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    Hello,

    today I built my first hackintosh and everything seems to be running under ML.

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    There is only one thing, which drives me nuts. I need to select my Windows 7 as my default boot partition. I followed the guides, but my computer seems to ignore the commands...

    diskutil shows me:

    Code:
    $ diskutil list
    /dev/disk0
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Mountain Lion           499.8 GB   disk0s2
    /dev/disk1
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *250.0 GB   disk1
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk1s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Backup                  249.7 GB   disk1s2
    /dev/disk2
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk2
       1:               Windows_NTFS System-reserviert       104.9 MB   disk2s1
       2:               Windows_NTFS                         1.0 TB     disk2s2
    So my windows should be 2,1

    But if I enter this in the /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist, it does have no effect.....

    Code:
    <dict>        <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
            <string>Yes</string>
            <key>GenerateCStates</key>
            <string>Yes</string>
            <key>GeneratePStates</key>
            <string>Yes</string>
            <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
            <string>Yes</string>
            <key>Graphics Mode</key>
            <string>1920x1200x32</string>
            <key>Kernel</key>
            <string>mach_kernel</string>
            <key>Kernel Flags</key>
            <string>darkwake=0</string>
            <key>Legacy Logo</key>
            <string>Yes</string>
            <key>Timeout</key>
            <string>2</string>
            <key>UseKernelCache</key>
            <string>Yes</string>
            <key>Default Partition</key>
            <string>hd(2,1)</string>
    </dict>
    What is wrong here? It always boots OSX first.

    If I select Windows manual, it works.

    Thanks!

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    Please advice :-)

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    i cant help but who would you want to do that :-P

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    my wife prefer windows.... any more questions? ;-)

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    How did you setup chimera if i may ask? I'm trying to dual boot but mine is going directly to windows instead of mountain lion which is what i want. So basically I want what is happening with you, and you want what's happening with me lol.

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    Try using the partition name instead:

    <key>Default Partition</key>
    <string>"System-reserviert"</string>
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    I used also the Partition name, no success.

    Under system settings, there is an option to select which drive should be my start volume. I am allowed to make changes here, or will it crash my system?

    Everything, except USB3.0 in front, does work now. And I don't want to install the system again ;-)

    btw: I used multibeast 5.02 to install chimera 1.11

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman1234 View Post
    I used also the Partition name, no success.

    Under system settings, there is an option to select which drive should be my start volume. I am allowed to make changes here, or will it crash my system?

    Everything, except USB3.0 in front, does work now. And I don't want to install the system again ;-)

    btw: I used multibeast 5.02 to install chimera 1.11
    I don't think it will crash your system, but it also won't do anything because this only works on genuine Mac's. First of all the only info relevant in Disk utility is which partition is the bootable partition, and not necessarily which disk it is. Chimera only cares about what order the disks are in while in the disk selection menu. Here's what I found out from experience: Restart your computer and get to the screen where you select which hard drive to boot from. The left most drive shown in the selection menu should be your "Mountain Lion" drive and would be Default Partition hd(0,2). The next selection to the right could either be your "Backup" drive or your Windows drive. So that drive directly to the right of your "Mountain Lion" drive in the selection menu is hd(1,X) as far as Chimera is concerned, and then the next drive to the right of that drive is hd(2,X) then hd(3,X), hd(4,X) and so on (X is the bootable partition). So from left to right the actual hard drive number starts at 0 and counts upward to as many drives as you have(disk0, disk1, disk2, etc...). So even though diskutil list shows your Windows drive as disk2, if it is the second selection on the Chimera boot screen then you would use disk1. If it's the third selection then you would use disk2.

    So depending on where your Windows drive is in the Chimera boot selection menu, your parameter will look like this:
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    <key>Default Partition</key>
    <string>hd(1,1)</string>
    
    or
    
    <key>Default Partition</key>
    <string>hd(2,1)</string>
    Let me know if this helps.

    Dil83

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    A few questions for you.

    You say it "always boots OS X first" - by this do you mean that the Chimera screen always show up? Or that it goes from the chimera screen to OS X always?

    With the key default partition = windows system reserved partition in your boot.plist does it boot to windows after the chimera timeout?

    When you boot, would you prefer it boot straight to windows with no chimera screen showing up, but still allow you to hit a key to select OS X when you want to boot OS X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Going Bald View Post
    A few questions for you.
    You say it "always boots OS X first" - by this do you mean that the Chimera screen always show up?
    Yes, the chimera screen always shows up. If I press any key during this time, I'll get to the screen where I can choose between OSX and Windows 7.

    With the key default partition = windows system reserved partition in your boot.plist does it boot to windows after the chimera timeout?
    No, it boots OSX.

    When you boot, would you prefer it boot straight to windows with no chimera screen showing up, but still allow you to hit a key to select OS X when you want to boot OS X?
    I like the chimera boot screen, it is ok like it is. I only need to boot up into Windows by default.

    When I come home today, I will try the suggestion from @Dil83. Maybe this will fix the issue. I will set the parameter to hd(1,1). The parameter hd(x,2) would boot up the NTFS partition, which don't work. -> Windows boot loader missing or something like this. Booting with the "windows reserved partition" always allowed me to boot up windows without any problem (manual).

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