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10.5: Create a three-partition Boot Camp setup
Authored by: hobohmuwe on Nov 14, '07 10:16:41AM

Very interesting, but at which point did you create the third partition ?

I repartitioned my disk (160GB on MBP) to allow Tiger (80GB) and Leopard (77GB) sit side by side, so the former Tiger partition was shrunk using Disk Utility from Leopard Install DVD and Leopard installed on the second partition. That works fine, provided you give the Tiger partition at least 30% free space. Than using Bootcamp 2.0 from within Leopard I wanted to split the second partition. However, Bootcamp stops at the second window saying "The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (journaled) volume or already partitioned by BootCamp Assistant for installing windows".

I than built a third partition using Leopard Disk Utility, erased and formatted it FAT32 and tried to install windows on it. I had no problem with the FAT partition but Win did not want to boot from it. At some point in the installation process Win tries to reboot and than stalls with "Media failure" or something, no matter whether you press C or Alt or nothing upon reboot.

One difference I see is that I did not wipe my disk beforehand, but that will hardly make a crucial difference.

So, there is still the need for a hands-on procedure to get partitions for all wonderful worlds Tiger, Leopard, Linux AND EVEN Windows (the latter for your tax programs and mobile firmware updates), with the chance to drop Tiger later when everything is stable under Leopard. Anyone ??!

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