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Little help please :-)
Hi all, im new to all this Apple business so i though while the gf is away for 4 months i might give it a try!! haha
I have recently built myself a new pc, It currently has Windows 7 installed as my main OS, but i would like to give OSX a try and have a little play with it.
Basically at the moment, i have got a spare IDE HDD in my computer and i popped in the iATKOS_v7 DVD i made, and installed it no problems at all.
Now, i have added it to my boot menu and can select ether OSX or Win7, BUT when i select OSX i get the grey screen and apple logo, but then it just stays there.
I have tried -V and -X to see if that's helps but nothing. (-V shows a lot of text then just goes blank, -X shows apple logo again and still just sticks there.)
Any one kind enough to give me a hand??? :-D
Here are the specs of my computer
AMD Phenom II X4 945, Deneb Core, Socket AM3, 3.0GHz
1GB Power Color HD 5830
GB (4x1GB) Corsair XMS3, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V
Thanks a lot in advance :-D
Hi there and welcome.
So you have 2 hard drives in your system. One for win7 and one is for OSX, and you use easyBCD for dual boot menu?
Also you've added an entry in that for OSX?
Oh, btw, I only have one hand left though, so no can't give it to you
damn it, i need 3 hands! :-p
Originally Posted by ratvn
and errm, well i have 3 HDD's in, one is Win7 (Sata2) one is just a drive full of media (Sata2), one is OSX (IDE)
I have as you say used easyBCD to create my boot menu, and added OSX using Add/Remove entries, Mac then Generic x86 PC ad gave it a name.
Originally Posted by keefo
If you have separate hdd for os's then you don't need easyBCD for multiple booting (wonder why you installed it in the first place). May like to remove for clean dual boot menu, so it won't loop around.
Supposing that you had Chameleon for booting OSX. You can use it to boot multiple os's without additional boot utilities/software.
In BIOS, set first hard drive boot order to your OSX hdd (you had it set to your Win7).
When Chameleon countdown with a blue bar, press any key, then all the bootable volume/hdd will be there, including your win7 and OSX, then just make your selection.
Win7 boot volume is started from a hidden partition named System Reserved. It may loop to BCD before going to Win7 bootloader.
Try it and post your result.
Last edited by ratvn; 06-04-2010 at 03:12 AM.
Ahhhh i removes EasyBCD along with the boot entry i put in and switched the OSX HDD to boot first and as you said, it boots that loader instead and i can go to my OSX or Win7.
Sadly OSX still freezes when trying to boot