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    I have a snow leo (custom) and when I select a partition I made for OSX, erase the partition, and install to it.
    Is there something special I have to do to the partition?
    When it reboots, I get my windows bootloader, no darwin.
    I went in with easybcd and added an entry for mac, but I throws me an error.

    I have no idea what the problem is, but I have an unfortunate feeling that its something ridiculously simple.


    I'm using snowosx BTW



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    Quote Originally Posted by frogger View Post
    I have a snow leo (custom) and when I select a partition I made for OSX, erase the partition, and install to it.
    Is there something special I have to do to the partition?
    When it reboots, I get my windows bootloader, no darwin.
    I went in with easybcd and added an entry for mac, but I throws me an error.

    I have no idea what the problem is, but I have an unfortunate feeling that its something ridiculously simple.


    I'm using snowosx BTW
    Nothing special to do to the partition other than you need to make it primary type. And your feeling is right, it's fairly simple most of the times if you have windows other than 7.

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    It is active and primary. Should I try to install without chameleon and try installing that later?
    Or is that possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogger View Post
    It is active and primary. Should I try to install without chameleon and try installing that later?
    Or is that possible?
    Hi,
    I would check that again. It will be active because it is the last partition with new os installation. If you installed chameleon then it should take over your MBR, so windows bootloader should not be there.

    You should install OSX with Chameleon to make it easier.

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    I'm pretty positive, here's a screenshot of my partition setup.
    http://imgur.com/QgQa8.png


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    Quote Originally Posted by frogger View Post
    I'm pretty positive, here's a screenshot of my partition setup.
    http://imgur.com/QgQa8.png
    Hi,
    Alright, from that picture it looks very good, and you're right at the limit of MBR, only allow 4 primary.
    What installation method did you use? Retail DVD or distro release?
    And you did install Chameleon to it?

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    I am using SnowOSX 3.6A
    It has chameleon by default

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogger View Post
    I am using SnowOSX 3.6A
    It has chameleon by default
    Alright, without knowing your hardware it's hard to tell, but that v3.6 is very good for most of Intel, except some i7 core systems.

    I wonder if it was going through the whole installation process without any problem, particularly at the end?
    I would reinstall it again and watch the process closely, because something doesn't make sense there. The partition is of primary, Chameleon installed successfully and the MBR still intact with windows loader, those don't add up right.

    Good luck and keep us posted

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    My system is a GA-EP35-DS3L with a E7200 and 4 gigs of ram. With an ATI 4850
    I'll reinstall and watch it, but it went off without a hitch from what I can tell. Although I forgot to do -v, but that's just verbose mode, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogger View Post
    My system is a GA-EP35-DS3L with a E7200 and 4 gigs of ram. With an ATI 4850
    I'll reinstall and watch it, but it went off without a hitch from what I can tell. Although I forgot to do -v, but that's just verbose mode, isn't it?
    Your system is good one, should be OSX friendly.
    Yes, -v is for verbose, -x is for safe mode.
    You should boot with both of those until you got to OSX.
    See if you get any further, if not then I will try to find some setup information on your board.


 

 
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