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How to Edit Bootloader on VMware or VirtualBox with Clover

Written by John

What is Clover?

Clover is an open source EFI bootloader that was developed two years ago by developers based at Project OS X. The group of developers was led by Slice; they were trying to come up with something that will solve inherent in existing OSX installation methods that are based on legacy boot leaders.

The other problems that Clover aims to solve are boots trouble desktop and laptop, use of native OSX installation media, ability to patch DSDT, create OS X recovery partition, solve multi boot issues and solve traditional bootloader.

Clover comes with completely different configuration system that offers a steep learning curve, so you should be careful not to confuse it with the traditional chameleon or chimera; because clover is presented in beta, it is very hard to guarantee that it can work with all system.

However, developments have been fast tracked at the code level and it is really hard to pin down clover on any design that you can think of. Although the recent development in the system has made it easy to use and they have actually made it more reliable to be used with people who feel they are willing to learn new things.

What is Clover Configuration?

Clover Configuration is specifically designed to help you customize the manner in which EFI or Legacy bootloader works. This makes clover a simple system but essential software solution that can generate personalized configured files.

As soon as you launch the system, it will run automatically to check if there are any configured files. In the process, it will enable you to view the files. It can also run to check if there is an updated version of clover EFI and then download it to the bootloader.

Clover Configuration application is put into two main functions, and it also gives you the option to use the available tools to perform other certain tasks such as customizing it into particular parameters.

Steps to Edit Bootloader on VMware or VirtualBox with Clover

Step 1: Mount EFI with Clover Configuration

Open Clover then select “Mount EFI” and click Mount EFI Partition

Mount EFI Partition with Clover

Mount EFI Partition with Clover

Step 2: Open Config.plist File in EFI Partition

This is EFI Partition:

Open EFI Partition

Open EFI Partition

Open EFI/Clover/Config.plist file:

Open Config File

Open Config File

Step 3: Edit Your Config File with Clover Configuration

Open SMBIOS then select your system.

Edit Config File

Edit Config File

Edit Bootloader with Clover

Edit Bootloader with Clover

Click “Shake” to complete. Done, You can save this file (click FileSave).

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