How to Dual Boot Mac OS X Windows with Clover Bootloader on Legacy Bios System / MBR Systems.

Dual Boot Mac OS X  (Hackintosh) & Windows with Clover Bootloader

Chameleon: Chameleon is the most user friendly bootloader. It, and its offshoot Chimera, are used my the majority of the Hackintosh community meaning it will be easy to find support and fixes for Chameleon.

Clover: Clover is a much more advanced bootloader than Chameleon. It automatically injects SMBIOS, and can quickly patch and fix many of issues with hackintoshes. Clover also supports UEFI booting, meaning faster boot times on UEFI capable motherboards. However, with this site I am hoping to expand the knowledge of Clover so that more people may see it as a viable alternative to Chameleon.
Just like my Previuos guide on How Dual boot with Chameleon ,i tried my best to make this Easy and Simple for Newbie/Noob for Hackintosh and Distro’s Users ..

This guide will show you how to dual boot both Windows and OSX using the Clover Bootloader on the same hard drive with Legacy Bios e.g Award Bios ,Phoenix etc. or MBR Formatted HDD.

Pre-Requisites:
1) Clover Bootloader =you can Downlaod MacPois0n Yosemite or Clover.pkg
2) Clover Configurator (Similar App like Chameleon Wizard and Champlist ).

3)BootDiskUtility (Application Creates Bootable Usb of Clover Bootloader on Windows )

STEPS:
I’ve assumed you have a Windows 8 /8.1 dvd OR USB and a Lion/ML/Mavericks/Yosemite Vanilla USB or DVD or Optional Distro’s

1. First of all install windows 8.1 , while in the install phase, Partition 2 disks, 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for Mavericks.
2. After installing windows 8.1 Insert Maverick installer media and install Maverick..

3. While in the Install Phase, Create a new partition with the disk utility(the one you didnt use for windows) and format it mac journaled. install Mavericks ,Select Clover Standard in Customize/Bootloader/Clover in Niresh Distro’s and boot to desktop.

3a. if you didn’t install a Bootloader to disk, use Clover and install it now. it will install as an application. or if it will not installed then boot with your installation Media .
See screenshots for Options you need to select :

Configure your Config.plist (same like org.chameleon.plist) using Clover Configurator ..Use my Config.plist as example ..

Note: Before Restarting you need driver Ntfs.efi for clover in EFI/Clover/Driver64.if you not install this driver then you will see your Partition detection as ScreenShot :Posted Image
after installing Screenshot:Posted Image

Differnce is only Drive name Detection as Before NTfs.efi showing Legacy HD1 or else After showing as Normal Drive name you are getting in Windows and Mac too..
4. Now you cannot boot into windows 8.1 No problem
4a. Reboot your Mac OSX  and select your Partition Named as System Reserved , .

5.Windows will start if not then you need to Repair your Windows 8.1.

5a.insert the windows 8.1 dvd drive or USB

click next and select repair at the bottom left

Select command prompt and type in

(type and press enter after each line)

Diskpart
list disk
select disk 0 
<---normally your 1 disk with two partitions, windows and Mac
list partition <---- if you see 3 DO NOT PANIC, system reserved is where the windows 8.1 boot location is
select partition <----SELECT the system reserved partition(very important, its around 350 MB)
active<----set selected partition as active
exit<----exit the diskpart program (You could also do a Startup repair)

now close the command prompt and repair the computer(1st option)

once repaired you will boot into windows! Hooray!! :clapping: :clapping: !!windows is fixed.

(HERE You can use Easybcd to Dual or triple boot using windows as Main OS)
Note: if your can’t boot with Mac Partition then Use Bootdiskutility to Boot and Install Clover again..

PS:if you want to automatically boot with windows drive Ntfs.efi is necessary in Efi/Clover/Drivers64 then set your Option e.g

Now you have Successfully installed Mac OS X and Windows  !!Good Luck!!

Here are some screenshots :
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Note: Some drives are hidden in Clover Boot Menu ,that’s why they are not showing ,only necessary drive’s are there..

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Best Regards
Deepak

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