ejecting bootcamp

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bmms8, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    hello, i just purcahsed a new 13 inch mbp and i just installed xp using boot camp. on my mac desktop i see the "bootcamp" drive. i was wondering if i can eject that, or will that cause some problems? thanks in advance!
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, you can eject that and it will not cause problems.
     
  3. hellrider macrumors regular

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    no, its ok to eject it. unless you need to copy files from it
     
  4. bmms8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hey thanks for the input guys. i did eject it, but i am now facing two problems. when i restart my computer it automatically boots windows xp.. what can i do to change this? Also, the bootcamp drive comes back after a restart, is there a way to get rid of it from the desktop altogether? thanks in advance!
     
  5. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    To automatically boot OS X, choose your OS X partition in the Boot Camp preference pane.
    To keep the Boot Camp partition off your desktop, add a period in front of the partition name in Windows (you can remove it from the Finder sidebar after doing so by right-clicking.)
     
  6. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    To stop it booting automatically into XP:

    Shut down your computer. When you turn it back on, hold down the "Option" key and you'll end up seeing both the OS X and Windows partitions. Boot into OS X. Then go System Preferences -> Startup Disk, and make sure the OS X partition is selected as the default startup disk.
     
  7. bmms8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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