doesn't boot macos

vv75

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i have Win7 and MacOS Lion on the same HDD. disk is partitioned with MBR.

i tried to add a boot option for MacOS with EasyBCD.
unfortunately, it doesn't boot macos - it displays a screen with a frog and the apple logo (waits any key for boot, F8 for options), then hangs completely, no matter if i press F8 or any other key, or if i wait for timeout.

if i boot from cd-rom and use another boot manager (i don't know exactly which one is on this DVD), then macos boots okay.
i have the feeling that EasyBCD has installed a defective boot loader without even asking if i want such a thing.
why not just load the boot sector from the macos partition and let it proceed as usual?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
i have the feeling that EasyBCD has installed a defective boot loader without even asking if i want such a thing.
You already told it to dual-boot. It obviously needs to install a bootloader, it can't pull it up out of thin air!

why not just load the boot sector from the macos partition and let it proceed as usual?
EasyBCD has two modes: MBR mode which does just that, and EFI mode which uses a custom bootloader.

why not just load the boot sector from the macos partition and let it proceed as usual?
Because you don't have a good bootloader on the disk. Your CD is using a custom bootloader on the CD. Where's EasyBCD supposed to get what you want?
 

vv75

New Member
EasyBCD has two modes: MBR mode which does just that, and EFI mode which uses a custom bootloader.
if i add macos with the MBR option, it says "chain booting error" when i try to boot macos. windows boots fine.
ideas?
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Which means, like I was trying to explain, that the bootloader installed to your disk on the Mac partition isn't correct in the first place.
 

vv75

New Member
omg. that frog is supposed to be a chameleon! :smile:
okay.
and what other bootloader you suggest then?


Addendum:


if i understand correctly, chameleon doesn't know how to boot from mbr partitioned drives. is that true?
 
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