XP set up - which partition ?

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

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    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


    Dec 9, 2006
    North-East, UK
    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

    Oct 16, 2008
    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

    Oct 16, 2008
    I found very helpful this post,
    for other newbies like me, in the future:


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