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[Solved] Need helps by using Clover to install windows in single hard disk

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Dear all,

 

I have a external harddisk about 500GB, I installed the clover into it and the harddisk is GPT format, below is the 3 partitions details:

FS01: EFI - disk0s1 - fat32

FS02: install mac  image - disk0s2 -  hfs+

FS03: install windows 10 - disk0s3 - fat32

 

I can use this external harddisk to install Mac without issue, I use below steps to install windows 10

enter the FS03:

cd to efi/boot/ and excuete bootx64.efi

after pop up the windows install screen, i click next and it shows error 'A media driver your computer needs is missing...' and the installation can not go any further.

Firstly I use ultraiso to write the windows 10 image to a flash disk and no issue to start install window 10 so the image is working fine. Since I dont know how to write

a wiindow installation image into harddisk partition, I used winrar extra all the files into disk0s3, am I missing some steps or actually clover not support to install windows

by partitions, apprecating any helps.

 

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Win10 is normally installed by booting a Win10 USB key one has previously created using the selected Win10 iso image + creation tool available on Microsoft's web site. Booting such USB key will boot the Win10 installer and a process fairly similar to what Windows has been offering for years will then kick in: formatting of target partition, file copying, account creation, etc.

 

What you've described does not sound like that at all but more like a very weird and funny way to install Win10 on your target HDD partition. In addition, there should be no Clover involvement at all at that stage. Clover will come at a later stage once both Win10 and macOs are installed on the disk and you need to use it as a discrete bootloader.

 

Oh, and there is no way to install Win10 on a FAT32 partition; it's been like that since at least Win7 if not Vista (too long ago to fully remember)...

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hi Hervé,

 

thanks for your reply, sorry that i didn't mentioned i have 2 hard disk, 1 is the one i mentioned above as a installation media, another one is current one im using in pc as below:

disk0:

EFI - disk0s1 - fat32 -200mb

macOS - disk0s2 -  hfs+ - 100gb

apple recovery - disk0s3 - hfs+ -600mb
windows msr - disk0s4 - 128mb

windows 7 64bit - disk0s5 - ntfs -100gb

 

disk1:

FS01: EFI - disk1s1 - fat32 - 200mb

FS02: mac installation image - disk1s2 -  hfs+ - 8gb

FS03: windows 10 installation image - disk1s3 - fat32 -5gb

 

so i just want to combine the mac & windows into 1 installation media, but no luck.

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@kingoffright

Looking to disk1.

If any partition except EFI formatted as FAT32 then it will be MBR partitioning disk on which UEFI installation is impossible.

So format fs03 (disk1s3) to be NTFS.

Clean MBR table for this disk to be GPT and not Hybrid.

Take Windows installation ISO, mount it in any program and just copy its contents to fs03. It is enough, the image does not contain invisible files.

 

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@Slice

 

Thanks a lot for your advise but I extra the installation media files to NTFS format still no luck for me, i try win7_2008 today and still same error, below is my harddisk details:

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After system boot up into Clover, I enter FS2 and manually boot into windows installer:

3.JPG.f9d64b6fda5ec959cb0d4acc41ec2b90.JPG

4.JPG.0efd2fbc73cabb73949dae4768008370.JPG

5.JPG.0ac1bf7f09e61c6e76fda579b2df74ab.JPG

 

its chinese so I find a english version below:

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I click browse and below are the drivers it detects:

6.JPG.9a57fe8ee77c93586202b4faff407038.JPG

 

compare to the files I extra to WIN7_08R2(F:) partition, the sources folder in BOOT(X:) seems contain less files:

2.JPG.66d89fe7c1fba8d5d424905eaad6b945.JPG

 

7.JPG.f1b8af8ada3374f058482328c95064b8.JPG

 

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It said that the installation can't see your external drive because a driver absent. What is your external drive? USB? TB? FireWire? What driver is absent?

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In all likelyhood, none!

 

This error message is typically what one gets when writing the Windows installation ISO to a media that is too small; eg: on 8GB USB key instead of 16GB for Win10. Probably the same with Win7, it's too old for me to remember. Seems you're working from "ready-made" ISO images (:whistle:) you collected somewhere so all these may not be kosher either...

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The issued been resolved, I use third party tool - Paragon Disk Mange to create the external HD for installation media, somehow Windows can not detect it, since I need a GPT format, so I create the partitions in Mac then I can skip the error that missing installation media, but another issue come out:

'windows can not install in GPT', 'no more space for windows to crate partitions', after couples of days testing I'm tired of using windows installer, since my installation image is 'ready-made', I enter the PE and use winntsetup to install the windows, very easy and no noising errors.

But the installation order is very critical:

1. Install Mac, use mac to create the GPT and EFI, leave enough space for windows partitions.(Diskutil resizevolume macos 50G)

2. After Mac first reboot, boot into windows PE and install windows, use windows native diskpart command to create partitions, the current EFI should still empty(create part primary size=50000)

3. Still use external Clover to boot into windows to complete the installation

4. After Window complete, back to continue the Mac installation

5. Finally enter the Mac system, use Clover installer and install the Clover in EFI then no need the external Clover USB any more, thanks for the people was helping me.

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