Can't Boot Camp B/c of Immoveable files?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Robg54, May 20, 2008.

  1. Robg54 macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Ok, so I cannot seem to partition for boot camp b/c of "immoveable files." Bootcamp assistant seemed to suggest copying my hard drive onto a portable hard drive and then booting, and wiping my hard drive clean and transfering the files fresh off my portable.

    well, I have two usb backup drives. I used superduper to make what seemed to claim to be a bootable copy of my HD and I used time machine to create a backupo of the other, just in case.

    Well, neither seems to be bootable according to the start disk selector.

    What Am I doing wrong? Is it true I can only use firewire drives as boot disks, and if this is so, is there ANY way around this?????
  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Intel Macs are USB-bootable by design. PPC Macs are, but only after some whacking around with the NVRAM.
  3. Robg54 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    I got it. Thanks:) I just didn't know to hold the alt key at startup...

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