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After spending a weekend in front of the computer, I finally managed to dual boot Windows 7 and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 on my Dell Vostro 1310 laptop

Here's how I did it:
- I installed Windows 7 first on the first partition of my disk
- Then I booted up the iPC OSx86 10.5.6 PPF5 and installed Leopard 10.5.6 on the second parition
- After installing and rebooting, I encountered the boot0 error, so I booted back to the iPC DVD, then using Terminal from there, I set my Mac partition active (with help from this guide)
- With that, I managed to avoid the boot0 error and boot into Win 7, though Mac OS X was still nowhere to be seen. So I downloaded and used EasyBCD to add a Mac boot entry
- After another rebooting, I could then fire up Mac OS X. Almost everything worked, except the screen was a low 1024x768 and a few other things.
- Right away, I opened Software update and let Mac update itself to 10.5.8
- Another reboot, I was in Leopard 10.5.8, and amazing enough, the screen fixed itself, a beautiful 1280x800
- By then, all I had to do was throwing a few kexts here and there to fix various compatible stuffs (wifi, sound,...)

And that's how I now proudly own a Dell Vostro 1310 with both Windows 7 and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8.

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As I received tons of help from this forum's wonderful people, I hope this would help others too

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I once installed MacOS X 10.5.2 by Kalyway on a separate hard disk. I hadn't done it before, so to avoid any mistakes I disconnected the regular system disk and connected a new disk. I installed it without any options, it worked straight away. Then I connected the original disk and I had to change the boot order at the BIOS every time. Of course this wasn't very convenient, so I found a guide to add chain0 to the Windows Boot Loader and I had dual boot with Windows Vista Utlimate and MacOS X 10.5.2 Some days later I discovered the utility EasyBCD which makes tweaking the Windows Boot Loader far easier. I could also name the boot entries the way I liked, such as "Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate" and "Apple MacOS 10.5.2 (Leopard)". Thankfully Kalyway included drivers for the Intel chipset and nVidia card, and I found Realtek HD Audio drivers in InsanelyMac forum that made sound work, but no input. Who, cares? I was trying Leopard, I didn't want to replace Windows. Realtek LAN was working with build-in drivers. I even found printer drivers for our network printer and managed to access it from the network. I could also see all the network shares in Windows computers running Windows XP. I also installed DivX for Mac and I could play most of our demo videos (the test was done in a Computer store). Pity Snow Leopard is not that easy to install...

I hope that helped.

PS: The test computer had a modern Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, but the same Kalyway version installs without any issues on a Prescott (Pentium 4 3.0GHz socket 478) as minimum requirements are SSE3 instruction support. Of course it doesn't install on a Penitum 4 2.8GHz (no SSE3 support).

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Greetings and a happy chrismahanakwanasoltaramadanica,

Obviously I'm new here but I have been researching the dual booting idea for a few weeks. I purchased a used Dell Latitude about 4 weeks back its ss2 compatible and I am in the middle of installing iDeneb today.

I am trying a slightly different approach to many I've read up on since I have the tools to do it. I removed the lap tops Hard drive and connected it directly to my Mac desktop and am attempting to perform a direct install using an adapti bridge usb device, pacifist, and my DVD burn of iD to a disk formatted with two partitions.

I reserved a small bit of space on one partition to install Ubuntu directly from the Dell so I can take advantage of its boot loader to run iDeneb on the Dell this approach might require some tweaks to ensure OSX boots up properly, but so far its going smoothly. I played around with it on the Dell a couple times with a little trial and error but the fact that Ubuntu recognizes OSX on the HD is promising (I had carbon copied the deneb install disc directly to the HD on a previous attempt to see if it would boot and install on the other partition at that point).

I'm wondering if the Kernel that comes with version 1.3 (10.5.5) is sufficient enough or I should replace it with the voo doo kernel. I wonder has anyone used this approach and if so any advice would be appreciated.

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Dual Booting Win 7 Professional 64bit Retail and Snow Leopard 10.6.2 64bit (Retail Image + a few kexts for the hardware.)

Hardware:
- 1 HDD for Snow Leopard
- 1 HDD for Win 7

Motherboard connections:
- SATA0 - Snow Leopard HDD
- SATA1 - Win 7 HDD

Installing Win 7:
- Disconnect all HDDs but Win 7 HDD on SATA1
- Install Win 7 as you normally would. I did it via DVD.

Installing Snow Leopard:
- Disconnect all HDDs but Snow Leopard HDD on SATA0
- I installed Snow Leopard using [this insanelymac guide] replacing author's kexts with the kexts for my particular system and using 64bit Kernel instead of 32bit. It will have you load the latest Chameleon (RC4 at the time of writing) on your Snow Leopard HDD EFI partition.

Once Snow Leopard is installed:
- Connect win 7 HDD
- Boot. Chameleon should recognize win 7 (System Reserve and Windows NTFS) partitions. Select System Reserve to boot to win 7.

This was the least painful way to install both OSs for me. Hope this helps.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays

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One simple question (i think). I have 5 patitions: 1st primary (winxp), 3 ntfs (work, data, stuff) and 1 ntfs where i want to install mac (i have the iatkos v7 version). I need to make changes to the partitions to make the installation of mac works? I dont want to loose any of the other partitions in the process.

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One simple question (i think). I have 5 patitions: 1st primary (winxp), 3 ntfs (work, data, stuff) and 1 ntfs where i want to install mac (i have the iatkos v7 version). I need to make changes to the partitions to make the installation of mac works? I dont want to loose any of the other partitions in the process.


If you have a spare hard drive, see my post on this page: http://www.insanelym...p...8411&st=560

Oops, I didn't notice you have Windows XP. My method is for Windows Vista/7.

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Loaded Ubuntu added:

open control panel>>system>>advanced>>startup and recovery click edit and add this line to the end of the page."C:\chain0="OS X"

Now I get this when I try to boot in the OS X so I can load OS X

windows root system32 hal.dll corrupt or missing

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Steve

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Is there anyway to go from a myHack booting Snow Leopard, currently 380GB with 120GB unallocated, and install Windows? I'm currently trying to install stuff in VirtualBox, but I need as much power as possible for Sony Vegas and games...

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Hello to everybody,:)
I installed idenb 10.5.6 updated to 10.5.8 on my asus z92j. I have a dual boot with Darwin and xp.
I wonder if anyone here as ever tried to use vmware for osx to run xp on a insanelymac...:)
wouldn't it be nice?

I apologize for the signature, as soon as I manage to insert it I will do

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I got my netbook to triple boot Windows 7 Home Premium, OS X 10.5.6 (planning on upgrading to 10.6 soon), and Ubuntu 9.10. I now have 100GB on 7, 80GB on OS X, and 40GB on Ubunutu, as well as a 4 GB swap file and an 8GB transfer partition (for all partitions)

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Hi,

I've got a hard drive with two partitions. One has XP and the other has Windows 7, I'm about to delete the Windows 7 partition and install Snow Leopard on it. Does anyone know if I'll have any boot problems after Snow Leopard is installed? Will OSX overwrite the original boot record? I'm just afraid I might corrupt the MBR and lose my XP partition.

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Hi,

I've got a hard drive with two partitions. One has XP and the other has Windows 7, I'm about to delete the Windows 7 partition and install Snow Leopard on it. Does anyone know if I'll have any boot problems after Snow Leopard is installed? Will OSX overwrite the original boot record? I'm just afraid I might corrupt the MBR and lose my XP partition.


You will never lose your XP partition, f you only harm the Win7 partition, but you will screw up the bootloader.
You will be able to boot both XP and SL with a bootloader like Chameleon e.g.
If you screw up osx bootloader or SL doesn't work, you can repair the XP bootloader with XP install cd after setting start partition to XP partition again with OS X install dvd for example.
SL itself only supports only GUID, youwill have to patch OSInstall.mpkg or download a alrdy patched one for MBR-support.

V1nc3nt

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I need some help here... I'm a newbie, so I don't know much.

A few days ago, I installed iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 on a partition I created with Win 7. OS X worked fine, but when I tried to boot into the Windows NTFS partition, it just says something like:

BOOTLOADER is missing

Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart

I've had this happen before, but last time, I merely fixed it with the startup repair on the Win 7 install DVD. This time however, the install DVD can't even locate my Win 7 installation, so it doesn't do the repair correctly. So now, my Win 7 is screwed, but my OS X runs perfectly. Anybody knows why this will happen, and how to fix it?

Oh, and is this a boot0 error? I tried deleting OS X and reformatting the OS X partition into a FAT32, but when I try to boot up then, it says something about boot0, and still won't boot up. So now I've got OS X back, and my Win 7 is still screwed.

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Hi I have Gateway NV53u with AMD Athlon Dual Core 2.0 Ghz Processor. I have windows 7, and I have information on it that I don't want to lose. Is it possible to set it up to dual boot with OSX and keep all my files for Windows 7?
PLease help!

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:wacko: Greetings everyone. I have both mac os kalyway 10.5.3(updated) and windows xp running on different hard drives and dual booting from bios. NO SOFTWARE

This is how I did it. (you will need two hard drives. a copy of mac and windows)

1. make sure your bios system is able to run ite8212f controllor for your hard drives. (I have 5 in total)

2.With one hard drive (on Master) connect to primary ide and install windows and all updates. ( leave your cd-dvd rom as slave on primary ide. Don't disconnect windows will read it)

3. After windows is fully installed,( you can still add programs later) disconnect from the primary ide and connect to second ide as master (remember the type of hard drive and select that drive in bios setup) and run windows. (should be working run it a couple of times to may sure)

4. Install the second hard drive (on master) to primary ide. ( wherer you did windows) and in the bios select that hard drive on primary Ide. ( boot order cd, hard drive,floppy) have mac disc in cd-dvd rom.

5. Leave conected after installation. ( you should have mac on one hd and windows on another hd)

Remember which hd id which.

note Windows will find mac hd but will not access it & mac will not see the windows hd untill I find a way for the ite8212f controllor to be seen by mac.

mac os kalyway 10.5.2 with 10.5.3 update

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I need some help here... I'm a newbie, so I don't know much.

A few days ago, I installed iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 on a partition I created with Win 7. OS X worked fine, but when I tried to boot into the Windows NTFS partition, it just says something like:

BOOTLOADER is missing

Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart

I've had this happen before, but last time, I merely fixed it with the startup repair on the Win 7 install DVD. This time however, the install DVD can't even locate my Win 7 installation, so it doesn't do the repair correctly. So now, my Win 7 is screwed, but my OS X runs perfectly. Anybody knows why this will happen, and how to fix it?

Oh, and is this a boot0 error? I tried deleting OS X and reformatting the OS X partition into a FAT32, but when I try to boot up then, it says something about boot0, and still won't boot up. So now I've got OS X back, and my Win 7 is still screwed.


Hi,

Try booting from your Windows 7 DVD and select "Next" and then select "Repair My Computer" from the options listed at the bottom of the window. As soon as the hourglass changes back to the normal curser click "Next" and select "Command Prompts" from the menu. In the command prompts window type bootrec.exe /fixmbr and hit enter. If everything goes as it should within a few seconds you'll get a message that it was successfully repaired. Restart your computer without the DVD in it and you should be able to boot back into Windows. :D

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Very helpful and useful tutorial, great work!!!

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Hi,

i want do dual boot windows 7 and Mac OS X from one hdd on my Dell XPS M1530

1. installed OS X on partition 1
2. installed windows 7 on partition 2
--> only windows 7 boot up
3. used EasyBSD to add Mac OS X to Boot-Setup on startup
4. Mac OS X appears in the startup, but when i want to start there is only an error message telling me that /NST/nst_mac.mbr is not found. Mac OS X does not start up.

Please help me!!

i added a picture of the error message, too. sorry for the quality... iphone cam -.-*

Fred


//edit:

Ok, i found a solution myself :)

This Thread helped me, if other have the same problem:

http://www.insanelym...p...st&p=577095

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I got my netbook to triple boot Windows 7 Home Premium, OS X 10.5.6 (planning on upgrading to 10.6 soon), and Ubuntu 9.10. I now have 100GB on 7, 80GB on OS X, and 40GB on Ubunutu, as well as a 4 GB swap file and an 8GB transfer partition (for all partitions)


Can you let us know partition scheme type used GUID/MBR, bootloader and order you installed everything in

I currently have snow 10.6.1, ubuntu netbook remix both installed now and working if booting from relevant USB stick wrestling with bootloader GRUB is currently active on the HD which I need to move to ubuntu partition (looking for the command to do this spotted once on the forum but now can't find it anywhere)

Intend to install win 7 at some point I hope that it will install as I have set up GUID partition type.

I intend to use chameleon as the boot loader if I can just don't know how far i'm going to get so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Dave W

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excuse me if this has already been answered (bet it has...multiple times) but I'm a total newb. I just built my first hackintosh using the lifehacker articule, pretty much to the t. System only has OSX installed. Would I have any issues with installing windows on a separate drive and simply choosing on startup which hdd to start up to?





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