Almost there! But I need some help... Please?

windowsmac

New Member
Hi, windowsmac here again with a request...

I have almost booted up Mac OS X on the Vista bootloader but it still does not work. I have made some corrections with the bootloader and I will paste the NeoGrub .lst entry below.
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# NeoSmart NeoGrub Bootloader Configuration File
#
# This is the NeoGrub configuration file, and should be located at C:\NST\menu.lst
# Please see the EasyBCD Documentation for information on how to create/modify entries:
# http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD
default 0
timeout 30
title Mac OS X 10.4.6 x86/64 Generic Testing PC
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
boot
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Then here's the debug info...
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Code:
Windows Boot Manager
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identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
resumeobject            {1a087016-2283-11dc-bf8e-abeb01dae071}
displayorder            {1a087015-2283-11dc-bf8e-abeb01dae071}
                        {f8da5943-21a4-11dc-985f-c71e63941472}
                        {f8da5944-21a4-11dc-985f-c71e63941472}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 30
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier              {1a087015-2283-11dc-bf8e-abeb01dae071}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Microsoft Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
truncatememory          0x80000000
bootdebug               No
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {1a087016-2283-11dc-bf8e-abeb01dae071}
nx                      OptIn
pae                     ForceDisable
detecthal               No
oslnointegritychecks    No
vga                     No
quietboot               Yes
usefirmwarepcisettings  No
sos                     No
debug                   No
Real-mode Boot Sector
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identifier              {f8da5943-21a4-11dc-985f-c71e63941472}
device                  boot
path                    \NST\nst_mac.mbr
description             NST Mac OS X
Real-mode Boot Sector
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identifier              {f8da5944-21a4-11dc-985f-c71e63941472}
device                  boot
path                    \NST\NeoGrub.mbr
description             NeoGrub Bootloader
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But when I select NST Mac OS X it loops and goes directly back to the Vista bootloader! Then with NeoGrub, it does the same thing when I select Mac OS X through that. My problem is not that whole "HFS+ Partition error" thing or anything else other than it looping. I can still boot up Vista and when I wrote the MBR in the Manage Bootloader section it actually cleaned up the bootloader so thank you Copmuter Guru for EasyBCD because it fixed my laptop! But I would love some help on this looping problem. I also have a darwin x86 live cd so could I boot from that somehow just to see if it works?

Please I am so close running Mac OS X! Help me!
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
If you press F8 right after selecting OS X, does that solve your problem?
 

windowsmac

New Member
Sorry for my late response, I am usually quicker.

I fixed the problem the Vista bootloader and guess what it worked! All I had to do is this:
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rootnoverify (hdx,y)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
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The difference in this renewed OS X entry is that in NeoGrub what I WAS missing was the line of code "makeactive". I have OS X on my PC! Except one thing, I my power button by accident in the setting up stage of OS X, so then it started saying when I booted up my computer "HFS+ Partition error" and my vista bootloader. So luckily I had a Vista Home Premium and it fixed the bootloader. I did try the command"bootrec /fixmbr" while running the Install DVD. So now I will wait to get my Macbook Pro and back up EVERYTHING on my HP. Then I will attempt to boot OS X then. But it will be about two weeks until I get my MacBook Pro. After all, my HP was like $3,200 after all upgrades and warranty. It is a great OS X testing PC:

T5500 @ 1.66Ghz ~1.67Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo (overclocked to 2.66Ghz ~2.67Ghz)
2GB High Performance RAM
2x100GB Hitachi HDD 7,200RPM
520MB nVidia 7600 GeForce Go (S-video, VGA, HDMI)
Conexant HD 24-bit Audio Speakers/Microphone
Intel Pro 3945ABG wireless and LAN card
17" Widescreen WUXGA
HP 1.3 MegaPixel Webcam
Also HP Quickplay buttons with heat-sensitive touch interface and compatibilty for iTunes, Windows Media Player 11, and Windows Vista Media Center.

So I will let everyone know when I achieve my goal.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
That is awesome news, windowsmac, I'm really happy for you!

I'll keep that makeactive line in mind, can't believe I missed it the first time :/
 
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