Didn't get "blessed"? Always boot into OS X?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zwaldowski, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. zwaldowski macrumors member

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    I just installed Windows 7 x64 through Boot Camp using the Snow Leopard drivers. Everything works great on the Windows end, except for one thing: booting. My system always boots into Mac OS X unless I use the Option key, even if I had just booted into Windows and needed to restart for an update or something. This, as you can guess, is very annoying. Additionally, my Windows partition does not show up in OS X's Startup Disk Preference Pane (only "Mac OS X 10.5.8, Macintosh HD" and "Network Startup"). My Windows partition does show in Windows' Boot Camp Control Panel item, though. Is there any way to "bless" my Windows partition from OS X so that I can boot into it and have things work like they normally should for Boot Camp (e.g., boot once in via Option key and continues to boot back into that OS until selected otherwise in the OS or by using the Option key)?

    EDIT: And, oh yeah, I have NTFS-3G installed.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    None that I know of, I always wonder why people buy Macs and then use Windows 90 Percent of the Time.
     
  3. zwaldowski thread starter macrumors member

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    Please don't jump down my throat. Believe me, I'd rather use OS X 100% of the time but I need Windows for a (decidedly small) amount of things.

    Is Windows supposed to show up in OS X's Startup Disk PrefPane by default?
     
  4. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Is your Windows partition mounted as a filesystem under OS X? If it is then it should appear in Startup Disk. If not then it won't.

    That's not the way it works for me. The default setting for the startup drive is not affected by using the option key to choose a drive; that only affects the current boot.
     
  5. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    The OS that's set in the Startup Disk preference pane is what your Mac defaults to when booting. Only the option key routine can circumvent that. And yes, even in case of, say, a Windows update needing a restart, your Mac will still boot into Mac OS X when that OS is the default boot option, even though it would be somewhat logical to reboot into Windows. Nothing you can do about it, really. It's just the way a Mac works. If you need Windows most of the times, just set it as the default OS in the Startup Disk preference pane or in the Boot Camp application in Windows. Then, when you want to boot into Mac OS X, you can just press the option key when starting up.
     
  6. zwaldowski thread starter macrumors member

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    Mhm! Sorry, I was going by the Boot Camp documentation. No, my "Windows HD" (that's what I labeled the drive in Windows for... you know, continuity :D ) doesn't show up in OS X's PrefPane, although it is mounted using NTFS-3G. I'd just like it to function how it was documented (Startup Disk prefpane and Boot Camp control panel) deciding when and how to switch between the two.

    EDIT: Ah! And therein laid my problem! I remounted my NTFS drive from NTFS-3G to normal NTFS, and it popped up in Startup Disk. Just the way I like it.
     
  7. dreamgood macrumors newbie

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    few apps just need windows :eek: and cant imagine a life with out :apple: :(
     
  8. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    OK, I had never even hear of NTFS-3G, but that should definitely work with NTFS.
     
  9. zwaldowski thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a port of a Linux FUSE driver to allow NTFS reading and writing on OS X. Never thought that OS X would give me such a hard time for it. :cool:
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    NTFS-3G allows you write access to NTFS drives (without it, OS X can only read NTFS drives, not write to it.)

    Unfortunately it does for some reason prevent the drive from appearing in the system preferences.
     

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