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Simple way to create Dual Boot : Snow Leopard and Windows 7
Published by pokenguyen
12-22-2009
Default Simple way to create Dual Boot : Snow Leopard and Windows 7

This is the way I create a dual boot with SL and Windows 7 based on [HOW TO] Create a dualboot with Seven-Leopard using Chameleon - Hackint0sh. It took me a couple of hours to deal with some problems that the guide missed. Now, my dell mini works perfectly!

- Install Snow Leopard, when you go to Disk Utility, select 2 partition and format the second partition by FAT, rename it (like Windows)
- Install Seven to Windows partition
- After Seven is installed, at your reboot, Seven will be the only OS bootable
- In Seven do this steps:
- Open "Run" and type "cmd"
- type "diskpart"
- type "select disk 0"
- type "list partition"
- type "select partition X", where X is the number of HFS+ partition (large size + offset 200MB)
- type "active"
- type "exit"
- Unplug all the removable drive (if not, u will see a blinking cursor)
- reboot Seven
- In SL, reinstall Chameleon bootloader by NBI

Now, If you install NBI 0.84RC1, reboot and you will have a dual boot.

If you install older version of NBI, then continue:
- Insert Seven's DVD and go to Prompt in the "repair my computer" section
- If Seven suggest repairing startup, click No
- Now, once Prompt appears, type this command:
- type "cmd"
- type "diskpart"
- type "select disk 0"
- type "list partition"
- type "select partition X", where X is the number of Seven partition (usually the last partition)
- type "active"
- type "exit" twice
- select Startup Repair and wait for completion
- restart

- Now Seven will load, and when you are into Seven do this steps:
- Open "Run" and type "cmd"
- type "diskpart"
- type "select disk 0"
- type "list partition"
- type "select partition X", where X is the number of HFS+ partition
- type "active"
- type "exit"
- Unplug all the removable drive (if not, u will see a blinking cursor)
- reboot once again

Snow Leopard 10.6.2 can recognize and read NTFS partition of Windows 7, you don't have to install any 3rd software
If you want to reinstall or upgrade NBI, repeat all the steps from (*)

**If you can't boot into SL ?
Write this image to usb and boot from it, then select SL and reinstall NBI 0.8.3 Final
Code:
http://osx.mechdrew.com/downloads/NBI_083F.img
**Restore your USB capacity :
In Windows 7, go to Disk Management, then you can delete partition on your USB and format it.

Please comment any bugs in my guide
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