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Windows 7: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

23 Oct 2010   #131
DNX

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kikloo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:
There is no 200MB hidden partition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition.
No 200 MB partition again

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
2.Download EasyBCD and add a new boot entry, select MacOS, Generic X86, Add, Save. That's it.
There's nothing like "MacOS Generic X86 in EasyBCD at all.
Your guide is also as false as others.

Correct it!
You cant find MacOS Generic X86 in EasyBCD because you're using the newest version of EasyBCD. I also can't find the 200 MB partion??

Witch OS X did you use?? I tried "Snow Leopard 10.6.1-10.6.2 Intel AMD made by Hazard" with no succes!


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23 Oct 2010   #132
DNX

Windows 7
 
 

Can someone help me? I tried everything to get OS X on my Vaio laptop. (DUAL BOOT)
I have "Snow Leopard 10.6.1-10.6.2 Intel AMD made by Hazard" on a disk and installed mac osx (followed instructions).
Installation was completed succesful.. after that i repaired the windows 7 boot..

I have:
-Changed the MDR file
-Tried it with older versions of EasyBCD
-Changed the boot files with EasyBCD (more than 10 different times)

I can get to the, i tought its called, Chameleon boot.. I can couse 3 different items:



RECOVER DISK - WINDOWS (NTFS) - MAC OSX

When i hit mac osx... i get this image:



Can someone help me?

Do i need to have other OSX versions? Like iDeneb, iPC OSx86 or Kalyway?
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23 Oct 2010   #133
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Pal DNX , it was a day when I spent thousands of hours to have a mac installation on a non mac system . Tried in intel machine , AMD machine ; tried all the available versions , and all the online tutorials . The shot you posted is the closest result of my best try . 85% of my tries ended with a kernel panic

After lossing a lot of hours and energy , I realized that it is either it is impossible to do or it is possible to only a few lucky guys . I stopped this effort coz I realized that I am not among those lucky guys . May be you are ....
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24 Oct 2010   #134
DNX

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Pal DNX , it was a day when I spent thousands of hours to have a mac installation on a non mac system . Tried in intel machine , AMD machine ; tried all the available versions , and all the online tutorials . The shot you posted is the closest result of my best try . 85% of my tries ended with a kernel panic

After lossing a lot of hours and energy , I realized that it is either it is impossible to do or it is possible to only a few lucky guys . I stopped this effort coz I realized that I am not among those lucky guys . May be you are ....
I also spend very much hours to do this, but still no succes!
What do you mean with a kernal panic??

I will also try this with iPC OSx86 1.5.6 and will tell you what happens.
I think the biggest problem is the easyBCD procedure..
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25 Oct 2010   #135
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Ok .. kernel panic is such a thing that displays "you got a kernel panic" or something similar ..... so the end result does not go upto that stage where you are at present .

Waiting to see what it turns out ...
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03 Nov 2010   #136
soberz

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Some installation queries

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Hello pmcgarr

I have dual boot W7 and OSX 10.5.6.

All you need to do is first , install W7. Then, create a new partition for your osx within W7 , format it as fat32 or ntfs and set to to be "active".

Then run the osx installation and before you start the install, go to Utilities and "disk utility" , select the partition you created from W7 and format it as Journaled (don't delete it!).

Then, install as you would normally, selecting this partition as your installation target. (don't forget to customize your OSX installation with the necessary drivers for you system.)

After installation is complete, you will need to repair your W7 boot loader, cause you probably won't be able to boot W7.
Insert the W7 installation DVD, at the first installation screen select your language etc, and at the second screen select "repair computer".
This will bring the W7 boot loader back, so you can boot W7.

Now you won't be able to load osx!
So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:

1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition.

2.Download EasyBCD and add a new boot entry, select MacOS, Generic X86, Add, Save. That's it.

You can now have dual boot with W7 and OSX
Hi, 'limneos'

Thanks for the info, but plz allow me to ask u one ques.
I meant, many ;-)

1. installing mac os on a non-apple system is illegal. I've downoaded mac os x 10.6 snow leopard from TPB. So, if something goes wrong, nd I call a Microsoft authorized technician, does he have the right to mark my doings as illegal and report to apple (any ideas would help)?

2. secondly, I've got a system of 1 GB RAM, with Intel Graphics... will it be compatible with mac?

3. would be kind to plz explain it a bit more throughly here, or to my email (sober.z@live.com)? I really LOVED mac when I tried it on my friend's imac, but who wants to spend so many dollars for a macbook or something, when u already have windows 7 ultimate? I don't want to erase any important windows files, so that I don't have to REINSTALL windows back over again.

4. The windows 7 ultimate that I'm using is also downloaded from the net. I've got the bootable DVD and all, so is it still safe?

5. I hope I'm not troubling u, but 2nd last ques.: In CPU-Z, it marks my processor (Intel Pentium Dual-Core e5200 - 2.50ghz) as SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S). Is it the same as 'SSE ' and SSE 3'? Cos, in youtube, I saw one video where it was mentioned that I needed to have a 'SSE 2/3' PC. It also said that I needed to have an ATI or NVIDIA Graphics card. But, mine is of Intel, 256 mb. will mac still run?

6. in the installation instructions of the torrent, it's written that it'll load up as 64bit OS. So, it said, that I need to mention some '-v arch = i386 or arch = i386'. when do i have to mention this (since im having a x86 based system)

Thx a LOT! [in advance]

c ya!

PS iv attached the '.txt' file in the atachments. plz view it. if u wanna ans to my email, its mentioned above, feel free 2 do so.


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05 Dec 2010   #137
rahulb

Win 7U & Win 7HP
 
 

Hi, I'm new here and found the solution for installing OS X pretty interesting. I had a couple of questions however,
1. I have Win7 already installed, is it okay to install Mac OS X right away in a different fresh partition? Or will I need to install Win7 again as well?
2. I have an .iso image of Mac OS X. I was wondering if Macs support isos. Can some vouch for that and confirm if going forward with burning an iso on a DVD should work?

Thank you for the solution anyway
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23 Jan 2011   #138
hiddepolen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Hello pmcgarr

I have dual boot W7 and OSX 10.5.6.

All you need to do is first , install W7. Then, create a new partition for your osx within W7 , format it as fat32 or ntfs and set to to be "active".

Then run the osx installation and before you start the install, go to Utilities and "disk utility" , select the partition you created from W7 and format it as Journaled (don't delete it!).

Then, install as you would normally, selecting this partition as your installation target. (don't forget to customize your OSX installation with the necessary drivers for you system.)

After installation is complete, you will need to repair your W7 boot loader, cause you probably won't be able to boot W7.
Insert the W7 installation DVD, at the first installation screen select your language etc, and at the second screen select "repair computer".
This will bring the W7 boot loader back, so you can boot W7.

Now you won't be able to load osx!
So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:

1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition.

2.Download EasyBCD and add a new boot entry, select MacOS, Generic X86, Add, Save. That's it.

You can now have dual boot with W7 and OSX
Thanks so much. Works like a charm! Great guide!
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31 Jul 2011   #139
guitarfreak7243

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

How do you switch between the 2 operating systems?? And what is the chance that you will lose all of your data?? Also, is it possible to do this setup through a usb drive or a mounted iso file??
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23 Aug 2011   #140
H2DAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate build #7600 (32-bit)
 
 
Thank you very much

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Hello pmcgarr

I have dual boot W7 and OSX 10.5.6.

All you need to do is first , install W7. Then, create a new partition for your osx within W7 , format it as fat32 or ntfs and set to to be "active".

Then run the osx installation and before you start the install, go to Utilities and "disk utility" , select the partition you created from W7 and format it as Journaled (don't delete it!).

Then, install as you would normally, selecting this partition as your installation target. (don't forget to customize your OSX installation with the necessary drivers for you system.)

After installation is complete, you will need to repair your W7 boot loader, cause you probably won't be able to boot W7.
Insert the W7 installation DVD, at the first installation screen select your language etc, and at the second screen select "repair computer".
This will bring the W7 boot loader back, so you can boot W7.

Now you won't be able to load osx!
So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:

1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition.

2.Download EasyBCD and add a new boot entry, select MacOS, Generic X86, Add, Save. That's it.

You can now have dual boot with W7 and OSX
This response was posted on 01-24-2009 and its 2011 now and its still helpful thanks limneos i registered to this forum only to thank u and let u know that the information in your post is exactly what i was looking for. Thanx a billion.

I would just like to know if u can help me finding out if my config will be compatible with Leopard (Snow)
My Config is :

Mobo: DG965RY, Version: AAD41691-301 (Don't know if it is required)
Bios Vendor: Intel Corp.
BIOS Version: MQ96510J.86A.1687.2007.0510.0258 (Don't know if it is required either)
Bios Date: 05/10/2007
Processor: Intel Core2 6300
CPU Speed: 1.86 GHz
Memory: 2GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Video Card RAM: 1024 MB
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate (Build #7600)

P.S: I am a newbie and i do not know any file names or technical terms of mac os. Please keep this in mind while you reply
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