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Chimera Won't Install Correctly on Hard Drive, no org.chameleon.boot.plist

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Hello,

I have repeatedly attempted to install a working version of Chimera onto my Mac OSX Mountain Lion hard drive with no luck. It installed fine when I used DSDT in multibeast, but for some reason that causes my mouse and usb to stop working. Chimera loads fine, but when i select my OS I get a black screen after the loading screen. PCIRootUID=0 is the solution to this when booting from the usb, but that doesn't work here. Also, there was no /Extra folder on my hard drive, even after i turned on hidden files. When i installed a theme it was created, but there is no org.chameleon.boot.plist in it. I am at a loss as to how chimera works without any of that. I can boot just fine into OSX with the installation USB, but I am using a laptop, and would prefer not to have to keep a thumb drive in it wherever I go.

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Miles
 
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Yes, the solution for me was to revert to lion, and completely wipe the hard drive and start from scratch. That also fixed the problem of the mouse, so I was able to use dsdt to install the boot loader properly.
 
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Or You could have used chameleon wizard and saved a org.chameleon.boot.plist from that program.
 
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Here is an example org.chameleon.Boot.plist

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple/DTD PLIST 1.0//En" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Boot Banner</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>PCIRootUID=1</string>
<key>Legaci Logo</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Here for reference. Copy, paste and edit to your needs.
 
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