OS X Lion with bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BrutusMaximus, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. BrutusMaximus macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2011
    I've been reading different posts about Lion removing partitions, and making partitions corrupt. Also read some where that the partition has to be FAT, and mine is NFTS. Has anyone been able to install Lion with a Windows 7 partition and able to use boot camp successfully without having to reformat the partition?? I'm holding out on getting Lion till I get a clear answer
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    It has to be NTFS, not FAT.

    And I installed lion with a boot camp partition and it didn't do anything. I can still boot into Windows using Bootcamp, VMware or Parallels.
  3. BrutusMaximus thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2011
    ok, thats what i thought the partition had to be, NFTS...i was confused when i was reading people using FAT...i assume it was for an external boot camp drive...did you do anything before installing Lion driver wise? or you just got from the app store and it worked from there?
  4. JCaetanophoto macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    If you're using a external NTFS drive for bootcamp i would do some more research....Sorry i can't help but all i can tell you is now i can't write to the NTFS external drive.

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