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All over the forum people are saying that to boot from a partition you need to set it to AF under linux. .but they don't tell how.. Can someone please explain how to determine the proper partition and set it to AF? I tried Cfdisk but it just shows the whole disk not the partitions.. A windows method would be even nicer..

 

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this was writen is some guide but i cant remember whose it was

 

Boot to the LiveCD Upon boot, run:

 

fdisk /dev/hda

 

"n" for new, "p" for primary, "2" for the second partition, [enter] for first available sector, "+6200M" for a slightly larger than 6GB partition

, "t" to change the type, "2" to select the second partition, "af" to change to an apple style partition, "w" to write changes.

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are you doing it through vmware image or the dvd install? with the vm image it should already be there as its a image of a full instal including boot

 

Well I am using DD to copy over DeadMoo's VMware image. The file copies over the third partition on my Sata harddrive.. (I have read that the partition has to be formated with NTFS first, and it is).. I have the Chain0 file on my root directory and the proper entry in my boot.ini when I boot I get the HFS+ error. From my research it says that the partition has to be set to AF using CFDISK, but when I start up CFDISK it only sees the whole drive, it doesn't list the individual partitions. I tried setting the whole drive to AF but then nothing booted..

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this was writen is some guide but i cant remember whose it was

 

Boot to the LiveCD Upon boot, run:

 

fdisk /dev/hda

 

"n" for new, "p" for primary, "2" for the second partition, [enter] for first available sector, "+6200M" for a slightly larger than 6GB partition

, "t" to change the type, "2" to select the second partition, "af" to change to an apple style partition, "w" to write changes.

 

So should I delete my third partition and use CFDISK to recreate it? Does it need to be formated to NTFS before I copy over the DeadMoo image (I have read this a few times)?

 

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