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Join Date: Sep 2009
Adding Windows Partition to Chameleon - 07-01-2010, 07:42 PM
I have a 10v, and everything is working splendidly. Snow Leopard is nicely updated, and has NBI 0.8.4RC1*, and Seven is all installed on it's own partition, also working nicely, also fully updated. Everything is happy as a clam, except...
To switch which one I want to boot in to, I manually change the active partition. If I want to boot into Windows, I change the active partition to the Windows partition with fdisk in single-user-mode, and if I want to boot into SL, I change the active partition to SL using DiskPart before I reboot. Now, this only knocks about a minute off a reboot into another OS. But, it would be nice to have Windows just appear in the Chameleon bootloader that is already working nicely (though a little uselessly) underneath my SL installation.
To recap, I have a:
*It's actually a very minutely modified version of RC1 that meklort posted in the Official 10.6.4 Update Thread.
Looks like I'm having the same problem as Mr. Dssking. We're just looking at our problem from two different angles, it seems.
Join Date: Sep 2009
07-01-2010, 08:51 PM
Hi there donaldj,
I have a dual boot OSX 10.6.4 and Windows 7 Home Premium on my Mini 10v but I don't use chameleon as the bootloader.
These are the steps I took - this method uses EasyBCD to manage the dual boot and is quite straightforward - I had used it before to manage a Vista/XP dual boot.
1. I installed snow leopard
2. I then created a separate partition on which I installed WIN7
3. I downloaded EasyBCD from this site NeoSmart Technologies
4. I ran EasyBCD and added the Snow Leopard as a second entry
5. So I have both OS's available from the windows bootloader - it works fine.
Sorry I can't give you any screenshots just now as I lent my Mini 10v to my son who is in London. However you will find the necessary gen in this link
How To: Dual Boot Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 on a PC
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