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dual booted, set osx primary, no darwin boot loader

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i wanted osx to be my primary OS so i followed the tutorial and set the osx partition as my primary. the only exception is that the darwin bootloader loads up osx instantly..it doesn't give me a boot option.

 

how can i get my windows partition back, or at least get acronis back to allow me to switch os's?

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never used Acronis, but if you boot from the Partition Magic disc and go into boot magic, you can select which OS to partition to boot from.

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zek search for "com.apple.Boot.plist" in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration. Open it with Text Edit.

Basically you have to add:

<key>Timeout</key>
<string>8</string>

next to the other keys.

 

You can replace 8 with what value you want. It is the time (in seconds) until Darwin boots to the default OS.

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excellent thank you both for your help:D great to come home from work with great answers :glare: thanks

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zek: np.

 

belgrano: Is it possible to change the default OS for Darwin? As of late I have only been using the Darwin boot loader between Windows and OSX, which is fine except that I would prefer it defaulted to Windows instead of OSX.

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I have XP and OSX on different physical hard drives, I can select which drive to boot by pressing F8 after the BIOS Post test, then I can select with drive to boot from.

 

Just my 2 cents

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