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: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

12 Aug 2009   #21
shanejordan

Windows 7 and OS X
 
 
Same problem

I am having the same problem. Installed windows 7, rebooted, installed iAtkos OS X86, rebooted, used the windows 7 disk to do the repair method as stated and it would not repair it. I spent a day or two setting up windows 7 and now im on the road so I really need to get it back up and running without doing a fresh install of everything again (stupid of me to try this i know). Any way to install the boot loader from OS X onto the windows partition? I found this program NTFS-3G for Mac OS X that will allow for writing to ntfs (windows) partitions from os x. Can anyone point me in the right direction, I dont want to mess things up any further. Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Aug 2009   #22
TheBroker

Windows 7
 
 

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
Supercool. Let's try this out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2009   #23
yonyz

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Create a new partition for your osx within W7 , format it as fat32 or ntfs and set to to be "active".
What do you mean "within Windows"? You mean with a Windows partitioning software? Sorry for the bump. There's just no way to ask this in a new topic.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Sep 2009   #24
rukna

Windows 7
 
 

@yonyz: Yes, I would assume they mean creating a partition using "Disk Management" within Windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2009   #25
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm assuming that you guys are using hacked copies of OSX which are allowing you to install onto the PC in the first place. Aside from that, you'd have to use something like the EFI-x module (which is what i am doing) or some other flavor of hackintosh (boot 132 + chameleon).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #26
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When OS X starts for me it tells me my keyboard is disconnected....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2009   #27
nerdyperdy

Mac OS X 10.5.2
 
 

Im currently typing from Ubuntu, loading Kalyway 10.5.2, and running Windows 7 and hope the little guide from the first page is correct. I will state that if I do screw this up..all I gotta do is re-install..lol...It'll give me something to do.

If I'm assuming correctly, the 200mb folder is the boot partition..right??If not, why do you need to assign it a drive letter in the first place??

So let me get this right.

Install 7
Install Mac(Kalyway 10.5.2)
Repair 7 with your install disk
Add an option With EasyBCD(does it matter what bootloader you used or??)

and as far as I have read elsewhere, that should be it..Wjhats the 200mb partition for??

Thanks for the help, and I too regestered just to say thanks..lol

I'm Nerd and I'm new, but this place looks solid so I might stay for a while..lol

~Nerd

Update***
Got a grub error(17)

Went to repair Windows with my DVD and got this.

Root cause found:
System volume disk is corrupt.

Repair action:File system repair(chkdsk)
Result:Failed.Error code=0x1f
Time Taken:0ms

Update 2****
I am know running Mac OS X 10.5.2 and I do like it, its just I like Windows 7 as well, and know I don't have it..lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2009   #28
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1318 View Post
Any other success story when trying to dual boot win7 and OSX?
I saw some question still not answered..
How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Mac OSX

Read my post #7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #29
o ViiRuSs x

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

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
I got lost at "unhide your hidden 200mb partition"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #30
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by o ViiRuSs x View Post
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
I got lost at "unhide your hidden 200mb partition"
Hello o ViiRuSs x, I only want to point out that this thread was made back in august, and the last post was over 4 weeks ago.

If you plan to post on old threads, try to post information that is relevant (helpful, solves the problem, etc) in the future.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 , Ubuntu dual boot, windows wont boot, startup disk doesnt help
Hi a couple of months ago my system crashed, windows 7 wouldnt boot, and I misplaced my installation disk. I had the problems several times since obtaining the computer several years ago. (Lenovo IDeaPad y450). I attributed the problem to what I believed was a bad hard disk, so I replaced it with a...
General Discussion
Windows 7 dual boot dual disks
Hi If everything goes well I'll be building my first gaming desktop later this year. One of the scenarios I'm considering is having 4 hard disks and two OSs, a1, a2, b1, b2 the a disks would be 128 SSDs each with its copy of Win7, the b disks would be 1 TB HDDs with data. I want a1 (when...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot with Windows 7, and XP no longer appears in Boot Manager
Hello, I have been using windows xp for a long time. I have two actual HD, one partitioned into 4, and another without any partition, giving me a total of 5. I was using two instance of windows xp installed in drive C and another in drive E (both are actually located in just one HD, but the...
Installation & Setup
Recover Windows 7 boot on dual boot system with GRUB masterboot
Hi, I have a dual-boot system Ubuntu/Windows 7. The Master boot loader is GRUB. It worked fine until yesterday when, for some reason, Windows 7 refused to load anymore. I tried to repair with chkdsk, found and repaired some disk errors, but now the boot loader is damaged. The problem I have is...
General Discussion
windows 7 and linux fedora dual boot with dual drives
hello, i have some questions regarding dual booting windows 7 home premium x64 with linux fedora 14 on dual independantly dedicated drives. i am a college student with moderate computer (windows) knowledge but am doing software development and would like to play around with some linux for a class....
General Discussion
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


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 10:16.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App