Windows XP Can't See Partion Created [Solved]

littleb2005

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May 27, 2007
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i have an imac with a 1tb drive aka 930gb and have split it in to 4 partions

Maintosh HD =232gb
Extra =232gb
P2P=232GB

ALL formated in the mac file system

i created another partion and formated it as fat32 so that the windows installer can see it but it doesn't all i get when i select the partion to install on is one partion with 930gb

anyboady got any idea why the fat32 partion is not showing

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Bill Gates

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Did you use the Boot Camp wizard to create the FAT32 partition? If not, you only have a GPT filesystem table, which Windows cannot understand. The Boot Camp wizard creates a hybrid GPT/MBR table.
 

alecmcmahon

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i'm having the same problem, i thought it was cause i tryed installing with a SP1 disk... but i figure i'd be able to get past that point though. Are you installing with a Sp1 or Sp2 disk?
 

littleb2005

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Did you use the Boot Camp wizard to create the FAT32 partition? If not, you only have a GPT filesystem table, which Windows cannot understand. The Boot Camp wizard creates a hybrid GPT/MBR table.
Did you use the Boot Camp wizard to create the FAT32 partition?No you can't if you got more then 1 partiition
 

littleb2005

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Did you use the Boot Camp wizard to create the FAT32 partition? If not, you only have a GPT filesystem table, which Windows cannot understand. The Boot Camp wizard creates a hybrid GPT/MBR table.
for some odd reason yes windows can read the gpt partition table as it the only gpt partition table i got

none the less i got it working by making sure my windows partition was the third partition and out of the 4 i created

to get it to fully worked you must remove the 200mb efi partition also
 
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