Successful Bootcamp Vista install with data partition...almost

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kareem, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. kareem macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2007
    Hey all,

    Brand new mac user here, so I didn't waste any time getting vista installed on my macbook.
    Install went smooth as silk with all the awesome information on this forum.

    Here's my current setup.

    I have a 160 gig drive
    OSX: 40gig
    Vista: 40gig
    Extra partition: 80gig

    The extra partition is for all my data.
    I used bootcamp's standard procedures to get into the vista install. I then split the vista partition in two during the vista install. I didn't notice the "don't do that warning" until it was too late. I complete vista installation with drivers etc..

    Everything works great. I can go back and forth between osx and vista. I can access my data partition from vista too. Just how I like it.

    Here's the problem. In OSX, I can't see the data partition. The disk utility only shows osx and a "untitiled" single partition for the rest of the drive.

    In the startup disk options, I only see the mac partition and the network option. No windows options.

    How bad is this? Do I have to start over?

    My goal is to have my data partition accessible from both osx and vista. I was planning on using macfuse for the osx side.

    Is there any way I can fix this from here? I know my way around windows very well and am not a partition rookie. I just know nothing about osx or its filesystems.
    Any help for how to correct my current situation or achieve my end goal would be great.


    P.S. Loving the two finger scroll!
  2. sixth macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2006
    os x doesnt see the partition at all? did you try mounting the partition?
  3. kareem thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2007
    Using disk utility, it shows my drive split between "MacintoshHD" and "disk0s3".

    The mount button is enable, but when I click it, it doesn't mount the partition and doesn't give any errors.
    The info panel for that partition has some info that might be helpful(I hope).

    It looks like it only recognizes it as the 3rd partition. This can't be good. :(

    Name : disk0s3
    Type : Volume

    Disk Identifier : disk0s3
    Mount Point : Not mounted
    Connection Bus : Serial ATA 2
    Partition Type : Microsoft Basic Data
    Device Tree : /PCI0@0/SATA@1F,2/PRT2@2/PMP@0/@0:3
    Writable : Yes
    Capacity : 108.7 GB (116,748,238,848 Bytes)
    Owners Enabled : No
    Can Turn Owners Off : No
    Can Be Formatted : No
    Bootable : No
    Supports Journaling : No
    Journaled : No
    S.M.A.R.T. Status : Verified
    Disk Number : 0
    Partition Number : 3

Share This Page