boot Camp Partition issue.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EndoliteMatrix, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. EndoliteMatrix macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks my name is Brian,
    I'm new to mac, just bought my mid 2007 intel iMac last year this month. I've been a windows user my whole life, and i wanted todo a dual boot with Boot CAMP. Now, I installed a copy of Windows XP SP2 Vol Lisc. perfectly fine. But then my friend gave me a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate. I recreated a partition, to my specs, and when I put the install disc in. I begin to install, and when I choose which partition I want to install Vista on, i Choose the boot camp one. but it says I cannot select it because it is not NTFS format... I checked everything on bootcamp assistant, and it doesnt give me the option to format to the correct partition type... is there anyway around this? I've read on other forums that NTFS doesn't work with OSX 10.5.. Which doesn't make sense, because why would BC Assistant say "Please insert your Windows Home, Professional, or Vista, Home, Home premium, business or Ultimate.

    I'm just baffled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Doesn't Vista give you the opportunity to reformat the partition? It did for me...
     
  3. EndoliteMatrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'll check.. are you saying its the in the advanced settingss when you actually try todo the ACTUAL install?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, somewhere in there. I've done dozens of XP installs but only one Vista install, so I can't be too specific about where to find it, but if XP can do the format...
     
  5. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Yes go into the advanced settings, there you can format / partition and load raid drivers etc.
     
  6. EndoliteMatrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I got onto vista, but there are a couple problems...
    1. drivers, the MAC OSX disc didn't install the wireless drivers for my mac, and I cant find them anywhere...

    2. Every time I boot it says now
    "do you want to boot from the CD or DVD, press any key"
    followed by
    "Warning: UNRECOGNIZED PARTITION TABLE FOR DRIVE 80 PLEASE INSTALL CORRECT FDISK PARTITION SO WINDOWS CAN WORK CORRECTLY"
    Followed by
    "Stating Window's 'vista'

    not a problem I guess, but its a lenghty error message that takes like 5 minutes.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Are you trying to do this:

    A. Mac OS X
    B. Windows XP
    C. Vista

    Or this:

    A. Windows XP
    B. Vista
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I believe it's just

    A. Mac OS X
    B. Vista

    Why on earth would you install only XP and Vista on a Mac?
     
  9. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    It will say

    "do you want to boot from the CD or DVD, press any key"

    If you leave the cd in the drive

    Does the mac even boot to vista? If it does can you do a chkdsk /r /f C: ? See if that fixes the partition table problem. I suspect it won't but it's worth a try

    Normally the only fix i have found is deleting the partition and reloading
     
  10. EndoliteMatrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've tried... it says "Hit any Key to Boot from CD or DVD, and whether i hit a button or not... It will still attempt to boot from the cd... but w/e. It works so I guess I can't complain..
    and the Earlier question is

    I am OSX
    Vista currently
     
  11. EndoliteMatrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay, now i'm notcing that every time I boot up my computer, it adds another of the same error message, adding about 10 seconds every time i Reboot...
    I've restarted my computer... about 15 times now because of updates...
    so
    10 times 15.... I'm piling up on startup time... What is causing this?
     
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  13. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    "Hit any key to boot from CD or DVD"... that sounds like Windows. So this isn't an issue when you boot to OS X?
     
  14. EndoliteMatrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    windows... windows will eventually boot, but every time i restart the computer it randomly adds another error message on to the already long list of error messages before it starts uip
     

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