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errandwolfe

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I am trying to do a dual-boot solution right now. Here is what I have done.

1. Installed Windows 2000 on 1 partition.
2. Installed Acronis Disk Director,
3. Forgot to install OS Selector
4. Rebooted and installed OSX

My system no automatically boots to OS X. How do I modify chain0 temporarily so I can choose Windows as my boot OS so I can install OS Selector.

Everything I have found on chain0 talks about calling it from boot.ini, but I am in the opposite boat right now as my default boot is to OSX.

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I am trying to do a dual-boot solution right now. Here is what I have done.

1. Installed Windows 2000 on 1 partition.
2. Installed Acronis Disk Director,
3. Forgot to install OS Selector
4. Rebooted and installed OSX

My system no automatically boots to OS X. How do I modify chain0 temporarily so I can choose Windows as my boot OS so I can install OS Selector.

Everything I have found on chain0 talks about calling it from boot.ini, but I am in the opposite boat right now as my default boot is to OSX.

I think you don´t need another bootloader, just use the Darwin bootloader. When OSX86 is booting press F8 (be quick) and you can choose the volume you want to boot.

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Well that was easy enough, bless OSX for being so intelligent. Thanks for the assist.

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hi..

i have a Windows Xp on partition 1 on SATA HD, and i want to install OSX 10.4.5 on partition 2 in the same SATA HD.

it's possible ??

i try to install.. by VmWare.. and the OSX its work, but the windows stop work.

What i need to do ??

i want to install by VmWare, because i don't have DVD. so i want the OSX to be NATIVE just like Windows XP..

help me..

OBS* can i install the OSX 10.4.5 on a HD IDE and Windows Xp on a SATA HD ??

OBS2* how i want dual boot ??

- My msn is : flaviotallevi@hotmail.com
so...
help

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I think you don´t need another bootloader, just use the Darwin bootloader. When OSX86 is booting press F8 (be quick) and you can choose the volume you want to boot.


Give yourself 8 seconds to choose rather than having to be super quick:
put this in your /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

<key>Timeout</key>
<string>8</string>





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