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Dual boot issues with mac osx 10.8.3 and windows 8

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I used the .raw file for installation and did it sucessfully. When I boot from the usb I am able to boot onto mac but not into my windows 8.

but when I installed chameleon bootloader onto the mac drive I am not able to boot niether mac or windows 8 from it-it has become necessary for me to use the usb's bootloader. I am in a pretty helpless situation because im not able to boot into windows 8 nor make a usb for repairing windows 8 :cry:

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must give more details..

the OS are in th same hd ? if so u have destroi the windows boot...

if are in separate hd

chameleon must be installed with boot0md option

if are in the same hd boot0hfs

what type of partion u have ? MBR /GUID ?

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Hello, I have a similar problem with my dual boot, but I only can boot into Windows 8. I only can see this message: "boot: done", and nothing else, it boots into windows 8 and I need a DVD to boot into my ML partition.

What could it be??

PD: This is the Chameleon_Installer_log.txt:


Chameleon installer log - Mon Apr 22 00:26:02 CEST 2013
Installer version: 2.2svn 2171
  #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
  0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *750.2 GB   disk0
  1:               Windows_NTFS Windows 8               536.1 GB   disk0s1
  2:                  Apple_HFS Mac OS X                214.0 GB   disk0s2
Backup Chameleon files
Backup stage2 file /Volumes/Mac OS X/boot to /Volumes/Mac OS X/Chameleon.Backups/2013-04-22-00h26/boot
Backing up /Volumes/Mac OS X/Extra folder to /Volumes/Mac OS X/Chameleon.Backups/2013-04-22-00h26/Extra
Clearing options...
Running Standard postinstall script
Target volume = /Volumes/Mac OS X on /dev/disk0s2
Target disk already has existing Chameleon stage 0 loader - boot0md (boot0workV2).
Detected a Windows installation on this volume.
Stage 0 loader not written to /dev/disk0.
Written boot1h to /dev/rdisk0s2.
Written boot to /Volumes/Mac OS X on /dev/disk0s2.
Preparing to check target disk for previous installations.
Checking disk0.
Nothing found that could cause any problems.
Disk: /dev/rdisk0	geometry: 91201/255/63 [1465149168 sectors]
Signature: 0xAA55
        Starting       Ending
#: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec [     start -       size]
*1: 07    0   1   1 - 1023 254  63 [        63 - 1047164832] HPFS/QNX/AUX
2: AF 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 [1047164895 -  417979170] HFS+        
3: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused      
4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused      

Windows is installed so that can remain the active partition
Standard script complete
Added boot option: Instant Menu=Yes
Added boot option: EthernetBuiltIn=Yes
Added boot option: UseKernelCache=Yes
Added boot option: DropSSDT=Yes
Added boot option: Graphics Mode=1920x1080x32
Running Post postinstall script
Target volume = /Volumes/Mac OS X
Unmount all volumes named EFI
Post postinstall script complete

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