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Booting problems with ToH OSX 10.5 RC2
I recently tried to install a Win Vista and OSX dual boot. The dual boot part works, i can get into vista without any issues -.-, but now all i get is a random 'chain boot error' when i try boot into OSX. I did everything right... But the problem is, with the ToH OSX, there doesnt seem to be that 'Darwin Bootloader' option anywhere on the install disk.
When i had OSX by itself, and i installed it normally, it always said 'No bootable operating system' and i could only boot it by putting in the install DVD and let it count itself down to 0. But after tinkering with this dual boot stuff, the OSX install DVD's bootloader doesnt pick up the OSX on the 2nd partition anymore.
Maybe i should reinstall OSX?
Last edited by TK31; 06-07-2009 at 02:42 PM.
No, you did not do everything right
You do not say how you set up the dual boot, but is sounds like you have got partitions screwed up. You do not say how you are dual booting or how you prepared to set it up either.
You do not say what is going on. No one is a mind reader here and were not sitting in front of your machine.
Also depending on how far you get into the MAc boot side, a Kext is probably not loading or blocking something
The kexts are vendor and device ID specific - so if the kext does not have the right vendor and model ID referenced in the kext file - it will fail - or pass up the device anyway.
You have to figure this out yourself - it is YOUR machine. They are all different as to what is in the unit from the manufacturer, and even if using common device components - the vendor and device ID may be different that what the kext might have in it.
You can see the vendor and device ID in Windows, and the kext will have a name and you can find the vendor and device ID in the text of the kext info.plist. You can edit this from the windows side with the editor above - and use no other - they will not work.
You need to do some research on how the Mac OS works. Match your kext families with the missing parts of the OS not loading - change the vendor and device ID's and one at a time - you'll get them working and the boot errors will go away.
If you have/had IPC 10.5.6 ppf4 or ppf5 you would likely have most of the kexts - but they might not have the right vendor ID and device ID for the unit you are trying to install on.
Once installed, you need to boot in safe mode from the Darwin prompt with the -x option. Use -v also so you can see what it is loading and if it does stop in safe mode and where. Then you can try -v -f on another boot to see if it will make it all the way
The MacOS is at it's core - UNIX - you cannot just lump a question in something and throw it here that is non-descriptive as to tell anyone not at your PC what is TRULY going on, even though I am a UNIX engineer.
No one can help you if they cannot tell what is really going on - and if you are not ready to learn some UNIX - give up now.
If you install the right kexts (Kernel EXTensionS) with the right vendor id's applicable the system will load them as it finds the hardware during the boot process.
Read the clues of the boot process yourself and do some research as to what they mean and then if you have a specific question you cannot find on the Internet or in the forums - that someone can identify - post that.
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