New bootloader.

Recently found new bootloader, based on boot-132, somewhere from china.

It has close to bootcamp gui, nice animation Β and ablity to be installed to efi partition, it has own cdrom driver – insanelymac thread

it means ability to boot vanilla dvd with bootloader installed to usb stick or efi partition.

from comments:

it do have a build-in cdrom driver.
Here is a demo shows usb stick boot and retail dvd install.


  1. June 11th, 2009 | 10:31 am

    XPC does that too. And is based on EFI, not Boot 132

  2. ganxiao1986
    June 11th, 2009 | 2:12 pm

    it do have a build-in cdrom driver.
    Here is a demo shows usb stick boot and retail dvd install.

  3. netkas
    June 11th, 2009 | 2:46 pm

    and XPC isnt that stable like boot132

  4. netkas
    June 11th, 2009 | 2:55 pm

    with this thing, we can create custom bootloader set for motherboards (combining range of drivers for mobo series)

  5. rxh
    June 11th, 2009 | 5:35 pm

    does it misses any of the features of the latest chameleon rc1?

  6. TWR
    June 11th, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    very interesting !
    been trying C2RC2, which lacks too many things (maybe RC2 …), XPC, so “natural” as someone said on insanelymac boot thing topic, and here comes another one : maybe springs is good for bootloaders creation ?!
    anyway thank you again, Netkas, for talking about this new falvor : it could had taken time before I noticed it !

  7. TWR
    June 11th, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    cannot edit so I repost : I wanted to say C2RC1 at the begining of my former post.

  8. June 11th, 2009 | 7:16 pm

    eh…..where is the XPC bootloader now? =S

  9. TWR
    June 11th, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    on IRC … maybe Google can help you find’em …

  10. June 12th, 2009 | 12:00 am

    Hmm…stories of China shipping hard drives with viri?

    Spyware from hardware made in China…

    Now a bootsector/bootloader from the depths of nowhere?

  11. zarac
    June 12th, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    I wouldn’t really call China a “nowhere”.

    Chinese osx86 community is quite strong, but lacks communication with the rest of the world.

  12. SamAdam
    June 12th, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    On an unrelated note, have you been able to get the gtx 285 mac drivers? Have they been helpful? I would imagine from there it would just be changing some strings.

  13. jadran
    June 13th, 2009 | 1:44 am

    It has dsmos inside. U don’t need dsmos or AppleDecrypt in Extensions.mkext folder

  14. June 13th, 2009 | 2:08 am

    Hi. I’m on a 10.5.7, 4870 GPU and 965P-DS3 (965P chipset), all sata set to AHCI in the BIOS. Is there a fix for TIme Machine? I restored my system to this Time Machine drive (then updated using the 10.5.7 combo) but when I choose it as a backup it says “built-in network interface could not be found”. Thanks in advance.

  15. netkas
    June 13th, 2009 | 1:47 pm
  16. TWR
    June 14th, 2009 | 1:03 pm

    amazing bootloader I must say …

    I noticed W$ partitions must be set active to be detected by boot-think (using #p=- of course) ; not tested with linux ext3/4 …

    did someone try it with Snow kitty DVD ? I’m afraid the integrated dsmos might be an issue for the new cat needs a special flavor …

  17. PA
    June 15th, 2009 | 8:14 am

    Does it really support booting from DVD? Maybe only on some specific hardware, because it didnt work for me, it just reboots the computer when instructed to boot the retail DVD…
    But it looks better, cleaner and more reliable than Chameleon, and supports booting Windows XP from secondary drive!
    No SMBIOS patching though πŸ™

  18. Tempolo
    June 15th, 2009 | 8:15 am

    I am a developer and would like to test out a few new ideas around the efi boot loader.

    I have found the source of v1.0.11 on the voodoo website, but the DellEFI 1.1 app comes with 1.0.12 – for which there is no source code out there, it appears.

    Would you be so kind and release the 1.0.12 source code, or just mail it to me, please?

    ////i dont have newest chameleon source code

  19. Tempolo
    June 15th, 2009 | 8:16 am

    Oh, to clarify, see here:

    It says that 1.0.12 is PCEFI v9 – so I’m looking for that source code.

  20. maxpop
    June 15th, 2009 | 9:57 pm

    I tried this boot loader. and CPU performance decreased by 30%. no idea to use this now. it might get better later

    Anyone know how to get FIREWIRE to work using MOBO Asus P6T??

  21. macmunch
    June 16th, 2009 | 5:09 pm

    hi there,

    I dont have a bootloader. Every time I boot I use the 132CD … can anybody help me ? everytime i tried to install one i killed all πŸ™

  22. June 18th, 2009 | 2:19 am

    Thanks. Time Machine works with the EFI string, gfxutil hex convert, plist method but I had to erase the Time Machine hard disk so that it actually backs it up again (this is after restoring the latest backup in my TM disk after a fresh reinstalling of the OS).

  23. June 19th, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    I’m using this chinese boot loader in my laptop PM965, ICH8M/ICH8M-E, GeForce 8600M GT along with it’s built in Disabler and Decrypter I’m using the 3 standard Chameleon 2RC1 injectors, VoodooPS2Controller.kext, AND (note my AND)
    Superhai GenericCPUPowerManagement.kext with added root into Info.plist
    Superhai kext fix CPU speed either with chinese boot thing or Chameleon2
    Simple and clean.

  24. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
    June 29th, 2009 | 9:48 pm

    BTW, has there been an integrated 10.5.7 installer (or even an installer that incorporates i7/ATI 4870/etc for use with the retail disc) put out yet? I’ve been looking to no avail (only 10.5.6), and unfortunately I don’t have any other vidcards or systems to hand in order to build a boot disk.. I didn’t see any stickies for this in the fora either..

    (except my Macbook.. Would a carboncopycloner of the Macbook with 10.5.7 do the trick?)

    Any help appreciated!

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