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I would like to get OSX up onto my laptop in order to try out the platform. To install I:

1) Formated my partition using Disk Manager. I made a 13GB Primary partition in Journal Extended.

2) Installed Darwin bootloader.

3) Installed iAtkos to my partition

4) Used an online guide to:


Step 4: Starting back in Vista

Once the install is done, reboot with the DVD in the drive and at the countdown, hit F8. Type -s at the prompt and hit Enter.


Execute the following commands.

  1. fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
  2. flag 1
  3. quit
  4. reboot

"/dev/rdisk0" points to the first hard-drive; which is where we have Vista installed.

"flag 1" points to the first partition on that drive; which is most commonly the partition where one has their Vista installed (i.e. Primary Partition).


Before the computer boots up, remove the DVD (or change your boot order) and you should start up in Vista. IF you run into problems with this, which hopefully you won't, then try doing a repair using the Vista Setup DVD.


Step 5: Adding Boot Menu to Boot into Mac OS X

After Vista loads, copy the Chain0 file from the MAC DVD into the C:\ drive. Then open command prompt (with elevated admin privileges) and execute the following command (this command should be entered as it is...);

  • bcdedit /copy {current} /d "My MAC"

Then execute the following;

  • bcdedit /enum active

Note the GUID for the "My MAC" entry that you created - which in my case was the same as for all the other entries... (example; {8c384824-6ff0-11db-8455-0016d303c84f}). And then finally execute the following;

  • bcdedit /set {GUID} PATH \chain0

(Replace GUID with your actual GUID in the command above)


Close Command Prompt and restart Vista. (Remove the MAC DVD before doing so).



When I boot to "My MAC" in the Windows bootloader it always returns me to Windows. I checked out the boot path with EasyBSD and this is what I got:

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.

Bootloader Timeout: 30 seconds.

Default OS: Windows Vista ™ Ultimate


Entry #1


Name: Windows Vista ™ Ultimate

BCD ID: {current}

Drive: C:\

Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Windows Directory: \Windows


Entry #2


Name: My MAC

BCD ID: {e3526c8d-083f-11dd-8527-d8aa352c0b5c}

Drive: C:\

Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Windows Directory: \Windows


What do I do from here?

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