Chameleon v2.0-RC4 AsereBLN myHack v1.0.1-r116

This is a minor revision and important bugfix to my previous Chameleon release.

Read the full “Chameleon v2.0-RC4 AsereBLN myHack” bootloader release notes here.


v1.0.1 r116:

  • Bugfix: Fix for “Memory allocation error! Addr=0xdeadbeef, Size=0x0” – if no VESA resolution defined in
  • – Minor cosmetic changes.
  • – Improved “myHack” boot theme.

You may download Chameleon_v2.0-RC4_AsereBLN_myHack_v1.0.1-r116.tar.bz2 [binary only] here.
You may download Chameleon_v2.0-RC4_AsereBLN_myHack_v1.0.1-r116.src.tar.bz2 [source code] here.

20 thoughts on “Chameleon v2.0-RC4 AsereBLN myHack v1.0.1-r116

  1. Hi
    i installed myHack on my OS X but after rebooting it keeps saying myHack Taking iSuck out of iHack
    what can i do to fix this ???
    (Note: i am steel able to boot my OS X using Empire EFI Boot CD)

    • @Ahmed you need to have your internal SATA devices in AHCI mode, if this is not possible you need to install IOATAFamily.kext

  2. Do you have a version of this as an install package for guid drives? on said:

    okay so in the custom menu, which option should I select, the “core” option?

  3. Do you have a version of this as an install package for guid drives? on said:

    Do you have a version of this as an install package for guid drives?

    • You may install it manually… Or use the myHack installer.

  4. mirdita te gjithve…. un kam disa probleme me driverat… tu fillu nga LAN-i e deri te AUDIO… :( me cfar mund ti rregulloj ju lutem :) flm

    • orgest: Can you tell us what audio and network devices you have?

      From Google Translate: Mund të na thoni se çfarë audio dhe pajisjeve të rrjetit që keni?

  5. Greats from the Netherlands,
    Thx from the Dutch hacintosh site it works great. Some problems after 10.6.3 but the voodooHDA.kext fixed the sound. But some extra NIC drivers to select whil be great. So after the install we can select it and go on internet to fix more!

  6. Hey Conti, first I wanted to say thanks for all the time and effort you’ve put into making this whole process as painless as possible. Yours is by far the best method I’ve come across for installing Snow Leopard on a non-Mac.

    Just had a quick question about this bootloader. I’ve moved to this bootloader from the one you had packaged in 1.0 RC5 – just wondering what, if any, DSDT overrides it might have?

    • Mike: Same as RC5, different bootloader but the dsdt implementation is pretty much the same with a few minor differences.

  7. I’ve already tried that and it didn’t work. I’ve followed that guide and when i tipped “print” i’ve noticed that my SL partition whas already flagged as active. My question is this: when i create the HFS+ partition to install SL, do i formated as GUID or Master Boot Record? Because i was thinking that my be the cause,or not. What do you think?
    Thank’s for all your help!!

    • Duo: As I mentioned in the guide, I personally use Master Boot Record partition structure. I used those instructions exactly as I wrote them to achieve my own fully functional dual boot.

  8. Hi, I’ve managed to install SL and everything work’s except i can’t dual boot with windows 7. I’ve done the post installation and installed myHack on the partition where SL is installed but when i reboot Chameleon doesen’t load, i have to boot SL with the USB every time. Can you help me please get the dual boot working???

  9. Hello from Greece… and thanks for the “Best” way to boot and use SnowLeo on a non Apple machine… I want to ask i use 10.6.3 on an Acer Aspire 6920G everything works great and the only thing i can’t fix/enable is the sleep, internal mic, internal card reader, and internal IR receiver. I want to ask how can i update the myHack to the final ver. with out messing up my installation ?. Thank’s in Advance. nikkpap

    • nikkpap: Hello and greetings from South Korea!

      To upgrade to the latest version of myHack simply run the installer and target your root partition ( / ) it will place a backup of your existing /Extra directory in a dated compressed archive in /ExtraBackups just in case something gets overwritten that you need, it should be a simple process.

      To fix sleep you will likely have to create and apply manual fixes to a dsdt (if the SleepEnabler.kext is not working). In regard to the internal card reader and IR receiver there may or may not be OS X support for these devices, if they aren’t working oob (out of the box) then you could perhaps search for a third party solution but if there is none available you will simply have to live with it unfortunately. In regard to internal mic, this depends primarily on what kind of audio chip your notebook has, if it has ALC888/889/889a or a few other Intel HDA audio chips you may be able to apply a LegacyHDA fix with a dsdt+kext, if that is not an option however you will have to do the best you can with the voodooHDA solution. In the event that you simply can not get it working and you need a microphone you could get a USB bluetooth dongle and earpiece w/ microphone or a USB headset w/ microphone that has “MacOS” support – either of those options will work oob.

      Sorry if this wasn’t the answer you were looking for but there are still a number of limitations to running OS X on hardware that Apple does not use or support and the community can’t keep up since none of us have the funding to do our own kext development.