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Hi, I installed a dual boot of Windows 7 and Lion successfully with only one hdd.

Everything's working fine. However, there are some minor problems in Windows 7.


1. The hdd is unmountable in windows just like a USB drive. Though the system would say it's currently in use and cannot be unmounted.

2. I reallocated the windows partition into two(C and D). For the sake of convenience, the format of D is exFAT, but it doesn't appear in OSX Lion.


The installation steps I did:

1. Install Lion with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Install)

2. KextWizard for ethernet and audio.

3. Install Windows 7. Missed to install Chameleon to the EFI partition in tonymacx86's dual boot instructions.

4. Get back to OSX Lion with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] USB.

5. Install Chameleon 2.1 pkg and the boot menu comes back.


Can the two questions mentioned above be solved? Thanks in advance!

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  • 3 weeks later...

you said--------The hdd is unmountable in windows just like a usb it does not make sense? if your partition ie windows is unmoutable then it would not boot and if it has errors youcan repair then in cleandsk. but if you are talking about sl not mounting windows partition then you need to force it-


Here's how to get read/write support for NTFS drives in Snow Leopard or Lion:

  • Uninstall other NTFS software, like Paragon, Tuxera or NTFS-3G.
  • Run Terminal in Spotlight.
  • Type "diskutil info /Volumes/volname", where volname is the name of the NTFS volume. From the output, copy the Volume UUID value to the clipboard.
  • Type "sudo nano /etc/fstab."
  • Type "UUID=111-111-111 none ntfs rw", where 111-111-111 is the UUID you copied.
  • Save and quit nano by typing Control-X, Y, and then Enter.
  • Restart your system.


good luck

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