3 partition bootcamp setup before I jump into it.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jorpe, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. jorpe macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    macbook 1,1 500gb seagate drive.

    3 partitions via disk utility

    300gb osx (current OS)
    100gb FAT partition
    200gb FAT partition

    Bootcamp says I cant do it like that. Can I just reboot holding down option and install windows to one of those partitions?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    That's odd. You're getting 600 GB (300+200+100) from a 500 GB drive? ;-)

    You need to be careful if you are installing anything but 64 bit W7, you need to worry about how the real GPT partitions are seen as MBR by the BIOS emulation required to boot Windows.

    I was just saying on another thread that I didn't recommend a 3 partition setup, it's just not worth it IMHO.

  3. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Yes you can certainly do this, but with a little tweaking. You still need the bootcamp bootloader so that option works after the installation, otherwise it will only boot to mac os x.


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