Bootcamp Partition problems for XP/Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DXoverDY, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    ok. so i updated to the new mac pro firmware (1.1) now I can install windows with my 23" ACD and X1900XT. Yay.

    Now onto a new problem.

    I installed Bootcamp 1.1.2 awhile back.
    Ran Bootcamp Assistant
    Setup a 32gig partition for XP.
    Restarted to start installation

    All loads fine until the partition selection screen.

    I select my 32 gigabyte partition to install XP onto. It tells me:

    "To install Windows XP on the partition you selected, Setup must write some startup files to the following disk:"

    Lists the 160gig drive ...

    "However, this disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition."

    Seems the only way to get it to work is to delete the partition and install that way.. but that'll kill my OS X partition so not an option.

    Anyone run into this problem before?

    Seems I just can't get lucky at all with bootcamp.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I haven't done a BootCamp install myself (yet), but my first guess it 32GB happens to be the maximum size for a FAT partition.

    Try a slightly smallar partition? Just a thought. I'll be interested to see if that's it.

    I'm hoping to get to play with BootCamp very soon - waiting on a 17" MBP C2D.
     
  3. DXoverDY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the XP install let's you reformat after you select the partition. So it sounds like it's just not setting the partition up properly for XP to recognize it.
     

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