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Default Cameleon Bootloader. load SDHC? Possible? - 11-29-2009, 07:20 AM

Is it possible to get Camaeleon bootloader to identify and load the sdhc drivers and allow you to select loading off the SD card? My main OS is on the SSD but sometimes want to get into Linux.
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Default 11-29-2009, 12:21 PM

On my mini 10v it worked, that's how i installed osx

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Default 11-30-2009, 07:11 AM

If you really want to, you can create a helper partition on the internal drive that has the kernel and /extra folder (for the extension cache). You'll need to edit the boot plist so that the kernel knows to boot off of the sdhc card (easiest way is with a root=uuid)

The steps to do this are basically
1) Install the os to the sd card as usual (making sure netbook install is run on it)
2) Create a helper partition on the internal drive (or a usb drive) and install chameleon to it (you can use NBI to do that)
3) Copy the /Extra folder on the sd card to the internal helper partition
and finaly, setup the boot plist on the internal drive to point to the sd card.

This does take a few extra steps verses the normal install (say 5 to 10), but it's doable. The sd driver fro mac os x isn't very good, so you will have performance issues as well as a higher chance for data loss.

The same thing goes for booting linux from the sd card. You'll need a helper (boot) partition on the internal drive with the kernel and driver (and any ramdisks you might use).

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