Originally Posted by sylmini
Try booting up with the usb drive into OSX. Then re-run the nbi (ensuring chameleon is reinstalled.)
I tried that. My initial install was done with DellEfi so I tried to run that again, when it didn't work I tried using NBI. Both say that install just fine. I think the problem is my boot manager. I'm dual booting with Win7 and I installed EasyBCD. I created a second boot option and set it to generic mac x86 (or whatever it was). It seems like I need to do something else because when I select that option from my boot manager it gives me a windows error. I'd really rather not use EasyBCD but all the other options I see involve NBM and I don't have a USB drive with that on it. I'm kicking around the idea of wiping my current install and installing Snow Leopard with NBM but I'd like to get this working just for kicks.
---------- Post added at 06:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:23 PM ----------
Ha, so I got really close and then managed to completely screw it up. I got the chameleon bootloader to work but I still had a residual EasyBCD bootloader that popped up after I selected Win7 from chameleon. It worked and booted to Win7 but I didn't like it. I thought I could just delete it from EasyBCD but EasyBCD could no longer read the boot partition. I got a little too clever and deleted the BCD file under c:\boot thinking I could just repair my install. Yeah, that didn't work so well. It basically said it couldn't be repaired.
I think now I'm going to boot back into OSX, change the active partition back to the Win partition, try and run the repair again, and then if that works, go back into OSX and change the active partition back to OSX. Well, now that I think about it, I should be able to change the active partition from the Win7 CD and try to repair from there. That might save me a couple of minutes. Fun stuff.
---------- Post added at 07:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:36 PM ----------
Ok, I've managed a happy ending. I was able to change my active partition from the Win7 install CD, repair, reboot into Win7, and change the active partition back to OSX.
Now I might tear it all down and install Snow Leopard.