EFI not finding my bootcamp partition?

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

  1. sorchard macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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