Macbook pro with 3 partitions? problems!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tabu, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. tabu macrumors newbie

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    Hi friends.
    I just bought yesterday my first Mac. Im so happy! :) :apple:


    But Im having some problems.


    I need in my Harddrive, 3 partitions.

    1 for Leopard
    1 for Windows
    1 for Work stuff (Im dj, so I'll use it to store MP3 and some music projects)


    I have tried to install 3 partitions with bootcamp, but I cant because as you know, boot camp only allow to install 2 partitions. one for leopard and the other for windows.


    So I installed again leopard and created 3 partitions. 1 for mac os, and 2 fat32.

    Then I Installed vista (formating 2nd partition to NTFS) and the 3rd partition with NTFS too.

    In Leopard Ive installed ntfs-3g so I can write in leopard, in the ntfs partitions.


    But the big problem I have now is that I cant run parallels or vmware fusion.

    Can someone help me please?

    And sorry for the large post and sorry for bad english.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    For Parallels, you have to "search" for the bootcamp partition. There are some options available that will tell you if you want to use a image or bootcamp
     
  3. tabu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, thanks for the help.

    Ive tried that and paralells tells me that my Windows partition is not a boot camp instalation, because bootcamp only allow to create 2 partitions on the hdd. And in my case, its not an image instalation too.
     
  4. tabu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. emperoruriel macrumors member

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    Tabu,

    Do you need parallels to read and use both windows partitions? The way I see it is to format two partitions, then use one of the partitions to install mac and a boot camp partition. Have the other partition for just restarting to that partition without using parallels.
     

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