Creating a NTFS Bootcamp drive for Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DyingAlive, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. DyingAlive macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    I have recently attempted to create a partition to install Microsoft Vista Home Premium 32Bit. The partitioning part is not a problem. I decided to use a 32 GB partition, viola it was created. So I inserted the disk and got everything to work. The installation started up. However, when it came time to selecting which drive to install Vista in I ran into some problems.

    I selected the 32 GB partition that was also labeled as BOOTCAMP. However, when I selected it. It wouldn't let me go any farther. It said that it required an NTFS drive. However, when I created the partition I never had the option of selecting which type of drive I wanted. I tried creating a 35 GB partition to see if it would make any difference. But under my Get Info it still is labelling the drive as a FAT32.

    How do I make it so it partitions as a NTFS?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You click the partition you want (booted from the Windows disk) and click format. Then you format it. Then you install.
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Vista and beyond (Windows 7) require NTFS. FAT32 is old as hell anyway. No one should be running it on modern hardware.

    Use Boot Camp to make a partition for whatever size you want. Toss in the Vista install DVD and select the Boot Camp drive, and click format. It'll automatically format the Boot Camp partition to NTFS.

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