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  1. Hi all! First off, I am new to this forum and hackintoshing in general. I've been at it for perhaps 2 days? My goal is to dual boot Mavericks with Windows 8 on my laptop. What I have done so far is to create a bootable USB with Niresh Mavericks 10.9.0. Using Disk Management, I split the SSD hard disk on the laptop to have an additional partition (40GB, from here on referred to OSXpart) for the Mavericks installation. Booting into Niresh installer from BIOS was successful. I erased the OSXpart as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and installed Niresh Mavericks. The trouble is, after installation completes, the computer restarts and boots into Windows. The bootloader (Chameleon) does not boot. Troubleshooting: 1. I tried changing the installation settings to install Clover EFI instead of Chameleon standard, and ended up bricking my computer (one of the guides did mention that there is a well-documented bug of Niresh that ruins the Clover bootloader). The BIOS could not detect the SSD, and could not boot into ANYTHING. I remedied this by deleting all partitions and reinstalling Windows using Samsung's recovery image on my backup external hard drive. 2. I tried changing OSXpart to be the active partition, using Diskpart in cmd. But the error message is "The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk. The ACTIVE command can only be used on fixed MBR disks" 3. I tried to use Gparted to make OSXpart active. What I did was to change the boot flag of OSXpart to 'boot', and removed the 'boot' flag from the System Reserved partition. Nothing happened. Windows 8 booted as usual. Anyone can help me with regards to this, other than suggesting a total wipe of the HDD and installing vanilla Windows 8? I would really appreciate the help!!! My setup is: Samsung NP740U3E Series 7 Ultra Processor: i5 3427U Motherboard: Samsung NP740U3E-A01SG Bios: American Megatrends P06ABW Ram: 8gb DDR3 Graphics: Intel HD4000
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