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trouble loading OSx86 from partition using grub


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My challange: When I try to load os x from grub, nothing happens -the last message is 'chainloader +1'

(I followed this guide: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...e_And_Accurate)


I can't find out what is wrong, but has some thoughts and quesions - I would be very thankful if anyone can help me out.


- Does the OSx86-partition need to be the active partition?


- I have the bootloader installed on /dev/hda directly. Does this work with OSx86? Or does the bootloader need to be installed on the active partition?



I used the following command to load the image to the partition

'dd if=<directory to image>/tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/hda4 bs=512 skip=63'.


# 'fdisk -lu' outputs the following:

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders, total 78165360 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes


Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/hda1 16065 39327119 19655527+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)

/dev/hda2 * 39327120 51616844 6144862+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

/dev/hda3 65946825 78156224 6104700 83 Linux

/dev/hda4 51616845 65946824 7164990 af Unknown

/dev/hda5 16128 39327119 19655496 7 HPFS/NTFS


Partition table entries are not in disk order


# in '/boot/grub/menu.lst' I have added the following:

title OSx86

root (hd0,3)

chainloader +1

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I've tried that, but it doesnt make any difference.. Seems to only to remove the errormessage "Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xaf". I guess this means that GRUB is not able to read the partition which makes sense. -The same errormessage occurs when loading NTFS partition, but then windows starts loading after 'chainloader +1'.

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do a "makeactive" after chainloader +1, as Darwin itself has also a boot loader which loads the active partition, my OSX install booted Windows XP as default, just "hit any key" on Darwin boot screen and then see if it has another OS selected by default!

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