2010 MBP, OptiBay+External DVD-RW-Cannot install Windows7 ?

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  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have a smoothly working MBP2010 with an optibay carrying 500gb HDD and an Intel SSD in the original HDD port.

    I also have an USB2.0 DVD-RW.


    Last 2 days I was trying to install windows7, but have no luck. :(


    I used Bootcamp to partition my 500gb (250+250) for windows7, then I put windows7 DVD in my external DVD-RW, after booting, all I am getting is flashing question mark/folder/apple logo on a grey screen.

    I restarted many times, it didn't make any difference. To boot in my MacOSX i had to reset PRAM which also resets startup disk.


    So is there a way to install windows7 in this setting?

    Thank you!
     
  2. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you can do it with rEFIt.

    I have an iMac with a broken superdrive and, if i recall correctly, last year I installed Windows 7 RC booting the install disc from my USB dvd-rw drive, thanks to rEFIt.
     
  3. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll try that. Thank you!

    I just tried pressing and holding "C", it kinda worked, i saw the windows installation options, which was only "windows setup (ems enabled)" and it stucked at "windows loading your files" at 100% .
     
  4. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I managed to use refit.

    But no luck. :(:eek:

    I am getting error, it gives this error;

    "ERROR: NOT FOUND returned from legacy loader
    ERROR: NOT FOUND from LocateDevicePath
    ERROR: NOT FOUND from LocateDevicePath
    ERROR: NOT FOUND from LocateDevicePath
    ERROR: NOT FOUND from LocateDevicePath
    ERROR: NOT FOUND from LocateDevicePath
    ERROR: NOT FOUND from LocateDevicePath

    The firmware refused to boot from selected volume"
     
  6. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Copy all the contents from win7 DVD to a flashdrive and boot from there, or forget about bootcamp and use Fusion3
     
  7. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I need bootcamp, fusion3 doesn't work well for me.
     
  8. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Then try with the flashdrive, it works great on netbooks...
     
  9. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    I will be in the same situation soon. Is it supposed to boot from a usb cd rom without refit or everybody who has optibay+external cdrom must use refit to be able to boot from the cd ?
     
  10. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    At the beginning I was thinking so, but for some reason 2010 macbook pro won't boot from windows7 media with USB CDROM.

    More interestingly, I was able to boot from rEFIt bootable CD with very same USB CDROM. :eek:

    I tried 2 different 64bit windows7 DVDs (one retail, another one upgrade version), it was not a success.:confused:

    I haven't tried USB flash disk yet.
     
  11. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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  13. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, I was referring to refit.iso file itself. You can create a bootable rEFIt CD and boot your MBP, again it didn't helped for windows7 DVDs.


    I just couldn't boot windows7 dvds with rEFIt.



    @djasterix; it is at top on my list, i will do it today! thanks!
     
  14. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    ok :(
     
  15. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it worked... :(:(

    Got same result as with the usb dvd drive.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    Once I get my MBP, I am just going to install my SSD into the main slot, install OS X and W7 and then put the Optibay+HDD in. Less trouble overall.
     
  17. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    How did you create your USB boot disk. When I boot from usb flash I get "No bootable media found"
     
  18. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    Look up "bootable USB" on Google.
     
  19. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    that's what I did now but what when you need to reinstall Windows ? Btw, does booting OSX from the external CDROM work ?


    I finally managed to create the USB flash boot but I'm also now getting the Not Found from LocalDevicePath :(
     
  20. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Have someone tried booting from a firewire disk with Windows on it ?
     
  21. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    here is the way to put windows 7 on, scrap usb cdrom :p

    get a SD card or Thumb Drive that is 4 GB +

    http://kmwoley.com/blog/?p=345

    follow this guide using microsoft's tool (yes microsoft makes a tool to put windows 7 on usb/sd for you)

    this method installs the os quicker and allows you to carry around your discs with ease :D

    PS. anyone need help let me know i can write a little guide for it.
     
  22. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Well we do have a USB boot stick now but the problem is that our mac wont' boot.
     
  23. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    kk, im investigating now.

    ill see what i can find :D
     
  24. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    I thought about another solution but I'm not sure if that can work.

    create a small 4 GB partition on my Optibay HDD
    make it bootable.
    copy the content of my Windows 7

    Then if I need to reinstall Win, just boot off this partition. Do you think this can work ?
     
  25. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    i think that would certainly work, i can get it to boot from usb enclosure from sabrent...i cant even get osx to recognize it.
     

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