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Changing default OS selection in Darwin Bootloader


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Hi there, i have a dual boot Vista Leopard System. Vista is on my 1st Partition and Leopard on 2nd and i have got a shared partition (FAT32) to share the files between Leopard and Vista. I m using Darwin Bootloader to choose the OS from the Menu, now what i want to do is that i want to change the default OS to Vista, so that when the countdown finishes the system should boot into vista.

 

Any suggestions on how to do this???

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What you have to do is make your vista partition "active" and your OS X parition inactive. The control panel is different in Vista, than in XP, but make your way to computer management, and look for the disk management tool. If they havent changed it too drastically, you should just be able to right click on your vista partition and "Set Active". Once this is done, your OS X partition should be set inactive automatically. If all else fails, you can use the dos DISKPART command. Once is starts, type LIST, then after the list is displayed type SELECT X (X being the disk number). Then type List again, and it should list the partition, then type SELECT X, this time X being the partition you want. Once selected, you can merely type ACTIVE or INACTIVE to set them. Hope that solves your problem.

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i think you havent totally understood my problem, i already know what you described, but what i need is that whenever i reboot my PC, on the darwin bootloader i have got the OS choices, on which unfortunately my backup Drive is set as default which contains no OS, so when countdown finishes i get an error of no operating system, which makes sense. What i want to do is just change the default OS option to MAC OS or may be Vista

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