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Windows 7: Problem Dual Booting 7 and OS X

22 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Problem Dual Booting 7 and OS X

I have an HP Pavillion a1530n desktop computer and I am trying to install OS X and get it to dual boot with my already installed Windows 7. I am using Kalyway 1.5.2 and I have created the new partition, formatted it with the installation and the install proceeds. It finishes and asks for a reboot. But when the computer reboots it automatically boots into Windows 7. Does anyone have a solution for me? Thanks

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22 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Use EasyBCD inside Windows to add it to the boot screen.
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22 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I did, and when I reboot it goes straight to 7, no boot screen or anything
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22 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Since OS X can only be installed on an Apple computer, we can't help you get things working.
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22 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

You should ask DarkNovaGamer. He's the expert on running OS X on a PC.
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22 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Actually, I added OSX in BCD and restarted. I can select osx now, but when I press enter a screen comes up saying this:

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23 Jun 2010   #7

Win 7 home premium
 
 

How is your setup. 1 disk, 2 partitions? Or 2 disks, both 1 partition?
It looks to me bootmgr is looking to wrong partition or cannot access the OSx partition.
Install osx on a secondary HDD, so the boot mgr would still be on the primary HDD (Windows 7 partition), switch startup disk, so osx would write its boot mgr on its own disk and this way, the boot mgr wouldn't be overwriten by Windows 7.
This way, you can boot osx in 2 ways, through the startup disk setting in BIOS itself (not so very pratical but a nice back door if needed), or by changing back the startup disk to the Windows 7 partition and booting through easybcd bootmgr.
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23 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I only have one HDD, so that might be a problem. I have one HDD, 2 partitions. Actually 3 because my HP has a recovery partition also.
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23 Jun 2010   #9

DOS^
 
 
how is that posbbile

how is that possible, is it legal? os x??
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23 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Technically, it's not legal, especially if you torrented a modified version, in this case Kalyway. The easiest and most legal way to do it is to buy the $30 upgrade disc and use Empire EFI to install it. OS X requires its own drive by the way.
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