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I was able to get OSx86 to boot in VMWare, but when I try to boot native with the hard drive by itself, the boot sequence apparently doesn't see the Darwin bootloader? Sorry, Mac OS n00b. I guess in Windows-speak, it's not seeing a Master Boot Record. Here are the steps that I used to prep the hard drive.

 

1.) DL'd deadmoo image containing "tiger-x86-flat.img" to a Windows hard drive set as primary master. Connected blank target drive (for OS X) as primary slave. Formatted slave as NTFS, for easy mount in Knoppix.

 

2.) Booted into Knoppix 3.9 Live CD and mounted both drives. Did the "dd" to drop the image onto the target drive.

 

3.) Created new virtual machine in VMWare and booted right into Darwin, then watched Mac OS X load. Prior to VMWare doing its fake POST, it scolded me with an error message, saying something to the effect of my VMWare configuration being screwed up, specifically with the floppy drive. No big deal, just went around that.

 

Now, from what I'm told, I should be able to set my osx86 hard drive to master once I've successfully booted it via VM, yet the {censored} ain't workin'! I think it has something to do with me not installing Darwin 8 on the drive, and updating it to 8.1 FIRST, prior to copying over any actual Mac OS X stuff. Will one of you seasoned veterans please point out what ever stupid oversight it is that I'm making so I can get some rest? Thanks in advance.

 

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I was able to get OSx86 to boot in VMWare, but when I try to boot native with the hard drive by itself, the boot sequence apparently doesn't see the Darwin bootloader? Sorry, Mac OS n00b. I guess in Windows-speak, it's not seeing a Master Boot Record. Here are the steps that I used to prep the hard drive.

 

1.) DL'd deadmoo image containing "tiger-x86-flat.img" to a Windows hard drive set as primary master. Connected blank target drive (for OS X) as primary slave. Formatted slave as NTFS, for easy mount in Knoppix.

 

2.) Booted into Knoppix 3.9 Live CD and mounted both drives. Did the "dd" to drop the image onto the target drive.

 

3.) Created new virtual machine in VMWare and booted right into Darwin, then watched Mac OS X load. Prior to VMWare doing its fake POST, it scolded me with an error message, saying something to the effect of my VMWare configuration being screwed up, specifically with the floppy drive. No big deal, just went around that.

 

Now, from what I'm told, I should be able to set my osx86 hard drive to master once I've successfully booted it via VM, yet the {censored} ain't workin'! I think it has something to do with me not installing Darwin 8 on the drive, and updating it to 8.1 FIRST, prior to copying over any actual Mac OS X stuff. Will one of you seasoned veterans please point out what ever stupid oversight it is that I'm making so I can get some rest? Thanks in advance.

 

P5yph3r

 

I could be wrong, but i believe x86_flat.img had darwin already set up with it. At least, in mine it did. After I configured GRUB for my dual boot, it loaded right into darwin.

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Dual booting without extra software is possible. I am in fact Triple booting without any extra software because after installing Vista on another drive it adopted the changes I made to dualboot XP and OSX. Here's what I did to get dual boot:

 

Copy chain0 from the MacOSX image to the root of your windows drive.

Edit boot.ini to include macOS as another option, you can also find it in the root of the windows drive.

 

 

Here's how mine looks after editing in the last line

 

BOOT.INI

[boot loader]

 

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

c:\chain0="OSX - press f8 for options"

 

Now what this does is display a boot menu right after I startup my system.

Choose OSX and do press f8 right after you pressed enter, maybe even a couple of times. You'll now enter the Darwin bootloader and this should display both your windowsXP partition as your OSX partition. Select the OSX partition and press enter. If all goes well you'll be able to boot OSX.

Edited by Mark1970
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