Help! Stuck at "Select CD-Rom Boot Type"

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  1. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    It is a bit abstract in the comments, particularly when it gets to the bit where he extracts the bootimage.ima. That has to work right to make the end result bootable. It sure is a bit confusing and I'm sure I could make a better tutorial on that, I just don't have the time. So experiment to find your mistake and it will eventually run.
     
  2. toenexx macrumors member

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    #27
    It is ok. I am trying a new method located here:

    http://sergiomcfly.blogspot.com/2008/04/select-cd-rom-boot-type-when-installing.html

    I will let you guys know if it works.
     
  3. toenexx macrumors member

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    #28
    Ok I jus tried above method, and it doesn't work for me either.

    When I boot off the win 7 disc, I just get a blinking cmd prompt cursor, and it jsut stays there and does nothing.
     
  4. cirobaja macrumors newbie

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    hey there...
    i'm trying very hard to install windows 7 professional x64 in my mbp

    i've did this cmd procedure(http://sergiomcfly.blogspot.com/2008/04/select-cd-rom-boot-type-when-installing.html), and it just worked in a vista computer.... don't know if the other one with xp has a bug or something, but i've used winrar to extract the files to the "dvd" folder, then ran the command prompt black magic words and it created the .iso all right....

    or at least i tought it was all right, because now i can boot but i can't finish the installation. It asks for some "drive driver", just after the language and keyboard options (note: it seems to skip the select partition too), and i'm supposed to browse a folder on the drive or a usb flash drive with these drivers.. i've tried to copy the boot camp files into my flash memory, but none of the recognisable (\intel\chipset) drivers are installed... (note2:i can't eject the windows dvd because i've got no keyboard support..... and boot camp drivers are all inside the .exe setups, so the windows setup can't find them...)
    is it possible that my mbp is too old for this? it's a 2007 macbook pro 17", core2duo 2,33 ghz... it says Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,1 in the system profiler...
    i don't know if this applies to me:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1846
    as i'm installing windows7 and i can boot from the dvd...

    anyone had this problem too?

    thanks...
     
  5. cirobaja macrumors newbie

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    #30
    well, i've found another discussion about this... apparently i just have to burn the dvd in slower speeds.... now i wish i had the image file with me... not in my parent's home..
    anyway, if this doesn't work i'll be back....

    thanks again...
     
  6. cirobaja macrumors newbie

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    ok, i'm looking stupid now... it doesn't works for me, recording even at 1x, 4x in +r or -rw disks... maybe i'll ask MSDNAA for a 32 bit copy....
     
  7. ChadK3 macrumors newbie

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    #32
    Following the ImgBurner instructions didn't work for me. I found this blog post which did work: http://sergiomcfly.blogspot.com/2008/04/select-cd-rom-boot-type-when-installing.html

    The instructions assume you downloaded an ISO from Microsoft - not that you have a DVD in your drive. Here's how I used the same technique to create a new image from the DVD (creating the 3 folders it talks about is totally unnessesary):

    oscdimg -n -m -bh:\boot\etfsboot.com h:\ c:\windows7.iso

    In this case, the DVD drive letter is "h:". When the command finishes, you'll have a Windows7.iso file that you can use ImgBurner to burn back to a DVD. Windows 7 installed fine from that new image where it had failed with all of the other techniques.
     
  8. cirobaja macrumors newbie

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    yeah, the imgburn didn't worked as well, but i've figured out that it was because my .iso downloaded from msdnaa was corrupted... i just realized that because it was 700mb, and in a forum it said it was suposed to be about 3 Gb...as a academic user i couldn't download it again, so i requested another one, in portuguese-brazil, and this time it was correct size, typed the oscdimg commands and it worked all right...
    then to install the drivers i've used a bootcamp 3.0 downloaded somewhere, executed the bootcamp.msi by the cmd, and it is all working fine...

    thanks!!
     
  9. jwheels10 macrumors newbie

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    vista 64

    I have vista 32 loaded via bootcamp and want to replace with 64. I just completed this EFI check. My macbookpro says EFI32. Can I run vista 64?
     
  10. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

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    I have this problem too. I don't think the "Select CD-Rom Boot Type" problem is anything to do with my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 disc as it installed perfectly well on my MacBook Pro. I only get this problem when trying to install on my iMac.

    So I think this is an issue with pre2008 iMac.


    Art
     
  11. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    #36

    It is a firmware issue!!! Your newer machine has EFI64 and your older machine EFI32. Use the EFI64 machine to do the work around.
     
  12. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply. I have tried to do the work around but to no avail:(

    I tried this method on this link http://sergiomcfly.blogspot.com/2008/04/select-cd-rom-boot-type-when-installing.html I made three folders (windows7exe, windows7iso and windows7dvd) in c:/ and extracted the windows 7 image file in the the windows7iso folder and place the supplied exe file into windows7exe folder I then went to "Run" then typed in CMD which opened a MS_DOS window and I typed in that command but I get an error every time:(

    Please help:confused:

    Art
     
  13. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

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    #38
    Ok, The oscdimg method doesn't work for me as I get errors on the MS-DOS command prompt but I found another different method here that works... http://jowie.com/blog/post/2008/02/...t-from-Vista-x64-DVD-burnt-from-iso-file.aspx

    This method really works:) And I now have a Windows 7 64bit disc that will actually install on my older 2006/2007 macs:) I also found a fix for the dreaded "Bootcamp64 doesn't support this model" issue when trying to install the Bootcamp Drivers on Windows 7:)

    Art
     
  14. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    #39
    compare post #21 for jowie

    Welcome to the Bootcamp fighters! ;) :D
     
  15. JP89Hornet macrumors regular

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    So I'm just getting this error for the first time... I thought I needed to go though bootcamp assistant again, so I deleted my windows partition. Is there a way to do this without installing xp to run imgburn? Also I do not have the ISO... just the DVD from my university.
     
  16. lookatbowen macrumors newbie

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    Stuck CD in iMac 20" and error "Select CD-ROM Boot Type"

    I have the same error and understand the problem, but my problem is more basic. I want to eject my Windows 7 64bit cdrom out of the iMac, but have not been able to do it.

    Is there a way?

    What has not worked so far:

    1. Pressing D on start-up - (meant to bypass the cdrom and load hard disk).
    2. Pressed either mouse button on boot up.
    3. No keyboard key presses seem to work.
    4. Held the power button in for 10 seconds in the hope I see some sort of menu or boot up screen (Nothing)
    5. Tweezers are too large to fit in the front of the CD drive.

    I am shortly going to try and open my iMac up to extract the CD myself, but was wondering if there are any other solutions. :confused:
     
  17. niZmo macrumors newbie

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    #42
    Lol try holding down f12 on boot up when you hear the chime. Worked for me yesterday getting a disk out of my mac pro.
     
  18. niZmo macrumors newbie

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    #43
    I have been trying to install W7 and finally got it. It is different depending on what hardware you have. I am running on an 2007 Mac Pro Quad-Core, and I am installing windows 7 Ultimate on its own internal HDD in bay 3.

    The first problem I was encountering when trying to install Windows 7 was this...

    To solve this problem you have to use ImgBurn and follow this tutorial by Jowie (www.jowie.com). Unfortunaly yes you will have to use windows to make a bootable windows CD.

    Now that I had my DVD bootable, I tried to install W7 but got the error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." To fix this problem I had to go back to OSX and go to Disk Utility.

    I chose my bay 3 HDD and went to the Partition tab. In here you want to select One Partition, MS-DOS format. Then Click the Options button and choose MBR. (only use MBR if you are installing W7 on its own HDD with 1 partition. Apple specifically requires all drives for Intel machines to use GUID. If you split partition you hard drive using MBR you will run into problems.)

    That was it for me. From there Windows 7 installed flawlessly. Except I had no sound.

    To enable sound I explored the Snow Leopard DVD and went to Boot Camp>Drivers>IDTSigmaTel, and right clicked to open properties. Go to the Compatibility tab and check off "Run this program in compatibility mode for:". Now choose Vista x64 or Vista x32 depending on what you are running. Go install the file and your sound will be working but will be very low. I don't know if there is a work around for this problem until the new boot camp comes out.
     
  19. LOZER macrumors member

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    #44
    Jowie Post worked great for me! Thanks! I have a 2007 Mac Pro 1,1 2.66Ghz 32EFI and it worked great. I got the $30 student Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. So, if any Mac Pros are out there like mine, this works! http://jowie.com/blog/post/2008/02/...t-from-Vista-x64-DVD-burnt-from-iso-file.aspxThanks again to everyone!:D
     
  20. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I should have realized this but I thought the problem only existed with burned ISOs of Windows x64, but since it's caused by the 32-bit EFI on older Intel Macs, it happens with any 64-bit install of Vista or 7. I've been running RC1 up 'till now but went to install Home Premium retail last night and got the same error. Unfortunately I'd already erased my Boot Camp partition so I had to install Windows in a VM in order to make a new disc with Imgburn :eek:, which luckily was fairly painless aside from a lot of waiting. As with the RC, manually executing BootCamp64.msi with admin privileges from the Snow Leopard DVD worked great.

    And to quote myself from earlier,
    Imgburn will install in Crossover but can't access the DVD drive. Using VMWare Fusion however was very easy and worked automagically.
     
  21. sabertooth2010 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, can anyone please advise if this still happen after bootcamp upgrade to 3.1?

    Hey, can anyone please advise if this still happen after bootcamp upgrade to 3.1? Thanks
     
  22. chrfr macrumors 603

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    #47
    The bootcamp update happens after you get Windows installed so this will not have any effect.
     
  23. sabertooth2010 macrumors newbie

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    Chrfr thanks for reply. Is there anywhere I can download a clean single full install Windows 7 rather than going through all the hassles as mentioned above?
     
  24. garyd macrumors newbie

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    #49
    The quickest way to get a usable image is with oscdimg.exe from an already working Windows installation. Assuming D is your DVD-ROM, enter your 64-bit Windows 7 disc and type the following from a command prompt:

    oscdimg.exe -n -m -bd:\boot\etfsboot.com d:\ win7x64.iso

    Burn the resulting ISO and and Bob's your uncle. oscdimg.exe is a premastering tool from Microsoft part of the Automated Installation Kit for Vista and other packages but also available by itself via your favorite search engine.

    -Gary
     
  25. CelestialAvatar macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2007 MacPro and I tried the instructions posted here to create a bootable Windows 7 64-bit install disc. I followed the instructions to the letter and it did not work for me. I tried again, but this time I forgot to set "Sectors to Load" to '4', I accidentally left it at '8' and the disc that I created worked beautifully.

    Also, the new version of ImgBurn has 5 check boxes at the bottom of the Advanced - Restrictions - ISO9660 tab, I left the one not mentioned in the instructions unchecked.
     

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