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How to Set up Your Partition Active Using Fdisk in MAC OS X


Any Macintosh and Hackintosh based system run only on active partition but is this possible to run OS X on Logical partition ?Yes it is possible to run but must have to convert the logical partition to active.On this article i will show you how to set your any partition to active partition

How to Set up Your Partition Active Using Fdisk in MAC OS X


Set Your Partition Active Using Fdisk 

1:-Boot your Mac OS X installation DVD / USB
2:-Once the installer is running, go to the Utilities menu and open Terminal
3:-Determine which is your MAC OS X partition from entire drive for that
Type “diskutil list” and hit enter 
Verify which disk number holds your mac partition (disk0, disk1,disk2 etc.)
4:-Assuming the MAC OS X disk (“disk1”), then
type “fdisk -e /dev/rdisk1″ and hit enter
Ignore the error “fdisk: could not open MBR file “
5:-Determine which partition for MAC OS X needs to be set “Active”
Type p
Verify which partition is for Mac OS X (1, 2, 3, etc.)

6:-Set the partition “Active”
Assuming it is partition 1, then
type f 1 <== use your partition number here !!
7:-Save and exit
Type write
Type y (yes you are sure)

Type exit (to quit)

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Pratik N Borkar

Every one Call him a Freak Smartass as tittle but no one knows that he is Avid Apple Fan & Technophilic who passionate about new techno kind a stuff and Apple's new creation like OS X and iOS ,Also He would like to share blog with useful tips,techniques and resources for Hackintosh and Macintosh for Apple addicts.