Boot camp partition not recognize

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by singapored, May 13, 2009.

  1. singapored macrumors newbie

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    i use boot camp to create a partition for windows to be installed on but i am unable to choose/it does not show up when installing XP. What should i do? New to mac thanks in advance
     
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  3. Deecy macrumors newbie

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    Did you go into system prefs and then to Startup Disk? There, you can select which disk boots up on restart.
     
  4. Heretushi macrumors newbie

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    Hold down the ALT key while booting to select your windows drive.
     
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  6. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    How old is the XP disc? It has to be Service Pack 2 or later. If it's the original version or Service Pack 1, it won't show the Boot Camp partition as it's not a supported OS. I've (stupidly) tried to install the original 2001 version of XP before using Boot Camp on my iMac about a year ago, and selected the only partition that showed up...and it wiped my entire OS X partition :p
     

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