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    Hello, I have a quick question.


    I have everything lined up for my OSx86 install and I seek to dual boot with a prior vista install. So I am going through the instructions I have and it talks about needing the vista disc to access the recovery console to boot back into vista after the osX install etc etc. However I have an oem version of vista with no disc and I hit F8 at boot at get to said recovery console. Will I need to waste 3gb of download time just to get a vista disc to finish this project, or will I somehow be able to get into the recovery console still after installing osx by hitting F8 at boot.

    Thank you for your help in advance.



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    just use a boot manager

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    Have just joined to ask this very same question. I don't actually want to use a boot manager eg. grub, whatever. I would prefer to use the Vista boot manager. However, is there any reason why, at step 9 of this guide

    http://coolblog.profit42.com/2007/07...al-boot-guide/

    I couldn't just use ANY method that would set the Vista partition as active? So, that could be various bootable disk utilities out there, Linux live CDs, whatever, doesn't matter?

    (I'm 90% sure I'm right and I can do this without a Vista bootable CD, but I'm loathe to destroy my shiny new Vaio...!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loccy View Post
    Have just joined to ask this very same question. I don't actually want to use a boot manager eg. grub, whatever. I would prefer to use the Vista boot manager. However, is there any reason why, at step 9 of this guide

    http://coolblog.profit42.com/2007/07...al-boot-guide/

    I couldn't just use ANY method that would set the Vista partition as active? So, that could be various bootable disk utilities out there, Linux live CDs, whatever, doesn't matter?

    (I'm 90% sure I'm right and I can do this without a Vista bootable CD, but I'm loathe to destroy my shiny new Vaio...!)
    You can use any utility you want to set the vista partition active, just be sure that you don't do anything else with those utilities if you don't know what you are doing.

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    I am glad someone else had this question also. I just went ahead and downloaded a vista disc, I figured I may need it anyhow. I installed OSX and it is working well. =)


 

 

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