Triple Boot Problems

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wrldwzrd89, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #1
    Oh, wow. Where to begin.
    1. rEFIt doesn't seem to work on my Mac, for some weird reason.
    2. Windows won't boot - complains that the operating system is missing.
    3. Linux isn't detected and cannot be booted.
    4. Boot Camp Assistant says I can't partition or restore the disk.
    What to do now? Mac OS X still works, fortunately.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    I ended up abandoning the idea, wiping the hard drive clean (despite Disk Utility's protest that the drive was partitioned for Boot Camp, and thus would make Windows unbootable - it didn't know that Windows already WAS unbootable), reinstalling Mac OS X, and restoring from my Time Machine backup. For some odd reason, it didn't back up Xcode, and I had to reinstall that.

    Next thing I did was download VirtualBox and get Linux set up inside it. Works perfectly, unlike Parallels. :D
     

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