Posted 04 March 2007 - 08:13 AM
I'm linking this guide in the EasyBCD Documentation - they're going live sometime this week.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:12 AM
What works on your E1705, the Vista loader or darwin?
Darwin works perfectly every time, though I haven't tried the Vista Boot Loader method on every one of my machines, but on my E1705 it did not work.
There is an issue regarding the JaS disc itself I believe, because there have been many cases where real macs and other distributions have worked just fine with the Vista Boot Loader.
It would be nice if I could get an answer from a guru regarding the exact issue why the chain0 method seems to be very temperamental. As it's always been like that since the earlier OS X hacks.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:25 PM
Basically, I've only had people experience this if they used JaS. BUT not everyone with JaS experiences this.
I haven't had a single complaint from Myz users or users of the VMware -> Hard Drive installation process that was the original method of getting OS X on a PC.
I think it has something to do with the hardware that JaS is installed on, maybe it's the AMD, or the SSE2 issue, I don't know.
I hope this helps, I'm not into Mac-debugging all that, just reporting what others have complained about to me.
Oh, and also, you'd have to look at the source code for chain0 to find out why it doesn't work always. It should be available, it's a part of Darwin, isn't it?
Then again, since Darwin's been discontinued I don't know if the source is still available or not...
Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:45 PM
devilhood: does the Vista loader method work on ANY of your machines?
Posted 04 March 2007 - 08:19 PM
I was just telling DH about EasyBCD 1.6, I'm aiming to have it automate all diagnostics for the rebuilding of boot.ini (for XP and 2k dual-booting), BCD (for Vista & LH dual-boots), and hopefully find some way to automagically (and invisibly) deal with the HFS+ Partition Error.
I have no idea where to start as far as the HFS+ error, I'm open to any and all suggestions
BTW, Knocks, the Vista loader method works great for me with Myz.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:06 PM
Vista and OSX both boot from the Darwin bootloader. I also increased the Timeout <string> so I don't have to 'mash' the F8 key, just to choose between either OS.
I do have one small emergency now, though, that I'm hoping someone can give me some corrective advice on:
I was looking at different posts on the forum regarding making XP or Vista the default boot partition (from within the Darwin bootloader) instead of 10.4.8 - one of the posts suggested updating the MBR after adding the rdisk0s1 string to the Boot.plist file. It said to do a 'fdisk -u /dev/rdisk0' then save and reboot. Now all I get is that it goes black instead of going into the Darwin bootloader. I haven't been able to 'repair' the MBR with any CDs (10.4.8, XP, Vista, UBCD, etc.).
A N Y advice that can get my system bootable again would be welcome. Thnx!
Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:27 PM
Using the repair modes on both the OS X install disk & the Vista install disk, then using 4 different partition tools from my UBCD 8.1, I was not only able to restore my partitions so they're both bootable now, but Vista is now the default OS, which is what I was trying to accomplish in the first place.
*Caveat: During this process (and in my desperation), I did copy the chain0 file, as well as NTLDR and boot.ini over to the root of my C: drive. I believe what happened to restore me (most likely), is that while using the partition tools, I changed the active partition a couple times, to try to get the BIOS to re-recognize the MBR. While initially this dual boot configuration won't work with the first partition marked active, once both OSes are installed and running, it seems that the active partition can then be changed to allow the system to see the chain0 file.
* Big Note: I don't recommend anyone trying to copy this based on my notes, as this whole process was very confusing and stressful, so it's not like I had a firm recollection of every procedural step I was taking to try to restore balance and order to the force :-)
Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:00 AM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 04:13 PM
Click on the link to the E1705 guide on my signiture, it will tell you how to install the AppleHDA codec to get your sound working too
Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:51 PM
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:27 PM
no clue...i typed out everything verbatim...back to the drawing board for me
I got the same result... Anyway, I used gparted to set the flags of my Mac partition which is "Hidden" from "Yes" to "No"
Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:36 AM
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:39 AM
That's all you have installed? on your first drive? ok that's pretty simple then.
Boot off your OS X Installation Disc in single user mode. This can be done by pressing F8 at the disc's Darwin Prompt and typing -s.
At the single user prompt, type these commands exactly:
fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
I think I have about the same problem; I can't access mac os x without booting from dvd.
Also, in order to get on mac os x, I must press F8 before the darwin prompt shows up; otherwise, it leads me to installation again.
What more, darwin doesn't let me pick to boot my windows or mac...it just goes straight to booting mac...
Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:43 AM
I followed the instructions to the letter.
And then I followed them again. And then again. Once I install, and it reboots, it just spits me back to the windows vista bootup.
Off to try another guide.
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