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so i had windows 7 dualbooting with 10.6 fine, i decided to add to the osx partition, so i shuffled emptied partitions around. i tried to combine then, but couldnt, so i gave up on that idea. when i try to boot now using easybcd, i get "chain boot error" which just stays there.

 

im not sure what i did wrong, i tried putting a new entry for easybcd, but that didnt help

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can anyone help?

 

if i remember correctly.

you have to copy the chain0 file to the root of your windows Hd.

i'm not sure how to obtain it, try booting to windows and check the Snow dvd in the root.

 

RW

 

edit; just looked on the snow dvd but no luck

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if i remember correctly.

you have to copy the chain0 file to the root of your windows Hd.

i'm not sure how to obtain it, try booting to windows and check the Snow dvd in the root.

 

RW

 

edit; just looked on the snow dvd but no luck

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=180954

Part 3 - Install Chameleon Bootloader

 

* Write boot0 to the first 440 bytes of the Master Boot Record (MBR) of the drive.

• Write boot1h to the partition’s bootsector which Chameleon will be installed to.

• Write boot to the partition which will hold Chameleon’s /Extra folder.

 

chain0 is a file located in /usr/standalone/i386 containing the x86 bootsector for Darwin. If you copy

it over to the root of your Windows system partition (usually C:), it can be used to boot Mac OS X

through Windows XP's boot selector by adding a line to boot.ini:

 

C:\chain0="Mac OS X86"

chain0 will locate the HFS+ partition and will proceed to boot from it.

 

But if you have newer version of Windows try this

* Boot into Windows. Copy the chain0 file to C:

* Open the “Command prompt” with “Elevated Admin” privileges from the Start Menu.

* Type the following into the prompt

 

bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Mac OS X”

bcdedit /enum active

bcdedit /set {GUID} PATH \chain0

 

In the first command type {current} as it is, literally..nothing else..just {current} with the brackets. In the 3rd command however, replace the {GUID} with the alphanumeric GUID you see in the enumerated list under MAC OS X. You can see this list on your terminal as soon as you type the 2nd command above.

 

The above method was tested on Vista. Moving your partitions around, you may have changed your Mac GUID, so verify your GUID. The location of your Mac partition boot sector may have changed. I would try reinstalling Chameleon, and you may need to use your boot cd to find SL and do that.

 

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There is a detailed discussion of chain0 boot error and how to fix it at the above url.

 

http://www.zaksenterprises.com/Start-downl.../12-Chain0.html download just chain0

You can get all the binaries here: Chameleon-2.0-RC4-r684-bin.tar.gz in the /i386 folder

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http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=180954

Part 3 - Install Chameleon Bootloader

 

.

 

But if you have newer version of Windows try this

* Boot into Windows. Copy the chain0 file to C:

* Open the “Command prompt” with “Elevated Admin” privileges from the Start Menu.

* Type the following into the prompt

 

bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Mac OS X”

bcdedit /enum active

bcdedit /set {GUID} PATH \chain0

 

In the first command type {current} as it is, literally..nothing else..just {current} with the brackets. In the 3rd command however, replace the {GUID} with the alphanumeric GUID you see in the enumerated list under MAC OS X. You can see this list on your terminal as soon as you type the 2nd command above.

 

The above method was tested on Vista. Moving your partitions around, you may have changed your Mac GUID, so verify your GUID. The location of your Mac partition boot sector may have changed. I would try reinstalling Chameleon, and you may need to use your boot cd to find SL and do that.

 

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/sear...=www.google.com

There is a detailed discussion of chain0 boot error and how to fix it at the above url.

 

http://www.zaksenterprises.com/Start-downl.../12-Chain0.html download just chain0

You can get all the binaries here: Chameleon-2.0-RC4-r684-bin.tar.gz in the /i386 folder

 

there are so many insructions, im not sure what the step by step is. also, i coudlnt do the bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Mac OS X” thing, it said parameters didnt work.

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