My efix recently died after one and a half years of service. Now I'm left with a full working 10.5.8 OS, in which I can't get into. I'd like to keep the existing system intact since reinstalling and reconfiguring all the licenced programs I work with would cause me extencive headaches. For the last three days I've been trying co compile an usb stick with chameleon or boot-123 on it in order to make it work like efix did. I read and followed every tutorial, forum thread and blog I could find without success. That includes dsdt, kext configuring and so on. The furhest i got was getting into OS X without sound and graphics recognition.
So my question is: Is it possible to create an usb booting stick/dongle for an existing OS X installation that would work? I hope that despite efix beeing a scam and its cost I won't be forced to buy another one to make my system work.
My system configuration is:
Gigabyte GA-EP45C-DS3R F2
NVidia GeForce 9800 GT with dual DVI and 1GB DD3 RAM (Manufacturer is Gigabyte)
4GB DDR2 RAM (1066 MHz)
OS X is installed on 640GB SATA HDD
Windows 7 Pro is intalled on 320 GB SATA HDD (Dual boot is not imporant, if OS X would work)
Any tips on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.