Originally Posted by AlienWarrior75
i've been doing some reading here as of late and it seems that since NetBookInstaller has been stabilized, it looks like the upgrade procedure has been simplified...
I have a Windows 7/Mac OS X 10.6.1 Dell Mini 10v with a GUID Partition Table.
---To upgrade Snow Leopard---
1. Install NBI 0.8.3 final and reboot (breaks dual-boot as expected).
2. Boot back into OS X 10.6.1.
3. Install 10.6.2 Update package using stand-alone installer.
4. Re-install NBI 0.8.3.
---to re-enable dual boot---
6. Use USB DVD Drive with Windows 7 DVD or bootable Win7 USB drive.
7. Repair boot record using Windows tools/commands
8. Boot into Windows 7
9. Re-enable OS X 10.6.2 boot partition by using EasyBCD 1.7.2.
Have I got all this right?
Sounds about right with a few caveats:
1) If and only if you had already run NBI 0.8.3 RC4 or newer, then you do not have to run it again prior to the 10.6.2 upgrade. You must still run it again afterwards, however.
2) It is possible to work around NBI's shortcomings and eliminate the need to repair Windows 7, as I described in this and subsequent posts
3) If you choose to do the automated Windows 7 repair, you will probably have to set the Windows partition active for it to work. Afterwards, you will have to set the OS X partition active again. I don't use EasyBCD at all and set OS X active again using the Windows 7 "diskpart" tool. As an alternative to the automated repair, I am fairly confident that simply running "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" from the Installer's command prompt will work [EDIT - actually, it doesn't, at least not by itself].