EFI not finding my bootcamp partition?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sorchard, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. sorchard macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2007

    recently I installed Windows XP using bootcamp, which worked fine. I could select either OS X or XP when holding down the option key.

    Now, however, the partition does not appear - only my OS X partition does. However, the startup disk control panel finds it and I can see it on my OS X desktop.

    Is there a way to fix this, as it's greatly annoying.

    (MacBook 2.2 SR, Leopard 10.5.1)
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    you formatted in ntfs instead of fat32 format. There is a program around that makes you see the ntfs partition under mac osx. google it and you will find it.
  3. sorchard thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2007
    Actually it's formatted in FAT32. As I said, OSX can find the partition fine and I can happily boot into windows if i tell it to in the startup disk control panel, but it will not show up in the EFI list when i hold option down and boot.

    The reason I formatted in FAT32 was to get around having to use ntfs-3g to be able to write, it was a real pain trying to use it in Linux on my PC.
  4. gapagos macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2007
    FYI I have the EXACT same problem, and I also have a WindowsXP FAT32 partition.

    My only way to boot into Windows is to set it as the default startup disk.

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