Bootcamp and Yosemite

nyc2pdx

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Oct 20, 2012
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I posted this in the yosemite forum, but no response.

I have two partitions on my 2012 iMac (fusion drive). First partition is Mavericks, second is Bootcamp running Win 7.

If I do an upgrade (not a clean install) from mavericks to yosemite DP, will I have any issues? I've heard some issues with bootcamp not being bootable after upgrade to yosemite-but I think this has been when a third partition was made (mavericks, yosemite, bootcamp). I would be staying with just two partitions after the upgrade: yosemite and bootcamp.

Feedback?

Thanks!
 

SLSettles

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Sep 23, 2014
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Not sure this is the reason, but I cannot boot into Boot Camp after installing Yosemite. It loads fine using VMware, and that is how I usually use it. There have been other changes to my machine in the 6-7 months since I tried to boot in BC, so I can't say for certain it is because of Y.
 

nyc2pdx

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Oct 20, 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Not sure this is the reason, but I cannot boot into Boot Camp after installing Yosemite. It loads fine using VMware, and that is how I usually use it. There have been other changes to my machine in the 6-7 months since I tried to boot in BC, so I can't say for certain it is because of Y.
how many partitions do you have? I understand that if you have more than two partitions, bootcamp freaks.

This is why I am thinking of doing an upgrade rather than clean install on a new partition.
 
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SLSettles

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Sep 23, 2014
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My old drive (in the optical bay) has two partitions: Mavericks and Bootcamp. My SSD, in the normal HD bay, has one partition: Yosemite.
 

caralosdbernard

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Oct 29, 2014
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Panama City Panama
Ah okay. From my research, it seems that something in the MBR won't allow more than 2 partitions in bootcamp.
I do have the same issue. I got a caddy on my MBP and it is partition so i can run my itunes. On the boot camp :apple:, it see the 2 hd and the one on the caddy on 1 icon said itunes and win, but at the moment of the installation, i have to erase that hdd. not cool. So no windows for me. I do not want to make another payment for the parallels overtime that OS X brings another new OS.
 
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