Windows install. on iMac - does not create partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cladddaghring, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. cladddaghring macrumors newbie

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    Hi, everyone!
    Just bought an iMac with Leopard on it, and wanted to install Win XP Pro for some of it`s applications, and data retrieval from PC Hard Drive.
    Well - when inserted the ORIGINAL Win XP Professional CD, and booted with "MENU" button pressed on the remote, I started the installation from a CD.
    At some point there is a question from the installer, asking if to create a new partition, or delete current.
    Obviously - I wanted to create a new partition, but that option does not work! The next window that comes up says "Partition could not be created. Volume partition unknown,", or something like that...
    Basically - Win XP installer does not recognise the disk structure, or partition, and the only option it leaves me with is the CANCELLATION AND FORMATTING of the current partition, which I would obviously would like to avoid at all cost...
    Any ideas? :confused:
    Thanks! - cladd
     
  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Amsterdam, NY
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    You have to run the BootCamp installer located in the utilities folder of your iMac.
     

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