Creating a Partition in NFTS?

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  1. DrDomVonDoom macrumors 6502

    DrDomVonDoom

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    So, for my second problem of the day...

    I am currently trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate on my iMac, model in the sig.

    I partitioned the HD, begun to install and during installation, it tells me it cannot be installed on any partitions, they need to be NFTS, not Fat32, Cool so I go to Disc Utility, check out the options, there are none for NFTS Theres simply Mac OS Journaled, MOS Journed(Case Sensative), MOS (Case Sensative) and FAT32, how am I supposed to install windows if I can't create a NFTS partition? Boot Camp gives no options that I can see....sooo...any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
     
  3. Scarrus macrumors regular

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    During the windows installation you have to reformat the drive(partition), this way Windows will reformat that space in ntfs format. There is something like advanced options in the Windows install menu.
    The Disk Utility cannot format anything using the NTFS format.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it can. Read my post just before yours.
     
  5. Scarrus macrumors regular

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    Does that enable NTFS formatting in Disk Utility?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it does. That's what my post said.... "To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X:"
     
  7. Scarrus macrumors regular

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  8. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    +1 - Boot Camp assistant just partitions the drive; not formats it. Just select BootCamp in the partition list in the Windows 7 installer and then there's a Format button. Install will continue automatically from there if memory serves.
     

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