Can I setup bootcamp, win7 and extra FAT32 partition?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tharris0101, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. tharris0101 macrumors member

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    Hello all. Can I install bootcamp, windows 7 and set up a third FAT32 data partition on my Mac all without touching my OSX installation (besides the large loss of disk space to its partition of course)? I'm pretty sure I've done this before but it has been a couple of years now.
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    This is a bit confusing. Do you mean two separate installs of Windows, or BootCamp (Win7) and an extra partition.

    Either way, the answer is yes. Just using Disk Utility to create the FAT32 partition, and then use BootCamp to create your BootCamp partition.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yes. Up to 3 total partitions (Mac, extra partition, bootcamp) will work.

    FAT is limited to 4gb files max though.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The 4GB limit is incorrect, Microsoft imposes an artificial limit as they wanted people to migrate from FAT to NTFS. While windows cannot create a partition exceeding 4gb, OSX.

    FAT32 has a limit of 137GB

    Wiki
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    We're talking about file size limit, not partition size limit. FAT32 indeed has a 4 GB file size limit.
     

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