Anyone have words of caution or advice on Bootcamp with Lion OS? I have never used Bootcamp before and I need none virtual Windows 7 64-bit OS. My iMac is the only 64-bit machine I have at the house.
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- have you done this yet? i have done this... one thing ill warn you about. Bootcamp can only format a partition as FAT32. It's ok, just let it do its thing. Apparently OS X has not licensed the ability to create NTFS partitions... Anyway, after you boot off of the windows disc, use the windows partitioner during installation to reformat the FAT32 'BOOTCAMP' labeled partition as NTFS. Install to that and it should just work...
mine works great.
Ive done some other things to my mac pro, like install a new windows graphics card in place of the stock one it had. Lion has some cards it will work without out of the box without needing to "flash" anything.Nov 29, 2011
- Thanks Steven. I actually have done it twice now. Once I installed Windows 7 32-bit by mistake and so I used Bootcamp Assistant to remove the Windows 7 partition and then repartitioned it again for the 64-bit install. I had not noticed that it was Fat32. I will have to check that out next time I am booted to Windows. That being said I was very impressed with the ease of the install and the removal!Nov 29, 2011
- ill also say that in the old days of bootcamp, removing caused it to make it hard to re-bootcamp (i guess it caused bad fragmentation) but yea it works well now.
kudos on your book! im very impressed!Nov 29, 2011
- Thanks! It was an interesting experience.Nov 29, 2011
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