Cannot Install Windows 7 in Boot Camp

tnsmart

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So, using the Boot Camp Assistant, I created a Windows partition and tried to install windows using a DVD. When the computer restarts, I get a message that looks like this on a black background:

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Select CD-ROM Boot Type:

At this screen, the keyboard has no effect at all. If I restart my computer, it boots from the DVD with the same message. If I hold option on startup, I can select to start up from my mac hard drive or one of two disks: 'Windows' and 'EFI Boot'.

I have tried this with a 32-bit and a 64-bit DVD. Same result on both.

I have a MacBook Core 2 Duo. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated.
 

tnsmart

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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I don't have Parallels. I have VMware Fusion. Any solution for that? I'll try it in VMware Fusion when I get home, but I was hoping for a solution that wouldn't involve third-party tools.
 

tnsmart

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Just tried it with VMware FUsion. The options with VMware and Parallels are too different to let me follow the tutorial. Any other suggestions?
 

CylonGlitch

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I find your problem odd, because I had the same problem with Windows7x64 but not the 32 bit version. It took some work to make a bootable version of the x64 disk but once I did that everything was smooth.

Info :
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=467704
http://www.jowie.com/blog/post/2008...t-from-Vista-x64-DVD-burnt-from-iso-file.aspx

This seems to be a problem with those of us with 32 bit EFI bios'. I fixed mine by making a new DVD; but it's not the easiest thing. It sounds like only the 64 bit version would give you problems, the 32 bit should work.
 

Gasu E.

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So, using the Boot Camp Assistant, I created a Windows partition and tried to install windows using a DVD. When the computer restarts, I get a message that looks like this on a black background:

1.

2.
Select CD-ROM Boot Type:

At this screen, the keyboard has no effect at all. If I restart my computer, it boots from the DVD with the same message. If I hold option on startup, I can select to start up from my mac hard drive or one of two disks: 'Windows' and 'EFI Boot'.

I have tried this with a 32-bit and a 64-bit DVD. Same result on both.

I have a MacBook Core 2 Duo. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated.
Perhaps a dumb question, but are you using a WIRELESS or USB keyboard?
 

tnsmart

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Thanks for the help. I made a new CD with the 32 bit version and it worked fine.
 
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