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When I used the Bootcamp Assistant to create a bootable USB from my Windows 8 ISO my PC just hung on a flashing cursor in text mode while the activity light on my USB key blinked. I believe the Apple Bootcamp installer prepares the USB key for EFI boot only (because that's what Mac's need) and does not properly prepare MBR boot code. My motherboard ...


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Apple iMac and MacBook Pro models did not have UEFI firmware and the ability to boot Windows installers from USB flash drives until the 2012 model year. Your firmware does not have the ability to boot from a USB flash drive Windows installer. You should install Windows using your DVD drive. If you no longer have a DVD drive, you may still be able to install ...


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You do not need to use BootCamp for Windows 8 at all. Macs come with GPT-partitioned disks by default and Windows 8 in EFI mode now supports GPT disks; just create a partition with Disk Utility, boot Windows 8 in EFI mode and it will be able to format that partition, install on it and boot from it. The whole point of BootCamp is to fake MBR-partitioning ...


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Eventually, I fixed it by following a guide I found online (cannot find it anymore). I took a live cd with [TestDisk](http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk), and ran that. It found the deleted partition, and I recreated it withgdisk`. That worked like a charm ;)


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I tried to use virtualbox by enabling it permissions access to my whole drive. This also did not work. The only available solution, after extensively scanning the web, is to install with the native dvd drive. However, I am surprised that the community has not defined a better solution. One where one can dual boot windows/ or, bootcamp windows in a macbook ...


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Your data in Mac drive may be encrypted by FileVault, so other OS suppose not to see this encrypted drive. Go to System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> FileVault -> Turn off. It works based on my experience.


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Personally, I would avoid using BootCamp altogether. I would look at VirtualBox as a free solution to run Ubuntu on your Mac. If it does not provide everything you require, you might try a demo of VMWare Fusion for OS X. It will support things like KVM Hypervisor in a VM, which VBox will not. If you insist on a native Ubuntu running on bare metal, just ...


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The answer could be that Windows 8.1 simply not ready to manage that kind of resolution. Yet.


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Your layout sounds reasonable. I can't answer this fully for you, but what I'd suggest is setting up both a Boot Camp and VM (or the Boot Camp as a VM disk), trying both ways out for a while, and see what works best for you. Some of this is personal taste and you may just have to find out for yourself. I have a similar setup: Retina MacBook Pro; Mac for ...


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I found my answer here. The culprit is Windows Fast Startup, that actually hibernates the file structure when turning off, and restores it when re-booting in. Thus any changes happened between these two steps can't be really percieved by Windows. From what I read, it could even bring to data loss (if only it had write permissions towards my HFS+). So, ...


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My experience with Windows 8.1 and Yosemite is the HFS+ drivers installed in Windows do not work very well. In defense of Apple, I have a 2007 iMac and Windows 8.1 is not approved for my model. I assume you are not using Core Storage. If so, you could try the free drivers from Paragon. See link HFS+ for Windows® 8/8.1 Free Edition Note: You can test for ...


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How to install Windows without using the BootCamp Assistant. Download and copy the Boot Camp Support Software to a flash drive. You will need this later. You need to create a "MS-DOS (FAT)" formatted partition. One way would be during a clean install. Use the Disk Utility to create a two partitions. The first would be "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" for ...


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OS X Yosemite automatically converts hard drives to Core Storage volumes, whose sizes can't be changed. You need to undo the Core Storage conversion. Here are instructions for making that happen. (source - this method worked for me). This method should be non-destructive, but as always, take a backup first! Boot into Recovery HD. If for any reason you ...


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The only correct way is indeed to use Bootcamp Assistant to free up the Windows partition space...


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I installed the Windows 10 Preview. I then booted up into OS X. I turned off FileVault, and removed my Windows partition via Boot Camp Assistant. Finally, check disk utility and you'll see the free space went to your Mac partition.


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To rename the Recovery Partition, falsely named "EFI Boot", I first mounted the Recovery HD, by showing all partitions in Disk Utility. To show all partitions: 1.) quit Disk Utility 2.) In Terminal write or paste: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUShowEveryPartition 1 and hit 'enter'. Launch Disk Utility and mount the hidden, but now showing "Recovery ...


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The reason is that with the latest version of OS X, the internal drive is converted to a Core Storage volume, rather than the simple HFS+ volume you presumably had on your old computer. Apple still hasn't rolled out support for this in many areas, Windows included. You won't be able to access your files directly anymore from within Windows until Apple gets ...


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After reading through several stackexchange answers, I found steps that worked on this site. He walks you through how to format the USB stick so that Windows will recognize it, and how to use Unetbootin to copy the ISO image. I'll reproduce the steps here for convenience: Format the disk in Disk Utility, with the correct MBR Open Disk Utilty Select the ...


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another possibility is that your firevault is encrypting or the encryption is on. you need to turn off firevault off, then run the bootcamp.


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Add the following line to the /etc/fstab file. LABEL=BOOTCAMP none ntfs rw,noauto 0 0 If the label is something other then "BOOTCAMP" set it to what it is. To edit the fstab file, in a Terminal: sudo nano /etc/fstab To save the changes press control-O and to exit press control-X


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A more advanced method. Some shell experience is required: Install VirtualBox, including command-line utilities Run Boot Camp Assistant to create the partition for Windows, but once the partitioning process is completed, quit Boot Camp Assistant and proceed to step 3 Run diskutil unmount BOOTCAMP in the terminal Run diskutil list From here you should see ...


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You'll need a third party utility that can repartition a live drive. The Apple software will not make additional partitions beyond the Bootcamp one. Or, the hard-but-effective way is to back everything up, wipe and repartition, then copy back. Winclone is a good program for backing up Boot Camp partitions. Personally, this issue was worth it to me to buy ...


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Winclone is the OS X software to backup and restore the Windows OS on a BootCamp partition. http://twocanoes.com/winclone/ It lets you escape Apple's restriction to only have two OS partitions on a drive. You still might have to delete bootcamp, but you can then restore it in working form after you've re-done the boot drive partitioning to your liking. ...


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While VirtualBox is capable of Raw Disk Access it is not designed to use the Windows Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine. In other words it does not handle the Windows Product Activation between running it physically and virtually. VMware Fusion, a paid product, is capable of seamlessly handing using the Windows Boot Camp partition as a virtual ...


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The answer is No. Sorry. I have done this already. Here is the problem. VirtualBox and your Apple use different hardware. If you try to switch between the hardware you are going to drive windows insane. If you first install Windows using VirtualBox's virtual hardware and a physical disk partition, then switch to Apple's physical hardware with the same ...


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Go into safe mode, change if so you don't have to "log" into Windows with a password or otherwise when Windows starts, the issue is that the brightness F2 key doesn't work until your logged in and Apple drivers load. If Windows starts, then F2 will work to brighten up screen.


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you can try to connect you HDD to another mac. you can create full copy of this disk via dd vith noerror parameter If you use windows you cat use Ext2Read for access to linux partition.


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Download BootChamp. You get a shortcut that reboots into Windows, but it doesn't change the default OS. Seems to work really well.


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I am writing this so anyone else in my situation can learn from the experience in case they google it. I am not knowledgeable and have no clue about Os X, I was unable to resolve my situation in a timely manner and what I ended up doing is reinstalling both OSX and Win, it took less than 24 hrs. Don't do it if you know what you are doing but I had no other ...


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I've seen exactly the same problem, and solved it with iDefrag, the partitioning tool needs contiguous space, not just space. The only other option is to wipe the drive. There are other defrag tools but they're not as good. I think iDefrag is the best available option (assuming you're using a standard HDD, don't defrag solid state drives)


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In this specific instance, there was no way for me to solve this issue without going through the process all over again from the beginning. I went back into OS X and removed the Windows partition from my system. I reinstalled the Bootcamp partition and the ISO file onto the USB following these instructions: ...


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I had the same issue, this fixed it for me: sudo fdisk -e /dev/disk0 flag 4 write exit Apparently it wasn't flagged as active: http://www.reddit.com/r/mac/comments/2eo7dq/win7_bootcamp_hd_not_showing_up_as_startup_disk/


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Presumably you deleted the recovery partition, which is about that size. Boot into Internet Recovery, start the terminal and type diskutil list. If the OS X partition is still there, you should see it as formatted with CoreStorage (OS X doesn't require the recovery partition for a normal HFS+ formatted partition). If it exists, then the solution is to do a ...


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It will depend entirely on the software. Some programs run from anywhere, some must be on the boot volume. Also note that you will probably get better answers on a Windows forum. You are running Windows on Mac hardware, which basically makes it a windows machine.


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I can see two problems. The MBR partition table on disk 1 has the wrong values. disk1s1 does not belong and should be removed. I will show how to fix the first problem. Open the Script Editor application and open a new empty window. The preferences show I am using "Script Editor (2.7)" and "AppleScript (2.4)" as defaults. Paste the following code in ...


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Tuxera is an app that makes NTFS filesystems fully readable & writable. There is a 15-Day trial for it. So you can download Windows Support, and just put it into for example your C:\Users\User\Desktop instead of putting it on a USB. If you cannot find the BOOTCAMP partition on your Desktop. Press Command+Alt+G and type /Volumes/ and there search for ...


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According to Apple, you must use BootCamp to initialize a Windows partition or it won't work. I suggest you do the following. Get WinClone if you don't already have it. The best way to back up your BootCamp partition. http://twocanoes.com/winclone/ Use WinClone to back up your BootCamp partition. Initialize your new hard disk to Mac OS X. Use BootCamp ...


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Since the Thunderbolt drives can run 10 up to 20 Gbps that is much faster than the internal drive in many cases. I do not see a problem, but can not speak for the boot camp it self. Here are some numbers: SSDs itself will have the same speed of reading and writing no matter the cable. The TYPE of cable/connection decides if it can sustain that speed, and ...


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Two products I'd try: DiskWarrior Data Rescue I'd start with Data Rescue since it doesn't touch the drive and specializes in recovering files. If you already have a backup and don't mind trying to recreate a new directory listing, Disk Warrior would be your first stop. Both have excellent phone and web support, have been around for years and years and ...


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Use Disk utilities to setup the 2nd partition then run Bootup tool rEFIt (used it before to access Ubuntu, Windows and OS X installed as well on my macbook pro). Run Windows setup when you bootup on the created partition. Download a previous set of drivers (latest ones I guess) and don't forget to back your drive. You can get previous drivers to install ...



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