I've done as much reading as I can (and searching, etc.) but can't seem to find anyone in my situation.
I have my HDD using GPT with Windows 8 installed in EFI boot mode. So my disk layout currently looks like this:
Partition 1: 100Mb EFI System Partition
Partition 2: 60GB NTFS (Win8)
Partition 3: 250GB NTFS (Win Data)
Partition 4: 80GB unformatted (hopefully to be OSX)
I've checked using EasyBCD (2.2) and my Win8 definitely uses EFI boot (Bootloader path \windows\system32\winload.efi)
I've also managed to get iATKOS ML2 installer on to a USB and installed Chameleon to that.
The USB iATKOS boots (with a few flags) and so I'm now at the point of using Disk Utility to create an HFS+J partition for OSX.
First question at this point - any problem with selecting Partition4 and formatting as HFS+J? My gut tells me this will simply format the partition and leave the Windows install unaffected...
After doing that (and therefore giving OSX somewhere to live!) I then intend on installing OSX to that Partition.
Second question - will the OSX install do anything to the boot sector / bootloader? Because if it does, I have a feeling that will hose the Windows boot process. Right?
And so, this is where it gets a bit fuzzy - it's the bootloader pieces...
What do I do at this point to install Chameleon without ruining the Windows EFI boot process? Can it be done?
I presume I DO want to use Chameleon for this, or can I use EasyBCD to add an entry for booting OSX?
Unfortunately, I need the Windows install for work and I really don't want to lose access to it right now.
Thanks in advance for any and all help given - and apologies if the answers are staring me in the face and I just can't see them!