Windows XP installer drunk?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    Now I know windows has its problems, but....

    I used the boot camp manager to make a windows partition, and I made it 80GB. Then I restarted the computer and the XP installer opened. When I select where to install XP, the only option is a 130GB Disc. Leopard is 150GB and XP is 80GB, so where did it find this drive? I didn't select it obviously because I don't want to screw up Leopard, but what should I do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Post here
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, can a moderator please move it there?

    Thanks
     
  4. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

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    XP won't see that free space. The leopard partition is HFS+, and windows more or less completely denies that that partition exists. Are you sure that you don't have FREE space on the drive (that is, blank, unformatted space?) The XP installer should only see empty space, the partition you made for it, and your Mac partition, labeled as "free space" I think...
     
  5. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, I have no "free space." Disk Utility clearly shows 2 partitions, nothing else.
     
  6. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Again, I ask, can anyone help? Should I just bring it to the Apple store and have them do it for me?
     
  7. macrem macrumors 65816

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    They seem to be snoozing but maybe if you ask the same question via a new thread in that section, possibly other people watching there could offer advice.
     
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