Bootcamp - dual partitions

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  1. bigvb@hotmail.c macrumors member

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    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

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    Use Disk Utility to make another partition, boot from the disk, and choose that partition.
     
  3. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    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 P6

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    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

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    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

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    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]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table something to read.
    http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2006/tn2166.html
     

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