6. Can you make a step-by-step guide for installing Chameleon manually? I'm new to this and I'd like a pointer...
Again, the README file included with Chameleon actually contains step-by-step instructions. There's no point in listing here another imaginary example with diskXsY
examples, your setup won't be identical anyway.
In addition to the README file, Gringo Vermelho created a [How-to] manually install Chameleon 2.0 to an EFI/GPT drive
guide, here in our forum. Gringo Vermelho also posted a step by step guide to building a Chameleon BootCD
By now, there must be a trillion of other guides on how to install Chameleon scattered around other blogs/forums/sites. If you'd like to follow any of them that's fine. Just go back to them for support or questions. Anything official will be included in this forum only.
---A note about guides:
Just like anything else, there's guides and there's "guides". More precisely, there's documentation about a piece of software (i.e. Chameleon's README & Boothelp.txt) and there's a cookbook approach like "Yo dudz check my SnoLeo install guide. Easy Vanilla Guaranteed
" ) about installing Chameleon/OSx86.
The choice - of course - is yours, but keep in mind that:
- A dude documenting his installation steps is not a big deal. Even though his intentions are good (help others), you can do the same thing (document your installation steps).
- If you follow a cookbook approach elsewhere, you'll most likely ask questions here that won't make sense (since you do not understand what you're doing). Following fancy scripts/commands that will impress your neighbour but leave you clueless, will only end in tears.
- Not all hacks are built alike. Hacks even with the same motherboard but different graphics card, require different customization.
- Forget the whole "easyness" myth (some of us, seasoned/experienced/developers members are used to congratulate one another for pushing things forward but that does not mean that building a hack is easy for people with no technical background).
- 95% of the hacks documented around sites/blogs/forums are broken (not as in cracks in your PC case but as in a half-baked, crawling Mac OS X installation).