Trying to Install XP Via Boot Camp, Can't Get Started

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  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    MacBook Pro
    2.66GHz
    4GB RAM

    1. Tried to partition my disk for XP and I got an error message:
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    (I tried to create a 24GB Partition for XP, leaving 34GB for OS X)

    2. I restarted the computer with my Install DVD in the drive. I referred to this:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2414
    After repairing the disk, no errors were found.

    (I selected "Repair Disk" not "Repair Disk Permissions", if it helps)

    3. I then attempted to Enable Journaling. On the Disk Utility window and in the File menu, Enable Journaling is grayed out.


    Completely lost now. I backed up my HD before I started this horrible process.

    Thanks.
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    It may be that your disk is fragmented so that Bootcamp can't find a single piece big enough to make the Windows partition. Hence its suggestion that you reinstall (hence reformat) the entire drive.
     
  3. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK. I reinstalled Leopard, and successfully installed XP.

    NEW PROBLEM:
    My external Maxtor HD does not show up in My Computer. How would I get the external HD to appear?
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    What filesystem is on the external (FAT / NTFS / HFS+ etc.)
     
  5. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want to say FAT. How would I find that out?
     
  6. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Disk Utility in OS X.

    Click on the volume on the list on the left.

    Have a look what it says after "Format" at the bottom.
     
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  8. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    That'll be why then. Windows doesn't natively read the OS X file system.

    Have a look at this post for a comparison and options available:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10746186&postcount=2

    That's explained much more concisely than I can :)

    There are plenty of other threads discussing the same thing with external drives - if you search the forum for "NTFS FAT32 HFS" you'll bring up a few.
     
  9. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well thank you very much for the help.

    How about this:
    Could I transfer files from my iMac to my MBP via a FireWire or Ethernet cable? The MBP would be in XP Mode and the iMac would be in OS X Mode. Basically, I'm looking for a non-wireless method of doing this. The files I'd like to transfer are quite large.
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Yes, but setting up Windows<->Samba file sharing is never fun unless you've done it a few times.

    FWIW Snow Leopard has its own way around this. It provides read-only HFS+ drivers that would let you at least read the files off of your HFS+ formatted external.

    You only need the Boot Camp 3.x drivers, which IMHO by themselves are worth the $29 for the SL upgrade. (You don't actually have to upgrade to 10.6 if you don't want to.)

    B
     
  11. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll just try using my iPod instead for now...
     

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