Please help with boot camp, No bootable device

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by antdawe, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. antdawe macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    i have been trying all day to install windows 7 on my iMac 21.5 mid 2010 model.

    I have got two genuine windows iso files, one ultimate and one home premium

    I have tried using disk utility to burn them and when running bootcamp, upon restart i get the no bootable device.

    I have tried using vmware to virtual windows and used the Windows USB/DVD creator but the burn fails at 99%.

    I have tried making a bootable usb drive with bootcamp, using dos command prompt and using windows usb creator. again all i get is no bootable device.

    I have ran out of dvd-r's and almost ran out of patience.

    Any ideas of what is going on?
     
  2. antdawe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can get access to the shell using refit on startup but don't know if i can boot to install from there
     
  3. antdawe thread starter macrumors regular

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    For anyone interested or has same problem here was my work around.

    Installed xp off old disc I had. Downloaded sp3 to thumb drive on mac, made a simple registry edit on xp, installed sp3.

    Inserted win 7 USB and selected clean install. Xp copied the setup files then rebooted to the win 7 setup.

    Hope this helps someone in future
     

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