Bootcamp Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thedeuce75, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. thedeuce75 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone else has seen this issue. I just picked up a new iMac 20inch 2.16 Core2Duo and everything was going great until I tried to install XP with bootcamp. Using the bootcamp software I created a 32gb partition for XP and allowed it to reboot to the XP install CD.

    The problems started when I got to the part of the XP install were it asks me to choose a install destination. Instead of having an option for 32gb drive as I was expecting, I was only given the choice to install it to a 136gb partition. I was not sure what to do, but I allowed the install to continue. Once it was completed and rebooted I ejected the disc, but I received a message stating the there was no bootable device.

    I ended up reinstalling OSX from scratch because somehow the drive had become unbootable. Any thoughts or suggestions as to what I did wrong?
     
  2. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    You didn't accidently install your Windows partition over your OSX one, did you?? How big is your internal disk normally? (I'm assuming it's 32GB + 136GB = 168GB) From the sounds of it, it's like the Windows partition was made but only your Mac OSX partition was recognised by the Windows installer. I'm not sure though- correct me if I'm wrong.

     
  3. thedeuce75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    simontarr, thank you for your response. My imac has a 250gb drive. I don't think I installed XP of OSX. But, the 136gb partition was the only option given during the XP install
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i had a similar problem, and i never found a solution....
     
  5. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...curiousness. It's like drive space is vanishing. I thought at first that you had ~180GB Unformatted drive and that only your 136GB OSX partition was visible. Not that I would have been able to help you further if that was the case! :p:eek:

    My problem with Bootcamp is that I just cannot install Windows...iMac reboots after partitioning then I get lots of optical drive activity with just a black Mac screen...at least you got further than me.

    Since reinstalling OSX, have to tried formatting and installing Windows again?
     
  6. thedeuce75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    Ah well I'm out of ideas I'm afraid- your best bet is to wait for someone with a bit more knowledge than me! I hope you find a solution.
     
  8. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  9. thedeuce75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have the most recent version of bootcamp.
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i never could get it to work on my mac pro either.....so i guess i don't know what to tell you....
     
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  12. thedeuce75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Mac was brand new out of the box, so it only had the one partition untill I ran bootcamp.
     

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