Can't select OS X startup disc from XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by product26, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. product26 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    I cannot select my OS X installation as a startup disc from the "boot camp" control panel in XP. The only way I can select a startup disc is from the OS X startup disc system preference and from the boot menu (holding option while at startup)

    Is there a way to add it back as a selection?
  2. ktbills macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    This is a common problem for new MacBooks running Leopard when the boot camp partition is formatted as FAT32. If that is your situation, there are a number of threads on this forum that discuss it. I would give you a link but I don't know how to attach one to a post.

    You can "solve" it by reformatting your boot camp partition to NTFS, but then OS X can not write to the boot camp partition any more, but it can still read it. That is what I did on my MacBook.

    Others here seem to figuring that Apple will get around to fixing the problem eventually.

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