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I installed the JAS 10.4.8 Intel AMD SSE2 SSE3 DVD on a Sony Vaio VGNNR220E. I setup an active partition using Acronis for OSX.

It installed fine and runs fine BUT ONLY if I have the DVD in the drive. If I let the DVD timeout (Press any key to boot from DVD) then the laptop will boot to OSX fine. If, however, the DVD drive is not in then I get "HFS+ Partition Error" and it wont boot.

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance...

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Sounds like the HDD is missing a boot flag.

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hey man, try to boot -s with the DVD,
then write:
fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0

then:
print

u then should find that the OSX partition id is 7...it should be AF, and to do so, type:
(if ur OSX partition is 2...just flag ur osx partition number)
flag 2	
setpid 2
AF
quit

that should fix the HFS partition error, but does not restore darwin boot loader, and to do so:

boot -s with the DVD and:
fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
flag 2  (2 should be ur OSX partition number)
update
write
quit
dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 bs=512 count=1


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Thanks much ... issue fixed!

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Hi guys, I also have this problem. I have a Dell M1530 with Vista installed on 1 partition and Leopard on the other. I'm new to OSX86, can someone tell me how to boot -s with the DVD? When my system starts, I hit f12 to get into the boot menu option. That's where I'm stuck. TIA for your help

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hey man, try to boot -s with the DVD,
then write:
fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0

then:
print

u then should find that the OSX partition id is 7...it should be AF, and to do so, type:
(if ur OSX partition is 2...just flag ur osx partition number)

flag 2	
setpid 2
AF
quit

that should fix the HFS partition error, but does not restore darwin boot loader, and to do so:

boot -s with the DVD and:
fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
flag 2  (2 should be ur OSX partition number)
update
write
quit
dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 bs=512 count=1



Hi Youngi

I just wanted to say that after 2 days of all sorts of boot problems etc... gparted / smart boot manager / all sorts... your solution worked perfectly for me! Thanks so much!

Your solution should be made into a sticky.

Elphaba

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Worked for me like a charm!! Thanks Youngi!!!

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youngi, you rock.
I thought I was lost, did the idiot thing : changing drives letters in win xp...

thanks so much !

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i had the same problem. after i searched on the net for 3-4 days i found a solution.


1. boot from mac dvd

2. press f8

3. -v -s

4. fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0

5. print

6. flag 1

7. update

8. write

9. quit

10. reboot

11. in windows, start acronis suite. select the partition with os x. right-click -> convert -> into a primary partition.

that should resolve this problem





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