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How to Tri-Boot Operating Systems
This goes for iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 also.
Inspiration and ideas from http://www.hackint0sh.org/f184/80904.htm
Hello, and Welcome to my first Tutorial. If you have any questions, PM me.
Step 1 - Creating Partitions and Installing the First Operating System.
First off, you are going to need 3 things for this Tri-Boot.
1. 3x Operating Systems. One of them being Windows.
2. EasyBCD (Windows) EasyBCD Download
In this tutorial, I am going to start out with my version of Macintosh OS X.
In the Mac OS X Installation, you are going to want to go to the Menu bar > Utilities > Disk Utility. From there, we will create 3 Partitions. (You can also do this with Gparted if you are not using Mac OS X Leopard).
One of the partitions we will make is a Mac OS X readable format. That being Mac OS X Extended (Journaled), naming it Macintosh HD, The second partition we will make is FAT32, naming it WINDOWS. The third we will also make FAT32, naming it LINUX.
This is an example of how you format your drive.
^Picture by William Hook
Now that you have made your Partition, you should be ready to install the OS. Once the installation is done, restart and follow up on the Mac OS X setup. This is very crucial.
Step 2 - Installing the Second Operating System.
Now that my Macintosh OS X Installation is finished, I am now ready to install the second operating system. This Operating System is Ubuntu 9.04. You can find out more info on Ubuntu here: Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu
When installing Ubuntu, you will go through the normal. Time, Keyboard setup, etc etc. When you get to the partitioner, this is where you need to pay attention. Writing over the wrong drive can be a pain, and it can get nasty with installations. So keep your eyes on the screen and not on the pictures.
When you get to the partition manager, you will notice a couple of options. Select to manually select the partition. This is so you can see your partition labeled "LINUX". When you find that partition, delete it. You now know which one it is. Now select the nameless partition, right click, and edit. Here you will need to do a couple of things.
Now that you have set that up, you will be able to Install Ubuntu. After you restart, the GRUB loader should pop up asking if you want to boot linux or Mac OS X.
FORMAT - Ext3
and set your boot to go to "/"
Step 3 - Installing Windows and Finishing Up
Now that your other 2 Operating Systems are installed, you now need to restart, and install Windows. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium for this last part of the installation because I can install the tool that I need on this Operating System.
First install Windows, and follow up through the installation, remember to install on the WINDOWS partition. After you have your Operating System set up. It will be the only one other then the GRUB loader that pops up. Why you ask? Windows has a funny way of over writing bootloaders. So this is where EasyBCD comes in handy. Instead of trying to make your own Boot Configuration Diagnostic, this program will do it for you. You can download it >Here<.
Here is an example of how to use it.
First you will need to go to the "Add/Remove Entries". In there, you will find a variety of Operating Systems you can add to that list. Find the Operating System you run, and add it to the list, then Save. If you don't save it, it does nothing!
After you have saved your boot configuration, restart your PC! First the GRUB should boot up, select Windows, and then you have 2 more options to select an OS. 1 being Windows Vista and the other being Mac OS X!
I hope this tutorial helps, because I spent 30 mins writing it. If you have ANY questions, PM me.
Last edited by iTails; 09-08-2009 at 08:42 PM.
Reason: Edited with newer example for EasyBCD
Thx for sharing, surely will help~ ;>
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Updated with newer example for EasyBCD. Will do a video soon. Will explain every single step with as much detail as possible and as simple as possible.
Hi, i am completely new to hackintosh but have a question regarding the install order.
When i install windows and linux on my home systems it is normally best to install windows first then linux.
After reading various tutorials they suggest that windows is loaded create the partition for osx then load osx.
Seeing as Linux has a very good boot loader would it not be better to load that last?
So my install order would be Windows, OSX, Linux(whatever flavour). Which would mean that i did not have to go the extra use of installing another boot loader.
Last edited by razy60; 09-09-2009 at 12:34 PM.
Reason: wrong order
The reason OS X was installed first was because it had an Easy Partition manager for anyone who wanted to get that installation out of the way first.
In the tutorial, I created 3 partitions. 1, being Mac OS X Extended (Journaled), and 2 being FAT32 with the names of WINDOWS and LINUX. The reason Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu, which is why they were installed in that order, is because the Bootloader for Mac gets over written after Windows Installs. After I had accomplished fixing the bootloader, and had actually been able to log into OS X, I installed Ubuntu, which created a GRUB loader. In the installation, I had chosen the partition manually (LINUX), and overwritten it (EXT3). With the GRUB loader in the newer 9.04, it can detect the other partition for Windows. Since I had fixed the boot loader for Windows so that a list would pop up asking to boot Windows or Mac, it made it much easier.
If that is what you were asking, then I hope that helped. If it didn't could you clarify what you were asking?
E: I can see where you are coming from though. It would make more sense to do it in that order.
Alright, I think I've found my solution. When I tried to boot up Mac OS X with Easy BCD, it was looking for the Chameleon Bootloader.
As I was reading on the site, its a pretty good bootloader. So would EasyBCD even be necessary? Still gathering some info so I can edit my tutorial.
Problem is it seems Mac is deleting the boot.ini from windows, and the boot for mac fails all together.
Very True. Problem is, is I don't understand why all of a sudden, EasyBCD would load Mac the other day without Chameleon and yesterday it was looking for it. Strange...
Originally Posted by kronos262
Hi, I have tried this method of tri booting. Using windows 7, ultimate edition(Ubuntu 9.04 with lots of extras) and ipc_OSx86_10_5_6 universal_final.
using Itails initial guide.
partition disk into 3: 1=ntfs. 2=hfs+ or fat32. 3=ext3. using gparted.
Load windows into partition 1(check it works) mark partition 2 as active.
Load OSx into partition 2.
Boot into windows and use easybcd to as per Itails first post.
check you can boot into ether OS.
Load your Linux OS.
When you reboot the grub boot loader is displayed either choose the linux Os or windows.
If you choose windows you are then given the option to either boot into windows or OSx.
this works for me on a Dell 6400. Although i have yet to figure out sound and wireless in OSx.
hope it helps.
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