2 hdds, 1st OSX, 2nd Windows, No Bootable Device, remove 1st windows boot

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  1. somethingnew macrumors newbie

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    Jun 17, 2013
    #1
    desired scanario:



    2 hdd:



    1st - ssd - OSX (Mavericks) (has two internal partitions - MacOSX & OSX_Data)

    2nd hdd - 500gb hdd in optical bay.



    want to install windows 7 on second hdd, via bootable usb with installer



    steps taken :



    bootcamp > new windows > pick 2nd drive, (single partition of 500gb) > restart



    > windows could not install, error



    > open macbook, unplug primary ssd (Mac OSX)



    > restart > windows installs on 2nd ssd



    now.....



    if primary is unplugged, macbok will boot in to windows

    but

    if primary ssd is pluged in, after holding alt (option) key, MacOSX and Windows come, but only MacOSX works.. Windows gives error of - No Bootable Device....





    any ideas?



    p.s. macbook pro 15" 2012

    mavericks
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    Oct 31, 2010
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
    #2
    removing the optical bay does cause issues with bootcamp

    I have a similar setup on a early 2011 I just wound up using VMware Fusion instead of a bootcamp setup

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    removing the optical bay does cause issues with bootcamp

    I have a similar setup on a early 2011 I just wound up using VMware Fusion instead of a bootcamp setup
     

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