Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Trying to dual boot annoying complications..

28 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Trying to dual boot annoying complications..

Hello, I just registered today. I'm trying to dual boot windows 7 and snow leapord. The problem that I am getting is, that when I try to boot into Mac it says kernel panic or something like that and tells me I need to restart my computer. I keep restarting it and keep on getting the same thing. I'll start from the beginning on how I started off. Maybe you guys can find out something I missed or did wrong. First I put in snow leapard cd then when the installer loaded i went into utilities, then disk utilities. I then split my hard drive into two partions. First one i named Snow Leapord the second windows 7. Then after it erased everything and partioned I installed snow leapord on partion 1 then windows 7 on partion 2. When I put in the Iboot CD and chose Mac it gave me the problem that I mentioned above. So right now I'm on the second partion the one named Windows 7. Please help me :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2011   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Not gonna lie here, I don't know much about Macs but I did find some things that may be useful to you.

I would follow this link when installing:
tonymacx86 Blog: Dual Boot Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leopard Using Chameleon

and also I ran across a possible fix for your situation

Type -f -x -v GraphicsEnabler=NO mach_kernel arch=i386 cpus=1 in the terminal before installing Mac.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

lol this is the exact guide i used and im stuck... Can you explain the last sentence thoughly please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Oct 2011   #4

Win7 Pro 64

Are you doing bootcamp? If so, go to apple's web site to follow the instructions on proper way to do this. Win7 64 won't install an some macs but supposed to be hacks to do it.

Was thinking your doing this on a Mac, not a hackintoch. Disregard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2011   #5

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Like I said I have no experience with Macs so that fix is just what I found from a google search. They had your exact problem and that fixed it. Maybe someone else here knows more about it but I would think you could boot into macs Terminal (similar to command prompt in windows) with your boot disk and type that in the terminal before you re-install it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE

If your computer is an HP, as your system specs says (can be changed under the user control panel on this forum) then it is likely that you are having trouble because of the fact that Apple prevents their OS to be installed on another brand than their own. There are ways around it, but I won't got into details for those.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Trying to dual boot annoying complications..

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Sound Recorder Complications
Hello :) Whenever I use the Sound Recorder for microphones or for instruments hooked to my computer, the record works fine, but when it plays back it sounds wrong. There are jumps, pitch changes, and scratches/static sounds. I know its not my mic, I have 4 differn't ones I've used. And its none...
Sound & Audio
[BSOD] Some odd complications.
Hi, I'm new here so if this is in the wrong section feel free to move it. So, i've been getting BSOD's (A worrying amount) it only really happens while playing games, Anyway the complication is when i do get a BSOD i get an interference/buzzing noise coming through the speakers and it...
BSOD Help and Support
dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot
Hello Everyone , i was wondering if anyone could help me in this matter : i have windows7 and Redhat on my Laptop , i have removed and reinstalled the Windows7 last night and after that lost the Dual boot option , in fact the system is booting on windows7 and there is no option to chose...
Installation & Setup
Dual Boot Issue (Lost my Dual Boot Menu)
Hey Guys, So I just got my hands on Windows 7 and wanted to play around with it, and everything works but: Previous Computer Setup: I had a dual boot with XP and Vista that worked perfectly (both OS's were on separate HD's and worked / booted correctly.) Drive C: --------> Vista (Now...
Installation & Setup
Annoying dual display problem
Hi, I have a dual head setup that works ok. My issue though is that whenever I do a reboot, I have to go into display resolution settings and re-enable "extend" displays. Is there a way to make this persistent? It's just annoying doing a reboot and having to spend time re-organising your...
Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53.
Twitter Facebook Google+