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Join Date: Nov 2010
Possible Solution - 01-01-2011, 01:31 AM
I had this problem too. I noticed it only happened when I had an NTFS-formatted hard drive. I ended up creating a bootable flash drive with the PartedMagic Linux distribution. (Download the Linux universal USB installer here, select PartedMagic to create the bootable USB drive.)
Once you're in PartedMagic, open up the Partition Editor (GParted). If you dont mind losing your data, you can just format your NTFS partition to something else, or delete it. Or, if you want to keep your NTFS partition, right-click the partition, manage flags, then select "hidden," so that no NTFS partition is detected.
I know this worked for me. I do not know the nature of the " Unable to patch 64bit kernel" error, so I can not be sure it will work for you. Worth a shot though.
My specs: Dell Mini 10v, A04 BIOS, OS X 10.6.3, NBI 084
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Palm Springs, CA
01-03-2011, 12:25 PM
I've just been having the same issue.
don't know what it's really all about, but I deleted the second partition, expanded the C: partition (I'm trying to do an XP dual boot, which I've done before w/ earlier software, having a pain of it this time around).
In any case, getting rid of that second partition altogether has done the trick for me.
I'll go ahead and repartition the drive now.
Anyway, this issue first turned up after a failed install, so i'm guessing there was some change to the second partition at that point that the bootloader didn't like.
for what it's worth, i hope that'll help.
as stated above, that did it for me. (i did use gparted, by the way), as far as i could figure, the bootloader was trying to boot from the damaged partition. reformatting it was not enough. deleting it completely did the trick. like i said above, i went as far as expanding the windows partition to cover the entire drive. and then shrank the windows partition back and added an entirely new partition for OS X.
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