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giorg

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[solved] one disk more
« on: April 09, 2010, 03:49:40 PM »
Hi guys,

kind of newbie here. I have a 10.6.3 installation perfectly working on a p5q pro turbo mobo, 3 hdd and a dvd drive. Now I've just received a new hd, and wanted to install it. But as soon as I plug it into the 5th sata channel, and turn on the pc, chameleon doesn't start at all, giving out errors. If I take it off, everything comes back normal. This looks strange to me, do u have any ideas?

Thanks a lot,

Andrea
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zef

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 04:25:35 PM »
But as soon as I plug it into the 5th sata channel, and turn on the pc, chameleon doesn't start at all, giving out errors. If I take it off, everything comes back normal.

Hi,

What is your installed Chameleon version? What exact error messages do you get?

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giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 05:42:04 PM »
Hey zef,

chameleon is 2.0 RC 3, and the error is:

Ebios read error
   Error 0x04
Block 0xd382a717 Sectors 0

Thanks a lot

giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 01:01:40 PM »
anybody, any suggestion?

zef

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 06:20:55 PM »
Can you give a try with the latest boot file attached in this post?
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giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 11:17:54 AM »
Hey Zef,

thanks a lot. Just to be sure: how do I install it?

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 01:54:04 PM »
just copy the new files over your current ones

this will replace your current setup, a backup is each user's job

backup religiously, avoid headaches
Stop bitching, start coding or documenting or both..

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giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 06:38:16 PM »
thank you rocksteady,

my question is: the r-139 version that zef gave me is a folder, with many files... do I need all of them or just the file named boot, that replaces the old one? If so, where should I put all the others?

Thanks a lot

Gringo Vermelho

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 08:44:14 PM »
3rd time is the charm!

Replace your 'boot' with the one in the archive.
10.9.5 - ASUS P8Z77-V Pro - i5 3570K - GTX 660 - Chameleon 2.3 svn-r2xxx
How to...
Install Chameleon: http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,649
Make your own Chameleon boot CD: http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,484.msg2131.html#msg2131

giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2010, 04:19:42 PM »
alright, still no way, even with the new boot, same error...

zef

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2010, 05:14:30 PM »
alright, still no way, even with the new boot, same error...

According to the error message you get, this HDD should be at least 1.5TB+ large. Can you post your partition table please?
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giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2010, 05:21:54 PM »
this is a 500 GB hdd, and unfortunately I cannot post his partition table because I cannot connect it...

zef

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2010, 05:32:28 PM »
this is a 500 GB hdd, and unfortunately I cannot post his partition table because I cannot connect it...

I'm pretty sure that disk has a bogus partition table or filesystem since sector 0xd382a717 points to the ~1.7TB area.
I think you can pass Chameleon's error messages repeating them for a few times then you should get to the boot prompt.
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giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2010, 05:38:26 PM »
alright I'll try that... thanks for now, will keep u up to date.

giorg

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Re: one disk more
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2010, 12:26:40 PM »
Hey Zef,

thanks a lot for your hint. So I tried, but there was no way to get to the prompt. So I just booted through an ubuntu live, checked out the partition table and in fact there was some strange mistake, as u said. Just erased all partitions and chamaleon booted fine.

thank you very much.