Boot Camp Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Holmes89, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Holmes89 macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    #1
    I tried triple booting with osx windows and ubuntu. However after making the partitions and installing on the new partition (keeping os x and windows intact) I can no longer see the Windows option when holding in the option key at startup. The Windows partition is there and I can see it on my desktop but for some reason it is not a selection when starting up. How do I fix this?
     
  2. hiddenpremise macrumors regular

    hiddenpremise

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    #2
    Installing ubuntu probably screwed up the MBR (master boot record). I'm really shaky on windows stuff, but I know boot.ini provides the windows bootloader with information on where the windows partition is.
    It should look something like this

    [boot loader]
    timeout=10
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(x)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(x)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    In terminal you can do a "diskutil list" to tell you what partition number your xp drive is.

    Hope you can make some sense of that
     

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