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Windows 7: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

16 Dec 2009   #41
XanderDude

WINDOWS 7
 
 
it's probably me...

It is probably me but....:

Quote:
"So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:

1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition."
Where the HECK do I do this ?
I Open Disk Management in Windows 7, and I DO see the hidden partition...
But I am NOT able to assign a letter for it. I even tried using DISKPART and all that is giving me is telling me that is not a Volume...

Installation of OSX is a success - if only I could boot it...

I've tried to install Macdrive - then in Windows 7 I am able to give it a letter - but
Still my bootloader Won't let me access my "hidden" partition.

I've tried the CHAIN0 - solution - no way Jose...




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17 Dec 2009   #42
mihaibaboi

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XanderDude View Post
It is probably me but....:

Quote:
"So boot in Windows 7, and unhide your hidden 200MB partition:

1. In disk management, assign a drive letter for your 200MB hidden partition."
Where the HECK do I do this ?
I Open Disk Management in Windows 7, and I DO see the hidden partition...
But I am NOT able to assign a letter for it. I even tried using DISKPART and all that is giving me is telling me that is not a Volume...

Installation of OSX is a success - if only I could boot it...

I've tried to install Macdrive - then in Windows 7 I am able to give it a letter - but
Still my bootloader Won't let me access my "hidden" partition.

I've tried the CHAIN0 - solution - no way Jose...

Try right-clicking on the hidden partition to assign the drive letter. I don't have a Windows 7 at the office right now, but if I remember correctly you should have an Advanced section when you right click on the partition. Hope this helps.
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17 Dec 2009   #43
madtownidiot

 

windows 7 is not capable of managing HDD file formats other than FAT, exFAT and NTFS. That's your main problem. one possible solution is to triple boot ... windows, OS-x and linux... the GRUB boot loader that comes with ubuntu distros can boot OS-X. There are lots of hackintoshes out there that use OS-X, windows and ubuntu.
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18 Dec 2009   #44
XanderDude

WINDOWS 7
 
 
so... you're saying..

So in order for me to get this to work I need to install LINUX as well...
lol
Thank you Microsoft...
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18 Dec 2009   #45
XanderDude

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Quote:
Try right-clicking on the hidden partition to assign the drive letter. I don't have a Windows 7 at the office right now, but if I remember correctly you should have an Advanced section when you right click on the partition. Hope this helps
uhm... Where is it that you recall seeing an Advanced Section ...
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18 Dec 2009   #46
goncalodionisio

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XanderDude View Post
So in order for me to get this to work I need to install LINUX as well...
lol
Thank you Microsoft...
Well... i have my windows 7 dual booting with leopard 1.5.7 running with no problems, the only disk util used was Gparted just to put my c:/ as bootable drive again after the os x install.

Then, as i've sayed before, created a new mac os entry with EasyBCD and replaced the mbr file (that easybcd creates) with chain0 file that you easly download from internet.

The cain0 file (that originally as no extension) must stay exactly with the name that the mbr file had
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19 Dec 2009   #47
goncalodionisio

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XanderDude View Post
It is probably me but....:

I've tried the CHAIN0 - solution - no way Jose...

hi xanderdude,

when you replaced and renamed the chain0 file (that has no extension), did you rename it with the .MBR extension, like the original file?

like this? [file name].MBR
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20 Dec 2009   #48
XanderDude

WINDOWS 7
 
 

no I didn't think of that
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21 Dec 2009   #49
goncalodionisio

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Ok, that is probably the reason why it didn't work for you.

Try it again, follow my 1st post then don't forget, when you makethea new entry with EasyBCD it creates a new folder in your C:/

I believe it's always as this = C:/NST/nst_mac.MBR

Then download "chain0" file and replace it for the "nst_mac.MBR" file, but make shure it stays with the full name "nst_mac.MBR", .MBR extension included.
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21 Dec 2009   #50
XanderDude

WINDOWS 7
 
 

yep...
no luck...

I get Chain load error or similar.
When I try to use the one that EasyBCD makes I first get an error saying something like: Try (hd,0,) No Ang0
Then if I let it simmer, a few seconds later i'm booted into something that looks very similar to the Terminal function in Mac OSX. I don't recall what it is called at the moment but it looks to be a textbased OS of sorts.

I can use TAB to see some commands and it also let me use the LD, CD etc. commands to view folders, files etc.

I've read somewhere that this tool may let me boot the OSX manually, but so far no luck there.

:-((
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