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    Hey all,

    So i have xp, ubuntu and leopard (iatkos v7), i just tried to install Snow leopard and things seem to have gone wrong, i was getting boot0: error but semi fixed it with UBCD5.0.1.

    Now i can only boot to windows XP. ive not found a way to boot into ubuntu after installing leopard, and now cant boot into that either! i have tried to use EasyBCD for windows but that only works on Vista or later!

    Please help me! how can i fix this and get something that will read all 3 of my partitions XP, Ubuntu and leopard! What can i install and how!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jadefox View Post
    Hey all,

    So i have xp, ubuntu and leopard (iatkos v7), i just tried to install Snow leopard and things seem to have gone wrong, i was getting boot0: error but semi fixed it with UBCD5.0.1.

    Now i can only boot to windows XP. ive not found a way to boot into ubuntu after installing leopard, and now cant boot into that either! i have tried to use EasyBCD for windows but that only works on Vista or later!

    Please help me! how can i fix this and get something that will read all 3 of my partitions XP, Ubuntu and leopard! What can i install and how!
    Hi there,
    There are several options you could try.
    EasyBCD would be one of them, but you've tried and if there is no way to make it work for sure then that option could be leave out.
    You can use XP bootloader and modify boot.ini to boot Unbutu, but that will require several steps.
    You also can use OSX Chameleon to boot Unbutu as well and that would require a primary partition. This may be involved but would be one of the most elegant solution, IMHO.

    Regards

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I would love to have this overall, it looks like the chameleon boot loader but i dont know how to add OS's to it, it has the windows, linux and osx logos, im looking now but so far no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadefox View Post
    Thanks for your reply.

    I would love to have this overall, it looks like the chameleon boot loader but i dont know how to add OS's to it, it has the windows, linux and osx logos, im looking now but so far no luck.
    Hi,
    So now can you use chameleon to boot to XP and OSX?
    Just Unbutu is nowhere to be seen, correct?

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    No, sorry i should explain better, I had Chameleon bootloader set up, but it could only see XP and OSX, Ubuntu is still installed but it wasnt an option on the bootloader.

    After trying to update to snow leopard, chameleon bootloader has disappeared, and all i got was boot0: Error. i fixed it with UBCD, and all i can boot now is XP.

    No boot loader appear whatsoever, ive tried to repair ubuntu and osx with ubcd but no luck.

    I would ultimately like to have chameleon as a boot loader with a tri boot of windows 7, OSX and ubuntu but i can figure out how to configure chameleon, im guessing via osx but i cant boot into that :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by jadefox View Post
    No, sorry i should explain better, I had Chameleon bootloader set up, but it could only see XP and OSX, Ubuntu is still installed but it wasnt an option on the bootloader.

    After trying to update to snow leopard, chameleon bootloader has disappeared, and all i got was boot0: Error. i fixed it with UBCD, and all i can boot now is XP.

    No boot loader appear whatsoever, ive tried to repair ubuntu and osx with ubcd but no luck.
    Hi,
    You have 3 os's with 3 bootloaders to work with. So it is just a matter of arrange them in the boot chain correctly with whatever they require to work, and that involves partition type setup.
    I'm not clear about the SL update, meaning using the same leopard partition or you made another partition to install SL, and after that the boot0 error? and your Leopard still intact.

    Try to gather information so I can help you manage it the easy way. This is just multiple booting issue only. I assume you don't have problem with os's installation.

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    My knowledge of booting and partitions is limited im afraid so i will give you as much info as i can. I started off with XP, then installed ubuntu. this worked fine, had a GRUB bootloader which worked a treat.

    then with ubuntu i made another two partitions, one for a 'Swap space' for linux and another for Leopard. Leopard seemed to install ok (iATKOS v7) but after install i could only either boot to OSX or Win XP but i know Ubuntu is still installed.

    1) Win XP
    2) Ubuntu
    3) Linux 'Swap space'
    4) OSX Leopard

    After installing Leopard i wanted to update to snow leopard on the same partition i had Leopard on, basically overwriting Leopard with Snow leopard, but in order to do so i had to set the partition to GUID, this is where things got messed up and i got the Boot0: Error and was able to fix with UBCD.

    I am only able to boot to XP tho, if i open Norton Partition magic 8 i can see 5 partitions on my Disk 1 (HDD)

    Local Disk (* Type AF 20GB Primary (pretty sure this is OSX partition)
    Local Disk (C NTFS 275GB Primary (XP)
    (*) Extended 1GB Primary (No idea what this is)
    SWAP SPACE2 (*.) Linux Swap 1GB Logical (Swap space for linux i think)
    (*) Unallocated 10GB Primary (Ubuntu)

    In a nut shell i think all was going well until i tried to install SL over leopard but failed because of GUID? i done wanna have to erase my HDD just to install SL, is there a way of doing it without having to?

    Thanks for all the help

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    Alright. Here are some explanation.
    1. Your disk partition scheme before SL is good, which you can use it to multiple boot your os's.
    2. SL can be installed in both GUID and MBR, and should keep MBR for XP and Linux to work.

    I've looked at your partition table and it's strange. By the rule of MBR, there can only be 4 primary, or 3 pri plus 1 logical partition.
    1. Your Unbutu is in an unallocated space, meaning there is nothing, not even partition yet. Maybe it was wrongly formatted when updating to SL.

    Here is my suggestion. You could use Unbutu live/installCD to see if there is still data in your unbutu partition and retrieve it.

    If you want to install SL, do a clean fresh installation, because Leopard and SL are different OSX. Do you want to use V7 or SL?

    For multiple booting, install Unbutu in primary partition as well.

    You do have several options of OS installation order and still make it multiple booting.
    Last edited by ratvn; 06-02-2010 at 11:41 AM.

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    Wow that's good news then. Thanks again for your response, you've been a great help!

    All i care about is keeping XP intact, im more than willing to reinstall linux if i have to and OSX, but if ubuntu can be rescued that would save me some time.

    I do want to use Snow leopard but im still unsure on whether it requires me to erase my entire HDD or just a single partition?

    I will try the MBR method but im unsure on how to install it that way, everytime i tried to install i was told i needed GUID and could progress any further without using GUID.

    Also would you have a link on how to configure chameleon boot loader? Many thanks in advanced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadefox View Post
    Wow that's good news then. Thanks again for your response, you've been a great help!

    All i care about is keeping XP intact, im more than willing to reinstall linux if i have to and OSX, but if ubuntu can be rescued that would save me some time.

    I do want to use Snow leopard but im still unsure on whether it requires me to erase my entire HDD or just a single partition?

    I will try the MBR method but im unsure on how to install it that way, everytime i tried to install i was told i needed GUID and could progress any further without using GUID.

    Also would you have a link on how to configure chameleon boot loader? Many thanks in advanced!
    Hi,

    1. You can rescue your linux data, but from your partition, it looks like a reinstall is needed.

    2. Real "Mac" uses GUID, hence retail DVD asks for, but you could install retail DVD to MBR. XP and Linux can't work with GUID, only with MBR.

    3. Only need to erase the destination partition for SL. There are many retail DVD installation methods, so pick the one suits your need, and install before Unbutu just in case you need an extra partition to work with (delete all unwanted partitions now, make partition for your installation, then finally erase whatever needed for Ubutu).

    4. Chameleon is capable to be the first stage loader already. There is no need to configure, and that is why it could boot your XP NTloader without any problem.

    5. Your Unbutu Grub should be installed properly so that Chameleon could boot it up just like XP NTloader.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by ratvn; 06-02-2010 at 01:17 PM.


 

 
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