Windows does not show up in start up disk control panel

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dimme, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

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    I have a macpro with OSX on one drive and windows 7 on a partition of another drive. Both systems work fine and I boot into windows by holding the option key down. What is odd is if I go to the system preferences startup disk my windows install does not show up. I did move my windows partition a while ago to a new drive. I used bootcamp to create the partition and winclone to move the data. It's not a big deal not having the option in the preference pain but would be nice. If I am in windows and go to the bootcamp control panel both OS X and Windows are there.
     
  2. tomllama macrumors regular

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    If you have an app like Tuxera-NTFS or NTFS-3G and OSX 10.6, it will not show up in the startup disk preferences panel.

    It would be nice if it did work, but I'm at least happy I can simply use the ALT key at boot to select the OS I want. This is a case where 10.6 was a step back from 10.5 (where it worked fine).
     
  3. dimme thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!
    I do have NTFS-3G and OSX 10.6 installed.

    What do you think about rEFIt. Does it cause any problems?
     
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