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Hi guys, i'm new here, if this thread isn't in the right section please move it. ? Well, i'm not new to hackintosh but i'm facing a new problem and i don't wanna ruin things. Basicly Windows 7 installation delete Chamaleon boot loader at pc start, now i can access to Yosemite only using the USB (wich contain yosemite installation), I wanna install Chameleon bootloader back. ? this was the configuration before ruin things. Dual boot with Yosemite 10.10.0 and Windows 7 HP x64 ? actually like this ? ? ? Now with the USB boot it loads like this, with the USB being "Yosemite Zone" ? ? ? I ruined thing when for other reason I had to install Win7 again, so at installation part i didn't touched System partition (100 MB), delete only the partion with old Win and installed the new one while leaving OSX partition untouched. ? At the boot the PC just load directly Windows 7 without showing Chamaleon. ? The first time i tried to boot OSX with the USB the boot failed with screen errors, so next usb boot i insert "-x -f -v" and then the OSX booted fine. Turn off the pc tried the USB boot this time without any arguments just select OSX partition and it actually worked fine. ? How can I install back Chamaleon bootloader back without messing up thing while keeping both OSX and Windows partition selection at boot?? Tried with EasyBCD but it didn't work. Thanks! ? partition table is MBR
Hi, I tried the switches below but it gets stuck at [PCI Configuration begins] have tried the following switches. But no results. "-v GraphicsEnabler=No" "-v GraphicsEnabler=No SMBIOS=No" "-v GraphicsEnabler=No ncpi=0x2000" "-v GraphicsEnabler=No ncpi=0x2000 SMBIOS=No" "-v GraphicsEnabler=No ncpi=0x3000" "-v GraphicsEnabler=No ncpi=0x3000 SMBIOS=No" Have anyone had similar problems and solved it?
ATENTION! This guide is already outdated, you must read to know what you are doing, but, to properly set your SMBios options, use Chameleon Wizard instead of Lizard > http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=2440 Hy People! As time goes by, the developers of the world are implementing Hackintosh improvements that we can add to the bootloader to increase performance of our machine. But if our settings are not correct, we can not enjoy this improvement. One of those responsible for increasing the performance of the machine is the file "smbios.plist", that when used with the bootloader and a DSDT file with all the patches needed to your "Motherboard", can offer a machine very close and sometimes even better than one Real Mac (in comparing the performance of the OS and not the hardware itself and Design) and provide better power management. In order to let our machines better and better, I'm creating this topic to learn how create the file "smbios.plist" and let our Hack the closest our settings allow it to resemble an original Mac. To begin, we will need a free app called Mactracker you can download from the link below ... Mactracker - Get Info on any Mac As you can see, it has a comprehensive database of all Mac models released to the atual date ... The first thing we need to do is find a model that comes closest to our configurations, that are, Processor Type, Processor Speed ??and FSB processor. In my case, I use the specifications for a MacPro3,1 Early 2008. For machines with Core i3, 5 or 7 the models that should be used are MacBookPro 15" Mid 2010, iMac 27" Late 2009, MacPro Mid 2010 or later models. After finding the closest model to yours, you will need Lizard by sonotone to create your file "smbios.plist." Lizard (unofficial) - Downloads - Kexts.com Once you download, run the app and go to tab "SMBIOS Options" and fill in the information according to that obtained from Mactracker. In "Boot ROM Version", if it does not automatically generate a number, use a similar setup and then just change the opening sequence in the file as in the examples below ... MacMini 2,1= MM21... MacBook 5,1= MB51? MacBook Air 2,1= MBA21? MacBook Pro 5,1= MBP51? MacPro 3,1= MP31... The "SMBIOS Version" don`t need to be changed. In the "Serial Number", click the "Build It" button and will appear a window like the example below ... Complete the required fields and only in the "Year", set one year from the date of manufacturing and introduction of your model ... In the "Bios Date", use the same concept as stated above for the "Year". The last step is the memory settings ... Fill out the fields according to your memory settings ... Finally, click "Save" ... If you don`t have, create this key in your com.apple or org.chameleon.Boot.plist on /Extra folder... If you have doubts on modifying the file > http://www.kexts.com/guides-tutorials/10747-guide-chameleon-bootloader-basics.html <key>SMBIOS</key> <string>/Extra/smbios.plist</string> Or if you prefer, still in Lizard, go to "Boot Options / Custom Paths / smbios.plist / Select" and navigate to the file "smbios.plist" that you just created ... Okay, now is just restart the machine and see if the information was read correctly, for that, go to "Apple Logo / About This Mac / More Info / Hardware" As I said , this is not the only thing that will increase the performance of your machine, however, it`s a good start ... Bye. Original topic made ??by me on HMBT Forum