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Default Dual boot Problems - 06-24-2010, 09:55 PM

Hey all, I'm just posting to try and get an idea of how you think I should continue.

I have had snow leopard installed for several months, and I even managed to jump the hurdle of the latest update, however, I needed linux for something. I shrunk the osx partition in disk util and installed backtrack (the linux distro) in the free space. I made sure to tell it to put the bootloader for it in /dev/sda4 (the partition in which it was located)

It looks like I may need to reinstall chameleon though. When I boot it gives me an "OS not found" message.

What would you say the best way to go about doing this is? (my osx install disk is more than a state away.)
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Default 06-24-2010, 10:34 PM

Maybe tha will help:
- in Linux use gparted to set the boot flag to the macos partition.
- if it then still doesn't boot into macos, bad luck. You'd need to boot from the install stick/cd/dvd that you once installed the mac with and run NetBookInstaller against the macos partition. Fiddling with partitions seems to crumble their boot sectors.

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Default 06-25-2010, 12:10 AM

there is a whole section on Dual Booting on the forum you might wanna check there for all your future questions and future posts

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Default 06-25-2010, 01:37 AM

Thanks so much guys. It turned out the solution was right in front of my nose.

I read through the instructions on installing osx without a mac.

The trick to getting NBI to run without my osx partition was there. I burned NBI_083F.img to a usb stick and booted to it. This brought up the chameleon boot loader and allowed me to get to osx to make the changes I needed.

I am now successfully dual booting.

I am sorry for the incorrect placement of this post
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