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How to dual boot Snow Leopard and Windows 7

Last updated: 
02/15/2011

* Prepare the hard drive
Select GUID partition table
    Create 2 partitions:
        1st - Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - name it osx
        2nd - MSDOS (FAT) - name it win

* Install Windows 7
Type of installation - custom (advanced)
where - Partition 3 > drive options (advanced) > format > next
Continue with Windows 7 installation until it is done

* Install Snow Leopard
Follow any of my guides located here
Skip partitioning hard drive step and simply select osx partition for the installation. This is the one that was created above.
Continue with the OSX installation guide.

* Customize Chameleon Bootloader appearance (optional)
Modify com.apple.Boot.plist as follow:

To change Chameleon theme to "BootCamp_By_SpiderNet" (make sure it exists under /Extra/Themes/BootCamp_By_SpiderNet)
<key>Theme</key>
<string>BootCamp_By_SpiderNet</string>

Remove the following entry (removes the timeout and the timeout bar):
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>3</string>

Change Boot Banner to "no" (removes top bar with Chameleon version number):
<key>Boot Banner</key>
<string>no</string>

Customize partition names (displays "osx" as "Snow Leopard" and "win" as "Windows 7"):
        <key>Rename Partition</key>
        <string>hd(0,2) "Snow Leopard";hd(0,3) "Windows 7"</string>

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