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Dualboot Vista + leopard using NTLDR


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I would like a little help getting the dual boot to work. Since I only have one drive, the Vista Partition has been set to active. I used tboot and ntldr, created boot.ini and I have the option to boot to Leopard. When i select it, Darwin starts, but it then dumps me back out to the screen where I can choose Leopard or Vista.


I am guessing I need to do some configuration on the Leopard partition but I am unsure of what needs to be done.

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let's hope the easy solution will help for you. It seems that your com.apple.Boot.plist does not have a wait to boot time set and it just jumps back to vista boot loader.


here is what you need to do:

when you hit the enter key to select leopard boot, be ready to hit the F8 key quickly right after that. And I mean quickly, don't wait in between. Hit it a couple times if necessary. the darwin bootloader should then show up with an option to boot either from your ntfs or your leopard partition.


once you are in leopard, add a line to your com.apple.Boot.plist to wait for 5sec.

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist


then add




ctrl x, yes, enter


reboot and check if it works


good luck

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