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I am some what new to this and i need help:

 

I am going to follow the following step let me know if I am taking right or wrong steps:

  1. Installed window 7 (which created 1st partition with 100 mb and 300 gb for windows itself)
  2. shrink partition made more partiton (100 mb, 50 gb - current win 7, 50 gb - for os x, 200 gb - shared drive)
  3. Install Think Boot 2.3 windows version in windows 7
  4. install iAtKos v7 10.5.7 os x without any bootloader selected from dvd
  5. done and hopefully everything working fine

 

 

Am I following steps correctly? I haven't done this yet but I Just want to make sure that I am going to following right steps.

 

 

Thanks in Advance

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I am some what new to this and i need help:

 

I am going to follow the following step let me know if I am taking right or wrong steps:

  1. Installed window 7 (which created 1st partition with 100 mb and 300 gb for windows itself)
  2. shrink partition made more partiton (100 mb, 50 gb - current win 7, 50 gb - for os x, 200 gb - shared drive)
  3. Install Think Boot 2.3 windows version in windows 7
  4. install iAtKos v7 10.5.7 os x without any bootloader selected from dvd
  5. done and hopefully everything working fine

 

 

Am I following steps correctly? I haven't done this yet but I Just want to make sure that I am going to following right steps.

 

 

Thanks in Advance

 

iAtKos v7 maybe will install one bootloader at least, and it will damage the loader of win 7.

You could have a try [1]-->[2]-->[4]-->fix win7 loader with the win7_DVD -->[3]-->[5]

 

 

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iAtKos v7 maybe will install one bootloader at least, and it will damage the loader of win 7.

You could have a try [1]-->[2]-->[4]-->fix win7 loader with the win7_DVD -->[3]-->[5]

 

 

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Thanks for quick reply I really appreciate it. I will try that and see how it goes tonight.

 

 

one more question when you say fix my window 7 loader

 

do you mean i put win 7 dvd choose repair than run command and make 100 mb partition active and fix startup automatically or should i choose the 50 gb win 7 partition?

 

I think i should i choose 100 mb partition cause i read somewhere that 100 mb partitions is where windows installs bootmgr, is this correct?

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Thank you for the awesome boot loader!

 

I am trying to boot original DVD with BootThink 2.3 and get "still waiting for root device". I have SL installed and it boots fine. any suggestions?

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Anyone try using this on a netbook? I'm getting a kernel panic when trying to boot Snow Leopard. It gives me an error about an unsupported CPU

 

Edit: Nevermind, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext solved my problem

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Very intriguing. Even though the file structure is more complicated than it has to be, it has a ton of support for OS X Snow, Leo and Tiger. I had a successful boot of Snow Leopard, however I was unable to get CD Boot to work with my Snow Leo DVD.

 

I tried showing all boot devices and pressing C at startup.

 

Thanks and it's coming along nicely! :P

 

-Stell

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Very intriguing. Even though the file structure is more complicated than it has to be, it has a ton of support for OS X Snow, Leo and Tiger. I had a successful boot of Snow Leopard, however I was unable to get CD Boot to work with my Snow Leo DVD.

 

I tried showing all boot devices and pressing C at startup.

 

Thanks and it's coming along nicely! :)

 

-Stell

 

im suffering from the same problem.

 

thanks for the bootloader tho it works great.

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Congratulations, once again !!

Install; put kexts in Darwin / System / library + library SL and tried and ... magic result . Able to boot leo, SL, and XP xithout pain.

 

Thank you very much !

 

(I could still notice that the boot 's time of SL keeps much more long than leo .

 

fred

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Update 2.3

 

1. support Snow Leopard

2. support smbios.plist

 

greaaaaaaat : I was waiting for you to set up my SL ; thx A LOT for your excellent work !

 

question : can we boot retail SL DVD with your loader, assuming proper .kexts are in place ?

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I am not sure I understood.

Can we at last use this solution to install Mac OS X 10.6 with VMware Workstation under Windows? :wacko:

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Thank you xiezhy!

 

This is really stable and I get no kernel panics running SL retail.

Its the first bootloader for SL that works flawlessly on my system, no problems whatsoever.

I prefer this to all the others, (no offence to others)

 

Thanks again! :D

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Xiezhy - Thanks again for your work mate. Your boot loader is by far my favourite, and with SMBIOS injecting it is now almost complete! Just wondering, when ever I try to boot a retail DVD on the intel hackintosh in my sig I always get a "waiting for root device" error. Does the CD-Boot only work on certain chipsets, or am I just doing something wrong?

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If I'm running Boot Think off an SD card/USB drive, can I just drag and drop kexts into /Darwin/System/LibrarySL/Extensions/ ?

 

Or is there something else I need to do? I've dragged and dropped VoodooHDA and a few other kexts, and they don't seem to be working

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Tried with success in my PC (see sig.), only 10.5 for now. It boots perfectly Windows XP from other hard disk.

 

Putting AHCI or SATA extensions into /Darwin/System/Library/Extensions it can boot from Leopard DVD.

 

Both commands "# p=-" (hide non bootable partitions) and "# b=3" (timeout for default partition) work well.

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Thanks again for the great contribution.

Sorry to be a pain in the ass but if this bootloader is indeed based on boot132 shouldnt the source code be published somewhere?

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Can someone upload to rapidshare.com or mediafire? can't download from rapidshare.de and chinese download is very slow... (2kb/s !)

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Many thanks xiezhy

tested on my Snow. EFI64 supported..!

 

BootThink_2009-09-09_9.01.02-PM.png

 

 

also worked when boot -x32

 

BootThink_2009-09-09_10.06.41-PM.png

 

 

had to manage for booting Leo on different partition,

because Boot Think will load Leo's extra mkext & kext from Snow partition, NOT from Leo/Extra

- copy Extensions.mkext from /Leo/Extra to /Snow/Darwin/System/Library

- copy *.kext from /Leo/Extra/Extensions to /Snow/Darwin/System/Library/Extensions

 

also it will load DSDT.aml, com.apple.Boot.plist, smbios.plist from /Snow/Darwin, NOT from /Leo/Extra.

my Leo using Chameleon 2 RC2.

 

here is my Darwin dir..

BootThink_2009-09-09_10.13.44-PM.png

 

 

Can someone upload to rapidshare.com or mediafire? can't download from rapidshare.de and chinese download is very slow... (2kb/s !)

http://rapidshare.com/files/277528624/Boot_Think_2.3_Mac.zip 
http://rapidshare.com/files/277532105/Boot_Think_2.3_Win.rar

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hy

it's neccessary to know if we can use equal or similar important flags..

 

usbehciacquire=yes or usbfix=yes

 

this is a must for most of the people that has the need to solve usb hi speed ehci troubles at boot

 

+1

 

Thanks for the great bootloader.

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I got "major" problems, I can only boot XP and DOS partitions with bootthink 1.1.0. With all the later versions of Bootthink the computer just reboots when I try to boot those partitions ?!?

 

Any Ideas ? 

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The EFI installation on Boot Think 2.3 did not work well for me :D , It just won't install anything to EFI partition. And now the EFI Hidden partition won't hidden anymore :P , even after I'm back to PC-EFI, it show up on boot list and mounted automatically on Finder.

Any ideas how to hide the EFI Hidden partition?

LOL

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Actually it wasn't changing the AHCI settings that allowed me to boot from the DVD. Try booting with -f. It's kinda weird for me, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Just keep rebooting until it does. As for re-hiding the EFI partition, I have no idea, I just reformatted and am running boot think of a USB stick for now

 

The Intel Machine in my sig is now running a completely vanilla 10.6.1 installed form a retail disk with everything working and no modified kexts in S/L/E! Thanks to this bootloader I'm probably one of the few ppl in the world running a stock Snow Leopard install on a PowerMac G4.

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