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== Chameleon 2 ==
  
 
- modifications preloaded by bootloader
 
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=== Single OS ===
 
=== Single OS ===
  
=== MBR vs GPT ===
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Pretty straight-forward, pick your choice (MBR/GPT) and partition ahead...
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Create Chameleon Boot-Cd, boot OSx retail DVD,
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Rule of thumb:
  
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In case you might want to add another OS later, read ahead about Multiboot to save you some trouble. Limitation based on partition scheme used.
  
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=== Multiboot ===
  
== Multiboot == . . .
 
  
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==== Partitioning ====
  
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GPT, MBR or Hybrid?
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===== MBR =====
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Limitations: 4 primary partitions,
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===== GPT =====
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Not an option for Multibooting with Windows 7 and Vista on BIOS-based Motherboards, e.g. systems without EFI-implementation (will not boot/install/work). XP has no support for GPT.
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Does not have the limitation on number of partitions like MBR
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===== Hybrid =====
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== Modifications and further info ==
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- usb media instead of retail dvd
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windows 7 and vista not installing / not booting on gpt disk with mbr bios
 
win xp no gpt support
 
  
 
Can Chameleon chainload grub from logical partition?
 
Can Chameleon chainload grub from logical partition?
 
Chainload Windows on logical?
 
Chainload Windows on logical?
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Revision as of 23:40, 20 January 2010

Contents

Osx86 Basics

How to install OSx86 with Chameleon 2

- general: rundown on installation methods, understanding basic funtions not step-by-step guide

- more in-depth ressources linked

Patched Kernel

- for reference: "old" methods

- list ready-to-go-distros

Chameleon 2

- modifications preloaded by bootloader - bootloader: chameleon

- advantage: "vanilla" os x install, can be easily updated - KISS, all patches etc in one place -» most up-to-date, feature-rich and actively developed solution

- based on EFI, bootloader "emulates" EFI - actual EFI setup not required with chameleon, can store files on osx or other partition

- real EFI partition managed by Chameleon: seperated from osx install, osx install can be wiped while keeping perosnal quirks in place - but: adds on complexity

- can also be done with chameleon files on osx partition (backing up chameleon files, reinstall, copy) . . . .

1. boot with chameleon 2. install from retail disc 3. install chameleon

Single OS

Pretty straight-forward, pick your choice (MBR/GPT) and partition ahead... Create Chameleon Boot-Cd, boot OSx retail DVD, Rule of thumb:

In case you might want to add another OS later, read ahead about Multiboot to save you some trouble. Limitation based on partition scheme used.

Multiboot

Partitioning

GPT, MBR or Hybrid?

MBR

Limitations: 4 primary partitions,


GPT

Not an option for Multibooting with Windows 7 and Vista on BIOS-based Motherboards, e.g. systems without EFI-implementation (will not boot/install/work). XP has no support for GPT. Does not have the limitation on number of partitions like MBR


Hybrid

Modifications and further info

- usb media instead of retail dvd -

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Can Chameleon chainload grub from logical partition? Chainload Windows on logical? Chameleon on native EFI-System?


part1 windows

part2 chameleon

part3 osx

part4ext:

5 /boot

6 /home

7 / . . . . . . . .

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