Partition Issues with Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sactown, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. sactown macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2007
    I picked up a new MBP yesterday and am attempting to install vista with boot camp. The first issue I had was that when I went to choose the partition, I got an error stating that the partition had to be NTFS, which I'm assuming means that OSX formats the partition as FAT32 by default. So there is an option in the during the installation process to format the partition. This is the only place I can find that would allow me to convert the partition to NTFS. Is this the correct way to do this or is there somewhere else that I should be formatting the partition. Thanks.
  2. Macbook noob macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2008
    You need to format the partition when your doing the installation process (it's that option that says something like "format disk" or something after you insert the vista disk). Make sure it's the right partition before you format it.
  3. sactown thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Thats what I ended up doing. Everything seems to be working well so far. Thanks.

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