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    Default Repair partition boot sector. Get rid of DVD.

    Hi

    After researching this is what I have found. I am not an expert in this so try it at your own risk.

    My system would boot fine with the DVD in the drive but I could not boot without it. I searched and found this.
    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=29859 that lead to this thread
    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.p...0&#entry166040
    Now I can chainload from grub without the DVD. Works great. Before I had to change bios setting and then boot off DVD.

    Go to the 2nd link and get the file startupfiletool.zip from jrsdead post Thanks for that. Then follow his instructions. Below is how I did it. If the boot file is not on your system get it off the DVD.

    Unmounted OSXx86 with disk util (gui)

    Last login: Tue Oct 10 08:31:27 on console
    Welcome to Darwin!
    don-hs-computer:~ donh$ sudo -s
    Password:
    don-hs-computer:~ root# cp /Users/donh/Desktop/startupfiletool /usr/sbin
    don-hs-computer:~ root# diskutil list

    /dev/disk0
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *128.0 GB disk0
    1: DOS_FAT_32 26.3 GB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS OSXx86 97.8 GB disk0s2
    /dev/disk1
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *1.5 GB disk1
    1: Linux 1.5 GB disk1s1
    /dev/disk2
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *298.1 GB disk2
    1: Linux 37.0 GB disk2s1
    2: Apple_HFS OSX86Too 110.9 GB disk2s2
    3: DOS_FAT_32 74.5 GB disk2s3
    4: DOS_FAT_32 UNTITLED 4 75.6 GB disk2s5
    /dev/disk3
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *9.5 GB disk3
    1: Apple_UFS Other 933.6 MB disk3s1
    2: Apple_HFS OSX86 8.6 GB disk3s2
    /dev/disk4
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *4.4 GB disk4
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk4s1
    2: Apple_HFS Mac OS X Install Disc x86 4.4 GB disk4s3
    don-hs-computer:~ root# dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 bs=512 count=1
    1+0 records in
    1+0 records out
    512 bytes transferred in 0.012939 secs (39570 bytes/sec)
    don-hs-computer:~ root# /usr/sbin/startupfiletool /dev/rdisk0s2 /usr/standalone/i386/boot
    HFS+ filesystem detected
    Looking for 1 words free
    reading 4096,4096
    Marking word 25
    writing back 4096,4096
    allocated blocks 32 at start 800
    don-hs-computer:~ root# bless -device /dev/disk0s2 -setBoot
    don-hs-computer:~ root#

    This partition now boots properly with grub

    moved Drives in bios settings
    Booted off above partition.
    Unmounted OSX86Too with disk util (gui)
    Last login: Tue Oct 10 23:09:43 on console
    Welcome to Darwin!
    don-hs-computer:~ donh$ sudo -s
    Password:
    don-hs-computer:~ root# diskutil list
    /dev/disk0
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *298.1 GB disk0
    1: Linux 37.0 GB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS OSX86Too 110.9 GB disk0s2
    3: DOS_FAT_32 74.5 GB disk0s3
    4: DOS_FAT_32 UNTITLED 4 75.6 GB disk0s5
    /dev/disk1
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *279.5 GB disk1
    1: DOS_FAT_32 26.3 GB disk1s1
    2: Apple_HFS OSXx86 97.8 GB disk1s2
    /dev/disk2
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *1.5 GB disk2
    1: Linux 1.5 GB disk2s1
    /dev/disk3
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *9.5 GB disk3
    1: Apple_UFS 963.6 MB disk3s1
    2: Apple_HFS 8.6 GB disk3s2
    don-hs-computer:~ root# dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 bs=512 count=1
    1+0 records in
    1+0 records out
    512 bytes transferred in 0.011941 secs (42878 bytes/sec)
    don-hs-computer:~ root# /usr/sbin/startupfiletool /dev/rdisk0s2 /usr/standalone/i386/boot
    HFS+ filesystem detected
    Looking for 1 words free
    reading 4096,4096
    Marking word 29
    writing back 4096,4096
    allocated blocks 32 at start 928
    don-hs-computer:~ root# bless -device /dev/disk0s2 -setBoot
    Could not find IODeviceTree:/options
    don-hs-computer:~ root#


    This partition now boots with grub even after the bless error. I think the bless command is not needed.

    I think this is one of the top problems people are having. It comes about after copying a disk but the boot sector does not get copied correctly for what ever reason. Maybe some one can do a nice writeup and post it better for all to see.

    Don
    Last edited by donh; 10-11-2006 at 08:20 AM. Reason: Fat fingers



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    Default Dear's

    I am new to form i got dvd mac os x x86 10.4.4 from a torrent

    and install on my dual core 3.4 gig with 512mb ram

    every thing ok

    but after installtion my pc was not booting

    plz some one help me

    thankz

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    You need to give more info. If it will boot with the dvd in then this can get it booting. If you see the darwin boot loader with out dvd this is not needed.

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    helped me recover from a bad clone - muchos gracias!
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    MacBook Pro / Core Duo 1.83Ghz / X1600 128Mb / 160 Geekbench

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    Glad it helped. I was starting to wonder if any one ever read it. I guess no replies are better than a bunch of people demanding a fix that works

    Don


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    Default For all people try pc-linux-os the lasted

    A new one in the forum and given an advise, well, i love almost all kind of os, but when fail one i have another stronger (Linux), in this case the nfts fail, and i don't have the knowledge in command line to fix this problem, so i drop here, and talking about mac, it's elite just ask it what you want, in win ask it what and how you want, and in Linux or Unix ask those what you want, how, when, etc.
    So always i recommend to have this kind of partition in the hard drive, because like in this case, my problem i can't fix it in twenty minutes, and whit a little help of the friends, perhaps, we can solve this problem.

    About myself I'm Attorney at Criminal and Civil Law from Mexico City, and I use all kind of technology, and fro the moment that's all.
    kind regards.
    p.d. you can post me in english and spanish, and if you like soft martial arts, visit my blog in CHINESE TRAINING

 

 

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