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I'm really stuck!

 

First of all, this is not machine or OS specific, but for the record:

 

Acer Aspire ONE 150,

120GB HDD

2 Partitions

1st Partition Windows XP Pro

2nd Partition Leopard 10.5.5

 

If the 1st partition is ACTIVE:

Windows gives me boot options(editing boot.ini):

 

1st (default): Windows, as this is set in the boot.ini

2nd: MacOSX (loaded with chain0)

 

choosing 1st takes me to XP -- NO PROBLEM!!

choosing 2nd takes me to Darwin options:

(I have a 5sec timeout)

 

1st (default): Windows, as this is the ACTIVE Partition

2nd: MacOSX

 

I have to "press any key" and use the arrows to navigate to the 2nd MacOSX to continue!

If I remove the timeout it defualts to Windows which takes me right back to where we started!

 

 

If I make partition 2(MacOSX) active:

The Darwin bootloader uses:

1st (default): MacOSX, as this is the ACTIVE Partition

2nd: Windows

 

My question is:

Is there ANY way to get Darwin to automatically set the 2nd option as default!?

I would really like to use Darwin but for the convenience of getting it to boot to Windows as the default!

 

 

 

StiCMAN

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I tried exatly this a while ago but without success. Apparently, darwin is a very basic loader and thus default booting from the active partition was coded into it and cannot be changed via parameters. I have, however, read somewhere that you can use Grub instead, which is highly customizable.

 

Good luck!

 

EDIT:

found this: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=2145

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I'll read up on this......

 

SticMAN

(subtle bump, or what :D )

I tried exatly this a while ago but without success. Apparently, darwin is a very basic loader and thus default booting from the active partition was coded into it and cannot be changed via parameters. I have, however, read somewhere that you can use Grub instead, which is highly customizable.

 

Good luck!

 

EDIT:

found this: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=2145

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I'll read up on this......

 

SticMAN

(subtle bump, or what :unsure: )

 

Guys, it's already done but not released it yet officially. It's just a small mod in selectBootVolume() function.

 

Use this stage2 loader and it will pickup your first bootable HFS+ partition instead of the active but non-HFS partition:

http://www.zef.hu/mac/chameleon/1.0.12/boot

 

Bye,

zef

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Thanks for the feedback....

 

I wanted to ask.....

 

edit:

 

I think I've answered my OWN Question....... :unsure:

 

I reloaded chameleon with your edited boot file

I made the XP partition active and edited the boot.ini. to have the MacOSX in the boot options.

Removed the timeout in the Apple.com.Boot.plist as it now defaults to the first HFS+ partition instead of the active!!!

 

 

Thanx...

 

STicMAN

 

"I am humbled to be surrounded by such a circle of Hyper Intelligent Individuals!!"

 

 

 

Guys, it's already done but not released it yet officially. It's just a small mod in selectBootVolume() function.

 

Use this stage2 loader and it will pickup your first bootable HFS+ partition instead of the active but non-HFS partition:

http://www.zef.hu/mac/chameleon/1.0.12/boot

 

Bye,

zef

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Thanks for the feedback....

 

I wanted to ask.....

 

edit:

 

I think I've answered my OWN Question....... ;)

 

I reloaded chameleon with your edited boot file

I made the XP partition active and edited the boot.ini. to have the MacOSX in the boot options.

Removed the timeout in the Apple.com.Boot.plist as it now defaults to the first HFS+ partition instead of the active!!!

 

 

Thanx...

 

STicMAN

 

"I am humbled to be surrounded by such a circle of Hyper Intelligent Individuals!!"

 

 

Hello!

 

First of all I would like to say that i am very pleased cuz i found this post... i am dealing with this problem for quite some time... and i think this is the solution...

 

I just don't know how to replace the boot file posted above... (where is the file, how should i replace it... etc :)

 

If it is posible please reply to my post and make my hm... month :P

Thanks, Domen

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