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    Boot Camp not recognized

    CWasko Lurker

      I've got a Mac Mini with three partitions.  Two Mac partitions and one windows partition.  Fusion does not recognize that there is a windows partition.  Apple's Startup Disk control panel sees it just fine, and I can boot to it no problems.  Also, Parallels sees the windows partition and can utilize it as well.

       

      What do I need to do to get Fusion to recognize it?

        • 1. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
          bgertzfield Master

          Hi CWasko,

           

          Can you open a Terminal (from the /Applications/Utilities folder) and run:

           

          sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0

           

          then type your password, and copy-and-paste the output here?

           

          Thanks!

          • 2. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
            aliasme Enthusiast

            Edit: sorry, my config is separate disks not partitions, but hopefully this will help.

             

            I have 4 physical disks in my machine.  Boot camp is installed on one of them.  It boots fine.  Parallels can also boot from it.

             

            server01:~ me$ sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0

            Disk: /dev/rdisk0       geometry: 9039/255/63 \[145226112 sectors]

            Signature: 0xAA55

                     Starting       Ending

            #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec \[     start -       size]

            \----


            1: EE    0   0   2 -   25 127  14 \[         1 -     409639]  on /.vol

            /dev/disk2s2 on /Volumes/Biggie (local, journaled)

            /dev/disk3s2 on /Volumes/Shared (local)

            automount -nsl \[217] on /Network (automounted)

            automount -fstab \[243] on /automount/Servers (automounted)

            automount -static \[243] on /automount/static (automounted)

            /dev/disk0s2 on /Volumes/Parallels (local, read-only)

             

            Parallels is the name of the BootCamp disk.  I hope soon to rename VMWare.

             

            Notes: The disk0s2 is sometimes changed by OS X when booting.  Every 3-4th time I boot I have to edit the Parallels config file to address the new location at disk1s2 or something similar.  Parallels unmounts this disk when launching from the partition.

            • 3. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
              bgertzfield Master

              Hi jamesca,

               

              Just curious, but how do you have four physical disks in a Mac mini?  Is this an external USB or FireWire drive?  (I was under the impression that Boot Camp didn't allow users to install on an external drive.)

              • 4. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                aliasme Enthusiast

                Gosh, my apologies I didn't catch that in his original post either.

                 

                This is a Mac Pro.  Boot Camp is installed on one of the SATA disks.

                 

                Sorry for the confusion.

                • 5. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                  bgertzfield Master

                  OK.  Looks like you have Boot Camp on your first disk, and Mac OS on your second disk.  I don't think we tested this scenario, but I'll file a bug internally to see if we can reproduce it.

                  • 6. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                    aliasme Enthusiast

                    Oh, very interesting.  Mac OS X can address the disks correctly if moved around in the bays 1-4.  From what you just said, it sounds like Fusion might recognize the disks if I switch their physical order to Mac first, Boot Camp second.  While this might be something you should address anyway, I'll move them around in my machine today to see if I can at least get this working.

                     

                    Thanks for the insight.

                     

                    Update: Switching the physical disk order in the bays doesn't work.  The disk IDs in OS X don't change.  The system and Boot Camp still work fine.

                    • 7. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                      bgertzfield Master

                      Hi jamesca,

                       

                      I've read through the code that detects if a Boot Camp partition is present.  It looks like we currently only detect Boot Camp partitions on a disk that also has a Mac (HFS+) partition before the Boot Camp partition.

                       

                      We'll reproduce and fix this internally.  Thanks for the report!

                      • 8. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                        KarlKFI Lurker

                        I am also on a Mac Pro and have Boot Camp installed on my primary drive and two Windows formatted drives (NTSF, formatted by the Vista installer) in the 2nd and 3rd HD slots.  My third drive has Windows Vista Enterprise installed and Boot Camp works fine. I have the drives read/write accessible on the Mac side using MacFuse and a ntfs-3g login script ( http://shadowofged.blogspot.com/2007/03/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x.html ) but I dont' think that should affect their being detected.

                         

                        As with the previous posters VMWare Fusion doesn't detect the Windows drive.  So I figured you might be able to use my drive fdisks as follows.  As you can see, fdisk doesn't recognize that my Vista disk has anything other than the first partition, which I assume is the Boot Camp partition, since it's on the rdisk0 as well, my Mac OS 10.4.9 boot disk. I'm a little confused as to why it thinks rdisk1 is HPFS tho.

                         

                        Quad-Turbo:/ me$ sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk0

                        Disk: /dev/rdisk0       geometry: 19457/255/63 \[312581808 sectors]

                        Signature: 0xAA55

                                 Starting       Ending

                        #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec \[     start -       size]

                        \----


                        1: EE 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 \[         1 -     409639]

                        2: 07 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 \[    409640 -  312172128] HPFS/QNX/AUX

                        3: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused     

                        4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused     

                         

                        Quad-Turbo:/ me$ sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk1

                        Disk: /dev/rdisk1       geometry: 24321/255/63 \[390721968 sectors]

                        Signature: 0xAA55

                                 Starting       Ending

                        #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec \[     start -       size]

                        \----


                        *1: 07    0  32  33 - 1023 254  63 \[      2048 -  390717440] HPFS/QNX/AUX

                        2: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused     

                        3: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused     

                        4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused     

                         

                        Quad-Turbo:/ me$ sudo fdisk /dev/rdisk2

                        Disk: /dev/rdisk2       geometry: 30401/255/63 \[488397168 sectors]

                        Signature: 0xAA55

                                 Starting       Ending

                        #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec \[     start -       size]

                        \----


                        1: EE 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 \[         1 -  488397160]

                        2: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused     

                        3: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused     

                        4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused   

                         

                        Hope that helps.

                         

                        Message was edited by:

                                KarlKFI

                        • 9. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                          bgarner Hot Shot

                          Excellent! I also have a mac pro with a dedicated windows disk.

                          Currently fusion does not see it at all.

                           

                          Blake-

                          • 10. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                            bgertzfield Master

                            Thanks for your reports, folks!

                             

                            We'll definitely make the Boot Camp partition detection algorithm a little more flexible for the next release. 

                             

                            Right now, it's very conservative (only detects if there's a Mac and a Boot Camp partition on the same drive), since that's the only configuration we encountered in testing.

                            • 11. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                              aliasme Enthusiast

                              I know you can't comment on upcoming release dates, but lets say I need to use the Boot Camp disk on a daily basis every day this month.  Would it be a waste of my time to reinstall a Boot Camp partition under my Mac partition considering I need this daily from now until your next release date?  Hopefully this is both vague enough and clear enough for you to answer.

                              • 12. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                                latke Novice

                                I also have this problem with bootcamp not being recognized, I have a single hard disk in a macbook (core2) with 4 partitions (the 4th being windows XP, NTFS formatted).

                                 

                                Running fusion beta 3, build 43733

                                 

                                \# fdisk  /dev/rdisk0

                                Disk: /dev/rdisk0       geometry: 14593/255/63 \[234441648 sectors]

                                Signature: 0xAA55

                                         Starting       Ending

                                #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec \[     start -       size]

                                \----


                                1: EE    0   0   2 -   25 127  14 \[         1 -     409639]

                                2: AF   25 127  15 - 1023 159  14 \[    409640 -  132120576] HFS+       

                                3: AF 1023 240  16 - 1023 116  48 \[ 132792360 -   41680896] HFS+       

                                *4: 07 1023 197  50 - 1023  80  23 \[ 174735400 -   59706208] HPFS/QNX/AUX

                                 

                                The fourth partition is actually      Partition Type :      Microsoft Basic Data

                                Partition table is hybrid GPT/MBR

                                • 13. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                                  roundguy Lurker

                                  Boot Camp is also not recognized on my system.

                                   

                                   

                                  Disk: /dev/rdisk0       geometry: 12161/255/63 \[195371568 sectors]

                                  Signature: 0xAA55

                                           Starting       Ending

                                  #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec \[     start -       size]

                                  \----


                                  1: AF    0   1   1 - 1023 254  63 \[        63 -   41929587] HFS+       

                                  2: AF 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 \[  41943132 -  111485488] HFS+       

                                  *3: 07 1023 254  63 - 1023 254  63 \[ 153428625 -   41942943] HPFS/QNX/AUX

                                  4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 \[         0 -          0] unused

                                  • 14. Re: Boot Camp not recognized
                                    bgertzfield Master

                                    I know you can't comment on upcoming release dates,

                                    but lets say I need to use the Boot Camp disk on a

                                    daily basis every day this month.  Would it be a

                                    waste of my time to reinstall a Boot Camp partition

                                    under my Mac partition considering I need this daily

                                    from now until your next release date?

                                     

                                    That would not be a waste of your time.

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