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    I've decided to install Uphuck OSx_10.4.9 v1.4a for my AMD PC but I just had a few questions if someone can help me out quickly.

    I will be using Partition Magic 8 to partition, and, instead of using a bootloader like BootMagic 7, Acronis Disk Director Suite, or GRUB, I've decided to go the Windows XP route and use the good old fashioned BOOT.INI configuration. I think Im pretty sure how this is done, adding "chain0" and all, I just wanted to know, do I set up the BOOT.INI configuration (i.e; implementing all the codes) BEFORE or AFTER installing OS X? If I'm correct, you would do it after installing, right? My main conscern is not being able to boot into Windows after the OSX Installation...I would appreciate it so much if someone can help me, thanks a lot.



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    If u already have a "good" windows install that u like do a full image backup of the c:\ drive. Then use whatever your gonna use for your partitioner and cut the disk into 2 partitions ntfs on hd0,0 for xp and fat32 for the osx diskutility to erase and reformat into hpfs(make sure u set up the diskutility to partition the disk as a mbr(master boot record) system or you won't boot a damn thing. then copy the windows image back to c: the windows bootloader should still be there. if its not use ntldrfix (hiren's boot disk or something similar should have this) then add your little mojos to the config file to load the other disk. Don't let windows run checkdisk at boot either. Or resize your xp partition(paragon is the best at this that i have seen), create a new fat32 behind it, boot osx install disk, reformat fat32 to hpfs, install osx, then boot hiren's and run ntldrfix add your osx entry and you should be good. I'd reboot and let checkdisk run once on c:\ b4 doing the osx install. If these don't work u could leave a third emergency partition on the disk: anytime you run the xp install there this will automatically reinstall the bootloader to hd0 automatically detecting any partitions with windows installs and adding a menu and entry for each - you will be able to boot into both windows installs even if you couldn't previously. Not a bad idea to have an extra emergency partition if your playing with multibooting anyways. The third way is the easiest in the short term all you have to do is leave a small amount of space and add the osx entry to the auto generated boot menu. Put a backup of the config file anywhere you want and then reinstall from the windows disk then overwrite the text file and you got your bootlaoder back almost automatically.

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    Oh yes hirens boot disk does not work well with sata drives. Use something else or at least test first before you end up with nothing booting

 

 

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