boot camp help

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  1. n0greenfx macrumors newbie

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    i ran boot camp so i could install vista on my mac.. i setup a 15gig partition with boot camp assistant and then inserted the vista cd. it booted into the vista install and then asked me to pick a partition. i figuered it was the partiion called boot camp that was 15gig. the vista install said it can only be installed on ntfs and wanted me to format. from what i know mac cant read ntfs so i didnt format and quit the installed. now the mac boots into os x even when the vista cd is inserted. i try to run boot camp assistant and it tells me the startup disk is not supported. so basically i have now two partitions on my hdd...

    this one

    Name : disk0s3
    Type : Volume

    Disk Identifier : disk0s3
    Mount Point : Not mounted
    File System : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA 2
    Device Tree : /PCI0/SATA@1F,2/PRT0@0/PMP@0/@0:3
    Writable : Yes
    Universal Unique Identifier : 49AD55BF-3BB1-351C-8CF5-FB2AF04139CF
    Capacity : 15.2 GB (16,331,620,352 Bytes)
    Owners Enabled : No
    Can Turn Owners Off : Yes
    Can Be Formatted : Yes
    Bootable : Yes
    Supports Journaling : Yes
    Journaled : No
    Disk Number : 0
    Partition Number : 3

    and

    Name : Macintosh HD
    Type : Volume

    Disk Identifier : disk0s2
    Mount Point : /
    File System : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA 2
    Device Tree : /PCI0/SATA@1F,2/PRT0@0/PMP@0/@0:2
    Writable : Yes
    Universal Unique Identifier : 4E73ACAE-20C2-34C9-8DCE-08C34778FEB0
    Capacity : 58.9 GB (63,216,549,888 Bytes)
    Free Space : 40.3 GB (43,249,692,672 Bytes)
    Used : 18.6 GB (19,966,857,216 Bytes)
    Number of Files : 597,967
    Number of Folders : 148,309
    Owners Enabled : Yes
    Can Turn Owners Off : Yes
    Can Repair Permissions : Yes
    Can Be Verified : Yes
    Can Be Repaired : Yes
    Can Be Formatted : Yes
    Bootable : Yes
    Supports Journaling : Yes
    Journaled : Yes
    Disk Number : 0
    Partition Number : 2



    how do i get rid of that 15gig partition so i can start fresh on my vista install i think that is the problem...and when i use boot camp the partition called boot camp should be the one i use to install windows on rght? but why does it ask me to format
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    run bootcamp assistant to get rid of windows partition
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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    hold the "C" key when you turn on the system. This will cause the system to boot CD first.
     
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  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    vista needs to be ntfs formatted fyi. not mac journaled
     
  6. n0greenfx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will i be able to transfer information for the vista partition to the os x partition and vise versa. if it s ntfs formated
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    osx can read ntfs but not right

    windows wont see mac at all


    fat32 will let mac right and read it but windows still wont see it. buut i think vista requires ntfs
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Vista only runs on NTFS, not FAT32.

    OSX can only read NTFS, not write into it.

    With me, in order to share my files with my windows partition, I just use Parallels when I don't need to reboot into boot camp, set up a network drive, and use offline files to save stuff I need in Windows. Its a little waste of space but it works.
     
  9. n0greenfx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea vista didnt give me and option on what format i want so vista and mac really can comunicate to well. mac can only read ntfs if im not mistaken correct?
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that is correct
     
  11. n0greenfx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok got vista installed and was rather unhappy with how it ran and felt on my macbook so i deleted what was in the bottcamp partition my question now is. on my mac hdd there are two partitions one with mac osx on it the other with nothing on it how can i merge the two partitions together so they are all one partion?

    this is what the two partitions look like

    Name : Macintosh HD
    Type : Volume

    Disk Identifier : disk0s2
    Mount Point : /
    File System : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA 2
    Device Tree : /PCI0/SATA@1F,2/PRT0@0/PMP@0/@0:2
    Writable : Yes
    Universal Unique Identifier : 4E73ACAE-20C2-34C9-8DCE-08C34778FEB0
    Capacity : 47.9 GB (51,405,389,824 Bytes)
    Free Space : 29.3 GB (31,437,340,672 Bytes)
    Used : 18.6 GB (19,968,049,152 Bytes)
    Number of Files : 597,976
    Number of Folders : 148,311
    Owners Enabled : Yes
    Can Turn Owners Off : Yes
    Can Repair Permissions : Yes
    Can Be Verified : Yes
    Can Be Repaired : Yes
    Can Be Formatted : Yes
    Bootable : Yes
    Supports Journaling : Yes
    Journaled : Yes
    Disk Number : 0
    Partition Number : 2




    Name : BOOTCAMP
    Type : Volume

    Disk Identifier : disk0s3
    Mount Point : /Volumes/BOOTCAMP
    File System : MS-DOS (FAT32)
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA 2
    Device Tree : /PCI0/SATA@1F,2/PRT0@0/PMP@0/@0:3
    Writable : Yes
    Capacity : 26.3 GB (28,276,998,144 Bytes)
    Free Space : 26.3 GB (28,262,252,544 Bytes)
    Used : 896 KB (917,504 Bytes)
    Number of Files : 0
    Number of Folders : 0
    Owners Enabled : No
    Can Turn Owners Off : No
    Can Be Formatted : Yes
    Bootable : No
    Supports Journaling : No
    Journaled : No
    Disk Number : 0
    Partition Number : 3


    what i want is all the empty space on the bootcamp partition to be added to the mac hd partition
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    Launch BC Assistant, select "Create or remove...", click continue, follow the instructions. Real simple. It'll return all the space to your preexisting Mac partition.

    BTW, we don't need the detailed listings of the drives. That's pretty standard.
     

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