- Apr 9, 2011
- Asus P8Z68 Deluxe
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Stork said:Tony wrote a Guide for dual boot using one drive, two partitions. See my signature block for the link.AndyStubbs said:achanda said:Andy: Can you pls. advise how I can dual boot with win7 and mac osx
The way I always do it is to install windows and OS X onto seperate drives. I leave the drive with windows on as the selected boot drive in the bios and then use EasyBCD 2 from within windows to create a Mac OS X boot entry in the windows bootloader.
You can install them onto separate partitions on the same drive if you really want to - you just have to be a little more careful.
BTW, even though I installed Ubuntu on a separate drive, I install Grub in the same partition as Ubuntu rather than let the std install location in the bootloader. Chameleon see it just fine. I found out about this technique in a thread here.
Guys I have the same exact hardware as you almost and I was able to install Chameleon efi partition and two OSX partitions, and Ubuntu Partition including swap partition on the same drive. First thing you do is setup a GUID partition system on the drive, and install OSX and then Chameleon or Chimera bootloader, then use a partition tool like gparted to delete on of your mac partitions and create your ext3 partitions. Then install Ubuntu to that ext3 partition and direct it to install Grub onto that partition. Then Chameleon should be aware of the Linux partition and load up Grub when you want. Only thing is that I was only able to pull this off with Ubuntu 10 and not Debian as Debian wasn't as user friendly in the installation routine but shouldn't be impossible. Other side note was that I have Windows 7 on another drive with Paragon Partition manager which stops working in the presence of a multiboot multipartition GUID Linux hybrid drive...