Can't find mount point

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 0098386, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Whilst not exactly a Windows problem, I'm trying to set up bootcamp, I've partitioned the HDD within the Bootcamp setup program. I restart my machine and the newly partitioned drive isn't showing up. Disk Utility can see it but cannot do anything with it. Not a format, an erase, anything. It can erase free space. So I click that for no real reason at all and I get the error message-

    "A disk with a mount point is required"

    Under partition type it says "Microsoft Basic Data".

    Something isn't right here. :( I never had this problem with my other iMac (same spec, 17" C2D...).
  2. Ima! macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2007
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
  4. 0098386 thread starter Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Well that was easy enough... in a long winded way. Booted up from the Tiger install DVD and went into Disk Utility from there, turns out you can pretty much do whatever you like in there. Formatted the drive to Fat32 and that was it.

    Tricky part came to installing XP. Weirdest thing happened - it wouldn't see the USB keyboard despite being plugged in. But my BT one would work.
    We're now running Vista. Urgh. But that's another story.

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