Triple booting - OSX-Vista-7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CoolMe, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. CoolMe macrumors member

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    Right, I spent hours yesterday trying to get everything PERFECT, but I failed.

    I partitioned my HD 3 ways, installed leopard on one partition.

    I installed rEFIt using the .dmg package (auto)

    vista installed on another patition (NOT using bootcamp)

    I installed the bootcamp tools using the CD onto vista

    Installed seven on the third partition, but I was greeted with a boot manager missing error so I gave up!

    Anyone got any clues before I jump in doing it all again?
     
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  3. Badgertail macrumors newbie

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    I did a fresh install of windows 7 on a PC laptop and it automatically created a 200MB partition. The only file on this partition was BOOTSECT.BAK. I'm a total newbie but I thought this might be a possible reason 7 won't boot with your setup.
     
  4. CoolMe thread starter macrumors member

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    I saw the same thing while trying something out in a VM

    I wonder if that should be deleted? or modded somehow =/
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    The 200mb partition you are referring to is the swap partition, best left well alone
     
  6. CoolMe thread starter macrumors member

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    Right'o

    Does anyone know if you use the boot camp assistant to create the partition that the link is referring to? I've done this too many times to make a mistake this time!
     

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