Boot Camp Partition Does Not Appear In Finder

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  1. Macula macrumors 6502

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    I installed WinXP Pro SP2 over Leopard 10.5.1 a few hours ago, using Boot Camp.
    For a number of reasons, I chose FAT32 for the partition format.
    The process was smooth and without glitches.
    I then installed the most recent, Leopard-aware version of Parallels 3.0.

    Now here is the problem: The Windows partition (FAT32) does not appear in Finder. Don't get me wrong: Windows runs fine under both Boot Camp and Parallels. I am unable, however, to find the partition anywhere in the Finder or, using Terminall.app, in the /Volumes directory.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated! This is seriously bothering me!
     
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  3. Macula thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes... Isn't that weird?
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Okay.

    Try clicking on the Windows Partition, then try to mount it.
     
  5. Macula thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of course, this worked!

    Thank you very much!

    Do you think that Parallels may force the partition to unmount, and if so, under what circumstances?
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Glad to hear it work.

    I use Parallels, but do not use the Bootcamp partition. Rather I use Parallels with a variety of images. And my Bootcamp partition shows up under Mac OS X.

    Since you do use the Bootcamp partition, maybe Parallels unmounts the Bootcamp partition for some reason.

    Might be worth a check of their FAQ.
     

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