Keep Vista Partition, Reinstall Leopard (?)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mediumofmeaning, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. mediumofmeaning macrumors member

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    Hi, sorry if another thread already exists for this topic -- searched and couldn't find. Please link if available.

    Anyway, I would like to reinstalled leopard on my iMac, but don't want to lose my bootcamp partition if possible. Does anyone know if this is possible, and if so, what steps I have to follow to preserve the windows partition while doing a clean os x install?

    Thanks
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Just pop in the disk & boot from it ( hold down C key ),cant remember were during the install,but it gives you the option of what drive you wish to re-install on
     
  3. Poogis macrumors member

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    I had a 20gb Boot Camp partition with Vista on and Leopard went bad on my new (at the time) MacBook Pro.

    I had to reinstall Leopard as I had no choice and noticed that my Boot Camp partition was untouched. I was able to start up in Vista fine.

    It should be OK if you're left with your original two partitions (one that you had OS X on and the untouched Boot Camp one). You can just reinstall back onto the Mac partition.
     
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