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Making your own Chameleon Boot CD

So if you want to understand how to make a Chameleon boot cd from scratch here goes…Empire EFI is prolly just easier to use.

Prerequisites:

A working OSX install (Physical or Virtual)
Blank CD
Terminal Knowledge
Kexts for your board (you have to know these and provide them)
Chameleon Binaries (latest as of this post is RC4)
smbios.plist
fakesmc.kext
Disabler (nullcpupowermanagement.kext)
Patched mach_kernel (for Legacy Intel and AMD…search google…)

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AMD Testers needed for OSX + VMware goodness

****** AMD Testers needed ******

If you have an AMD processor that supports AMD-V please help me!

Please use this guide follow it the same as with Intel but instead of using the darwin_snow.iso use this darwin_snow_legacy.iso I have leveraged Empire EFI to boot OSX on VMware on Intel and would like to see about doing the same for AMD.

With some help from Spexfox on IRC it is looking unlikely that this method will be successful for AMD Phenom users.

There have been several reports of AMD Turion/Athlon x2 users getting this working, so long as VMware supports AMD-V on the chip (See comment #2).

I will update this guide with prasys’ latest Empire EFI boot cd within the next week or so.

****** AMD Testers needed ******

Snow Leopard boot-132 for VMware Workstation 7 and VMware Player 3

QE/CI IS NOT SUPPORTED IT WILL NOT WORK THAT MEANS THAT THE FOLLOWING INCOMPLETE LIST OF APPS WILL NOT WORK

Front Row
Screenshots
iPhoto
Photoshop
iMovie
preview

Prerequisites…

Patience

VMware Workstation 7/ VMware Player 3
Previous boot-132 experience
Retail Snow Leopard 29.99 DVD (as an ISO or pressed DVD)
A pre-made Snow Leopard VMDK (included)
dariwn_snow.iso (included)
Intel Core/i7/i5 (i5 is only supported in 10.6.2) Based Processor with VT-x

Download the VMware image and darwin_snow.iso from here (Rapidshare mirror 1) or here (Mediafire mirror 2) or here (Megaupload mirror 3) (Rapidshare Mirror #4 – thanks iGuru)

More after the jump !

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