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abubin

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changing boot to windows instead of osx
« on: July 27, 2009, 06:42:04 AM »
I just managed to install osx on my hp mini 110 netbook.

Also have Install PC_EFI v9 Chameleon Edition 1.0.12. Based on guide from myhpmini forum.

I have 3 partition in my netbook:

windows
disk0s2
data

Default will boot up disk0s2 which is osx.

But I would like to change that to boot in windows. I can't seems to be able to make darwin boot in windows by default. If I press a key, I can manually select windows and will be able to boot into windows xp.

I have tried adding into com.apple.Boot.plist file <key>Default Partition</key> and also tried <key>Kernel Flags</key> to which both also failed.

Would upgrading to chameleon 2rc2 helps?
Please advice.

vultu

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Re: changing boot to windows instead of osx
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 06:42:16 PM »
Yes!

Default Partition
key works perfect in Chameleon 2 RC2, I had the same problem and now after update to RC 2 everything works perfect!

Try RC2 if dont work for you, just reinstall RC1. ;)

abubin

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Re: changing boot to windows instead of osx
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 03:02:23 PM »
hmm..i upgraded to chameleon v2 rc2 and it works great!

Then I proceed to change /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist file and added :

<key>Default Partition</key>
<string>hd(0,1)</string>

But still it boot to osx partition.

Any idea?

18seven

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Re: changing boot to windows instead of osx
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 10:02:55 PM »
Edit the boot.plist in /Extra and will work, assuming your format is MBR.

abubin

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Re: changing boot to windows instead of osx
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 09:36:14 AM »
thanks!!! adding to /Extra works now.