Fresh install with a Bootcamp partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tex-Twil, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    Hello,
    as many of you I'm getting ready for Snow Leopard. I will make a fresh installation (format+install) but I have a bootcamp partition that I would like to keep.

    Will that be possible ? Or will the install process overwrite the boot manager and the bootcamp won't be accessible during the boot ?

    Thanks,
    Tex
     
  2. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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  3. rickdollar macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering the same thing. It would be nice if you could just point Bootcamp to the current Windows partition. I doubt it will be that easy.
     
  4. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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  5. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    and still bootable ?

    From my Linux/Windows experience, mostly when one installs a new OS on a dual boot Windows/Linux, the master boot record gets screwed.

    I know that OSX does not use MBR but I just want to double check.
     

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