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I'm having a problem with Leopard's "Disk Utility" noticing my 2nd partition. Setup ...
Vista/iDeneb 10.5.5 Partition Problem
I'm having a problem with Leopard's "Disk Utility" noticing my 2nd partition. Setup is as follows:
500 GB HD
- Partition 1 (Vista/NTFS)
- Partition 2 (OSX/FAT32 OR NTFS OR HFS+ OR AF)
I say "OR" because I have formatted the second partition in all 4 formats to try and get the Disk Utility to notice it, which brings me to my problem.
I've seen many posts throughout this forum and on the web stating that the Disk Utility will not recognize the person's HD. However, my problem is slightly different. It recognizes my HD AND Partition 1 with the Vista install on it. It does NOT recognize Partition 2 in any of the 4 previously mentioned formats.
I have installed iDeneb 10.5.5 on this very same computer just by itself with no partitions and it has worked, but that makes sense being that it DOES notice my HD and Vista partition, just not the other partition.
Just to note, I have used DISKPART to set the partition as active. I have also tried a few times w/out doing this for testing purposes.
If there IS another post about this that I've overlooked, I'm sorry and would be very thankful to anyone who could redirect me. If not, any advice or possible solutions are welcomed. Sorry for the long post. I just wanted to be fairly thorough. Some edited dxdiag system specs are listed below:
Time of this report: 2/4/2009, 15:46:11
Machine name: HACKINTOSH
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP45-UD3P
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Hard Drive: WDC WD500 1AALS-00L3B2 ATA Device
DVD/CD-R: ATAPI iHAS 120 6 ATA Device
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
Chip type: GeForce 9800 GTX+
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 1907 MB
Dedicated Memory: 499 MB
Shared Memory: 1407 MB
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 7.15.0011.8120 (English)
DDI Version: 10
Just to update everyone/anyone looking at this post, I switched my SATA mode in BIOS to AHCI and Leopard's "Disk Utility" DID recognize the partition correctly. (/emote slaps his own face!)
I find it odd that it would recognize the HD and the first partition while not in AHCI mode. What perplexed me was the fact that the size of both the HD and the partition were off. My WD 500 GB external WAS recognized correctly though.
I somehow got my VISTA install back up (was pretty random) thankfully. Tried all kinds of repairs on it (eg. setting the partition active and using the "bootrec /rebuildbcd" command and using the "Repair Startup"(?) option.
I'm going to try to get an install working with dual boot later today (after I sleep). I'll post my findings and/or any other can of worms I open then.
Until then, good night and good luck!
Sorry its taken me awhile to post back. I've had some personal things to attend to. However, I have had a successful dual boot with Vista/Leopard(iDeneb 10.5.5) and it works great. Small issues here and there, but that's to be expected. Here's a summized list of some things I did along with links of tutorials/info I followed:
- I used this tutorial here as an "instruction manual" if you will. There are MANY tutorials that follow this general process.
- I used the FAQ in our forum located here and clicked on the link under "How can i set up Dual booting Windows Vista & Leopard (using EasyBCD)" for the EasyBCD instructions. (Props to icchansan and NOD62 for their posts I read that lead me there. AND of course to TJ2K7 who wrote the FAQ).
I would like to note that there are MANY different versions of how to dual boot Vista/Leopard with any distro. It'll be slightly different for each person I'm sure. Just keep trying.
That said, here's some more info for you of some things I did. I kept my SATA mode in AHCI mode for both Leopard and Vista and it works fine. I don't have to switch it in the BIOS like a friend of mine does, but he's on two seperate HD's so that's a different story. Note that Vista will most likely NOT LIKE it if you installed Vista in IDE (AHCI not enabled) initially and then you switched the SATA mode to AHCI. There is a fix, however, located in this MS article here with an explanation of why.
Also, I've seen tutorials that state you should format your partition for the Leopard install as NTFS, FAT32, AF, HFS+, or just as Unallocted Space. I dunno if it matters as long as you have space. It might matter for different people and different distro's. Once I switched my AHCI mode though, Leopard noticed the partition when it was FAT32 for me, but I bet it would've worked as ALMOST anything.
Another thing to note is that Window's disk management works fine for extending and shrinking a volume. It doesn't work fine for formatting a drive/partition as FAT32. You can only format up to 32GB. There are several programs out there you can get that will do the trick. I would recommend getting Gparted Live just to have. It can format your drive as just about anything you want. If you don't want to use that then google for "fat32format" or "fat32formatter". I did try "fat32format" out and it works fine.
I realize some of this stuff might be posted elsewhere, but hopefully I've given someone another avenue to reach the info. These are all just my findings mostly through trial and error. I really hope it helps someone and again, sorry for the lengthy post!
Thx for the info FO4R, Enjoy Hackint0sh now ;D
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I know it's been a long time since the last post but I just need to ask: What else could make the Mac disk utility not see my partitions?.
I'm using windows 7 and kinda guess the whole process is not any different when working from Vista.And still,I get to make my partitions while on windows and then (when trying to install OSX) they're just not there.I've even had the luck to seen them some times but then the "erase" process would just hang there and eventually fail...when restart in order to retry it all over my partition is no longer there.
Any advice on this matter are more than welcomed
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