Chameleon Bootloader Mac

Chameleon Bootloader Mac

rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit forEFI-basedmachines like theIntel Macs.You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily,including triple-boot setups with Boot Camp.It also provides an easy way to enter and explorethe EFI pre-boot environment.

  • I’ve tested a simple Chameleon R2588 version USB boot drive to work with OS X: Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion. I tested the boot with 3 OS Xs and 3 laptops: Sandy Bridge (2nd generation HD3000), Ivy Bridge (3rd generation HD4000) and Haswell (4th generation HD4400). If you don’t have a Mac, you can try to create one with Windows.
  • Also, check out the utilities to create BootCDs made by Chameleon Users (under #References). The Chameleon Boot CD allows you to install Mac OS X from a retail DVD (not as in 'automagic', but as a tool). After Chameleon is booted, eject the CD, insert the retail OS X DVD and press F5 to rescan the optical drive.
  • The main boot file that Chameleon bootloader will need to start Mac OS X. This file was extracted from the newest version of Chameleon bootloader (as of July 1st, 2013), and can boot any version of Mac OS X, including OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

On this page:News- Download- Troubleshooting- Resources
Other pages:Documentation- Troubleshooting- Screenshot- Myths and Facts

REFIt 0.14 (6.5M Mac disk image) rEFIt 0.14 (6.5M ISO disk image) rEFIt 0.14 (3.2M.tar.gz) rEFIt 0.14 source code (253K.tar.gz) You can browse the source code online through the ViewVC interface to the Subversion repository at SourceForge. See the troubleshooting section for a full list. Here are a few common problems. Enoch is ErmaC's Branch of Chameleon (2795) Chameleon is a boot loader built using a combination of components which evolved from the development of David Elliott's fake EFI implementation added to Apple's boot-132 project.

News

2013-03-29: As you may have noticed, rEFIt is no longer activelymaintained. Please check outrEFInd,a fork that is maintaned and under active development.

2010-03-12: The site has a newtroubleshooting section.Some common problems are also listed below.

2010-03-07: Version 0.14 was released. This release adds a configurationoption for the default boot choice, fixes the Linux/GRUB detection issue, andfixes Snow Leopard 64-bit issues.

Download

The current release is 0.14.It is available in various forms.Both disk image distributions include the Installer package andcan be burned as a bootable CD as well.All three binary distributions can be used to install rEFIton a USB memory stick or other disk drives.

Chameleon Bootloader Mac
  • rEFIt 0.14 (6.5M Mac disk image)
  • rEFIt 0.14 (6.5M ISO disk image)
  • rEFIt 0.14 (3.2M .tar.gz)
  • rEFIt 0.14 source code (253K .tar.gz)
Mac

You can browse the source code online through theViewVC interfaceto the Subversion repository at SourceForge.

Troubleshooting

See the troubleshooting section for a full list.Here are a few common problems:

Chameleon Bootloader For Mac

I just installed rEFIt, but the menu doesn’t show up.
It takes two reboots after using the package installer.More...
I can’t boot Windows/Linux from a USB hard disk.
This is not well-supported by Apple’s firmware.More...
I can’t boot Windows/Linux from the second internal hard disk.
This is not explicitly supported by rEFIt at this time.More...
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Resources

This project is hosted by SourceForge.You can use the trackers to submitbug reports,feature requests,and patches.The latest development source code is available from theSubversion repository.Other resources are listed on theproject summary page.

To discuss rEFIt with other people, check out theOnMac Forumsor theDual Boot forum at InsanelyMac.

Article is written by Tamás KOSÁRSZKY.

Download information

Standalone Installer package: Chameleon-2.1-r2069.pkg.zip

Bootable ISO image, installer and binaries: Chameleon-2.1-r2069.iso.zip

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Sources: Chameleon-2.1-r2069.src.tar.gz

Credits goes to all developers who are involved!

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Chameleon Bootloader For Mac Free Download

  1. Lumia · 4. October 2012, 14:05 · #

    That’s amazing! I’m working on Hackintosh those days with Chameleon’s help. It’s really helpful for me!

  2. Yadro · 4. October 2012, 22:37 · #

    Качаю…

  3. sen · 6. October 2012, 01:01 · #

    really nice ,thank you verymuch

  4. Madan Singh · 18. October 2012, 19:06 · #

    Hi Tamas,
    You must have observed that with many old (real) Mac pro users trying to install OSX 10.8 on unsupported Macs, such users have become a fresh group of users for your bootloader. But, we have a problem: on boot, we get a fixed hardware UUID. This is not same as the Mac’s real UUID (which we can see by booting using a supported OSX version); nor can it be set to the real UUID by using SMsystemid string within smbios (I tried a few builds of r2.1). This causes problems where are licenses are authorised against the real UUID. Could you pls see if this UUID can be overwritten using smbios plist file or Chameleon can query and use the actual UUID from real Mac hardware. Many thanks, Madan

  5. Linda · 20. October 2012, 03:40 · #

    Wonderful job. Thanks a lot. BTW, the link of Chameleon-2.1-r2069.pkg.zip is mistakenly pointed to the Chameleon-2.1-r2069.iso.zip.

  6. NickB · 22. October 2012, 21:40 · #

    After installing this new chameleon bootloader my lion install wont boot anymore. It’s stuck on the boot screen. Keyboard is responsive but it wont boot. If i boot in verbose mode, it just stays on the loading pci configuration message! Any help please??

  7. sti · 23. October 2012, 00:44 · #

    Hi Madan, have you made any progress on your issue?

  8. BigPoppa · 23. October 2012, 02:15 · #

    If not able to boot, delete modules folder and try again.

  9. meklort · 31. October 2012, 06:53 · #

    Madan,

    Please submit a feature request at http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/issues/create/

  10. Nataliya · 15. December 2012, 09:44 · #

    Большое спасибо! Самый лучший загрузчик- это Ваш Chameleon ! Удачи Вам!

  11. 沈 · 1. January 2013, 17:10 · #

    非常好!

  12. Vainakh · 7. January 2013, 08:22 · #

    Thank u!!!
    Chameleon is the BEST!!!

  13. Bryan · 23. January 2013, 23:31 · #

    To download the .pkg use this url instead as the fileID is incorrect in the current link: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/41/Chameleon-2.1-r2069.pkg.zip

  14. Henk · 31. January 2013, 23:56 · #

    When i try to run your bootloader it gets stuck on “BootCache: hit rate below threshold (1615 hits on 3231 lookups)”. This is right of the bat after a fresh install no custom kext whatsoever on the machine.

    Any thoughts?

  15. 不知道 · 20. February 2013, 08:08 · #

    Nice~!真的棒极了

  16. bisk · 4. March 2013, 05:24 · #

    This r2069 version corrupts my boot drive from time to time, forcing me to recreate it with Disk Utility/Migration Assistant.

    Here is a description of what happens …

    I will have a freshly built boot disk which needs a bootloader installed connected as an external USB drive. I run the installer from this page, aiming it at the USB mounted drive. The install runs about 2/3 of the way through, mounts the EFI partition on my desktop and then promptly gets stuck @ “Running installer scripts”. At this point I get a spinning wheel and I can only cold boot my system.

    After this, my system will no longer boot to a logon screen. It just gets stuck at the white, empty screen w/active cursor.

    The mounted USB drive was successfully made bootable but my host machine is hosed. This has happened to me with this installer about 6-8 times on 3 different host machines each running a different version of OS X, Snow Leo, Lion and Mountain Lion.

    I have been using these Chameleon installers for a couple years and have never seen this happen before.

    Nasty !

  17. Nulde · 20. March 2013, 14:57 · #

    Is anybody can fix in chameleon 2.1 /boot file “not enough space to restore image” bug ?

    Thx

  18. _mur_ · 23. March 2013, 12:51 · #

    asus x55c – installati 10 gb ; rilevati 3,50 gb!
    ???
    soluzioni ?

  19. _mur_ · 23. March 2013, 12:52 · #

    asus x55c – installed 10 gb, 3.50 gb detected!
    ???
    solutions?

  20. Rob · 4. April 2013, 20:10 · #

    your link “http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/42/Chameleon-2.1-r2069.pkg.zip” (Alternatively you can click here to download the requested file.) points to “Chameleon-2.1-r2069.iso.zip”

  21. Jess · 15. April 2013, 07:00 · #

    why does the package link download the ISO. helpp!

  22. Adrian M · 21. April 2013, 13:51 · #

    Hello. I installed by mistake “Chameleon-2.1-r2069.pkg” on my MacBook Pro Retina 15. “What I have to do or uninstall to restautar the system?
    Would eliminate the root directory with the files “folder and file chameleon.Boot Boot”?

  23. ZenCoder · 9. May 2013, 18:01 · #

    Hi. I use this solution for overclocking and i have some questions about it.

    - Busratio flag works with no changes? – Where is a limit of cpu frequency; – Multiplier is deprecated? – How can i fix bus speed.

    I look this stats in CPU-X interface after boot with overclocking settings in chameleon plist and i have some questions aboot overclocking internal Intel HD2000.

    I have hot CPU, Memory and bus, but my HD2000 is stupid ): How can i fire it?

    … And display rates … Now i change it to 120 Gz : no changes :D

    Is all of it works?

    How can I dump and firmware image flash in my UEFI from chameleon )))))) ?

    TNX … many questions eat my brain :D

  24. cong nghe · 7. August 2013, 18:22 · #

    Is anybody can fix in chameleon 2.1 /boot file “not enough space to restore image” bug ?

    Thx

  25. Quinn · 19. November 2013, 00:36 · #

    I was wondering if this is made for only Windows or if you can use it on a Mac. I am new to this boot loader and I am a little confused on the topic.

  26. macguy · 21. November 2013, 00:57 · #

    is there any update coming for system serial read possible?

  27. PhantomP · 25. December 2013, 08:59 · #

    Hello I m using chameleon 2.1 in my HP Probook 4530s and it flashes the time of 30 second of selection i dont want that time window. is there any method to remove that and show the disk at the start up directly..?

  28. Shri · 5. January 2014, 12:17 · #

    hi

    i used Chameleon-2.1-r2069.iso.zip & write usb with gburn but only windows NTFS hard dives detected not showing usb and cd-rom/dvd whats wrong i used windows xp asus motherboard P8H77-V sata select ahci mode, i3, 4gb ram, i wnat to install mac maverick or line/snowleopard

    thanks

  29. r2d2 · 28. March 2014, 00:51 · #

    Hi, I used chameleon 2 rc2 r640 instead of the newest one, and then
    I didnt get a black screen on my dell inspiron 9400 with nvidia go 7900 gs – this card exists in two revisions. I also have higher resolution than before, though no qe ce it seems as this isnt even mentioned in system profiler, system preferences says 1280×1024 though, my screen is really 1900×1200 and the pixels are a bit blurry as image is scaled.

    with latest chameleon – screen goes black.

    Can you guys give me sources of chameleon 2 rc2 r640, as there is no such functional source on site? please mail to [email protected]

    best regards,

    r2d2 – human robot ;)

  30. r2d2 · 28. March 2014, 01:02 · #

    Used chameleon iso – old one for swappin discs – then I used retail snow leopard 10.6.3 disc as that was the only one I had available, and edited pid and vid to be 0×029810de&0xfff0ffff
    and added voodotscsync. and voodoohda

    rest worked out of the box, I had display all the time even before the edit. new chameleon always gave black screen, so in that one I could not have graphics enabler on even – that only works in r640.

    regards,
    r2d2

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