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In Topic: Windows 7 Disappeared

03 February 2011 - 11:53 PM

Sorry it took me a while to reply. According to what you said in your last post, that is exactly how I installed my laptops OSes. I made three partitions, the first for windows, second for OSX, and third for linux(which I eventually split into swap and linux). I then installed Snow Leopard first, into the second partition, then windows into the first partition, and finally linux into the third/fourth. What I think messed up the boot was the update to 10.6.6. I have a feeling that it overrode the bootloaders. Instead of doing what I did and reinstalling chameleon, I think I probably should have done a Windows 7 BCD repair first, then tried to reinstall chameleon after resetting the BCD. I'll probably be giving it a shot this weekend when I get time, and post my results here for future references.

In Topic: Windows 7 Disappeared

01 February 2011 - 11:14 PM

Do windows and osx create their own respective partitions by taking a small piece from their main partition or do I need to create two small partitions for each one. If not, here's how I'm going to partition:

110GB: Windows 7 (install 1st)
110GB: OSX (install 2nd)
18GB:Linux Mint (I only use it for diagnostics, codec dumps, etc...not for regular use)
2GB: Linux Swap

I think that should be fine. Also, I have a portable drive, so I'm going to back up all of my kexts, which is basically what I don't already have on a dvd or other computer. Thanks for your help by the way. I think my main problem is installing OSX first instead of windows, which ends up binding the drives with GPT, and prevents windows from doing its thing.

In Topic: Windows 7 Disappeared

01 February 2011 - 11:51 AM

Well this is on a laptop so I only have one hard drive, and yes, my partitions really are this odd, and they worked perfectly fine until I updated to 10.6.6. How should my partition scheme be. I think I'll try what you said and just start with a clean drive, and reinstall everything.

In Topic: Windows 7 Disappeared

30 January 2011 - 09:20 PM

UPDATE: I decided to just reinstall windows 7 and then use some recovery software to get whatever I can back. I reformatted the old windows partition, but the windows installer won't let me install because it's on GPT. I remember that I used to know how to avoid this, but not anymore. I also formatted a couple times in the windows installer, but the partition is still messed up. I know I could probably reinstall everything including OSX, but that would be a pain. Any ideas?

All right, I got ptedit working by creating a windows PE disk. Then I changed the second partition's type to 07, but it told me I have to put in the right starting sectors, which I have no idea about. I attached an image so you can take a look.

Partition 1: EFI
Partition 2: Supposed to be Windows 7
Partition 3: Snow Leopard 10.6.6
Partition 4: Linux Mint

In Topic: Windows 7 Disappeared

29 January 2011 - 03:29 PM

Well your tip worked perfectly, but when I try to run ptedit it gives me "This file is no valid FreeCom or of an incompatible version: C:\PTEDIT.exe". Currently I'm trying to see if I can find possibly a working version of ptedit, but I think the problem was in DOS, not the application.
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