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kamper59
post Dec 15 2011, 07:57 PM
Post #1
Hi All!

I installed Lion with Unibeast and everything works great.

BUT!!

I can only boot with the loader inside the Lion USB install. When I boot with my hdd it says "disk boot failure.."

Installation:

Unibeast + Multibeast Lion / EasyBeast / Kext Utility

My Specs:

DFI LP DK X58 -T3eh6-
6 gb Gskill
i7 920
HD4870

Bios:

Enabled AHCI / HPET 64 bits / Boot from HDD(Disk Boot Failure) / boot from USB HD

Any Idea?
Gringo Vermelho
post Dec 15 2011, 08:45 PM
Post #2
Is it a 4k sector/"advanced format" drive?

If it is, the current workaround is to install Chameleon's boot1h using DD from a Linux live CD.
More information here: http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/issues/129/
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro - EVGA GTX 660 - i5-3570K - 10.9.1 retail - Chameleon 2.2 svn r22xx
kamper59
post Dec 16 2011, 12:30 AM
Post #3
Hi, Thanks for reply!

How do I know if it's a 4k sector hdd?

This post has been edited by kamper59: Dec 16 2011, 12:30 AM
Gringo Vermelho
post Dec 16 2011, 04:50 AM
Post #4
You could look it up on the manufacturers website, maybe even on the label of the drive itself.
AFAIK 4K sector Western Digital drives has a model name ending in EARS or EURS.
If your motherboard has an Intel chipset, install the Intel Rapid Storage Manager and check there.
Any recent hard drive benchmark tool will probably tell you as well.

This post has been edited by Gringo Vermelho: Dec 16 2011, 05:12 AM
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro - EVGA GTX 660 - i5-3570K - 10.9.1 retail - Chameleon 2.2 svn r22xx
kamper59
post Dec 16 2011, 03:13 PM
Post #5
Thanks for reply!

This is my HDD:

ST3160215AS

I don't think it is 4K sector hdd...

More ideas??
Gringo Vermelho
post Dec 16 2011, 08:21 PM
Post #6
That's a 512kb sector drive.

You need to install and configure the Chameleon boot loader.

Visit the VoodooProjects forum, find a post by me and follow the link in my signature.
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro - EVGA GTX 660 - i5-3570K - 10.9.1 retail - Chameleon 2.2 svn r22xx
kamper59
post Dec 17 2011, 02:35 PM
Post #7
Thanks!

I did it, and didn't work. That's what it prompted: Attached File  IMG_02092.jpg ( 179.53K ) Number of downloads: 17


(Hdd was set first in priority)

This post has been edited by kamper59: Dec 17 2011, 02:35 PM
Gringo Vermelho
post Dec 17 2011, 05:56 PM
Post #8
I don't know...that message means that there's no boot loader installed. With Chameleon incorrectly installed you should at least see a boot error message from Chameleon, but the message you are seeing is from your BIOS, Chameleon hasn't begun to load at all.

The other messages are from your on-board ethernet trying to boot via LAN. You can disable that in your BIOS for a shorter boot time.

This post has been edited by Gringo Vermelho: Dec 19 2011, 06:16 AM
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro - EVGA GTX 660 - i5-3570K - 10.9.1 retail - Chameleon 2.2 svn r22xx
kamper59
post Dec 19 2011, 01:16 AM
Post #9
I think that the HDD is not even read when booting in AHCI. Only in IDE mode (it's SATA)

Ok, I've come up with an alternative idea.

I've given up trying to boot from main HDD. I've installed Chimera on an external USB and I boot from there.

But, if anybody has a new idea it will be great.

Thanks!

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