By SomniusXUPDATED with r1242 files, Installer & ISO
This is EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader http://www.tianocore.org. To compile it needs to place Clover sources into edk2/ folder.
Clover EFI bootloader Web Site
using UEFI BIOS or own CloverEFI
default boot after timeout into previous chosen OS
customizable GUI: themes support, own icons, fonts, background image, animated pictures, mouse pointers.
F1 - multilingual help, depending on language in config
saving preboot.log from GUI by typing F2 and system.log for debug
save original (OEM) ACPI tables by pressing F4
test DSDT patching with F5
save videoBIOS into EFI/misc by pressing F6
saving screenshots from GUI typing F10
CD/DVD eject by F12 and refresh menu after CD insertion
change GUI resolution by PgUp/PgDown
save BOOT0000 option to NVRAM (like bcfg in Shell)
call to Shell.efi
native screen resolution in GUI
scroll bar if screen resolution is too low for menu
Uploaded by SomniusX - moderator of the Greek sub-forum on OSx86.net
Many thanks to friends working on the project like Slice and all the other involved in this that i can't seem to remember right now! Special thanks to kyndder & fau7i for their help and for more info and help come by the [GUIDE] Clover EFI Bootloader thread here at our forums!
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- there are many improvements in functionality but nothing special to mention
- more correct hardware detecting including CPU and memory
- new key GenerateIvyStates
- advanced scripts
By Jamesst20This is the original Chameleon 2.1 r1518. This is the latest version for now (2011-09-10, 10 September 2011)
By rayapThis variant of AppleRTC.kext fixes cmos resets on restarts for RTC register length of 0x04 in DSDT and those caused by Sleep. Side effects not known yet!
By DarkicicleFor those problematic on your System Info or "About This Mac" when it click
the screen turning blue in 3-5 seconds..
Here we Go!! AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext
Just copy and paste it in System/Library/Extension. Then Restart!
Its just simple..
Hope it will help you guys!! cheers!!! :cool:
edit: 32bit and 64bit working..
By idiomaUpdate Version 1.1.9:
Added nVidia ION device lookup.
Added a feature to set/override the nVidia NVCAP value using NVCAP_ key in com.apple.Boot.plist.
Fixed the font swapping bug (small & console font) for the Booter with an embedded theme.
Fixed an issue with memory detection for some mainboard (2 slot only mainboards).
Added support for PM45 northbridge memory controller.
Added memory manufactor lookup for: Hynix, Nanya, KingMax, Qimonda and SuperTalent.
Added nVidia GT240 device lookup.
You can now hide HFS partitions too using in com.apple.Boot.plist.
Made the verbose output the using nVidia/ATI ROM's more useful.
Fixed a bug with sprintf (rek).
Merged hibernation fix from Chameleon repo (46).
Made verbosity at early bootstage useable.
By alex009988More detailed about bareBoot see here.
In the folder EFI, you can find config.plist which has all posible parameters.
You have to remove and correct some of the parameters
Clover r1378 & Chameleon r2191
? cVad 2013
Make Clover&Chameleon bootable USB Flash Disk
under OS Windows XP and up.
- Make Clover&Chameleon bootable USB Flash Disk for MAC OS X fast and easy under OS Windows. -
Special utility from cvad & russian MAC community for new hackintosh users.
BootDisk Utility is intended to make a external bootable USB Flash Disk by installing to it special Data set (MBR, PBR sectors and Data files) of EFI-based Clover bootloader & Chameleon bootloaders.
In the root directory of the boot disk are numbered boot files. At boot time, for 3 seconds when the flashing line at the top left of the screen, press the corresponding key:
boot (Clover 64bit-default) - no key
boot2 (Chameleon) - 2
boot3 (Clover 32bit - in the last Clover revisions - not included) - 3
boot6 (Clover 64bit - the same default) - 6
Manuals and Installation:
Format the flash drive into two partitions - 1st Clover, 2nd to deploy a disk image (or final distribution MACOSX installed system).
Distro, of course, must meet all the requirements for installation on PC (see related topics on installation).
The image can be saved by itself BDU, to share with friends.
Download the distribution (*. Dmg), unpack from menu Tools and restore the file with hfs extension to the 2nd flash partition.
Partition size should be no smaller then original hfs file.
Prepare your Clover config, as described in the relevant forum threads.
BDU limitations: For security reasons, completely off the write on the Windows system drive. With the other drives you can try to play.
Attention: If you select Format - All information (all partitions) on the flash drive will be destroyed. Therefore, please save your important partitions to a file.
How to manually:
List dmg distr file:
7z.exe l -tdmg *.dmg
Extract hfs-file from dmg distr:
7z.exe e -tdmg *.dmg *.hfs
If you get an error when you extract hfs-image from InstallESD.dmg try this:
7z.exe x -tXar -r InstallESD.dmg InstallESD.dmg
Then use another extracted InstallMacOSX.pkg\InstallESD.dmg with BDU.
Extract new Clover rev. files from Clover*.pkg distr:
By JohnFirst install Chameleon, then move the boot file to the root of the startup partition.
Esta es una versi?n modificada que resuelve el problema del cach?, funciona solo con Lion
Instalar primero alg?n otro Chameleon y despu?s solo sustituyes el boot que es el que resuelve el problema del Cache
This is a modified version that solves the problem of cache works only with Lion
First install Chameleon and then another one replaces the boot which is what solves the problem of Cache
By mehran.lqThis version create from latest Chameleon svn "cdboot" file and some kext for boot .
Fakesmc , Nullcpu , PS2 Support , and etc ...
By evgyi optimized this for Lion using Chameleon RC5 801 files. Also changed some kexts, enjoy and please comment if this worked.
Before I get into this , one thing I've to say - You are on your own now
I do not provide support for post-installation issues. Basically if you need help with drivers , fixing errors and stuff , go to Hackint0sh support folder and then search the top hackint0sh support forums for help/assistant. I've provided couple of tips on how to ask questions so that they can be answered. You must remember that you're installing hacked OS , so you'll have to be on your own , fiddling things and getting it to work. there are no any short cuts either
Anyway , congrats that you've managed to get up to this level. For that you should be praised. Anyway , its time for you to get OSX running by its own without the need of Empire EFI.
First thing is to install myHack , be sure to hit customise and configure accordingly (to your specs). This should install "chameleon bootloader" to your hard disk , thus making it possible to boot to OSX without the need of Empire EFI disc. Suppose if myHack installer fails to install boot loader for what-ever reason , kindly use Chameleon 2 RC5 installer. It should fix problems with boot loader and you should be able to boot to your system
Secondly , check your Device IDs with DPCIMananger, its useful for finding if your hardware is supported or not. Once you have your IDs , simply google it up and you'll know if its supported or not. If its supported you'll find the way on how to fix it and other things. If not , you'll have to get a replacement or buy a compatible device (i.e graphics card)
DPCIManager writes it in this way
168c:0013 Atheros Communications AR5212 a/b/g
168c here shows the vendor ID
0013 is the device ID
Atheros Communication shows the vendor
AR5212 a/b/g - shows the generic chipset name
Once you've your device id/vendor information. Then feel free to click on download kexts link to download kexts. If you don't have Internet connection , then do not worry. Use windows or another OS and be sure to have a usb stick and transfer it over to OSX. You'll certainly need another PC or Mac to assist you on this one
The rest such as DSDT patching , fixing sleep and other things. i am not going to cover that as basically you are on your own now. Good luck in your quest and I do hope that you get everything working. I do hope that you learn something and improvise your knowledge on OSX86
Prasys aka (Pradeesh)
By wh000penator:encouragement:Big thx 2 cvad!!!!!!!!!
the latest updates alltime here!
Make Clover r1225 &Chameleon r2187 & MACOSX bootable USB Flash Disk
under OS Windows XP and up.
check this folder: EFI/doc/config.plist-FullSample/ for boot commands!
happy hackintosh and again:
:eagerness:shouts goes 2 cvad!
By youp.csource: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231756
By kees53Hi all
Special for the MSI p35 diamond owners, who now this motherboard has not a easy install here the solution I hope, with audio I get further to investigate what and how it works.
This ?SL bootcd has to be used as known, so start with it and switch ?retail snow after boot, ?then install extra to hdd root, DsDT is patched for nvidia 7300 GT so if you use other videocard change that please.
The speedstep in the dsdt is for the 1.9 gig 6300 intel core to duo, so also change that with yours as you have other intel cpu, this speedstep has no audio glitches whatsoever.
audio is working with applehda,kext there is no legacy needed and also no voodoo or enabler, she are not present, I have patched the vanilla applehda.kext itselfs, 5.1 is supported but not tested, mic works..
For the install dvd no ebios errors you get just one icon, press F8 first change the dvd ?with retail and then F5 after install press F10 to find your install dvd.
This install is very vanilla.
other p35 mobo,s like the platinum from msi are the same, what concerns the dsdt, other mobo,s you need to change, use my dsdt as reference.
By dholmYet another bootloader that competes with Chameleon and PC-EFI. Claims to work form EFI as well as beeing able to boot original discs.
By GandalfkeBootloader nu ook met Snow Leopard ondersteuning
Interface lijkt op Bootcamp
By kyndderNew Release Compatible with OS X Lion.
By GuestDear Chameleon Users
As Chameleon Team Releases Their Builds Often It is Better to Update Your Chameleon Once a Week Because There Wont Be any Major Changes in The Builds which are Being Released ..... so think wise and Update Your Chameleon Once a Week Only Not Everyday
The Above Statement is Not Official From Chameleon Team.. Please Post Your Suggestions as Comments for The Above Statement
Changed by meklort
Changed at Mon 15 Aug 2011 23:14:11
Cause Wait=y to use the showTextBuf function. Allow space for next page when in gui mode. Resolves issue #141
By GuestOfficially From Chameleon
Don't Trust VS (Vanilla Screen) Versions
To Make Your Official Chameleon Boot Loader Look Like VS (Vanilla Screen) Version
Use "Boot Banner"=No in com.chameleon.Boot.plist