|Dec 10, 2012, 10:14 AM||#1|
installing window 2008 server on mac mini
i have tried to install win 2008 server x64 standard on mac mini, my steps are as following:
1. add a partition using the partition tool provided by max os
2. reboot, insert window 2008 server dvd
3. press c to boot with the dvd
4. there are four partitions i saw in window installer
- boot partition
- mac partition
- mac recovery partition (6XX mb)
- the newly formatted partition
but finally i can't install the window on newly formatted partition, the error message is "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style"
Anyone knows how to solve the problem?
|Dec 10, 2012, 12:37 PM||#2|
By the partitioning tool, do you mean Disk Utility or Boot Camp Assistant?
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|Dec 10, 2012, 01:51 PM||#3|
When you use Boot Camp it's emulates a BIOS lauyer, it's not installed via EFI as you are trying to do. So I think the error is related to this.
if you want to install without the emulated BIOS, refer to this thread:
Win7 x64 booting natively via EFI (no bios emulation)
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Last edited by PaulKemp; Dec 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM.
|Dec 11, 2012, 06:31 AM||#4|
I successfully installed windows 2008 server, but there several problems.
1) when i restart, it automatically boot to window, how do i enable the boot menu, i want to enter mac os
2) where can i find the drivers? lan, audio, usb all driver the windows don't have.
|Dec 11, 2012, 06:53 AM||#5|
2) All the Windows drivers are in a package that is downloaded by Boot Camp Assistant in recent versions of OS X.
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