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10.5: Create a three-partition Boot Camp setup
Authored by: mike3k on Nov 14, '07 11:55:04AM
I did something similar (which I described here) to set up my system to triple boot Leopard, Tiger, and Windows. I started with Leopard occupying the entire drive, used Boot Camp to install Windows, and finally used Leopard's disk utility to resize the Leopard partition and create a new partition for Tiger. This works since Leopard's disk utility can non-destructively resize partitions.

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10.5: Create a three-partition Boot Camp setup
Authored by: hobohmuwe on Nov 14, '07 12:19:06PM

Solved. Following a suggestion above I tried to install Windows on the third partition again, now formatting FAT32 (quick) A SECOND TIME from within the Win installation procedure. Flawless.
mike3D: I wanted to retain my Tiger installations untouched, but good to know there are several ways. People will love this.



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10.5: Create a three-partition Boot Camp setup
Authored by: isumeet on Dec 02, '07 01:11:53AM

Thanks mike3 for the comment.

I did as you suggested and it worked like a breeze on my macbook. on a machine already setup with MacOSX (10.5 - Leopard) - a> setup windows using bootcamp b> after windows setup completes resize mac partition using diskutil after that.

It is much simpler than modifying using command lines. I have 3 partitions now Mac-40GB, Windows Vista-40GB, and Data (Fat32)-70GB accessible from both which stores my files, music, etc.

Note that Vista takes some time to boot and unlike OSX it shows a blank screen during that time. But boy! Vista rocks on a Macbook.



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10.5: Create a three-partition Boot Camp setup
Authored by: isumeet on Dec 02, '07 01:18:16AM

One thing to add in step b> I resized mac partition by booting from the leopard OSX install CD and selecting Disk Utility from the menu bar. First resize the mac partition then add another partition of free space size. Bootcamp partition must not be touched.



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