XP not installing correctly (bootcamp)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rball1979, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. rball1979 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2008
    OK, So I created the partition fine using Boot Camp, XP seemed to install OK but when the system does the initial restart, it tries to boot from disk and complete the setup all over again.

    I have also done it with the drive unplugged but its just loading OS X and not giving me any option to boot XP...

    I can see the "untitled" disk in OS X and it contains some or all Windows files...

    Any ideas?
  2. iBecks macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Hold down the option key on startup and choose the boot camp partition.
  3. rball1979 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2008
    Yeah tried that and it just boots into OS X. I had a look at the Start Up Disk in Sys Prefs and there is only OS X...no mention of Windows.

    Done the installation twice and I'm getting the same results.
  4. Zaeyde macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Are you given the option to format the partition?
    Or does it skip that step?
  5. rball1979 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2008
    Yeah the step is there and have formatted it with a FAT32 as it's only a 10GB partition...only need to run a few apps for work so not too bothered by the space.

    I'm going to have another play tonight and see what I cant sort...may install rEFIt and see if that helps to promt the selection.

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