Need to boot 2 Different mac partitions...How?

#1
I have OSX 10.4.10 on Drive 1 partition 3
I Installed osx to Drive 1 partition 2 to prepare it for upgrade to OSX 10.5

Easy BCD boots my new osx installation when I select the Older OS

I can boot the older os by hitting F8 at boot and selecting the correct partion but I would like to be able to boot into either mac partition in addition to XP and vista at the bootloader prompt.

How can I accomplish this one...
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi sleepless, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

A worthy question :smile:

Answer: can't be done with the default OS X entry in EasyBCD, so delete it.
Instead install NeoGrub and add this to the configuration file:

Code:
title Mac OS 1
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

title Mac OS 2
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
makeactive
chainloader +1
Be sure to change the (hdx,y) values to match your two OS X installations.