Vista without BootCamp on Mac Mini - stuck!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by marcosscriven, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. marcosscriven macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I installed Vista fine on my MBC - but I wanted OS X on there too, so I used BootCamp

    Unfortunately, it has not gone so well on my Mac Mini. I already had OS X + XP on there. But I decided I had never used OS X on that as it was only as a media PC.

    So when I came to the list of drives on the Vista install, I deleted them all. However, it now says it can't install on the disk, even after I've deleted and formated all partitions.

    It just says "cannot be installed becuase parition is of GPT style". What's GPT?

    The odd thing is, when I browse for drivers, it DOES see a C: and an X: drive, but I have no tools to remove them :( I also can't find my Mac OS install disk, so can't even get that back!

    What can I do??? I just want my Mac Mini as a sole Vista media PC
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    See if you can reinstal OS X from your disks that came with your computer.
     
  3. marcosscriven thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't find it, unfortunately, as I can't find the disk - and I'd rather avoid it anyway.

    Also, I tried going through the Ubuntu install, but even it says there are no partitionable hard drives!
     
  4. marcosscriven thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, panic partially over, found the OS X install disk, and reinstalling that.

    But ideally, how do completely remove dependence on Mac OS?
     
  5. marcosscriven thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh darn it - now it say there were errors installing :(
     
  6. marcosscriven thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, problem solved. used Disk Utility on the Mac OS X install disk, created a FAT partition as MBR, and windows can now format that as NTFS. Woohoo! Installing now
     

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