PC_EFI 10.6 + some goodies

As we all do know that netkas has recently released his version of PC_EFI 10.6 (its basically Chameleon RC3 + netkas’ modifications). But then it lacked of some of the key stuff that I always wanted. The reason why I prefer PC_EFI 10.5 is that I can use it to boot 64-bit kernel on my PC. It does not work with Chameleon RC4 for an odd reason. What I’ve done is that I’ve taken the very best of patches made by rek and put it up together.
Basically it includes whatever netkas has added into PC_EFI 10.6 + couple of goodies such as :-

  • Meklorts GMA EDID patch (it kinda works on some graphics card as well for native EDID detection)
  • 18seven’s Mac Like keys (+ modified by me) – Basically now you could hold ‘3’ and ‘2’ together and it boots into 32-bit. Alt + V into verbose. Basically it gives you the Mac-like feeling instead of typing out ‘-v’ and other stuff out
  • Rekursor‘s restart fix and other goodies (i can’t recall what other fixes that he added , basically I’ve backported few of his fixes from rev 56) . It includes UUID fix , Reboot fix (now you can reboot without the need of additional kexts such as openHaltRestarter.kext)

Its suitable for those who are using ATI Radeon 4xxx series card as Chameleon RC4 does not really work with Radeon cards , but at the same time those who want to have what Chameleon RC4 has to offer and not to mention the newest and greatest stuff. Its fused together to bring out the best what netkas has to offer and not to mention other great guys such as Rekursor has to offer
You may download the source code here and the binaries from here as well. If you are wondering how to install , kindly follow this guide (just scroll down and read on how to install Chameleon manually) . I don’t include any installers and such as I am not a fan of installers. Its best to learn how to DIY yourself.

13 thoughts to “PC_EFI 10.6 + some goodies”

  1. Great !
    Does changes are “only” in the boot (file, can be copied easy to / ) or do i need to update boot1h & Co also (needs command dd )?

  2. Thanks ! So it is easy upgrade if already an Chameleon is installed.
    Simple copy boot to the / (root) of the systemvolume.

  3. So it became dubious: does your version work Together with Ch RC4?
    (PS:i added your blog to my blog sidebar, take a look – for now i didnt put any of my ACTUAL projects there, ill only do this February 10th when ill trade my EP43 for an EP45)

  4. Thanks v.much for this. It works well and means more kexts go in the bin.
    Now, can *anyone* provide a fix for an ATI 4870 waking up from sleep so the gfx doesn’t end up displaying a small viewport in the top left-hand-side with corruption flickering.

  5. On my Atom N280 HP Mini 311 (EFI boot, Snow Leo 10.6.2), I replaced my meklort patched “boot” file with this boot file. When I restarted to test, I experienced a reboot loop – similar to when using non-auto atom patching “boot” file for 10.6.2 kernel….I wonder what’s wrong?

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  7. Hey guys, just wanted to ask you smt.
    I installed snow leopard, and its all OK…but i have a couple of questions:
    I cant boot from chameleon…if i select to enter SL it starts loading white letters and then the image goes blank… the strange thing is that i can boot to SL from the empire CD without any hickups..but i need to have the cd in all the time … 🙁 any ideas on the chameleon issue?
    Now, if i select to boot into windows from chameleon, it says BOOTMGR failure…
    When i do boot into SL from the Empire CD, i have these 2 issues (i installed all required kexts):
    My main hard drive is not on the desktop, i have to go through go-computer to see my drives.
    B) everytime i minimize, open, even point at the dock, the animation causes a hard drive sound…as if its loading EVERYTHING from the hard drive as it goes…i thought it was the QUARTZ enable thingie but i was wrong… what can it be?
    System: Nvidia GTX260, EX58-UD4 mobo, i7 940, 6 gigs of ram, Bios on Ahci mode.

  8. thanks! great loader, I use it on every iClon I´ve got here at home, yes, there are like 8 here, plus a mini that just left a few days ago, anyhow… great job, only one thing: open ati.c and search for 0x10029498, should be there twice, it says Peregrine, change it to Motmot, build and place where it should be, your HD4650 should come back to live, no EVOenabler, only one more thing: put a DVI-VGA adapter on it if the VGA is not lighting-up the LCD.

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