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Triple Boot Videos and Guide Using Chameleon, OS X, Windows 7 & Ubuntu Netbook Remix - 10-15-2009, 11:49 PM
Well, I finally have the videos on YouTube. We won't discuss how many times I re-encoded. Also not going to discuss my gripes about Live Movie Maker versus good ole Move Maker 2.6.
That said, I apologize in advance. As usual, I'm monotonous and rather boring, and also barely awake. But, I know some people prefer videos versus the text below, so here you go. There are four parts, grand total of about 34 minutes total, with lots of hack and slash editing (some my fault, some Live Movie Maker's fault).
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiI-AxL4RBU
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4DooH7Mrko
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-qLi0izc3Y
Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJROQVNZTMA
And then, here's the text from my guide I posted the other day (cleaned up a little bit):
WARNING: Not for the faint of heart. Although the OS installations are simple enough if you have ever installed an OS before, dealing with the bootloader and correcting issues that may arise are not always the easiest. Please be aware of this BEFORE you try this, especially if the machine is critical to your use.
OS X, Windows 7, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Triple Boot
- OS X 10.5.6 USB key created using Netbook BootMaker 0.8.3 RC3 - http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...3-testing.htmlSteps required for creating above can be located elsewhere on the forum, and is beyond the scope of this guide. Also, in theory, an external USB DVD drive may be usable as well, although I understand OS X installs to be very finnicky depending on the make/model of the drive.
- Ensure USB BIOS Legacy Support is enabled for USB bootingWith regards to OS updates, you should be able to update Windows 7 and Ubuntu without issue. However, if you update OS X, the updates will run fine (with the usual issues associated with 10.5.7 and 10.5.8 if you are just using Leopard), however you will need to repeat the following steps:
- Reinstall ChameleonSPECIAL THANKS: Special thanks to meklort, mechdrew, bmcclure937 and many many other members of MyDellMini.com, as well as others in the hackintoshing community. This wouldn't be possible without their efforts.
Netbook Bootmaker/Installer link
How to install Windows 7 from a USB Key
How to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix from a USB key
Best Dell Mini and OS X install resource out there - Mechdrew's Guides
Triple Boot Guide - 10v RAM Upgrade Videos - mechdrew's OSX guides
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Location: United States
10-16-2009, 12:22 AM
Congrats... gotta check this out!! Great work. I might have to think about toying around with multi-booting.
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And don't be so hard on yourself... your videos are always amazing and greatly appreciated by the community. Nobody cares about minor editing blunders (and God help you for using Live Movie Maker). And your instructions and guidance are always great... not "monotonous" like you always say
Keep up the great work!
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10-16-2009, 12:47 AM
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10-16-2009, 10:51 AM
Bravo! I'm fully aware of the amount of time & effort put into making any sort of video - I take my hat off to you
Now lets check these 'blockbusters' out
Join Date: Oct 2009
10-18-2009, 02:20 AM
I followed these instructions to a tee on my dell mini 9, along with downsizing the windows 7 install seen in this:
GUIDE: Installing Windows 7 To Use 3GB Of SSD/HDD Space
guide (I'm running on a 64gb Supertalent SSD)
Also I used Ubuntu 9.04 proper rather than netbook remix.
Aaaand.. IT WORKS! I couldn't be happier with it or your guide!
One word of advice though, and this is going to sound odd but its happened to me twice now, is when you're repairing the Windows 7 install before you click "Repair my computer" remove your usb drive from the computer. What happens is if its plugged in (for me this happens anyway I have no idea why) is it repairs the windows bootloaders to boot off of that flash drive, so what happens is if you try to boot off of it it'll load up into your windows 7 desktop (Its weird I know!) and if you have it unplugged and try to boot to windows 7 it'll still give you the 0xc000000e error. Trust me in that enough files are cached on the system to repair the boot when the flash drive is unplugged because I've done this myself and doing it has become a necessity every time I use this method. Everything should be working the way it was meant to afterward.
Great guide! Thanks so much!
Also I was messing with some kexts on osx trying to get audio to work and now netbook installer doesnt recognize it as a supported device, which is odd. I hope everything still works!
Edit: Oh and also to anybody getting the windows install error about booting to the disk and the BIOS, the answer is to reboot and set the bios to boot off of the hard drive. You have to manually select boot to usb by hitting 0. If your settings are already set to this then reboot anyway and go into the bios and change it to usb first then reboot then go into the bios again and change it to hard drive boot. Its a pain I know but the Windows installer is just picky because it doesn't want the installer to reboot into the beginning of the install again (where you choose the install path and such), it wants to make sure it'll boot from the HDD so it can continue the install. Hope this helps!
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