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MacPro1,1 + chameleon: how-to: set startup disk
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:13:30 PM »

first: thank you very much for this great forum. In the past 4 days it was very helpful for me to get 10.8 running on a MacPro1,1 (2006).

Unfortunately I have one unsolved topic: after switch on my MacPro I have to select the startup disk manually otherwise the Mac will select one of the other disks and the boot procedure will end with the grey "no entry" sign.

The configuration of the MacPro:

  • Prozessor  2 x 2,99 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  • Speicher  17 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
  • Grafikkarte  ATI Radeon HD 5000 1024 MB (Apple Upgrade Kit)
  • Software  OS X 10.8.3 (12D78)

I have installed chameleon based on the tutorial written by Jabbawok. Except this issue the Mac runs wonderful: high performance (better than before), iMessages is also ok (with the update).

The currently installed version of chameleon is "Chameleon-2.2svn-r2170"

The hard disk configuration:

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$ diskutil list
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *160.0 GB   disk0
   1:                  Apple_HFS BOOT                    8.0 GB     disk0s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS Installer               152.0 GB   disk0s2
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *750.2 GB   disk1
   1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk1s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HSSD          730.8 GB   disk1s2
   3:                  Apple_HFS Recovery HSSD           18.9 GB    disk1s3

disk0s1: is the boot loader (chameleon)
disk0s2: the 10.8 install kit

disk1s2: the 10.8 installation
disk1s3: the known recovery partition

My question:

As already mentioned I have to select the startup disk manually. Can anyone help me to fix this issue?

I would like to switch-on the Mac and after that the Mac should boot via the BOOT partition.

Additional information:

Inside the org.chameleon.Boot.plist the Default Partition is set to "hd(1,2)" even though the "diskutil list" provide me different results. I have tested this via the Terminal (Mac OS X started) and the Terminal via the Recovery boot.

The next strange thing is that the BOOT partition is labeled "Windows" during the startup. Later on like the chameleon menu or the disk manager, or the finder the disk is labeled "BOOT" again.

I have already tested the command:

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sudo bless -mount /Volumes/BOOT -setBoot
but without the expected result.

Ok, thats all for the moment. Thanks in advance and have a pleasant day.