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Windows 7: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

30 Oct 2009   #31
compaq

Windows 7
 
 
dual boot

Hi everyone,
I have a problem when setting up OS X.
I finished set up Windows7 and also updated it few times. After that set up OS X into laptop, my touchpad and keyboard is not working. I cannot key in anything, just can use usb mouse to continue setup. It can work well until here.
After restart laptop and choose OS X to boot, until the part key in all the information for register of MAC, I cannot key in at all. I don't know what's going on.
Can any bro help me to work it out? I tried to do many times but still same result. Now, my keyboard can work in Windows 7 but my touchpad still dead. No function at all.

Thanks all bro in advance.


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30 Oct 2009   #32
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compaq View Post
Hi everyone,
I have a problem when setting up OS X.
I finished set up Windows7 and also updated it few times. After that set up OS X into laptop, my touchpad and keyboard is not working. I cannot key in anything, just can use usb mouse to continue setup. It can work well until here.
After restart laptop and choose OS X to boot, until the part key in all the information for register of MAC, I cannot key in at all. I don't know what's going on.
Can any bro help me to work it out? I tried to do many times but still same result. Now, my keyboard can work in Windows 7 but my touchpad still dead. No function at all.

Thanks all bro in advance.
Hello Compaq, it would probably be best if you created your own thread for your problem, rather then using an old dug up thread.

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11 Dec 2009   #33
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

@ limneos -

I did that EXACT same thing on my Windows 7 x64. Except the only difference is i also did OSX Snow Leopard (10.6). And i used a bootable USB instead of CD.
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12 Dec 2009   #34
goncalodionisio

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
dual boot

I managed to get it work easly!

I had a successful previous experience dual booting with xp and os x (iatkos7) (booting with file chain0 in drive c:/)

I Followed this tutorial, but instead of 'kalyway' i've used 'iatkos 7' CD (worked better for me, use what's better for you, the method is what matters here)

Installation Guides/Kalyway DualBoot 10.5.2 - OSx86

Last week i got windows 7, so i wanted to upgrade my xp for win 7 without messing my os x (that gave me so much troubble to get it to work!!).

So i installed Windows 7 in my xp partition (tipical install, formating C:/ drive, etc).
After installing windows 7 i did not boot with windows 7 cd and repair it.
Instead, i've made the same way as in tutorial, i've booted with Gparted, managed flags and put my c:/ as a bootable drive again. (Follow tutorial)

So i got my windows 7 system booting nice and couldn't get to my os x system as expected.

In windows 7 i've downloaded the EasyBCD1.7.2 then added a new mac os entry (type: generic x86 PC)
It creates a file in path C:/NST/nst_mac.MBR

What i did was simply deleted the file nst_mac.MBR created by the new entry, then get my old file 'chain0', copy/paste there and rename it to the same name 'nst_mac.MBR' reboot and yes, two working OS
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13 Dec 2009   #35
mihaibaboi

Windows 7
 
 
Can't get it to work

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 there. I've tried the method you described but i'm having trouble. Mac OS refuses to install. The installation process goes to a certain point and then just stops. It freezes. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. I used an original Mac OS Leopard installation DVD on an Intel E5200 with a P35 chipset. You think it might be a hardware issue? Thanks
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14 Dec 2009   #36
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could be a hardware issue or could be the distribution you are using. You might be able to tweak the BIOS until it works, or you may need to try another distribution (iDeneb, iAtkos etc). Have a look at this thread and read my post #7, and reference the included links within, there is tons of good info.

Good luck

How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Mac OSX
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15 Dec 2009   #37
mihaibaboi

Windows 7
 
 

I was trying to stay away from the iDaneb distribution, but I guess I'll try that eventually. Also, I read something very interesting just before Windows 7 was released. They said that Windows 7 would come with a response to MAC OS's Boot Camp. It would be called Training Camp and let you install Mac OS from within Windows 7. I don't have a link right now, but the article was on a pretty big technical site so I was inclined to believe it. Anyone know anything about this...?

[edit]
I found the url to the article I was talking about: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=3120
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15 Dec 2009   #38
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why stay away from iDeneb? For me it's the ONLY one that works fully.
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16 Dec 2009   #40
mihaibaboi

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post
Why stay away from iDeneb? For me it's the ONLY one that works fully.
You might be right. I thought that the official release was more stable. Also, I once read that my PC was not compatible with any version of iDaneb (who knows...?) i guess I'll give it a try. Thanks.

@madtownidiot: Thanks for the link. The article looks really well documented.
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