lion + ssd + optibay + install win7 from usb = ?

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  1. Bossboss macrumors member

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    Has anyone found a way to install windows 7 bootcamp from lion using a USB with a ssd + optibay setup?

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  2. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    I could never get windows to install from a USB drive on snow leopard with my setup, on either drive.
     
  3. seek3r macrumors 6502

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  4. Bossboss thread starter macrumors member

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    those links show how to install it prior to lion. im asking if anyone has been able to do this specifically on lion.

    i have rEFIt installed, and a bootcamp partition ready to go with my windows 7 64bit loaded on a bootable flash drive. every time i load the usb through refit it just says non-disk. please insert bootable disk or whatever...

    anyone?
     
  5. seong macrumors 65816

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    Strangely enough, I get the blinking cursor that looks like underscore: _
    It keeps blinking without ever stopping. I think it has to do with the way Lion partitions it's own hard drive for Recovery HD, or it just doesn't want to install Windows 7 from USB. I've followed this instruction: Youtube Link
    I get to the part where it says I can choose the usb drive, and when I do, that underscore thing keeps blinking. Nothing at all. Any fixes?
     
  6. takamine macrumors member

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    Same problem here for me. I spent the whole day trying to install Windows 7 on my Bootcamp partition (partitioned with Disk Utility) and still can't do it.

    I've tried using Parallels to install Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition, changing the MBR through terminal and repairing it in Parallels again but still nothing. I even screwed up the MBR change in terminal too, which resulted in total data loss of my Lion partition (screwed the partition up, had to rebuild it with Disk Warrior). I couldn't recover my files probably because of Lion's awesome encryption. I've decided to leave encryption off until I find a way to get Bootcamp on again :(
     
  7. seong macrumors 65816

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    Stay tuned or post any new finding on my threads too. I've found some information about Boot Camp Assistant 4.0 and 4.0.1.
     
  8. whooda4 macrumors newbie

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    When I had lion installed I installed win 7 no problem. I have the optibay(for now) and it went without a hitch.

    I did have to select the boot order, just held down option and turned it on. Selected the win 7 disk and that was it. It took much longer for the option screen to come up. Almost 45 seconds but it did.

    2010 mbp. I nuked it and went back to snow leopard so no longer have lion. But when I did I constantly switched between win7 and 10.7
     
  9. ArmanUV macrumors member

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    What about formatting the HD with MBR and restoring the Win7 ISO to a small partition? Does anyone know if this works?
     

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