Boot Camp Help

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

  1. Holmes89 macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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


    Jul 25, 2008
    Somewhere between my imagination and reality
    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]
    [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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