Upgrade to Snow Leopard With Boot Camp Partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yaris, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Yaris macrumors regular

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    I have two partitions on my MacBook. One is the original leopard partition and the other is the XP Boot Camp Partition. When I get Snow Leopard, will I be able to fresh install snow leopard but keep the XP partition? I know it's a stupid question but I just want to make sure.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't see why not, as long as you install on the correct partition.
     
  3. yegon macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to be certain about this. I really don't want to install 2 operating systems tomorrow, not least because Ive got loads of games installed on my XP partition.
     
  4. benj07 macrumors member

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    Don't worry. As long as you are "upgrading", Snow leopard will install onto your Mac OS X partition.

    Your XP partition isn't even a Mac compatible format, so in theory, it's impossible to install SL over it.
     
  5. three macrumors 6502a

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    I reinstalled Leopard on my MacBook Air, and the OS X installer didn't even touch the bootcamp partition.
     
  6. yegon macrumors 68020

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    What if it's a clean install though, as is my plan? Erase and install will address the whole hdd regardless won't it?
     
  7. Jonx macrumors 6502

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    nope it will only erase the partition you have chosen and install it there
     
  8. Yaris thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I understand the partition will be untouched but will you have to reconfigure boot camp in order to be able to boot windows?
     
  9. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    No.
     

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