- May 3, 2012
- Intel DH67BL
- Core i7-2600K
- Intel HD 3000
- Mobile Phone
The OS X installer doesn't need to make anything active because Macs use EFI firmware to boot, not BIOS/MBR.Thanks a lot RehabMan. It worked just fine. IOY.
Why doesn't the OS X installs make partitions active in the first place? The mac I used runs well without any active partition and am sure probook didn't have that either when it worked before. So it can do without as well is most of the cases
When you initially install the bootloader (with the ProBook Installer), the first partition is made active. But as you discovered, if you start messing with the partition table, you can lose that setting. To real Macs it doesn't make a difference (eg. not a bug), but with PCs it does.