Mac Pro 2009 Snow Leopard Bootcamp problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ID64, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. ID64 macrumors newbie

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    I have a fresh install of the Snow Leopard and I was about to install Windows XP on the bootcamp partition but to my surprise I've got this error:
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    Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used. You must update your computer's BOOT ROM.

    What gives? I was running Boot Camp with no problems with Leopard.

    My Boot ROM Version: MP41.0081.B03

    I've tried the other machine at Apple Store - same result. Store staff, of course CLUELESS :confused:
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    That's an interesting one. It may be connected to your capability to load 64-bit drivers in OS X now. I would definitely go to the Mac Pro support section and look for the upgrade or run Apple SW update. If Apple issues a firmware upgrade I would grab it with both hands but unfortunately they do this only for the recent machines.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    My take is that the OP has an '09 model (title), so it won't be a problem, assuming Apple actually does release new firmware. Presumably they will, given it is the newest model. :p
     
  4. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem. Installed to a dedicated drive worked.
     
  5. ID64 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean, please? I am installing it on to formatted journaled extended partition. There is nothing else on that drive.
     
  6. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    He means he isn't using Bootcamp assi. Just boot the Windows install DVD and install it.
     
  7. ID64 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahhh, I see. Without partitioning drive. Gotcha.

    The weird thing is that it worked just fine in Leopard.
     
  8. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget to install Bootcamp 3.0 drivers from the Leopard disk after install.
     
  9. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, yes no bootcamp, just booted the install cd and installed.
     

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