Cant Create partition with bootcamp assistant

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by brandaopj, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. brandaopj macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi:

    I cant create partition because it says that i should have a unique partition...

    I have two partitions, one for system and other for data (Music, photos, etc)

    Bootcamp assistant only work if i have one unique partition??
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #2
    Bootcamp Assistant doesn't like multiple partitions on your HDD
    It takes your one partition and makes an additional Windows partition
     
  3. brandaopj thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    so have t delete my data partition to use bootcamp assistant?

    It doesnt make any sense.

    Is the only way?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    #4
    Partition the HDD yourself with Disk Utility and launch the Windows installer "manually". create a new MS-DOS (FAT) partition call it BOOTCAMP, insert the Windows install disc and reboot your Mac holding down Alt/Option. Then resume the usual Boot Camp instructions.

    Note that you may need to add rEFIt http://refit.sf.net to get it to boot happily.

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