4 Partition including BootCamp's?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by oakcapy, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. oakcapy macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010

    I would like to know if there is a way to have 4 Partitions including the BootCamp's:
    -Mac OS X
    -Windows 7
    -Data for Windows
    -Application for Windows

    I have tried doing it but after getting all those 4 Partitions, it won't let me boot Windows.

    I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You might be able to get away with that if you don't need access to your OS X partition while in Windows.

    The problem is the 4 partition limit of the Hybrid MBR. One partition is already taken up by the EFI boot partition so, in general you can't have more than three partitions visible to Windows.

    My thought is to extend the protective MBR through the OS X partition so that you have three slots left for your Windows partitions.

    Which Mac BTW? It may make a difference.

  3. oakcapy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010

    Thank you for your answer!

    Alright so I have a MacBook Pro Early-2008 I think(Aluminum), Intel Core 2 Duo with 2.6Ghz and 6GB of Memory Ram(Just upgraded! =D).

    I would also like to know more about extending the protective MBR through the Mac OS and what is MBR exactly?


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