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Join Date: Apr 2009
OSX -> Win 7 Setting Active partitions - 05-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Posting this to help someone else out in case the run into it.
I've been trying OSX, Win 7 and Ubuntu on my mini 9.
I had just deleted OSX partition and use acronis to restore the Dell Diagnostics partition and Win 7. The problem. When I booted up the mini it would boot to the Diagnostics partition. This partition was set as active.
I tried booting into my DOS usb key and using Fdisk to set the NTFS partition as active. No luck. I could only set active partitions on the usb key (drive 1). Drive 2 was the Runcore 32gb disk.
I ended up making a bootable CD using the ISO of Win98 boot here:
Because it boots off a CD rather than a usb key, then I could set the NTFS partition Active using fdisk.
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: OSX -> Win 7 Setting Active partitions - 05-10-2009, 05:29 PM
http://en.community.dell.com/wikis/linu ... ility.aspx
Mini SSDs ship with the Diagnostics partition as a hidden FAT16 partition. The utility above can be used to restore Dell Diagnostics v1351.0 utility onto the SSD by booting from USB flash drive and selecting option#4, then option#3 when prompted enabling boot option '0' to once again function allowing running diagnostics from SSD when selected...
Note: Restoring the Diagnostics partition using above tool will also erase any other OS on the SSD. Recommend you restore the utility partition prior to installing your OS!
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