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Win7, SL x64 Dual Boot

22 February 2010 - 10:46 PM

Finally got SL 10.6.2 running with my HD4670 video card (looks great) and dual booting with win7. both running in 64 bits. but there must be a better way.

i used to use EasyBCD to dual boot vista x86 and leopard 10.5.8. worked great.

can't get EasyBCD to work with my new x64 set up. reinstalled everything (SL x64 and win7 x64 on separate drives, each installed with no other drives hooked up.) installed easy BCD to windows and added a mac entry but it won't work. get a funny error message every time i select "snowleopard" in the windows boot manager.

only way to dual boot is to set bios to boot to the SL HD, and then use Chameleon as my boot loader. but chameleon is kind of goofy. for one it shows all my HD's, 7 or 8 of them, of which only 2 are bootable and have OS-es. can you configure a default OS to boot to (default for me would probably be Win7), and a configurable time out? can i eliminate all the other entries that do not include OS-es?

is there some other boot loader that works better?

the other thing that seems a bit wierd is that in order to boot from Chameleon to Win7 i have to choose a volume called windows ntfs which i assume is an invisible system volume that win7 created when i installed it. it must contain system files and the boot manager. if i select my win7 volume in chameleon i get a "no boot manager" error. i'd like to rename the "windows ntfs" volume in chameleon "windows7" and delete all the others (except SL). i noticed in paragon partition manager that SL seems to have also created an invisible system volume at the start of its HD. i wonder if this is what is causing all the grief for easyBCD?

thanks for any replies!
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