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Old 01-20-2010, 12:14 AM
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Cleaned Up Chameleon With Extra's

Tweaking Your System: Get Rid of Restart Kexts & New Chameleon RC4 Development
Posted by tmx86 on Friday, January 15, 2010

Chameleon 2.0 RC4 open source development has been fast and furious over the past couple of weeks. I've hardly been able to keep track of all of the fixes being developed, but I thought I'd report another leap forward.

With new tweaks to the codebase of the Chameleon 2.0 RC4 bootloader, you can now remove any restart kexts such as OpenHaltRestart.kext or EvOReboot.kext from your /Extra/Extensions folder. The fix was originally developed a few weeks ago by Duvell300 on the Insanelymac forums. You can read more about this development here.

More interestingly, user AsereBLN of the EFI-X forums has wrapped a host of tweaks and code improvements together. He has been working with the Chameleon code as well, incorporating automatic memory recognition in System Profiler, the Platforum UUID fix, Duvell300's RestartFix by default, and more. Other than rolling everything together, one of the coolest new features is that your system will report memory information correctly including manufacturer (Corsair, G.Skill, etc…) to the System Profiler. You must remove all of the Memory information from your smbios.plist for this to work. Check out AsereBLN's original post for the full documentation.

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:15 AM
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Im using it at the moment its nice nice nice

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:07 AM
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Test in progress, I'll get back later to tell you the results.

EDIT: I'm back after a couple of issues, finally I couldn't boot with this version, I get an instant reboot after the extra kexts loads. Tried injecting PciRoot, PCIUID and other things but... Well, I'm back to PCEFI 10.5 but I'll keep on trying.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @2.3Ghz - Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI nForce4 SLI - nForceLAN by eno - SuperNForceATA by Medevil - RAM:2 GB DDR 333Mhz Audio: ALC850 Video: XFX nVidia GeForce 8400GS 256Mb (0x06e4) QE & CI from Chameleon 2 RC4Ethernet: Realtek RTL 8139 Series (working out of the box) OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 (aryajuanda's guide) + Windows XP 64bits

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:34 PM
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Working perfect on the system in my sig.

im a PC running Snow Leopard

MB: GigaByte EP45T-Extreme (F4)
CPU: Intel Q8200 2.33ghz
Bootloader: EFI 10.5/Chameleon
OS: SL 10.6.2
RAM: 4 X 2GB G.Skill 1066MHz DDR3
HD: 1x64gig Crucial SSD OS drive / 2x 500GB SATA-2
Gfx: ATI 4850/1GB-DDR3
Bluray:Samsung SH-B083L/BSBP
LAN: Ethernet On-board
Firewire: Onboard
Case: Antec 300
Keyboard: Apple Slim Keyboard.
Mouse: MS USB
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:50 AM
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Cleaned Up Chameleon With Extra's

I tried this method and it works I encountered only one RAM slot and the system freezes, I have q reboot several times, in the end I reinstalled Chameleon 2rc3 and pcefi 10.3

any idea why my system freezes?

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Old 01-28-2010, 05:47 PM
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working good so far...

Intel Core2Quad Q8400
Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L
4 GB kit DDR2 PC 6400 G-Skill BlackEdition
500 Gb Seagate Baracuda SATA
GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB GDDR3 256Bit
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:39 PM
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Update Version 1.1.8:

1.Fixed the font swapping bug (small & console font) for the Booter with an embedded theme.
2.Fixed an issue with memory detection for some mainboard (2 slot only mainboards).
3.Added support for PM45 northbridge memory controller.
4.Added memory manufactor lookup for: Hynix, Nanya, KingMax, Qimonda and SuperTalent.
5.Added nVidia GT240 device lookup.
6.You can now hide HFS partitions too using “Hide Partition” in
7.Made the verbose output the using nVidia/ATI ROM’s more useful.
8.Fixed a bug with sprintf (rek).
9.Merged hibernation fix from Chameleon repo (46).
10.Made verbosity at early bootstage useable.

OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Vanilla
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4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Kit
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:34 AM
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I am still on 10.5.8 and is too lazy / no time to update chameleon or 10.6... but wow, the bootloader is just getting better and better.

Leo4All V3 10.5.2 + 10.5.8 Apple Update
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:10 AM
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works for me. thanks
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:17 AM
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its great information for many people...sounds good to me

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