Won't boot from CD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lwis, May 1, 2011.

  1. Lwis macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I've been a guest on these forums for quite some time now and I've never really seen the need to register till now, so hopefully the thriving community can help me :D

    I'll give you a quick brief, I'm on a 2010 MBP 15' i7 with an optibay, 500GB WD drive and a 240GB Vertex 3. I'm using the MaxUpgrades Optibay with there USB powered superdrive enclosure.

    Here's my issue; http://yfrog.com/05z5gz

    Basically, when I try to boot from a windows/linux disc to install another OS on the WD drive I just get that, which I have found out means root was not found? I'm quite desperate for Win & Linux partitions due to the fact that I have to use them for certain uni projects which don't have software for OSX.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

    Lewis.
     
  2. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    I believe this is a common problem. You can't install an OS to a drive in the optibay.
     
  3. J.W.Pepper, May 1, 2011
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    J.W.Pepper macrumors newbie

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    I went through this situation only a few days ago with my 2011 15" MBP. I spent hours google searching and reading forums. I never found a way to boot from a windows7 installer in my superdrive in an external enclosure or a USB drive. In the end I temporarily took my optibay out, replaced the superdrive and put the hdd in the normal hdd slot. After I installed windows, I put everything back. The taking apart and putting back together took less than 30 minutes. I wish I had done it like that in the first place.
     
  4. Lwis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'd do that, I've been trying to do this for days now.. But the enclosure for the superdrive doesn't seem like it wants to come apart :/
     

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