Refit, iMac i5 and bootable usb. Installing windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tonyrb, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. tonyrb macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I´ve just bought an i5 iMac, and i´m trying to install windows 7 via USB.
    I´ve installed refit and made my 8 GB pen drive bootable.
    When i restart my computer, my usb appears as bootable, but when i select it to start windows instalation, my screen goes black and this message shows up: Insert a bootable device, and press any key.

    The thing is, that 2 hours ago, i´ve installed windows 7 following the same steps on my MacBook intel core duo 2.0ghz unibody, and worked fine!

    Please, can anyone help me??
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #2
    Unfortunately this just confirms what I always say. USB boot may work but is never guaranteed to work for all Macs.

    :(

    You might be able to try one of the other approaches in the "without superdrive" thread (i.e. create an internal throwaway partition to install from).

    B
     

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