Installing OSX El Capitan with a boot camp partition?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Spontida, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Spontida macrumors regular

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    Anyone here try it? I tried this last year with OS X Yosemite, but it messed up my partition. Has it messed anyone's up?
     
  2. Icaras macrumors 603

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    I keep getting an error about a mismatch between MBR and GPT partition when trying to install El Cap. I'm wondering if it's because of my boot camp partition.
     
  3. hyperpiper45 macrumors regular

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    I am also interested in the answer to this. Hopefully someone tries and lets us know.
     
  4. gregd33 macrumors member

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    I am too scared to try.

    I recall one of that betas of Yosemite wiping out a boot camp partition... so I can wait. :)
     
  5. wsbsteven macrumors member

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    My bootcamp partition is intact after the public beta install.
     
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    just started this game called tera and I am semi hooked which hasn't happen with a game in a while. If i try this beta and loose bootcamp it may save my life much turmoil and embarrassment, if it don't try it I can restart in windows and play my game sooner today....hmm
     
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    go on go on go on
     
  10. scrmtrey macrumors regular

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    Here is my experience. If u just upgrade the yosemite to el cap PB1, it should be fine. But if you create another partition and then install on newly created partition, you might loose option to boot into windows (bootcamp partition).

    Even if you try via refit (or something else) still says : no bootable device found after blinking white cursor.
     
  11. gregd33 macrumors member

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    I took a leap and did it anyway. Posting from my Win8.1 boot camp instance post-10.11 PB1 install. W00t!

    I was nervous after the issue i had with Yosemite PB.. but it went smoothly.

    That said, if you try it and it fails, don't blame me! Good luck! :)
     
  12. hyperpiper45, Jul 10, 2015
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    I am also trying it now. Will report back to let you know if it works.

    EDIT: Looks like my bootcamp partition is still working properly!
     
  13. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Getting the same here.
    Any work around?
     
  14. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Bleh. No. I just ended up wiping boot camp and starting all over and I absolutely hate installing Windows too. Takes forever!

    Hope this issue doesn't arise in future builds of OS X.
     
  15. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I'll wait and see if a remedy arrives, not an option to wipe my Windows partition just yet. Using the Windows 10 preview to play the Xbox One on the iMac.
     
  16. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    my windows 7 partition works with no problems. only strange thing was on the windows side the keyboard stopped working but not sure if that was connected to the mac side or just a corruption. a bit of random clicking in the bluetooth settings and it installed a new driver and all was fine.
     
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    Same results. Started from jump street after corrupting Windows 10. Did not happen until after I installed Boot Camp update in Windows 10.
     
  19. gregd33 macrumors member

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    Todays PB broke mine... i can't seem to resize/remove the bootcamp partition using the disk utility either...

    unsure how to proceed since i can't boot off bootcamp partition, nor can i remove it to start over... a real pickle. :)
     

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