Leopard won't mount my Windows partition.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tsurisuto, May 8, 2008.

  1. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    I have Vista installed on my new iMac via Boot Camp, but Leopard doesn't seem to mount the Windows partition on my Desktop. Even Startup Disk in System Preferences doesn't show it.

    I can see it in Disk Utility as a FAT32 drive (even though I had to format it to NTFS with the Vista disc during installation), but it's called disk0s3.

    Can anyone please help?
  2. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I'm guessing that the way you installed Windows Vista used some proprietary extension to NTFS that the Mac OS X NTFS driver doesn't understand, and thus cannot mount the disk. The solution is to use a tool for mounting NTFS drives in Mac OS X - there are 2 I know of, one free and open-source (but supported only by its community of users), and one commercial.

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