Windows 7x64 RC on MB 3.1

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xodus, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. xodus macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    After a lot of digging I can't seem to find a solution to the "Select CD-ROM Boot Type" error I get when trying to install Windows 7 64-bit (build 7100) on my MB using Boot Camp?

    Does anyone know it is possible to dual-boot OSX/Win7RCx64?
    (And if not, does 32-bit version install easily & dual boot?)

    P.S. Used Toast 10.0 to create the disk.. If that means anything.

    UPDATE: Found some disc burning software that can burn the following formats.. if that helps anyone:
    UDF 1.5, UDF 1.02, MS-DOS*, Joliet* (Windows/MS-DOS)
    *Option to remove Apple Extensions
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    As far as I'm aware, the 32-bit version does not have the "boot type" error. It's possible to fix that issue but it's a bit complex and involves modifying the ISO image. I believe that the image supplied by MS is actually "wrong" but BIOS-based systems manage to cope with the issue.
  3. xodus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    Is there a way to install it using a USB flash drive?
    EDIT: Don't think this is possible. Tried loading the flashdrive with a restored image of the win7.iso with PC_EFI v8, Chameleon EFI, and Darwin bootloader but to no avail.

    What is the work around for the

    Select CD-ROM boot type: _
  4. pdater macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Maybe I was lucky, but I installed Win-7(x64) on my MBP-13" under Bootcamp 2.1 with no problems whatsoever. Runs Solidworks like a dream.

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