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Default Simple way to create Dual Boot : Snow Leopard and Windows 7 - 12-22-2009, 01:15 AM

This is the way I create a dual boot with SL and Windows 7 based on [HOW TO] Create a dualboot with Seven-Leopard using Chameleon - Hackint0sh. It took me a couple of hours to deal with some problems that the guide missed. Now,...
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Thanks. I'll have to track down mechdrew and nag him! But at the very least, I can live with the 5 sec bootup...no worries.

And thanks for this guide. As I said, it worked beautifully, and I'm very pleased!
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Dude, you're the man. Worked wonderfully!
Many thanks.
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- Install Snow Leopard, when you go to Disk Utility, select 2 partition and format the second partition by FAT, rename it (like Windows)
- Install Seven to Windows partition
- After Seven is installed, at your reboot, Seven will be the only OS bootable
- In Seven do this steps:
- Open "Run" and type "cmd"
- type "diskpart"
- type "select disk 0"
- type "list partition"
- type "select partition X", where X is the number of HFS+ partition (large size + offset 200MB)
- type "active"
- type "exit"
- Unplug all the removable drive (if not, u will see a blinking cursor)
- reboot Seven
- In SL, reinstall Chameleon bootloader by NBI
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Now, If you install NBI 0.84RC1, reboot and you will have a dual boot.

Its that simple? So if I have a working 10.6.3 NBI 0.84RC1 install, I can just make a bootable Win 7 usb drive, make the partition for W7, install W7 on that partition and then follow the "In Seven" steps, reboot W7 and thats it? Since I already have NBI 0.84RC1, am I done or do I still have to reinstall Chameleon bootloader and reinstall NBI 0.84RC1?
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You miss the last step : "- In SL, reinstall Chameleon bootloader by NBI"
You still have to reinstall bootloader by reinstalling NBI 0.84 RC1, but that's done, you don't have to repair Windows 7
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You miss the last step : "- In SL, reinstall Chameleon bootloader by NBI"
You still have to reinstall bootloader by reinstalling NBI 0.84 RC1, but that's done, you don't have to repair Windows 7
What is done? Does having NBI 0.84 RC1 installed previously mean that the bootloader is already installed and I dont have to re run NBI 0.84RCI install process?
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Using your utility or dd does not work for me. When I burn NBI0.8.3F onto a usb drive and boot from that, there is simply a grey apple with the spinning circle under it and a red circle with a cross through that at the stem of the apple.
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You have to reinstall NBI 0.8.4 RC1 after installing Windows 7 and everything will work.
@someotherdude : If you have installed NBI 0.8.4, you can't use NBI 0.8.3F. You should use Snow Leopard Installtion USB or anything that you used to install SL, then reinstall NBI
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My difficulty is being able to format the Windows 7 partition to NTFS on my RunCore 64gb SSD card. Can anyone help?
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:27 PM
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Pokenguyn, Your guide helped a lot. I did have to repair my Win7 install from the thread here. Wouldn't work until I repaired it.
Dual Booting for Dummies - Snow Leopard with NBM 0.8.3rc2 and Windows 7

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