Triple boot installation - stuck at Windows installation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mlin, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Mlin macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to follow the following guide to do a triple boot, but I am stuck in Windows 7 installation
    triple boot snow leopard, windows 7, & ubuntu

    I have done the following:
    1. Did a clean installation of OS X Snow Leopard on hard drive (Not yet partitioned the hard drive)

    2. Installed rEFIt
    I am not sure what the poster means by making sure it works by pressing the option button. I am assuming it means that I will be able to see the options I can choose when I press option? (I do see options to pick either "Hard Drive" or whatever disc in the DVD)

    3. Partitioned 30 GB (or was it 40 GB? x.x I forgot sorry) space in Boot Camp Assistant for Windows installation. Chose the option to install Windows later.

    4. Inserted OS X Snow Leopard installation disc and boot from there.

    5. Opened up the Disk Utility and partitioned a hard drive (called Hard Drive_2) via the Partition section as instructed by the guide. Formatted in MAc OS Extended (Journaled)

    So now, in that area I see "Hard Drive", "Hard Drive_2" and "BOOT CAMP" (so I am assuming that is what the poster meant by "3 partitions".

    6. Restarted the computer with Windows installation disc.

    Problems occur right here:
    Problem 1: I do not see anything called "C something" as the poster said. But I do see something called "Boot Camp"

    Problem 2: All the partitions that are available says that "Windows 7 can't be installed". So my question is am I supposed to "delete" a specific partition to install it?

    I have pictures of the screen which I will upload later if this isn't clear enough.

    Please advise.

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Are you sure rEFIt came up or was it the standard Apple boot menu?

    The BOOTCAMP partition is FAT32 you need to use the W7 installer to convert it to NTFS before you can install W7.

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  3. Mlin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It might be the standard Apple boot menu then because I remember seeing it before... How does a rEFIT boot menu look like?

    So, I use the BOOTCAMP partition section to install W7. I will need to format that section to NTFS then install. Ok. I will try that. Thank you.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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  5. Mlin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got everything working.
    Thank you!

    I didn't install rEFIT correctly.
    Thank you for the picture :]
     

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