Bootcamp - dual partitions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bigvb@hotmail.c, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. bigvb@hotmail.c macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    i currently have 1 XP partition of 60GB on my uMBP, and the other 260GB is used for OSX.

    I now want to partition off 80GB for a Windows 7 OS. Bootcamp only seems to allow 1 partition, solution???
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Use Disk Utility to make another partition, boot from the disk, and choose that partition.
  3. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    that was my thinking, in DU, under partition i can see my Macintosh HD and BOOTCAMP partitions.

    if i select, Mac and click '+' to add a partition, it will only let me format as "Mac OS Extended Journaled" i want NTFS
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You will need to install NTFS-3G to format NTFS

    But it really isn't that simple
    There are triple boot threads around here that will help
    MRoogle will help you find them

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Make another partition in Disk Utility. The format doesn't matter.

    Install rEFIt.

    Run rEFIt's partition utility, which runs a program called 'gptsync' which will sync the GPT table with the MBR table.

    Install Windows.
  6. gugucom macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    You cannot do this! You can have a maximum of 3 visible partitions on a drive with GUID partition table. The last partition can be a Windows partition. You cannot have more than one Windows partition on a GUID partitioned drive.

    [​IMG] something to read.

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