 0x6, model 0xe

 

Type: 218, Length: 251, Handle: 0xda00

Type: 218, Length: 251, Handle: 0xda01

Type: 218, Length: 251, Handle: 0xda02

Type: 218, Length: 47, Handle: 0xda03

Type: 0, Length: 24, Handle: 0x0

BIOSInformation:

vendor: Apple Inc.

version: MB21.00A5.B07

releaseDate: 2/29/2008

 

Type: 1, Length: 27, Handle: 0x100

SystemInformation:

manufacturer: Apple Inc.

productName: MacBook2,1

version: 1.1

serialNumber: 5W4ZPC123

uuid: 44454C4C-5300-1030-8034-B9C04F43324A

wakeupReason: 0x6

skuNumber: bÃ

family: MacBook

 

Type: 2, Length: 9, Handle: 0x200

BaseBoard:

manufacturer: Apple Computer, Inc.

product: Mac-F42C88C8

version: bÃ

serialNumber: .9S04C2J.CN12961665C248.

assetTagNumber: bÃ

locationInChassis:

boardType: 0x65

 

Type: 3, Length: 13, Handle: 0x300

SystemEnclosure:

manufacturer: Dell Inc.

type: 8

version: bÃ

serialNumber: 9S04C2J

assetTagNumber: bÃ

 

Type: 126, Length: 13, Handle: 0x301

Type: 4, Length: 40, Handle: 0x400

ProcessorInformation:

socketDesignation: Microprocessor

processorType: 3

processorFamily: 0xB9

manufacturer: Intel

processorID: 0x6E8

processorVersion: bÃ

externalClock: 166MHz

maximumClock: 1830MHz

currentClock: 1833MHz

serialNumber: bÃ

assetTag: bÃ

partNumber: bÃ

 

Type: 7, Length: 19, Handle: 0x700

Type: 7, Length: 19, Handle: 0x701

Type: 126, Length: 9, Handle: 0x800

Type: 8, Length: 9, Handle: 0x801

Type: 126, Length: 9, Handle: 0x803

Type: 8, Length: 9, Handle: 0x804

Type: 126, Length: 9, Handle: 0x805

Type: 8, Length: 9, Handle: 0x806

Type: 126, Length: 9, Handle: 0x808

Type: 8, Length: 9, Handle: 0x809

Type: 126, Length: 9, Handle: 0x80a

Type: 8, Length: 9, Handle: 0x80c

Type: 8, Length: 9, Handle: 0x80d

Type: 9, Length: 13, Handle: 0x900

Type: 126, Length: 13, Handle: 0x902

Type: 10, Length: 6, Handle: 0xa00

Type: 10, Length: 6, Handle: 0xa01

Type: 11, Length: 5, Handle: 0xb00

Type: 13, Length: 22, Handle: 0xd00

Type: 16, Length: 15, Handle: 0x1000

Type: 17, Length: 27, Handle: 0x1100

MemoryDevice:

deviceLocator: DIMM_A

bankLocator: bÃ

memoryType: DDR2 SDRAM

memorySpeed: 667MHz

manufacturer: Apple Computer Inc.

serialNumber: B0142181

assetTag: 000720

partNumber: 9905295-015.B00LF

 

Type: 17, Length: 27, Handle: 0x1101

MemoryDevice:

deviceLocator: DIMM_B

bankLocator: bÃ

memoryType: DDR2 SDRAM

memorySpeed: 667MHz

manufacturer: Apple Computer Inc.

serialNumber: B1141E81

assetTag: 000720

partNumber: 9905295-015.B00LF

 

Type: 19, Length: 15, Handle: 0x1300

Type: 19, Length: 15, Handle: 0x1301

Type: 20, Length: 19, Handle: 0x1400

Type: 20, Length: 19, Handle: 0x1401

Type: 20, Length: 19, Handle: 0x1402

Type: 21, Length: 7, Handle: 0x1500

Type: 22, Length: 26, Handle: 0x1600

Type: 126, Length: 26, Handle: 0x1601

Type: 126, Length: 26, Handle: 0x1602

Type: 27, Length: 12, Handle: 0x1b00

Type: 28, Length: 20, Handle: 0x1c00

Type: 32, Length: 11, Handle: 0x2000

Type: 176, Length: 5, Handle: 0xb000

Type: 177, Length: 12, Handle: 0xb100

Type: 178, Length: 6, Handle: 0xb200

Type: 208, Length: 10, Handle: 0xd000

Type: 126, Length: 12, Handle: 0xd100

Type: 210, Length: 12, Handle: 0xd200

Type: 211, Length: 13, Handle: 0xd300

Type: 216, Length: 9, Handle: 0xd800

Type: 217, Length: 8, Handle: 0xd900

Type: 219, Length: 9, Handle: 0xdb00

Type: 126, Length: 9, Handle: 0xdb80

Type: 126, Length: 9, Handle: 0xdb81

Type: 129, Length: 8, Handle: 0x8100

Type: 220, Length: 22, Handle: 0xdc00

Type: 221, Length: 19, Handle: 0xdd00

Type: 212, Length: 47, Handle: 0xd400

Type: 222, Length: 13, Handle: 0xde00

Type: 131, Length: 6, Handle: 0xde00

AppleProcessorType:

ProcessorType: 0x301

 

Type: 127, Length: 4, Handle: 0xde01

 

Customizing SystemID with : 44454c4c-5300-1030-8034-b9c04f43324a

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/DSDT.aml] 19979 bytes.

ACPI table not found: SSDT.aml

FADT: Restart Fix applied!

FADT: Using custom DSDT!

Found ACPI CPU: CPU0

Found ACPI CPU: CPU1

SSDT with CPU C-States generated successfully

SSDT with CPU P-States generated successfully

RSDT: Added 2 SSDT table(s)

LoadDrivers: Loading from [/Extra/Extensions.mkext]

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/Extensions.mkext] 4096 bytes.

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/Extensions.mkext] 1036528 bytes.

LoadDrivers: Loading from [/system/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext]

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext] 4096 bytes.

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext] 5354643 bytes.

Starting Darwin x86

Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/Themes/Default/boot.png] 8801 bytes.

--- end bdmesg---

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yeah you might have settings in a different partition... it shows 2

Attempting to read GPT

Read GPT

Reading GPT partition 1, type C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

Reading GPT partition 2, type 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

 

looks to be reading from this drive/partition Read HFS+ file: [hd(0,2)/Extra/

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Dear Bronxteck

 

Thank your for your reply.

 

Is there any hint how I could 'mount' this partition, because the only thing I can see is the sole partition that is listed in Chameleon wizard in the picture.

 

In the past I came across a posting on a website that mentioned that is was possible to load an EFI partition? Perhaps if I could do that I could change the settings.

 

I am reluctant to install Chameleon on the hd(0,2) (as chameleon wizard is saying it is not installed there) because I have read that you should not install two versions on separate partitions.

 

All help is welcome here.

 

THanks,

Swimmer.

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well chameleon wizard has efi support but you have to enable it in it's preferences on the top right . then you can mount it if you have one.

 

but it is calling from hd(0,2)/Extra/ it might be set as your default drive. make the change there if you care to test, copy then rename the extra folder in that partition/drive make the changes if it doesn't work then rename your original extra folder back to Extra.

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Dear Bronxteck,

 

Indeed I have found the efi support. If I enable it in the chameleon wizard, it states that I should mount it. I click, provide my password, the button 'mount it' disappears in the Chameleon Wizard, but it still lists that the partition is not mounted. In addition, I cannot see this EFI partition in finder. I still have the option to install Chameleon on the target partition (which shows the EFI choice) but I did not do that yet. I left it at that and went to your second suggestion.

 

I copied the hd(0,2)/Extra/ folder to hd(0,2)/Extra_old/ and made some changes using chameleon wizard into the org.Chameleon.boot.plist file. These were

 

1) Legacy logo

2) Wait

 

I enabled them both.

 

I also included a theme to be loaded.

 

Next I restarted.

 

I still get the text only file and it stops at a prompt. However I notice 2 things.

 

After I press <ENTER> it now stops at 'every page' and I have to go out of the page viewer mode. I think this behaviour is consistent with the 'WAIT' option.

 

Next, when SL starts booting, instead of the custom made OSXLATITUDE apple logo (which is very nice), I see the regular legacy logo.

 

 

This tells me that the org.Chameleon.boot.plist file is read, but only after I have pressed <ENTER>. This might also explain why I do not have a GUI and/or a GUI-theme loaded?

 

Any hints into the following step I can take

 

 

Cheers,

Swimmer

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Dear Bronxteck,

 

Thanks for the hint, but I tried many things and they do not work out.

 

You might be on to something, because with trial and error I think I discovered that the org.Chameleon.boot.plist file is loaded AFTER I have to press <ENTER> to continue booting.

 

In addition, Chameleon Wizard says that Chameleon-2.1.svn-r1684 is not installed on my hd(0,2) partition. But my computer still boots with a bootloader that says it is Chameleon-2.1.svn-r1684 that is loaded. I am really at a loss here.

 

I agree with you that apparently there is a Chameleon-2.1.svn-r1684 'version' that is booting from 'somewhere', but I do not know from where. Next, after I press <ENTER> only then the org.Chameleon.boot.plist in hd(0,2)/Extra is loaded, but then it is of 'no use' anymore, because there is 'already' a version of Chameleon loaded where the options do not matter that much.

 

I am at a loss here.

 

Thanks for any help that anyone can give me.

 

Cheers,

Swimmer.

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Dear all,

 

I have solved the problem!

 

After some trial and error I messed up really the bootloader. Ending up doing a complete reinstall of the system.

 

Then in EDP, when it came to install Chameleon, I took a good look at the installation options.

 

There is a button called 'customize' and when you press that you get all kind of information. Including the default installation 'place', which is EFI.

 

I changed that to 'standard' and then, after some thinking with some details here and there, everything works.

 

Perhaps it is an option to change the standard installation path to 'standard' instead of EFI in EDP? It is just a suggestion.

 

 

In the end I am loving my new system. If only I had a Core 2 Duo processor, because then I could install Lion as well ;)

 

The one thing I would love to change is the 'standard 'boot.png' logo of my theme (which is a black apple logo, to the 'osxlatitude apple logo'. In my previous install I had the latter as the logo, but I cannot seem to find it anymore. Can anyone tell me where I can download it?

 

 

Cheers,

Swimmer.

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