Bootcamp 3.0 not recognizing snow leopard os x disc

brando06

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I just installed Windows XP via Bootcamp and when i go into Windows and try to insert my mac os x snow leopard it does not show up??
 

robanga

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Thats odd for sure. The optical drive and disk appear when you boot into OS X, but not when you boot into Windows?
 

brando06

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yes it recognizes the mac os x install disc in os x, but when i'm in windows it shows up as a 0kb disc
Thats odd for sure. The optical drive and disk appear when you boot into OS X, but not when you boot into Windows?
 

brando06

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Just to double check. This is an original store bought disc right? Not a burned copy?

The drivers are in a separate partition from the Main OS so it's easy to miss them if you copy the disc wrong. More in my post here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=823375

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yup my leopard disc is an original store bought, but my snow leopard is a burned copy. Does this mean i need to use bootcamp 2.0 to do it?? I checked out your link as well, and that looks like you are doing everything in the mac os x, how do you then copy the drivers to windows??
 

old-wiz

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yup my leopard disc is an original store bought, but my snow leopard is a burned copy. Does this mean i need to use bootcamp 2.0 to do it?? I checked out your link as well, and that looks like you are doing everything in the mac os x, how do you then copy the drivers to windows??
a burned copy? So you stole Snow Leopard and now you want us to help you install the pirated software? It's against the rules to help with piracy.
 

brando06

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a burned copy? So you stole Snow Leopard and now you want us to help you install the pirated software? It's against the rules to help with piracy.

Ummm, no actually it's not stolen or pirated, it's my own copy that i copied, because i am at work with this copy that i am trying to install and left the retail disc at home with my family.... as for my retail disc of leopard that i have at work how come i can't see that??
 

Quad5Ny

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I don't want to get kicked in the face for posting a torrent so just try goggling "boot camp 3.0 download" The first link is what you want.
 

balamw

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So you copied the SL disc incorrectly to begin with as I suspected.

You never mentioned Leopard also not working which might mean there is something else that is wrong. Can you read any optical discs? You haven't told us

Once you extract (or otherwise obtain) the driver ISO, you can burn it to a CD-R, put the drivers on a thumb drive or mount the ISO in Windows (I like Virtual Clone Drive) and install the drivers in Windows.

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brando06

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So you copied the SL disc incorrectly to begin with as I suspected.

You never mentioned Leopard also not working which might mean there is something else that is wrong. Can you read any optical discs? You haven't told us

Once you extract (or otherwise obtain) the driver ISO, you can burn it to a CD-R, put the drivers on a thumb drive or mount the ISO in Windows (I like Virtual Clone Drive) and install the drivers in Windows.

B
Thank you i got it working.... one last thing... i have windows xp running and i have just purchased Windows 7, do i have to uninstall the windows xp partition and then install Windows 7??
 
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