Solved no active partition

February 12, 2011 at 06:25:28
Specs: Windows 7
i partitioned my hdd to put osx on it with win 7 (basicly i tried to dual boot osx with windows)
the install didnt work corectly so i deleted the partition then after rebooting i get this error no active partition found reboot your computer.i tried using the disk utillity in the osx install and that didnt work so i tried gparted didnt work either (i ran gparted with a ubuntu live cd) i tried everything and it wont work plz help i am only 10 and just got halo 2 a day after this happend

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February 12, 2011 at 07:41:26
You certainly aren't a "pcwizzboy"...lol. Why would you re-run the OSX disk to try to repair Windows? You need to run FDISK & set the Windows partition active. Do you have a floppy drive? If you do, just create a Win98SE or WinME boot floppy, boot off it, type FDISK at the A:\> prompt, then activate the partition. If you don't have a floppy, you'll need to use the CD version. UBCD has XFDISK or you can use Super FDISK, links are below:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

http://www./manual2.htm



#1
February 12, 2011 at 07:05:10
Do you have a Mac or a PC?

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#2
February 12, 2011 at 07:16:04
I have a pc.

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#3
February 12, 2011 at 07:40:41
You can't run osx on a pc. If you don't have Win 7 installed yet, just insert the disk and do a clean install. Delete the partition and recreate it, then do the install. Next time, do some research before you attempt something.

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#4
February 12, 2011 at 07:41:26
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You certainly aren't a "pcwizzboy"...lol. Why would you re-run the OSX disk to try to repair Windows? You need to run FDISK & set the Windows partition active. Do you have a floppy drive? If you do, just create a Win98SE or WinME boot floppy, boot off it, type FDISK at the A:\> prompt, then activate the partition. If you don't have a floppy, you'll need to use the CD version. UBCD has XFDISK or you can use Super FDISK, links are below:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

http://www./manual2.htm


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#5
February 12, 2011 at 07:51:17
well i used a patched version of osx

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#6
February 12, 2011 at 08:04:48
oh dood thanks now i can play halo 2 and continue making myn own gams thank you

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#7
February 12, 2011 at 08:19:08
Update:
Obviously, I started typing this before there were any responses.
..........

"Do you have a Mac or a PC?"

Most of us who answer here know very little or nothing about Mac computers and their operating system.

Make a partition = a portion of, or all of, the un-allocated (blank of data) space on the physical hard drive is software partitioned - organized using a file system such as NTFS (NT File System) - then that software partitioned portion is Formatted - organized into the minimum sized smaller pieces - allocation units - so that data can be stored on the partition. E.g.Current versions of NTFS partitions have 4kb allocation units - the least amount of space on the partition a file can occupy is 4kb = 4,096 bytes.
Windows 2000 and up can make NTFS partitions - that's the only type you can make while installing Windows or in the Windows operating system itself if the partition's size is larger than exactly 32.0gb (32,768mb). Later versions of Mac operating systems can make and be installed on NTFS partitions.

Whatever you make a partition with, one partition on a physical hard drive must be made ("flagged" as ) Active.

In newer operating systems - e.g. Windows 2000 and up - and newer programs that make partitions, that's done automatically.
In older ones such as gparted ? and Windows ME and previous, making a partition Active is a separate step.

If there is more than one operating system installed on a computer, only one of them can be used at any one time. When the computer is set up properly to dualboot or multiboot operating systems, the operating system partition (e.g. the partition Windows itself was installed on) of the operating system you choose is the only bootable partition on the computer, however many physical hard drives there are.

If you had the dual boot situation working, you selected the Mac operating system one, then you deleted that partition somehow, then you deleted the partition that was "flagged" Active.

Boot the computer using the Ubuntu CD with gparted on it, run gparted and find the setting to make the partition Windows itself was installed on Active.
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Making a partition Active doesn't make it bootable unless it has an operating system installed on the partition.


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#8
February 12, 2011 at 20:03:14
For 10 years old I think you're doing pretty good. Trial and error is often the best way to learn things, as long as the 'errors' aren't too big.

How about those Packers Steelers Packers!


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#9
February 12, 2011 at 23:48:03
lol my teacher calles me a pc wizz and all my friends ask me to fix all there problems but i was trying something new i had done it with linux and my custom os labrador but i deleted them for mac

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#10
February 13, 2011 at 08:51:48
lol my dad was the one who tried the osx disk :)

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#11
February 14, 2011 at 01:08:42
That's good but don't let it go to your head cause no matter how much you know you can't know it all so there'll always be someone who will know something you don't.

You'll probably be a regular contributer here in a few years.

This space for rent


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#12
February 16, 2011 at 09:06:33
lol cant wait for that!

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#13
June 2, 2011 at 02:08:36
pcwizzboy, -.- ur installing Mac OSX and you dont even know how to mark partition active for windows? i have 10.6.3 Snow Leopard + Windows 7 Ultimate running on my HP Mini 110 laptop, you need to go to DOS command, boot up the DVD on which you installed from, type C: > List Disk > select Disk1 (or where ever your HDD is listed) > select Partition 1 (or wherever you installed your Windows at) > Active > reboot. Done..

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#14
June 2, 2011 at 02:12:37
ahhhhhhhhh thanks but i have a mac now and a pc

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#15
June 2, 2011 at 04:13:08
i meant if your on Windows:

type DiskPart > List Disk > select Disk0 (or where ever your HDD is listed) > select Partition 1 (or wherever you installed your Windows at) > Active > reboot. Done..

but if your on mac then its a another topic.


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#16
June 2, 2011 at 05:19:51
Please note that the original post was back in February and he stated that everything was working back at number 6.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#17
June 2, 2011 at 05:21:57
true true

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#18
June 2, 2011 at 05:29:41
u can sherch google for hackintosh a pc running osx

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