Bootcamp via SD card

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jgbr, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. jgbr macrumors 6502

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    Hello

    Has anyone cracked or had success in installing Windows on a SD card via bootcamp?

    My bootcamp wont see the SD Card. Just keeps coming up with UMBP HD only.
     
  2. Vlad1980 macrumors newbie

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    Bump,

    I am interested in this too. I would love running XP off a 16 or 32GB SD card.
     
  3. KptIglo macrumors member

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    news

    some news or experience?

    now after selling both fu%&ing 15" mbp (late08 / mid10) i've bought the new 13" air
    i was hoping to get win installed on a sd card, but i had determined that the sd slot is on the usb bus, too bad

    any info is very appreciated cause it'll make the air to be my dream machine :rolleyes:
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    The MBAs are generally pretty happy with rEFIt.

    Is what you are planning to use Windows for just not compatible with virtualization, 'cause that will work fine. I have a linux VM on an SD card for my MBP.

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  5. KptIglo macrumors member

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    hmm, the last time i've done the hole annoying rEFIt usb installation procedure was 2-3 years ago

    so i'm not firm with it anymore.
    but wasn't and still is the problem, that bootcamp doesn' recognize the sd card?

    i've neither got a sd card nor an usb superdrive to test and don't wanna waste time and money
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I have no experience, but if the SD card is just on the USB bus, why not just try installing Windows following one of the guides for installing it on a USB drive?
     
  7. KptIglo macrumors member

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    cause it's (was) a fu%&ing nightmare :)
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    I doubt you'll be bale to boot Windows 7 or Vista from it, but XP shoul dwork using the usual modifications to get it to boot from an external USB drive.

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  9. KptIglo macrumors member

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    hmm, why do you think so?
    is there any difference between xp and seven?
    seven ist the only ms os which bootcamp supports on the mba
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    You're clearly in unsupported territory in trying to boot from SD or USB. :p

    XP can reliably be modified to boot from USB using the ngine.de approach http://www.ngine.de/article/id/8 I haven't seen reliable success with Vista or 7.

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