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Mailyfesux

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[SOLVED] messed up com.apple.boot.plist
« on: May 23, 2009, 01:56:47 AM »
I messed up the com.apple.boot.plist file trying to edit it. Now my computer cant boot up chameleon. Is there a way to fix this?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2009, 10:35:35 PM by rocksteady »

blast9999

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Re: messed up com.apple.boot.plist
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 03:04:20 AM »
You can use another working system to connect the hard drive to and restore the plist, or reinstall Chameleon, which usually takes another working system anyway.

Mailyfesux

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Re: messed up com.apple.boot.plist
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 03:06:42 AM »
Do you think it would be possible to use a linux live cd to edit the file back?

I think im going to try that now  :P

Mailyfesux

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Re: messed up com.apple.boot.plist
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 10:45:36 AM »
I got this problem fixed by changing the active boot partition to windowsxp, run an application called macdrive and then undoing the changes i made to the plist file. :]

rocksteady

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Re: [SOLVED]messed up com.apple.boot.plist
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 11:01:48 AM »
[↑ Mailyfesux: kudos for following up to your post and marking it solved]

Another easy solution would be to boot from a Boot132 CD and fix the messed up com.apple.Boot.plist file

We have a vanilla com.apple.Boot.plist file in this thread. Anyone who snafu'd his/her, will find it easier to start afresh with an unmodified one and add options one by one while testing between reboots.

[↓ Beerkexd: Nice addition  :). I was about posting an untouched one ]
« Last Edit: May 25, 2009, 01:32:16 PM by rocksteady »
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Gringo Vermelho

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Re: [SOLVED]messed up com.apple.boot.plist
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2009, 08:52:51 PM »
For completeness sake, here's a vanilla com.apple.Boot.plist.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//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></string>
</dict>
</plist>
« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 10:40:40 PM by Beerkexd »
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