Trying to install XP but only see one large parition (C:)

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  1. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

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    Hey Everyone!

    I just created the parition via Bootcamp (Fat32/32gigs) and now I'm trying to install my copy of WindowsXP Professional (SP2/ver2002). Everything seems to go well until it asked about choosing a partition and I only see one large C: drive partition. I know I should have the choice of Bootcamp but it doesn't show up. Anybody have an idea as to why it's now showing up? Thank you!

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  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Is this during the "blue screen" Windows setup? If so, the C: partition should be the one you made in Boot Camp. Does it show any other partition information, as in non-Windows/unknown partitions?
     
  3. eclipse525 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

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    Yes it's during the Blue screen. But I know it's not the partition I want because it's way larger then the 32gigs bootcamp partition. In fact others have said this will erase your OSX drive and need to reinstall OSX.

    I've attempted several times and sometimes I get to the blue screen as mentioned before and then when I've deleted the partition and then recreated it , I will get to the part of installing WindowsXP. It reboots and then I get this black screen saying "Not a boot device. Insert boot disc and hit any key" but nothing happens. It's crazy. I dont understand how others installations go so smoothly. I'm doing everything step by step.

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