How to make a restored Bootcamp partition active/bootable?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xchaotic, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. xchaotic macrumors member

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    Hi.

    I upgraded my HDD, I simply used disk Utility to move data for the OSX HFS partition.
    I tried to use Winclone to move but that didn't work too well, plus there is a unnecessary image step, so I ended up moving using disk utility again which again went fine.
    The only problem is that rather than creating the partition through bootcamp assistant, I created it straight in diskutility and windows is not bootable.
    I tried using fdisk to fix but that didn't work.

    The partition table is GUID based and the windows partition is NTFS.

    All I need is a way to be able to restore booting into windows, as right now this is not an option when I press the alt key...

    I have backups for everything, but I'd rather not fiddle with disk swapping again as it all takes so long...
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    I'm sure that what you wan can be handled with GParted Live. Just make the partitions look like the old drive.

    However like all partition operations, proceed at you own risk.

    B
     
  3. xchaotic thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, very useful and the ISO's not too big which really helps in my case..

    Lech
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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