Author Topic: Chameleon in EFI, Can I un/mount to change themes and not reinstall Chameleon?  (Read 1459 times)

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nesnfsn

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Everything on my computer is working well with 10.5.8 (updated iPC from 10.5.6 with delta updates), after I had installed VoodooHDA.kext v261, to fix my missing audio driver (ALC888).

Only 1 remaining issue that I am aware of:

1.  CHAMELEON installed in EFI partition - /Volumes/EFI/Extra.
I understand that I will have to mount and unmount ("umount") my EFI partition each time I want to modify Chameleon. But, is there a method to access that partition, that is, to mount and umount it, without having to completely reinstall Chameleon into the /Volumes/EFI/Extra/ partition, merely to add another theme and to modify the com.apple.Boot.plist file?

I am not wholly versed in unix bash shell and terminal commands, but have done some research. Would appreciate any guidance if there is a way that I can just mount the EFI partition and then cp new theme's folder over to /Volumes/EFI/Extra/Themes, and then modify the plist file, umount, and be done with it.

Thanks for any guidance and direction that users can provide.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2010, 02:33:27 AM by nesnfsn »

Azimutz

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Yes, there is a way to do that! Check the install guide: http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php?topic=649.0
Just stick to the bits about mounting/unmounting EFI partition.
 System & Patches: http://goo.gl/i961
 Chameleon:
- trunk builds: http://goo.gl/9G1Hq
- pref pane: http://goo.gl/OL2UT

nesnfsn

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Yes, there is a way to do that! Check the install guide: http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php?topic=649.0
Just stick to the bits about mounting/unmounting EFI partition.
I had printed and saved that thread as a PDF file a while back. However, if you look closely, it gives instructions to "create" and then "mount" the mountpoint "/Volumes/EFI".

I believe that I already have an existing mountpoint at /Volumes/EFI (created when installing Chameleon to EFI partition), but I do not know how to mount that mountpoint, since it is hidden currently. If I could mount that mountpoint, then, I could just cp new themes over to the /Extra/Themes folder, and modify com.apple.Boot.plist each time, without having to go through the entire process of the entire guide listed by Gringo Vermelho (and also Beerkex'd over at InsanelyMac) on the thread that Azimutz had linked to in the prior post.

I hope that someone can walk me through the steps I would have to take to accomplish this mounting of the /Volumes/EFI/Extra/Themes folder, without having to do all steps in the guides for installing Chameleon to EFI partition.

Azimutz

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nesnfsn, copying from the guide:
- create mount point
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sudo mkdir /Volumes/EFI- mount partition (replace X by the HD identifier)
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sudo mount_hfs /dev/diskXs1 /Volumes/EFI- edit what you need,
- then unmount the partition and delete the mount point
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sudo umount /Volumes/EFI
sudo rm -rf /Volumes/EFI
- done!

More "important" details on the guide!...
« Last Edit: July 10, 2010, 10:36:29 PM by Azimutz »
 System & Patches: http://goo.gl/i961
 Chameleon:
- trunk builds: http://goo.gl/9G1Hq
- pref pane: http://goo.gl/OL2UT