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Dual Boot with clover bootloader



Dual booting is kinda easy.if you installing in different hard drive then dont have to do much.Clover/other boot loader can detect auto all the OS drives.But for same HDD and Laptop, its bit tricky.Here i posted some useful configs, use then at will.

Method 1:

This is much better option but its writes on you bios . Enter the BIOS, look for boot option and add  /EFI/Clover/Cloverx64.efi ,make it as top priority of the boot sequence.

Method 2:

Use an USB to boot into OS X, do the settings below,

  1. Use Clover Configurator to mount the EFI partition (Mount EFI> )
  2. Rename bootmgfw.efi  in /EFI/Microsoft/Boot to bootmgfwA.efi
  3. Copy Cloverx64.efi  in /EFI/Clover to /EFI/Microsoft/Boot and rename it bootmgfw.efi

Method 3: Recommended option

  1. Open EFI and then navigate to /EFI/Microsoft/Bootand rename bootmgfw.efi  to   bootmgfwA.efi.
  2. Open Clover Configurator > Select your config > GUI

Now fill the settings below

Under “Custom Entries” click on the “+” then  Double click on the “New custom entry”

  • Volume: Give a name (Windows)
  • Path: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfwA.efi
  • Title (tick it): and change “New Custom Entry” to Windows or anything u like
  • Hidden: No
  • Type: Windows
  • Volume type: Internal

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If you want to Hidden recovery partition then

Click again on “+”:

  • Title(tick it): Recovery HD (OS X)
  • Hidden: Yes
  • Type: OSXRecovery

If you have Linux then

You rename /EFI/Linux distro/grubx64.efi to grubx64U.efi
and add in Custom Entries:

  1. Path: \EFI\linux distro\grubx64U.efi
  2. Title (tick it): Grub (your Linux distro’s name)
  3. Hidden: No
  4. Type: Linux

Enjoy dual boot.

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