Reported by Scott Morgan, Nov 6, 2011
Hi, I am trying to figure out why some of my Hackintosh's have a menu for which partition to boot OSX from and some have a loading screen. I think I can fix this in the com.apple.Boot.plist, but it seems like that file would be loaded after you select a partition to boot OSX from. So I was wondering if anyone had the time to do a high level overview doc (UML activity diagram) of how the Chameleon boot loader works, something like; User->PowerButton->BIOS->POST-> Boot Discovery (Hard Drive) Read first Apple_Boot Boot OSX partition Discover all HFS partitions Boot First HSF partition or Read com.apple.Boot.plist from first HSF partition? User select HSF partition Chameleon loads OSX from the HSF partition and ends TIA, Scott using 2.RC4 revision 684
Comment 1 by armel cadet-petit, Nov 7, 2011
why not ... It's a good idea, but for now i don't have the time , sorry, maybe someone else ??...
Comment 2 by Evan Lojewski, Nov 7, 2011
Ya it should be done. For a short term answer. org.chameleon.Boot.plist is always loaded from the partition that boot2 (/boot) is loaded from. This happens before a partition to boot is selected. After a boot partition is selected, it's boot plist is read and some value are overwritten.
Comment 3 by Cosmosis Jones, May 8, 2012
Comment 4 by Cosmosis Jones, May 8, 2012