MP 1,1-5,1 M.2 Disk with boot camp and timemachine trouble.

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  1. heyJulius macrumors newbie


    Aug 4, 2019
    Hi, I recently upgraded my OS disk to a pcie m.2 disk and it´s working great, but I repurposed my old sata drive to be used with timemachine, now when I try to boot from windows back to osx it only sees the timemachine drive, not the m.2.
    Boot camp was working fine before I started using timemachine, so in order to boot to osx the machine boots to recovery mode and from there I have to use startup disk tool to boot back into osx.

    Do anyone know how to fix this, possibly hide the timemachine from windows.
    Im running OSX Mojave 10.14.6, Windows 10 on a different drives.

  2. boyorion macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2008
    If you're booting off an m.2 off PCIe then your drive will not appear as a bootable drive. This is presuming you're on a cheesgrater MP.

    I discovered this when I installed Linux on a sata drive and couldn't boot into anything else and had to pull the drive. It sucks but there's no workaround.
  3. heyJulius thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 4, 2019
    The issue was not there before I started using timemachine, there was no problem booting from the pcie m.2 drive, the problem started after I started using timemachine.
  4. crjackson2134, Aug 4, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019

    crjackson2134 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Yes, use an app called brigadier (windows app). Download the BootCamp drivers for the iMacPro1,1 and install them. Then your new drive will appear in the Windows BootCamp Control Panel Applet.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 4, 2019 ---
    Linux is a totally different issue... There are solutions for linux also. Download and install BootRunner (Mac App). It will present you with a bootcamp like screen every time you go to the login screen. You can select Linux there, and then when you are done with linux and reboot, it will take you back automatically to either macOS, or the macOS login screen (your choice) that allows you to select the OS you want to boot. You don't have to physically pull your drive...

    Download a free trial version and see if it isn't a better solution for you... (I use VMware Fusion for Linux VM's)

    P.S. - It doesn't suck ;)
  5. heyJulius thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 4, 2019
    Thank you, downloading the iMacPro bootcamp drivers worked!

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