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psavas psavas is offline
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Default 10-17-2011, 11:13 AM

HELP! I've tried this several times now and the only way I can get any kind of boot out of the machine is if I boot from the OSX Install USB, and then select the OSX partition on the hard drive.

When I try and boot from the hard drive, the system keeps rebooting, over and over again after the Chameleon boot screen.

When I try and select the OSX partition from Chameleon by interrupting the process by pressing the space bar, the machine reboots.

When I try and select the Windows 7 partition, I get a message that says:
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

The system I am installing on is a Dell Mini 10 (1012) with WLAN tied to AT&T. The system is brand new. I do NOT have a Windows 7 install disc as Dell only gives you the ability to create "Recovery" DVDs. The Recovery discs will either restore a backup, or restore the machine to the way it was shipped from the factory (by wiping all the partitions and recreating the partitions as it came).

Can anyone help me figure out what to do next?

Thanks,
pete
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Default 01-30-2012, 08:16 AM

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HELP! I've tried this several times now and the only way I can get any kind of boot out of the machine is if I boot from the OSX Install USB, and then select the OSX partition on the hard drive.

When I try and boot from the hard drive, the system keeps rebooting, over and over again after the Chameleon boot screen.

When I try and select the OSX partition from Chameleon by interrupting the process by pressing the space bar, the machine reboots.

When I try and select the Windows 7 partition, I get a message that says:
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

The system I am installing on is a Dell Mini 10 (1012) with WLAN tied to AT&T. The system is brand new. I do NOT have a Windows 7 install disc as Dell only gives you the ability to create "Recovery" DVDs. The Recovery discs will either restore a backup, or restore the machine to the way it was shipped from the factory (by wiping all the partitions and recreating the partitions as it came).

Can anyone help me figure out what to do next?

Thanks,
pete
call dell and request a windows 7 install DVD. they will send it. they might charge you but if you say ur having issues and are unable to create the restore disc's they normally take pity and send it for free. once that's in hand u can use just about any disc ripper and make an ISO out of it and then download this then with luck it will restore to your usb and ur ready on the windows front. BUT the newer version of 7 will NOT.. and i mean WILL NOT. install to A GUID partition. so ur gonna get stuck using a partition utility to setup the drive under MBR and using the install OSX to a diff drive then restore it to its partition on the mini. its a process and as of right now.. a dell mini 1012 DOES NOT SUPPORT 10.6.8 IT WILL NOT WORK. i promise. Anyways thats my two cents.
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Default 05-11-2012, 04:17 AM

Is there a 10.6 version of OSInstall + OSInstall.mpkg 10.6.3 patched for MBR - Downloads - Kexts.com I already have a 10.6 version of the usb set up. I searched google but found dead links. Thanks
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Default No Dual Boot; need help debugging - 07-03-2012, 08:31 PM

I thought I followed this guide in detail. After getting to the last step of the guide, I booted successfully into SL 10.6.3 and saw no problems with the OSX side of things.

When I shut down, then power up, I do not get an image of a disk where I can press RETURN to select a boot option. Instead it proceeds directly to OSX every time.

If I boot from my USB drive, I do get boot options: the USB drive and my Dell mini Mac partition.

So, it appears that Chameleon doesn't think my XP partition is bootable anymore.

I've run NBI 0.8.4 RC1 several times with no change in results.

I started out with XP in a 30GB partition; the rest of the disk was the partition of OSX. I'm using a retail version of 10.6.3.

I'm new at this. Can someone suggest some initial steps for me to determine what happened?


Dell mini 10v (1011), A06 Bios, 160GB HD.

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Default 07-31-2012, 10:01 PM

i was having some issues with the partitions active and booting etc as well...this thread helped me realize the timing with making partitions ACTIVE is crucial. hoping others can learn from my mistakes and save some time.

i reset windows partition active and repaired. reset mac partition active. done (finally!)

i followed mechdrew guide for dual boot (dell vostro a90 [mini 9], win7 and osx 10.5.8..2gb ram, 32gb ssd, 32gb sd card, installation usb drives)

links for fdisk through mac terminal on my thread as well

HELP...windows boot problem...0xc000000e...need help fixing for dual boot setup

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