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Hi, I'm new here. Anyways, can someone help me here; I had a bootcamp partition set at 5GB for Windows XP. I recently formatted, expanded to 32GB, and installed Windows 7 on that partition. The installation went fine without problems, and I installed the drivers from my Snow Leopard install disk, again, everything is fine. then I booted into Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.5) without problem. What I used to do with my Windows XP install, is go to System Preferences > Startup Disk > and selected BOOTCAMP, and hit restart; and everything would boot fine, and when I was done in Windows I selected Macintosh HD and my main boot device and restarted. But now, with my Windows 7 install, I can do that. It won't come up in Startup Disk and in Disk Utility I can't mount it. When I do try to mount it, the button presses and does nothing. I could really use some help here, I need to get that Windows up and running for some applications needed for school.

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So basically you are wanting to triple boot Windows XP, Windows 7, and Mac OS X? Im going to guess you used retail? Why use bootcamp?

 

If you havent figured it out by now, heres what I recommend, wipe your drive and boot up into your Mac OS X Installer choice. Partition it into 3 parts, 1 as Mac OS X Extended Journaled, Windows 7 as MS DOS, and Windows XP as MS DOS.

Install Snow Leopard and make sure you keep the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD on hand. Install Windows 7 onto the correct partition, and then you'll boot into Windows 7, but thats not what you want, you want it to boot into Mac OS X. Go back into OS X using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and start up terminal. type in "sudo fdisk -u /dev/disk0" (as long as thats the drive) then type in "sudo fdisk -e /dev/disk0" and then "flag X" (X = to the partition that Mac OS X is installed onto). Install Chameleon if you havent already ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installed it already if you used that). Next Install Windows XP and then repeat the terminal commands (youll need [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]).

 

Hope this works, it worked for me!

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make sure you keep the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD on hand (...) Install Chameleon if you havent already ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installed it already if you used that) ... (youll need [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]).

 

Read again, he/she's using a Mac, not a PC.

 

Piggy:

 

Do not install Chameleon, [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] on your Mac.

 

This forum is about installing OS X on PCs. It is not a Mac forum. PCs running OS X don't use Boot Camp, there is no need. You should post in a Mac forum.

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Read again, he/she's using a Mac, not a PC.

 

Piggy:

 

Do not install Chameleon, [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] on your Mac.

 

This forum is about installing OS X on PCs. It is not a Mac forum. PCs running OS X don't use Boot Camp, there is no need. You should post in a Mac forum.

Yeah... Sorry, didn't know that. I will delete it... If only I knew how....

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