Vista & OSX On Two Drives?

zarathos

New Member
So I just upgraded my rig to be capable of running OSX. Seeing as how I had a spare 40GB drive after the parts swap, I figured the best course of action would be to give each OS it's own dedicated drive. The OS installs (Vista first, then OSX)went off without a hitch (other than OSX not liking my USB kb/mouse, but whatever), but the problem I'm running into is setting up the boot manager. My drives are configured thusly:

Primary Master: 60GB Vista OS
Primary Slave: 80GB Music Storage
Secondary Master: 40GB OSX 10.4.7 OS
Secondary Slave: DVD-R

So the question is, where do I tell EasyBCD to look for my OSX install?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi zarathos, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies!

You don't "tell" EasyBCD where to look, it figures it out on its own - did you try and it didn't work or what?

In EasyBCD, just go to "Add/Remove Entries" -> OS X -> Generic x86 -> Add Entry

And that should work :smile:
 

zarathos

New Member
Thanks for the tip...I guess it comes down to me being too smart for my own good (20 years in the computer industry will do that :grinning: ).

I didn't even try...just got to the point where it asked for the NTS file, and kinda had one of those "uhh, now what?" moments...
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
lol, I know what you mean:

"It *can't* be THIS easy!"

We've all had moments like that too :smile:

Give it a go, let me know what happens.

(BTW, what _is_ your avatar!? I've been staring at it forever, it looks slightly familiar, but I can't figure it out!)
 

zarathos

New Member
Ok, tried it out, OS X looks like it's booting, but it never gets past the gray Apple screen (a white box with a slashed circle pops up after a minute or two)...I'm not sure what the issue is there, but I'll figure it out...:smile: )

My avatar started as a yin-yang made with fire and water that I treated with the Amazing Circle method (you can check it out here...http://brilliantdays.com/how-to-create-amazing-circles/ )
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Interesting.. :smile:

About your OS X: make sure your BIOS isn't using any special settings and stuff, that's known to cause isssues.
However, we can't give help on getting OS X itself up and running, that's "out of our jurisdiction" and we can't legally go there :smile:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
:wink:

Good luck! :smile:
 
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