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When I boot the OSX partition I get the "HFS+ partition error"

anyone know how to fix this?

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When I boot the OSX partition I get the "HFS+ partition error"

anyone know how to fix this?



double check your osx partition, make sure it is set to active and primary, not logical partition.





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Both the links in the first post for boot file and chain 0 now point to chain0 file.

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Hello BoinkyTwo, Thank you for the bootCD it just works great. Keep up the good work. Do you know why updates don't installedwhenIdoSoftwareUpdate.IhaveMacOSX10.4.10,I'mnewtoMac.Ifyoucanhelphelpmeoutthatwouldbegreat.Thankyou. :)

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Hello BoinkyTwo, Thank you for the bootCD it just works great. Keep up the good work. Do you know why updates don't installed when I do Software Update. I have Mac OS X 10.4.10, I'm new to Mac. If you can help help me out that would be great. Thank you. :unsure:

Online Automatic Updates doesnt work with hackintosh, only real macs does. You must follow specific procedure in order for you to update successfully. all these procedures can be found from the forum.

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Thank you for your help :)

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So I've tried this guide, and I'm able to get both Hackintosh and Windows XP to work, however I can't get the dual boot software (using Windows XP for booting) to work. When I boot, it'll give me the choice between Windows XP Home or MAC OS X Tiger, however when I click on MAC OS X Tiger, it just brings me back to the selection. The screen will flicker for a second, then go back to the choice screen.
My laptop boots MAC fine though, when I boot from a partition program and set the MAC partition to boot, it'll work fine. I just can't get the dual boot menu to work. Any suggestions?
Oh, and I've extracted the chain0 file and edited the startup registry file as told in your guide.

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ALL BOOTCD REQUEST...ALL DONE!!!

So I've tried this guide, and I'm able to get both Hackintosh and Windows XP to work, however I can't get the dual boot software (using Windows XP for booting) to work. When I boot, it'll give me the choice between Windows XP Home or MAC OS X Tiger, however when I click on MAC OS X Tiger, it just brings me back to the selection. The screen will flicker for a second, then go back to the choice screen.My laptop boots MAC fine though, when I boot from a partition program and set the MAC partition to boot, it'll work fine. I just can't get the dual boot menu to work. Any suggestions?Oh, and I've extracted the chain0 file and edited the startup registry file as told in your guide.

SO YOU WERE USING THE CHAIN0 TECHNIQUE. MAKE SURE YOUR PARTITION IS ARRANGED LIKE THIS:FIRST PARITION = WINDOWS ***MUST BE SET TO PRIMARY AND ACTIVE (MBR SHOULD BE WORKING FINE AND)SECOND PARTITION = OSX ***MUST BE SET TO PRIMARY

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Oh okay, I think that may be the problem. My first partition is Windows XP, followed by a second partition which is a Fat32 partition for files being accessed by both OS systems. I'll get on that now, thanks!

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Works well. I used the darwin boot loader. Thanks a lot :angel:

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First, thanks boinkytwo for that bootcd.

Ok
i've looked at a couple of different tuts on this forum and just choose to try differetn ones at differetn times.
now i had xp installed so really couldn't follow this thread's instruction.
but here's what i did:

i created a 9 gig FAT32 primary partition then i changed its type (with A.D.D) to 0xAF (ShagOS swap) after having some problems (explanation here: http://forum.insanel...o...t&p=126158) at the end i set it to active.

anyway, i booted up my osx86 dvd and after actually going through earsing the partion and changing the type to journal, now it gives me
"You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume. Mac OS X cannot start up from this volume."

what gives
please help
thanks in advance.

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Works well. I used the darwin boot loader. Thanks a lot :)

good, great you did a great job.

First, thanks boinkytwo for that bootcd.Oki've looked at a couple of different tuts on this forum and just choose to try differetn ones at differetn times.now i had xp installed so really couldn't follow this thread's instruction.but here's what i did:i created a 9 gig FAT32 primary partition then i changed its type (with A.D.D) to 0xAF (ShagOS swap) after having some problems (explanation here: http://forum.insanel...o...t&p=126158) at the end i set it to active.anyway, i booted up my osx86 dvd and after actually going through earsing the partion and changing the type to journal, now it gives me"You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume. Mac OS X cannot start up from this volume."what givesplease helpthanks in advance.

make a clean install of everything and then follow my procedures.for convenience and ease of creating a partition, use the bootcd.before executing my procedures, you must use a fresh hard drive, no os installed yet.now, delet the osx partition and re-create it into an unformatted partition, leaving it raw.boot from the osx intall dvd, when reaching the disk utility part, erase it and chose mac os extended jorunaled as its partition format.

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thanks for the fast reply but I have win xp installed for some time now and i have lots of data on it too, so i can't just make a clean install of everything and start over.

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Okay, so for some reason the chain0 file using Windows XP just won't work for me. I've tried formatting everything all over again and creating Mac OS on the 2nd partition, but it still doesn't work. I'd like to try the MAC OS boot file instead, but your link to the MAC OS X boot files leads to the same chain0 file. I think this might be wrong, shouldn't you have posted some type of modified com.apple.boot.plist file? Or do I edit it myself... sorry I'm a little confused over this particular part.
Thanks!

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boinkytwo, thanks for the CD.

I have a question.
Is the 3rd data partition necessary? Can I just do 2 partitions- one for XP & one for Mac?

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thanks for the fast reply but I have win xp installed for some time now and i have lots of data on it too, so i can't just make a clean install of everything and start over.

uhm... you can do it like this.first partition = winxp2nd partition = winxp3rd partition = osx x. you should set this 3rd partition as primary partition, not logical. when you create the parition using the bootcd, create new partition and select Primary and not logical.

ok, you may leave your windows partition as it is, just make sure it is in the first partition of your hdd. if its not, then use the bootcd to move windows xp to the first partition and update the mbr.when windows is already in the first partition, create a new partition using the bootcd. but do not format it, just create a partition with your desired capacity. you may create a 10gb partition for instance.when creating the partition, make so sure that you were creating a primary partition not a logical. it is selectable from a drop down menu.after doing all the above procedures, reboot, insert osx dvd, and proceed to the installation process.


boinkytwo, thanks for the CD.I have a question. Is the 3rd data partition necessary? Can I just do 2 partitions- one for XP & one for Mac?

its not a requisite.you may just have 2 partitions, one for xp and one for osx.the purpose of the third partition if for file sharing, since osx an read and write to a fat32 partition, and winxp as well.***windows cant access the osx partition. (unless using 3rd party soft.)***osx can acess windows partition.

Okay, so for some reason the chain0 file using Windows XP just won't work for me. I've tried formatting everything all over again and creating Mac OS on the 2nd partition, but it still doesn't work. I'd like to try the MAC OS boot file instead, but your link to the MAC OS X boot files leads to the same chain0 file. I think this might be wrong, shouldn't you have posted some type of modified com.apple.boot.plist file? Or do I edit it myself... sorry I'm a little confused over this particular part.Thanks!

the com.apple.boot.plist file is already edited for dual booting with windows xp.if you want to use this technique, you must use the bootcd again and set osx partition as active.after doing so, you should boot osx. and drag and drop the com.apple.boot.plist file to its destination. then repair disk permission or do the chown/chmod commands mentioned in this guide.after doing the above instruction, upon reboot, you will be presented to a boot selection menu.

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the com.apple.boot.plist file is already edited for dual booting with windows xp.if you want to use this technique, you must use the bootcd again and set osx partition as active.after doing so, you should boot osx. and drag and drop the com.apple.boot.plist file to its destination. then repair disk permission or do the chown/chmod commands mentioned in this guide.after doing the above instruction, upon reboot, you will be presented to a boot selection menu.


Okay, but where do I find this modified com.apple.boot.plist file? I know on your tutorial it says paste the file, but where do I copy it from?
If you check your links on the guide, the Windows XP necessary files link doesn't function properly, but it's just a little fix. And the MAC OS necessary files are the exact same link as Windows XP. You have the chain0 file as the necessary files to boot MAC OS using the darwin boot loader.

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Hi,

I have motherboard -MSI 865PE Neo2-LS and intel p4 3GB, 1GB RAM---> this is work on OSX86 10.4.8 installed!, but ethernet and sound are not work :P .

then I love my notebook hp pavillion dv6338se AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 1.8GB, 1GB RAM --->I used JAS OS X86 10.4.8 SSE2 +SSE3 and PFF1 +PFF2.iso dvd when I put insert disc and press enter or type -v -x and it say: "/library/preferences/system configuration/com.apple.boot.plist couldn't not found"..... I tried all time and read all of forums...nothing happen

I think I'm not sure nfoce 430 chipset for sata HD doesn't work, right? :rolleyes:
how to fix it?

thanks

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all bootcd request all sent


@SirWhacki fixed the link, sorry for inconvenience.com.appleboot.plist chain0






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