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How to boot to separate drive with easy BCD?

By Tyharo ·
I recent install snow leopard onto a second HDD, it works great but Im having trouble booting to it with both HDD's in the laptop. Ive tried using easy BCD in windows but when i try and boot to it i get the apple simple and a continual load circle that stops. Am I doing something wrong or is there and easier way?

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What was in the unit when you installed Snow Leopard?

by OH Smeg In reply to How to boot to separate d ...

If there was only 1 HDD in it then you have hit a Hardware Issue where the system is looking at the Primary Boot Drive and can not find the necessary Files for Snow Leopard.

You can try editing the Boot Loader depending on what the Primary HDD actually is but you may need to install it to the second HDD with the first already in place so that the necessary Boot Files get copied to the Primary HDD Partition.

Please Note When I say Primary HDD Partition I mean what the BIOS and Hardware identifies as the Primary HDD not the Software on the computer.

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Two HDD

by Tyharo In reply to How to boot to separate d ...

Im using 2 HDDs, both having an OS dedicated to it. Right now I have to use iboot loader which is a CD. So if im going to use easy BCD, what files would i need to copy and where would I place them?

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by OH Smeg In reply to Two HDD

The files in question are in the Root of the Snow Leopard Drive.

I'm not sure exactly which ones are necessary but the Destructions in your Chosen Boot Loader should tell you what you need.

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Easy BCD

by Tyharo In reply to How to boot to separate d ...

I Booted into windows 7 and noticed that easy bcd was trying to find the boot files in the C: drive. But the second HDD that OSX is installed on is not appearing in windows. Its supposed to be drive and since its not appearing in windows I cant choose it as an option in Easy BCD. I could use bcdedit in the cmd to change the drive but I have no idea how.

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by OH Smeg In reply to Easy BCD

The reason that Windows is unable to see the drive is because it doesn't have a Windows Partition. Windows natively Can Not read other Partition Types. Lesson for today Windows doesn't just work.

You can try installing one of the Mac Drive options or one of the many other Partition Tools that allows PC's to read Apple Partition Types

http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/

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