Well, I set the partition to active using the command line from ideneb dvd. The error I had before was "boot0: 0"
Now it says:
when starting up w/o ideneb dvd in drive. I can pop it in to boot, and take it out immediately though.
diskpart list disk select disk x list part select part y make active exit
Use startup repair to get back the Vista bootloader. Then use EasyBCD to add an entry for OS X that should be able to boot it without requiring to have OS X disc in the cd-drive or have OS X's partition set as active.
Installing the Vista bootloader to the mbr and adding a new entry for OS X and testing it is step 1. This requires he reverse making OS X partition somehow active (supposedly) though it isn't possible so that the Vista bootloader can be repaired using startup repair now that hes got OS X installed. Step 2 is installing grub if he wants to, so he gets the 2-menu proccess as desired with grub in control and the added but working OS X entry to the Vista bootloader using EasyBCD.
Make the previous active partition again so OS X partition is no longer active - fix vista bootloader to mbr - add entry - install grub if desired.
Grub is already installed, and Windows is booting properly.Re-installing the windows bootloader is so he can ensure that windows and os x is booting properly before procceding with installing grub.
He can boot Windows just fine.The error hes getting won't matter when its setup in this way. Hes probably getting it due to the fact it isn't possible to boot successfully with a logical partition set as active. He can't confirm to you of whether a OS X entry in the windows bootloader works, because right now he can't even boot Windows...
I suggest you be the one who reads over the previous comments, because you may have missed something... What gave you the idea he couldn't boot into Windows?Enough of the debate please. We all want the same thing here, to see that its all working in the end. If you have any more comments, please read over the posts above. I'm sure they've already been addressed many many times.
Um.. well the OS X partition as active and the errors he gets when he's booting. Seeing how the user hasnt been on for 2 hours we should stop rambling until we get the update.
But if thats the case, apologies. Procced to adding a entry with EasyBCD for OS X...
Yeah, but that was the point of him reinstalling Grub to the MBR... His latest error was after he reinstalled Grub, if I read the posts right.Adding to his menu.lst won't help if he can't get grub to come up since OS X has been installed and Darwin would have taken over and OS Xs partition is active...
And that post was after he had already installed OS X.Well, I have(had) windows booting automatically(after 3 seconds) anyways. I just press "ESC" to open grub menu.
That doesn't matter now...I have a problem. Apparently updating wasn't the source of my boot problem. I need the osx install disk loaded in order to boot it. I googled it and I need to make the partition active.
I tried using diskpart from the command line to set it to "ACTIVE" but I get the error "The specified partition type is not valid for this operation." The osx partition is logical currently.
One more partition problem to figure out...
Good night, Justin. I'm fixing to go to bed to, so I guess someone can say good night to me as well...:??So many things, but anyway, gnite everyone and apologies for cools and my debate. Maybe we need a debate forum for issues/clarification?
Whoa, you guys have had some fun while I was away. Sorry, I was sidetracked by an email...
I have reinstated grub, and booted into windows, and ubuntu just fine. I'm trying to use easybcd now to boot to osx. I need some help with the settings, though...what should I choose?
Ok, that's what I tried and I'm getting the same error that I was trying to boot ubuntu "try hd0,0 ext2". I'm looking in to adding osx to the grub menu now...
Ok, I'm in ubuntu now. I'll do that if grub won't work...
Could you refresh my memory on how I know which disk osx is on? For example:
My win7 entry in menu.lst is:
title Windows 7