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Ok so I have Snow leopard running all updates up to date with internet, sound, video (dual displays). Everything is perfect except that I have to change a bunch of bios settings depending on which OS I want to boot. here is the setup.

 

1st 640gb hard drive partitioned in 2. with Windows 7 64 Ult. and TinyXP

2nd 640gb hard drive partitioned in 2 with Snow Leopard on one and the second partition is a NTFS Audio drive.

 

is there anyway to multiboot these without formatting the windows drive? As I really dont want to put together 2 windows setups all over again. all 3 will boot fine if I choose the boot drive and set the bios settings to either IDE and HPET 32 for windows or AHCI and HPET 64 for OSX.

 

If I try to boot to windows by hitting a key before OSX loads it brings up the windows animation then a quick BSOD and the computer reboots. I've tried EasyBCD and when I choose the Snow Leopard selection in the boot menu I get pushed to a Grub prompt.......So I dont mind changing all the bios settings and switching boot drives but I figure there has gotta be a better way....

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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I used kakewalk to install OSX. When I boot I see it says Chameleon RC4 so I imagineits installed. I tried to follow a tutorial on using chameleon and after performing the terminal commands the guide asked for to make the SL partition active. SL would no longer boot I had to reinstall it. Both of the disks are both WD Caviar Black SATA drives. So yes their both connected via SATA.

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That's odd....he reason why I find it odd is that your drives are sata yet you have to set ide to boot windows...

Well, the odd thing is that there is no linux, so I have no clue where the heck the grub bootloader came from. Perhaps you chose linux instead of osx86 in the easy bcd menu? I'm just throwing out ideas here.

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well I did a search and others have gotten the grub prompt from easy bcd doing the same thing. No definitive reason tho. Well in the gigabyte bios there are only 3 choices. IDE, RAID, AHCI

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I fixed it! I just had to enable the AHCI drivers within windows 7. I havent tried tinyxp yet but I can boot into windows from the mac bootloader. Is there a way I can set the mac bootloader to automaticly ask me rather then me have to hit a key within the 3 seconds before it boots? Also is there a way to have it load the GUI by default rather then just a text list of the seperate boot drives?

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