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Windows 7: OSX and Windows 7 Dual Boot

15 Jan 2010   #71
silencescream

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

I am using kalyway 10.5.1 but the tech at our school told me to try partitionmagic, wich I will try this evening. If anyone have extra help it would be very appreciated thanks


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16 Jan 2010   #72
waterproof

win 7
 
 

I dual boot using EasyBCD for my computer (custom built PC and I checked whether my PC is compatible with installation, it is) anyway I got (windows 7, vista and snow leopard osx for pc) the installation for installing mac on my partition went file, it told me to restart my computer so it could finish the installation, ok when I went to the screen to pick Mac Osx to boot, I get a Grub error screen. What is this? I couldnt get passed this error??

How do I solve this?

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16 Jan 2010   #73
silencescream

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

Hey its me again I solved my problem
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16 Jan 2010   #74
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Would you mind letting the rest of the community know how you solved it so that others might benefit??
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16 Jan 2010   #75
silencescream

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Would you mind letting the rest of the community know how you solved it so that others might benefit??
Yes, sorry.

First, when I saw the b0 error I thought I could fix it with the OS X terminal, but after a couple of tries, it didn't work. So the only thing that I could use now was my windows seven recovery DVD. The first option at the top (can't tell the name, I selected French language) was the only thing I didn't try, but it is with this one that I solved my ploblem. Ahh i think it was called repair startup
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16 Jan 2010   #76
silencescream

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4, Ubuntu 10.04 x64
 
 

Now I just cannot complete the installation so i'll eventually try another distro
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17 Jan 2010   #77
XanderDude

WINDOWS 7
 
 

If you go back a few pages (page 6 - I think) you'll see how to solve the problem with GRUB and other boot issues
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17 Jan 2010   #78
unhealthygamer

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
I need some help, and just want to verify what you are using. Are you useing a mac instilation disk that you bought correct? Or did you use something else. Also, where dud that hidden 200 MB partition come from? Are we supposed to make one when we make the other partitions?
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18 Jan 2010   #79
waterproof

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XanderDude View Post
If you go back a few pages (page 6 - I think) you'll see how to solve the problem with GRUB and other boot issues

I can't find it on page 6??
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20 Jan 2010   #80
the fourth

Windows 7
 
 

Hello all,

So i read through this forum but I am having a different problem, any help would be amazing.

So I have two hard drives on my computer partitioned as follows.

Disk 0
Partition 1: Windows 7
Partition 2: Recovery

Disk 1
Partition 1: Data
Partition 2: OS X

So I successfully installed OSX on the second hd, second partition. I installed easybcd and when I restart and go to boot OS X I get a:

"Chain Boot Error"

I think I am right on the cusp of getting it to work but I need some help with the last step. Thanks in advance.

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