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n1n9tean

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Hi. I would very much like to install this>> http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,369.0.html awesome theme to my chameleon boot loader but I don't know where to start and I don't want to screw up my perfectly running dual boot setup (I JUST got it to be perfect, too).

I feel like this would be a nice final touch to my system. Please help or point me to a simple guide.

Also, I came across this video on youtube where the guy is installing a theme using something called "SetbootTheme" which made it look really easy. But, I have searched for this tool and can not find it. Does it exist any longer?

I'm not a pro at all this modding stuff, but I'm always comfortable doing what i need to do as long as I have good instructions.

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Re: I have a perfect dual boot setup and don't want to screw it up. Help!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 04:50:10 PM »
Hi n1n9tean

Installing a theme is easy, but you first need to know the screen resolution that Chameleon is using to drawing it's GUI on your display.
What Resolution is Chameleon Using

You then need to download the required theme and resize it to fit the resolution that Chameleon is using.
Resizing Themes

Finally you add the theme folder to your /Extra/Themes folder and then have the 'Theme' key/string in your /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist to point to the name of the theme folder you just added.

For example, if you've added 'Blackosx_Big_Screen' folder in to /Extra/Themes then you will need the following in your /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist

<key>Theme</key>
<string>Blackosx_Big_Screen</string>

Have a go and see how you get on. But if you are worried about messing your install then build yourself a bootable Chameleon USB memory stick and experiment with the /Extra folder on that first to make sure everything works before updating the /Extra folder on your HDD.
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n1n9tean

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Re: I have a perfect dual boot setup and don't want to screw it up. Help!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 06:20:46 PM »
Thank you! That's good info. I will try this when I get back home.

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Re: I have a perfect dual boot setup and don't want to screw it up. Help!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 05:42:22 PM »
Thanks for the help on this one, I am new to this also I would like to change my theme. So I understand this right my com.apple.Boot.plist should look like this?

THE ORIGINGAL:
<?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>Kernel</key>
   <string>mach_kernel</string>
   <key>Kernel Flags</key>
   <string>arch=i386</string>
   <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>Timeout</key>
   <string>1</string>
   <key>Legacy Logo</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>


EDITED:
<?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>Kernel</key>
   <string>mach_kernel</string>
   <key>Kernel Flags</key>
   <string>arch=i386</string>
   <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>Timeout</key>
   <string>1</string>
   <key>Legacy Logo</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
   <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
   <string>Yes</string>
        <key>Theme</key>
        <string>Blackosx_Big_Screen</string>
</dict>
</plist>

I thought the line was already in the file for the theme but its not so I hope I dont screw it up if I add the line.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Gringo Vermelho

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Re: I have a perfect dual boot setup and don't want to screw it up. Help!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 04:21:03 AM »
Yep, that's correct.
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