refit lists Windows 7 as legacy OS

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by chansearrington, May 8, 2011.

  1. chansearrington macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    When booting, refit lists my Win7 partition/install as Legacy OS with a grey icon. I am able to boot into windows 7 and everything works fine on the windows side.

    On the mac side... I do not see the windows drive listed at all when booted into Mac os x (10.6 latest). Disk utility shows the drive by the disk name and greyed out like it didn't initialize. Bootcamp doesn't see the partition.

    Steps I used to create the dual boot:

    Installed refit
    created partition through bootcamp
    re-Booted and booted from Win 7 usb installer
    Formatted partition to NTSF
    installed Win7 64-bit

    Like I said, everything is working fine on the windows side, I'm actually able to see the mac drive and all the mac drive contents from the windows side as well.

    However, not able to even see the drive from the mac side.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. chansearrington thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Looks like I'm the only one that's fun into this problem. I've search the internet High and Low and can't find anything similar.

    Guess I'll resort to reformatting and reinstalling.
  3. jmccarthy macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2012
    You aren't the only one! I'm having the same issue, running Win 7 x64, and Mac Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I just get the bootcamp logo, and rEFIt says it's a legacy os. Like you it boots perfectly into windows, and works as it should but from the Mac side there is no hint of windows and the drive is called diskos3. It's a pain in the arse! I've re-imaged both sides twice at least and still to no avail. :(
  4. murphychris macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2012
    In Terminal, type these commands, and post the results. Please use code tags around your results so it formats correctly. You can highlight the results after pasting, and then click the # button on the toolbar.
    diskutil list

    sudo fdisk /dev/disk0
    *If you have more than one disk (2+ internal, or external attached, or USB, or any inserted CD/DVD) then you might need to replace 0 with another number, based on the diskutil list results.

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