MacBook :: Installing Windows With BootCamp From Thumb Drive

May 18, 2009

I have an Aluminum MacBook, is it possible to install Windows with boot camp from a thumb drive? I have access to the ISOs I need (from MSDNAA), but I ran out of CDR/DVDRs. Ideally I would extract the ISO onto the thumb drive and have it behave the same as if it was a CD, is it that simple or is there something else I will need to do?

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OS X :: Installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS From Thumb Drive

Oct 9, 2010

I'm trying to install ubuntu from a thumb drive. Basically, I'm converting the .iso to an .img, and restore the thumb drive from the .img, trying to make it bootable. I'm following the procedure form the ubuntu website. Drag and Drop a file from Finder to Terminal to 'paste' the full path without typing and risking type errors.

Download the desired file
Open the Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities/ or query Terminal in Spotlight)
Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g., hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/ubuntu.iso)
Note: OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file automatically.
Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices
Insert your flash media
Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2)
Run diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN (replace N with the disk number from the last command; in the previous example, N would be 2)
Execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m (replace /path/to/downloaded.img with the path where the image file is located; for example, ./ubuntu.img or ./ubuntu.dmg).
Using /dev/rdisk instead of /dev/disk may be faster.
If you see the error dd: Invalid number '1m', you are using GNU dd. Use the same command but replace bs=1m with bs=1M.
If you see the error dd: /dev/diskN: Resource busy, make sure the disk is not in use. Start the 'Disk Utility.app' and unmount (don't eject) the drive.
Run diskutil eject/dev/diskN and remove your flash media when the command completes
Restart your Mac and press alt while the Mac is restarting to choose the USB-Stick

Everything goes through fine, except, when I restart my mac to see the boot options. All I see is Macintosh HD

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Nov 10, 2009

perhaps I am doing something wrong? I wanted to install Windows XP on my iMac. I previously had partitioned my Mac drives. I backed everything on these drives to my external and blew the partitions away creating my one Mac drive again.

I then ran Bootcamp, created a partition and installed XP. Everything was fine. I then partitioned my main drive and got the warning message about Bootcamp maybe not working afterwards. So I finished partitioning my Mac drive as I wanted and now I don't have the option of booting into XP through Bootcamp. When I try it just shows the Mac drive as my only boot option. I see the XP Bootcamp drive in the System Preferences startup disk area, but I assume I did something to the partition once I partitioned my Mac drives

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MacBook :: Installing Windows On The MB Without Bootcamp?

Nov 22, 2008

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how exactly is that achieved?

anyone tried it, and any benefits of bypassing bootcamp?

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Jan 29, 2010

I got this weird issue with my 4 GB flash/thumb drive. Basically, in OS X it seems to work perfectly fine. I formatted it to HFS+ and transferred files to it, ejected it, then put it back in, the file is still there, I transferred it back to the computer, and it opens fine. However, when I put it in any machine running Windows, it'll only recognize 48 MB or something. It refuses to format the whole 4 GB.

When I plug it into an Ubuntu machine, it would recognize a "4 GB filesystem", but would throw up errors anytime I try to interact with it. And when I tried to format it with Ubuntu, it would invariably fail. From Windows and Ubuntu's views, the flash drive is no good. But then why does it *seem* to work fine in OS X? Yes, I have formatted the drive with MS-DOS (FAT) in OS X, same results in Windows and Ubuntu.

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Sep 13, 2006

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Oct 13, 2010

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Jul 10, 2009

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Dec 18, 2009

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Sep 10, 2010

So I got windows 7 installed on my 2010 mbp but when I went to install my windows drivers via my Mac osx disc I realixed I couldnbt find it.

Is there anyway to install all the drivers/apple software without my OSX disc? If not, how do I go about getting a replacement disc from apple?

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OS X :: Installing Windows Without Bootcamp?

May 23, 2008

I'm running tiger and I've found these instructions, will they work?

Back up your OS X partition.

Create new HFS and NTFS partitions with Disk Utility (or use iPartition $$$ to preserve data).

Insert Windows XP SP2 disc

Reboot Mac, holding down Option.

Boot from XP disc to install it on the NTFS partition.

I have a friend who has a leopard dvd, can I get the proper drivers from that (I'm using a mac pro tower).

can I create a new partition just by using disk utility and leave my existing one intact without modifying it?

also... do I have to backup my os X partition?

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Jun 9, 2009

I just downloaded the RC of Windows 7 (64-bit) and am trying to install it on my 2 month old macbook pro. This is my first mac, so i'm still getting used to it. I have created a dvd with the w7 iso image on it, created a 20gb partition using bootcamp, and now at the step of installing w7 on that new partition. The problem i'm running into is when trying to install, it says the partition needs to be formatted as NTFS. After backtracking and not seeing an option to make this new partition in NTFS format, i'm at a dead end. What can I do now?

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Sep 3, 2009

I use SL Bootcamp Assistance and installed Windows 7 RTM on my Mac mini, but after installation no Bootcamp in Windows.

My Mac Mini use an Apple mouse but a wireless PC keyboard.

My questions are:

1. Anyway to get the Bootcamp back so I can choose to boot in Mac OS X?

2. With the PC keyboard, how to "option-key" so I can select the boot device while power on?

BTW I purchased my Mac Mini in April 2009 and did a brand new install of SL. I noticed when used Bootcamp Assistance it said my machine cannot support x64, but I followed a post in this forum to "force run" BootCampx64 under /Bootcamp/Drivers/Apple of the SL DVD. Is it the reason why Bootcamp is
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Jul 4, 2012

I have a 13 inch Aluminum Late 2008 MacBook.  Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53).  Currently I have a 160 GB SATA disk as my hard drive a d 4 GB of memory.  (Is it time to upgrade or what?)  I recently bought a Western Digital 1 TB internal hard drive to replace my exisiting internal hard drive.  I spent a lot of time last night trying to first- connect this new hard drive to my computer so that I can then clone the existing hard drive and then hoping that I would get that done so I could install the new hard drive.  No such luck. 

My current hard drive is partitioned as follows: 

Name:  Macintosh HD
Format: Mac OS Extended (journaled)
Size: 132.5 GB 
Name:  BOOTCAMP
Format: Windows NT File System (NTFS)
Size: 26.69 GB 

When I was partitioning the new drive I did so as follows: 

Name: Macintosh HD
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Size: 973.51 GB 
Name:  BOOTCAMP

Format: MS-DOS (FAT) ---  This was the only option that I was given that I thought would work.  I did not have the option of "Windows NT File System (NTFS) to choose from.  Question # 1: is that going to be a problem?  I only run 1 program on Windows and that is the only reason I have BOOTCAMP on there at all.  However, I do HAVE to have that program.  Like I said it didn't give me the option to choose Windows so I didn't know where to go with this.  Any help with that would be awesome.

Size: 26.34 GB  (I just used the same size that was current, or close to it.) I connected the Western Digital 1 TB through an external device, partitioned it as stated above, and then used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the drives.  The first one went through fine.  (It took 2 hours and I went to bed before it finished.)  This morning I woke to see that it had gone through well.  I then started the process with the BOOTCAMP drives.  However, before I started it gave me errors stating that I wouldn't be able to run Windows off of the Cloned BOOTCAMP drive.  Question #2:  Is it because of the Format type I chose when partitioning?

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MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Dec 2, 2010

realised that my previous post was in the wrong section, (sorry!) so i decided to re-post it in the correct place.

Ok, so i setup bootcamp and installed windows xp. installed the bootcamp drivers, and things worked fine for a couple of days.... than the bootcamp appeared to get corrupted. fn keys cant work, xp cant detect mac partition (cant access any files in there, though the reverse works), no bootcamp icon in system try. someone mentioned to search for the KbdMgr.exe or bootcamp and start the program, but i cant find both items.

re-installation of bootcamp with the cd doesnt seem to work for me. either the system restarts before installation is completed, or xp crashes during the installation process. EDIT: now all i get is xp crashing before installation is complete

downloaded the bootcamp 2.1 but absolutely nothing happens when i click on the exe file!

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short of completely starting over from scratch and re-installing the entire windows, is there anything else i can try?

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Feb 11, 2009

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Feb 26, 2009

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Apr 27, 2009

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Sep 3, 2009

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Oct 21, 2009

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Aug 3, 2010

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Jun 28, 2012

I own an unused copy of Windows XP professional and i want to add a new partition on my Macbook Pro so i can install Windows XP on it and have OSX and Windows on one machine. But with the new version of Bootcamp that comes with OSX Lion, i cant install XP because its not supported. When i put the Windows XP Installation disc and click the 'Install" button on Bootcamp, it doesn't recognize the disc because Windows XP isn't supported on this version of Bootcamp. I am also unable to downgrade back to Snow Leopard. Is there anyway i can get Windows XP to work on my Lion based machine without downgrading my Mac OS or using a VM?

Info:
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Oct 30, 2009

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First, what is my best plan of attack here? Will Snow Leopard install just fine and ignore my current 25gb partition of Vista currently set up? (i.e. not effect it at all). I would assume so but I'm not totally sure.

Second, what is the best way to go about installing Windows 7? I am a university student and I will be getting the $30 upgrade version of Windows 7. I've heard that doing a clean install is the best way to go instead of going over vista, so I hear I need to make an iso out of the upgrade version and use that?

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Aug 28, 2010

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Aug 28, 2010

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Oct 16, 2010

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May 17, 2009

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Jun 30, 2009

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Oct 16, 2009

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Jan 14, 2010

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