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I got my Kalyway Distro to install and was following the directions from the Kalyway DualBoot Installation guide.

 

 

Bootloading

 

As of now, we have a working Windows install, but we haven't got any way to get to OS X. We'll fix that in this section.

 

1) Open My Computer.

2) Double-click on the C drive.

3) Click Tools, then Folder Options.

4) Click the View tab, then in the scrolling box, select "Show Hidden Files and Folders".

5) Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)".

6) Click OK.

7) Now, you should be back in the C: Drive. Look for a file called boot.ini. Right click on it and select Properties.

8) Untick the Read-Only checkbox.

9) Now press OK, then right click again on boot.ini.

10) Click Open With... then select Notepad.

11) Make a new line at the bottom and copy and paste this code: C:\chain0="Mac OS X86"

12) Save the file and exit Notepad.

13) Now we have to copy a file called "chain0" to the C: drive. This is apparently on the Kalyway disk, but it is very hard to get. Instead, download it from here (RAR file) or here (zip file). Extract it then put the resulting file (chain0 without any extensions) into the root of the C: drive (the same place where boot.ini is located.)

 

 

Alternatively, you could get this tboot. A revised version of chain0 loader that supports multi HDD as well as loading OSX on extended partition, unlike chain0. tboot file also goes in C:\, adding the following line to boot.ini

 

c:\tboot="Mac OSX Leopard" 14) Reboot.

 

Only to find out there is no boot.ini in Vista. So I started with EasyBCD and I have a boot screen giving me the choice of Vista or Leopard, but when I choose Leopard it goes no where.

 

How can I get Leopard to boot on a dual boot Vista Leopard system?

 

This is an MBR setup, not GUID.

 

Thanks;

 

Steve

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This was a Kalyway installation, does it matter?

 

I do have iATKOS v1 and v4, how do I do make my Leopard partition active and install boot loader from iATKOS 1.0 install disk or from OSx86 tools.

 

I'm a little new to bootloaders and dual booting so please forgive me if these are simple things to do.

 

Thanks;

 

Steve

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Boot from iATKOS disk. Pass the select language option. Use Utilities->Darwin Boot option to install boot loader. Once done then Go to Terminal and type the following commands:

 

fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0

flag <partition no where leopard is installed>

write

update

quit

 

Reboot. That's all.

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Boot from iATKOS disk. Pass the select language option. Use Utilities->Darwin Boot option to install boot loader. Once done then Go to Terminal and type the following commands:

 

fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0

flag <partition no where leopard is installed>

write

update

quit

 

Reboot. That's all.

 

I tried that in an earlier install I attempted, but I don't have Darwin Boot option under Utilities under both versions that I have and I was never able to get an answer to that.

 

Thanks;

 

Steve

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Boot from iATKOS disk. Pass the select language option. Use Utilities->Darwin Boot option to install boot loader. Once done then Go to Terminal and type the following commands:

 

fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0

flag <partition no where leopard is installed>

write

update

quit

 

Reboot. That's all.

 

 

Ok,

 

I finally found a version that has the Darwin choice listed under Utilities, but when I choose it displays a bunch of text and asks for Y/N.

 

I can't input anything there.

Either from the laptop keyboard or from a USB keyboard connected to the laptop.

The laptop keyboard does not function at all once booted into the install, but the USB keyboard does function normally with the exception of with in Darwin.

 

Even in Terminal.

 

This is very frustrating.

 

Is there anything I can do or is this a lost cause on this laptop?

 

I also tried what Xxp/TuX suggested at link he included to the tutorial.

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=39253

 

Thanks;

 

Steve

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