Bootcamp Urgent Help bootcamp install drive does not show up
Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:15 PM
But of course came to that same place saying Partition1 unkown.
SO, I'm starting over Again and try out the tutorial that Ben found, we'll see how this one goes
Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:09 AM
If you choose to erase and re-install OSX, I would suggest that you partion your drive into two partions (one for OSX and the other for BootCamp) before you install OSX.
Next, when you start up BootCamp Assistant you will get the option to install Win XP and bypass the need to re-partion your drive.
I installed Win XP this way not long ago because BootCamp Assistant couldn't partion my drive (something about not being able to move some files). It worked great.
I forgot to mention that the BootCamp drive must be formatted as FAT32 when you partion your drive. Did you do this?
Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:00 PM
Starting from disk utility, I've got the Mac HD ready to partition and have not installed OS X yet
Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:00 PM
My understanding is you need 2 partitions, one for OS X and the other for XP or Vista
So I've been booting from the install DVD partitioning 2 drives 1: MAC HD 560GB+ and formatted as MAC OS Extended (journaled). 2: BOOTCAMP 32GB formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32)
Then I install OS X, start Bootcamp assistant and click install windows. Once again I get to the drive select with Partition1 (unknown) thankfully this time I can get back to OS X restarting and holding option
So whats wrong with that sequence?
You guys have been so helpful this far, I wouldn't have gotten anywhere without you. Please don't fail me now
Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:56 PM
Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:31 PM
Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:48 PM
I'm not sure if this would cause the problem you are having but it's worth considering. I have read about people who have had major problems when they tried to use a disk that didn't have SP2. If you don't have a SP2 disk then let us know, I can give you instructions on how to slipstream service pack 2 and burn a new installer disk that includes it.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:49 PM
The only thing I can suggest is to give rEFIt a go. I have never used this so I have no idea how well it works or if it can help with your problem.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:22 PM
Coaten suggested the rEFIT as well but also said he would not be responsible for losing my entire system if I did, so I don't think I wanna trust rEFIT
Maybe I can try the original SP2 disks I have, you mentioned slipstreaming and burning?
p.s. Farout that forum you found is nuts, so many people with the exact same problem, and no solution
Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:03 AM
After reading through the thread above, there is a link that shows how to tell if a windows disk actually does contain SP2
here > http://forums.macnn.com/109/alternative-os...-disc-how-tell/ (I don't know put hyperlinks in here sorry)
Turns out the disks I have despite what my friend told me... Do not
damn you Joel!
So now to slipstream, and if that works I'll say thats the solution, it seems to be the case on that thread I think
Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:35 AM
Slipstreaming isn't easy, and unfortunately you need to use a windows PC to do it. So if you don't have one, Joel can make up for causing you all of this grief by booting up in windows on his macbook!
The most user friendly guide I have found is here. The only problem is that it is a bit old and refers to using an old version of Nero to burn the disk with. If you don't have Nero, you can use the free program ImgBurn.
There are some other instructions here which describe slipstreaming with ImgBurn. They aren't as userfriendly but should help you when it comes to burning.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:45 AM
Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:33 PM
I ended up using these sites
and after a few attempts I got it going following the intstructions in the Bootcamp user manual
You guys are legends for all the help and info, thanks a lot!
If anyone else has this problem, I'm sure they will, refer them to this link
Does your disk REALLY contain SP2?
Once again thanks
Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:06 PM
By the way, the last link you refer to (does your disk contain SP2) doesn't work.