Fixing bootloaders when dual booting OS X and Ubuntu

Posted by Quinn Madson | Posted in | Posted on 9:03 PM

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I ran into a problem the last time Ubuntu upgraded either the kernel or grub (not sure which); Either way, it blew away my Chameleon bootloader and replaced it with Grub. Here's how to fix it:


  • Reboot from the iATKOS v7 CD
  • Deselect all checkboxes except the one for Install Chameleon
  • Install
Now you should be able to boot into OS X but, Ubuntu will be unavailable.

  • Boot from the Ubuntu Live CD
  • Open the Terminal from Applications >> Accessories
sudo -s
mkdir /mnt/r
mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/r
mount --bind /dev /mnt/r/dev
mount --bind /proc /mnt/r/proc
chroot /mnt/r
update-grub
grub-install --force /dev/sda4

Adding CFWheels Applications as "Custom Script" elements in the CommonSpot CMS

Posted by Quinn Madson | Posted in | Posted on 1:43 PM

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It appears that CommonSpot (version 5, at least) ignores Application.cfc files when using a custom script in the same directory. In CF Wheels, Application.cfc is used to setup the entire framework.

Here is what I did to get it working:

  • Put your CF Wheels application in the customcf/ subdirectory
  • Rename Application.cfc to application.cfc (This is done to prevent the application from being initialized twice if accessed outside the CMS.)
  • Edit the index.cfm at the root of the application directory:
<!--- Manually instantiate the application.cfc --->
<cfset server.railo = structNew()>
<cfset server.railo.version = "fake version">

<!--- If this is the first time the application has run, call the onApplicationStart method --->
<cfset app = CreateObject("component","application")>

<!--- Call the onRequestStart method and pass the current page as a parameter --->
<cfif not structKeyExists(application, "wheels")>
<cfset app.onApplicationStart()>
</cfif>

<!--- Call the onRequestStart method and pass the current page as a parameter --->
<cfset app.onRequestStart(cgi.script_name)>


<!--- This is the only original line in the file --->
<cfinclude template="wheels/index.cfm">