Boot Camp Help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tech0925, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. tech0925 macrumors member


    Sep 4, 2009
    I just loaded vist_black_edition on my mac leopard 10.5 via the boot camp program. I partitioned part of my HD for the windows using bootcamp. When I selected that partition for windows to install on it it told me that it could not install windows b/c it wasnt FTSF format. I told windows to format the bootcamp partition for me. Now when I boot the computer up windows loads and I dont know how to get to my leopard OS. Did I screw up royally? I have way too many important stuff on my leopard OS that I cannot simply do without. Please Help!?!? :eek::eek:
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    Power down (or reboot) then hold the option key when the computer starts. It should give you a choice what to book into, windows or mac.

    Another option is go to the windows control panel and find the bootcamp option. One of the options is to select what you mac boots into on startup, windows or leopard.

    (I am doing this from memory, so someone please correct me if I missed something.)
  3. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    Using the option key is easiest. When OS X is booted you can set the default boot partition using the Startup Disk control panel. You can also set it in the Boot Camp control panel under Windows XP, but I don't know about Vista.
  4. tech0925 thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 4, 2009
    Cheers!!!! :D

    Thank You!

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