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Dual-Boot MacOSX 10.6.6 - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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Hi,

at first don't install Windows on a Fat32 Partition make on NTFS.

Whren Mac osx Starts so install Chameleon not on Boot0 it must stay on Booth0.

http://www.kexts.com/view/813-chameleon_v2.0-rc5_r700.html

take this installer so you can manage bootoptions

The way to install:

1. Start with the boot Cd like Easy efi 2.3

2. Using the disk utility, format the Hd with GPT

- make 2 Partitions or to

- 1. Partition Hfs+

- 2. Partition unformatted or Fat

- 3. Install mac os x

- 4. install Windows 7

- 5. run mac osx from Boot cd Empire efi or something else.

- 6. Install Chameleon with boot options booth0

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Did Exactly the same as above explained I only don't understand:

- 6. Install Chameleon with boot options booth0

Do I need to boot MacOSX with boot option booth0 or how can I give this paramater @ install

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chameleon install on mac osx so if start the install window on the left side you must have a button with options.

you can change something to install (ethernet built in, graphics enabler, etc).

and the option where you can intstall the bootloader on boot0 or booth0

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here's some pics in my netbook that dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Snow Leopard 10.6.4 ......

i use windows bootloader to manage operating systems ...

bootloader

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disk management

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Using the Chameleon bootloader, you can definitely boot dual-boot Windows and OSX, cause I done it before. Not that sure about 10.6.6 (Only have 10.6.4 before it broke due to some kext problem that I can't be bothered fixing).

A reasoning why people want to use chameleon as the primary bootloader instead of the Windows one because Chameleon looks so much better especially with an awesome theme.

While I was installing it, I made a kinda step by step guide for myself. Sorry for my messy handwriting, maybe I'll type up a guide someday =]

Some of my system specs:

- Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3

- Win7, Mac OS X, Ubuntu triple boot

- GPT partition (well, the one that's not MBR)

- A 640gb hdd (well, actually 2 but I use the other one for storage)

- 5 partitions (Boot, Snow, Win7, Ubuntu, Swap for Ubuntu)

- AsereBLN Chameleon RC4 booter

- A 128mb stick with chameleon, to boot OSX if something goes wrong

- OSX Install DVD on a USB stick

- Windows 7 DVD

http://sadpanda.us/images/356302-39K9HKT.jpg

http://sadpanda.us/images/356305-SJEX3OA.jpg

http://sadpanda.us/images/356307-OLN38JZ.jpg

Notes:

- Boot = Chameleon drive

- BootUSB = Chameleon drive on a USB

- OSX Install Disc USB = Mac OS X Snow Leopard Installation Disk

- F12 may differ on your computer (Well, it's the boot menu)

- size=200 = 200MB

- Step 15 says install 10.6.4 update, install the newest one ofc

- Step 16 & 17 = Install kexts and kext Utility and stuff like that

- Steps 19 & 20 = Copy Chameleon from BootUSB to BOOT

- There is no point installing Chameleon the first time p10 is mentioned. Do it after you install windows, by using the usb to boot into mac.

- (p10) refer to here: EFI-X? Opensource Alternative: 7.) [10.6] Setup the Chameleon USB-Stick and go from "Now let's install Chameleon."

- Step 9 of Win7 = Might as well install SP1

- Step 10 = Activation

- * at the end of page 3 refer to Ubuntu since I ran out of space.

Hope this helps =]

Section 3 details Ubuntu which you don't want. So you don't follow that section ofc.

Edited by ijwcomp
Added the pictures in, and notes

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Well, that's the thing I used a different method(boot CD instead of USB Stick etc etc.) but the main thing is the same, after I Installed Windows 7 I booted in MacOSX 10.6 via my 132-bootCD and installed Chameleon bootloader now my PC uses perfectly the Chameleon bootloader but doesn't list my Windows 7 partition(NTFS) but DOES list my DATA harddisk which is also formatted as NTFS but on a seperate disc.

So what did I do wrong or how can I fix this?

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