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Grub boot loader issues
I have a triple boot machine: Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 and OS X (snow leopard). My boot loader is grub. Windows and Linux are on the primary drive. The secondary drive is one os x partition. I can use grub to successfully startup windows and linux. However, when I attempt to boot up os x via grub it always states that it can't find the system. When I boot via the kakewalk cd, it finds the os x partition and allows me to boot into it without a problem. Is it even possible to use grub to boot into my system?
My current config:
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Gigabyte LGA1366 Motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R (Yes, I now it is not supported, but I figured I would give it a try)
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
Acer H233H bmid 23-Inch Widescreen LCD Display
EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX260 Core 216-55nm Superclocked 896 MB DDR3 2DVI PCI-Express Video Card 896-P3-1257-AR
Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750-Watt HX Professional Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Core i7 and Core i5
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Use Chameleon bootloader to boot into OSX, the one you have on Kakewalk CD.
I tried different boot loaders and I have yet to find one solution that will boot Ubuntu (10.04), Windows 7, and Snow Leopard 10.6.4. Easy BCD can be used if you use windows as your first (default) boot drive, but it will only give you the choice of windows or OSX. If you use the chameleon bootloader that comes with kakewalk, you can use default boot Snow leopard and then choose between OSX or windows (by tapping any key during the 3 second time available fro boot options.. but you can change the 3 seconds if you want). If you load grub in Ubuntu, it will allow you to choose Windows or Ubuntu, but as you noted, not OSX. So, I have not found a single solution to boot all three. The best choice I have found (since the grub boot loader is really lame looking) is to use F12 (at boot) and choose my Ubuntu drive to boot from. I am now using the windows 7 ultimate drive as my default drive, and it gives me the choice of OSX or Win 7. If anyone knows how to get all three systems to access a single boot loader, I would be greatly interested.
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