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Windows 7: Dual boot Windows 7 + Mac OS problem!

30 May 2010   #1
skypower

Windows 7
 
 
Dual boot Windows 7 + Mac OS problem!

Hello there, I have just registered.

I have got the following problem: After the installation is complete and I restart, I still got the same menu with language selection and installation stuff. How do I get past this? Also I have managed to get into Windows 7 when I found something strange. The partition I have selected in the erase menu is not there! So I have no idea where is my Mac installation.

Using Partition Wizard I saw that the 17 gb partition that I wanted to use for the OS installation is not fat32 or ntfs but "other" and it's fully used (0 kb unused).

Also using EasyBCD I assigned an entry for Mac os x86 generic but as a default it goes to drive c to NST folder but there, there is only 1 file (1 kb lol).

Help please?

Windows 7 with Intel dual core cpu, 4 giga ram, ATI graphics


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30 May 2010   #2
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Please fill in your system specs...

zzz2496
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30 May 2010   #3
skypower

Windows 7
 
 

Update: when I boot the pc and choose the mac boot I see the chameleon "startup menu" that I must choose windows or mac, when I press mac, it just freezes for ever.
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30 May 2010   #4
simpod

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote:
Using Partition Wizard I saw that the 17 gb partition that I wanted to use for the OS installation is not fat32 or ntfs but "other" and it's fully used (0 kb unused).
This is becuase it is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - a format which windows cant read properly
I think you might need to boot the mac disk in single user mode (F8 and type "-s") and try to make the partition "active" using certain commands - this is the part where i become useless
It sounds like thats the problem anyways
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30 May 2010   #5
skypower

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simpod View Post
Quote:
Using Partition Wizard I saw that the 17 gb partition that I wanted to use for the OS installation is not fat32 or ntfs but "other" and it's fully used (0 kb unused).
This is becuase it is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - a format which windows cant read properly
I think you might need to boot the mac disk in single user mode (F8 and type "-s") and try to make the partition "active" using certain commands - this is the part where i become useless
It sounds like thats the problem anyways
Okay I will try to make it active using Partition Wizard, although I think I have already tried that... Thanks for the help, I will post back with the results!
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31 May 2010   #6
skypower

Windows 7
 
 

Well, first of all it's an iso image so no disk for the mac. Then, when I set the partition as active the pc couldn't boot (yes I fixed the problem). So, any other suggestions?
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01 Jun 2010   #7
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Wait a minute. I have a feeling he's not using a Mac OSX on a Mac or Macbook. Skypower, give me your system information, and I can help. You're saying you installed Windows 7 first... O_o That means you're using a genreic x86 hackintosh.
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01 Jun 2010   #8
simpod

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windowsapple View Post
Wait a minute. I have a feeling he's not using a Mac OSX on a Mac or Macbook. Skypower, give me your system information, and I can help. You're saying you installed Windows 7 first... O_o That means you're using a genreic x86 hackintosh.
Thats what I've been assuming lol. I have experience using OSx86. Could never get my wifi card to work though so I gave up with it in the end
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01 Jun 2010   #9
skypower

Windows 7
 
 

Uhm yes guys, I am using Windows 7, my bad for not mentioning that. I am currently stuck to the freeze screen (at chameleon) at startup. Generic x86 mac is the entry I have made in EasyBCD to choose between Win7/Mac at boot.
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01 Jun 2010   #10
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Ohhhh! XD Should've said it was x86 first LOL.

Alright - Did you click save on easyBCD?

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WindowsApple's Generic x86 Fix

1. Just Select the OS, SATA/IDE, ext2fs, and some other small drivers.

2. When partitioning, MAKE SURE TO MAKE THE DRIVE A MAC OSX EXTENDED

3. Install....

4. Now, go to Windows 7 and it should say it has encountered an error and stuff.

5. Put in ur Windows 7 installation disc.

Cancel everything until you can open CMD

Enter these commands:

select disk 0

select partition 0

active

exit

bootrec /rebuildbcd

6. REBOOT Into Windows 7

7. Download, Install and Launch easyBcd

8. Add an entry for Mac OSX

8. Need to select that it is a Generic x86

9. Reboot

10. Have fun!!~~

HOPE THIS HELPS LOL
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