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crabhunter crabhunter is offline
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Default Working tripple boot (10.6.5 Win7 Ubuntu 10.10) - 11-19-2010, 10:30 PM

Firstly a huge thank you to jbeamer for the following guide,

Working triple boot (OSX, Win7, Ubuntu) - through Chameleon

A file you will need to upgrade to 10.6.5 is this one


First of all I suggest you print out the above guide and then pencil in a few changes to it.

Follow the guide until you have osx installed then update to 10.6.5
Then when it restarts and gets to the Chameleon screen stop the countdown by pressing any key.Then type recovery=y you will see it appear bottom left.Press enter to boot into osx.
When osx loads install the netbook installer above and reboot to make sure it loads.

Then load windows as in the guide.

Then load Ubuntu but make sure the bootloader is in the / partition.
When you reboot boot off the osx usb and use that chameleon to boot Ubuntu.
In Ubuntu open the terminal and

sudo apt-get install gptsync
sudo -s
gptsync /dev/sda

It will ask you if you want to repair the mbr so type y then enter.
Then type exit

Then follow the guide to fix the window install finish by typing exit not quit.

Then follow the guide to fix osx finish by typing exit not quit.

Now boot off the osx usb chameleon and choose osx as although the osx partition is active chameleon no longer works.
When you are in osx run the netbook installer file above but uncheck everything except chameleon.

Now reboot and you should be able to boot all three.

Again, I cannot thank jbeamer enough, I wish I had found his guide a week ago.

I hope this helps someone.
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achmeingott achmeingott is offline
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Default 12-08-2010, 08:27 AM

Exactly what I was looking for, I attempted this using the old guide with absolutely no linux experience, I managed to install all three but couldn't make linux appear in chameleon. I'll give this a shot later, thank you.

mini 10v | osx 10.6.8 on 106gb | win8 dev preview on 106gb | ubuntu 11.10 alpha on 106gb | nbi 0.8.4(modified) | 320gb | 2 gigs ram
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Default 04-11-2012, 12:40 AM

i am unclear on how to put the bootloader on to / partion
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