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Join Date: May 2009
05-21-2010, 11:20 AM
If you install grub into the linux partition and then run NBI, chameleon will see the other OSs + grub.
HowTo here. If under "How To Re-install GRUB 2 From A Live CD", point 4, you set the end of the command "sudo grub-setup -d /media/disk/boot/grub /dev/sda" (this is an example, yours may look different!!!) to the Linux partition (e.g."/dev/sda5") it may complain about unsafe install, but applying a little "--force" will make it obey.
... Well, worked for me, and should work from an installed linux, too.
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Palm Springs, CA
01-10-2011, 07:10 PM
NBI on a stick.
it's been a long time since i started this thread, but it seems folks are still occasionally finding their way to it.
turns out this was always possible. I just never came across it before because i'm a Mac user, primarily, and the file needed is only referenced in the 'no mac' prepping instructions.
the file is here: NBI_084RC1.img.zip
use a program called Transmac to write it to USB. it's a small file, so a 1GB USB drive is plenty. I'm on a 10v, so I actually run it off of a 128 meg SD card.
in any case, all it is is the chameleon bootloader, plus some files that can only be accessed within the OSX installer. but it'll do in a pinch.
note: while it works great when you use transmac,
i tried using Disk Utility on my Mac, and that DID NOT work.
i've been messing around with this, and it's not quite as all purpose as i'd like, it won't necessarily load OS X, but will boot Windows just fine at least.
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