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    Default Dual boot problem Win7 & iDeneb 1.6 on seperate HD's

    Finally took the plunge and installed OS X on my Asus Maximus II Formula - specs as follows:

    Intel
    E7400 2.8GHZ Core2Duo
    P45 mobo
    4GB RAM
    500GB SATA [x2]
    1GB ATI Radeon HD4870

    The machine was already running Win7, iDeneb install was relatively easy once I figured out what drivers and options to check off, but one problem exists. If I boot off the OS X drive into Chameleon and choose the NTFS volume, I get a "bootmgr missing - press control-alt-delete to start" message. After a couple of times of trying to repair Win7 I finally borked the OS and had to reinstall. I had read where some folks had success using BCD on their Win7 drive from which to boot into OS X and all I got was the loading screen for a while, then the little circle with the line drawn through over the silver apple and a message about mach kernel missing. Tried Acronis OSS Manager as I heard good things about it in a dual-boot environment and it refused to recognize the iDeneb drive as it said it could not recognize dynamic disks. I checked the physical drive iDeneb resides on under disc management in Admin Tools and it shows as a basic drive. Bottom line - I have to go into the bios to set boot sequence options - once I do that I can boot from either drive. Sounds like maybe some SATA issue, but I dont' know. Anybody got any ideas?



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    You made it too complicated though.
    Should be very simple if you have your OS's on separate HDDs.
    Chameleon could boot either OS without problem. Set your BIOS first boot device to your OSX HDD.
    At boot screen just select your choice of OS's.
    Win7 bootloader starts from "System Reserved" VOLUME, and you need to select it.

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    Thanks, ratvn. I guess that's why you're a "Genius" and I'm a "Junior Member."

    It didn't occur to me that the Win7 boot loader was on the System Reserved option on Chameleon. Now if I can only get my SL install to boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickgriffin View Post
    Thanks, ratvn. I guess that's why you're a "Genius" and I'm a "Junior Member."

    It didn't occur to me that the Win7 boot loader was on the System Reserved option on Chameleon.
    There is not much different between Genius and Junior members.
    The reason why they gave me that title is because I was "Brave" enough to make that many posts.
    As for iDeneb installation, with your system configuration, should not have much trouble with it as long as the custom selection is correct.
    Last edited by ratvn; 08-28-2010 at 05:04 AM.

 

 

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