XP set up - which partition ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by XPcentric, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

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    Hello guys, I need a quick tip.

    I've just started installing Windows on Mac, and created two equal partitions with Bootcamp.
    Now on Windows set up, it shows me:

    E: Partition1 [unknown] 200MB / 200 free
    F: Partition2 [ unknown] 118656 / 118656 free
    unpartitioned space 129 MB
    C: Partition3 <bootcamp> [FAT32] 119490 / 119459 free

    It's my first Mac I bought and want to be sure what partition to install, I dont want to override Mac OS, please advice!

    Many thanks!
     
  2. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    Hi XPCentric, and welcome to the world of Macs!

    The partition you need to select is "C: Partition3 <bootcamp> [FAT32] 119490 / 119459 free".

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  3. XPcentric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you cbrain!

    I've chosen so, and Set up copied the files from the CD.

    A restart was required, and my screen came up with
    "Disk error
    Press any key to restart"

    Even if I press any key didnt restart, I managed to take the CD out of there, but now when I restart, same screen cames up. Hope I didnt override Mac OS, and feel sorry its so hard to install Windows on Mac. I'll probably use Parallels.

    Now I need to boot MAC OS and dont know how!
     
  4. XPcentric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found very helpful this post,
    for other newbies like me, in the future:

     

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