Thank you for your tutorial for modifying bootcamp for Early 2008 MacBook Pro... Bootcamp - No ISO Option

On my side, modifying Bootcamp to add the new option have worked perfectly, but i always got an error when Bootcamp write the Iso to USB... I tried with 2 different USB sticks... If someone have an idea, that would be great...


So I tried the VirtualBox method, but I have a problem when I arrive to: step 12:

When I enter in terminal: sudo fdisk -e $DISK0 <<<"$INPUT" I get: Error the resource is busy...

May be it is because at step 7, I am not sure of the correct syntax : they ask to modify PARTID="$DISK0"s"$PARTITION" I entered: PARTID="$disk0s4"s"$PARTITION"

Is it correct? Any ideas please?

Edit 2

With El Capitan, I have been able to write an iso on my 320 Go USB HDD (without power cable) or an 8 Go Sony USB stick.
But the problem is when Boot Camp Assistant restarts to install Windows, the "WININSTALL" disk is not discovered and I get a black screen with "insert an Windows disk and press any key".

I don't understand why at reboots my Windows installation disk/stick is not used by Boot Camp.

I can try with a Firewire HDD to see if it work better, but if I can use the USB I would prefer it. The only FW HDD I have is my backup HDD.

  • What is the model/year of your Mac? Not all Macs can install Windows using a USB stick. – David Anderson Dec 25 '15 at 21:38
  • It is an macbook pro mid 2010 (sorry i made an error when i was writing my question)... Model : MacBookPro6,2 Bootrom : MBP61.0057.B11 – Cedric Dec 26 '15 at 0:22
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    You can not use a flash drive to install Windows on your model Mac. Is there a reason you did not use your optical drive? – David Anderson Dec 26 '15 at 10:48
  • Yes, since an Apple Update or OSX release, (i don't remember which one) i cannot burn DVD DL... it always give me an error. And any iso or .dmg cannot be burned on DVD DL... – Cedric Dec 26 '15 at 16:21
  • What version of Windows are you trying to install? What version of OS X are you currently running? It is possible to install Windows without the use of a DVD or USB stick. – David Anderson Dec 26 '15 at 16:32

I will forward you to this answer. To install Windows you will have to first install a free copy of VirtualBox. This software takes very little drive space and is required to boot from the Windows iso file. If you have any questions let me know.

  • OK thankyou, in fact i understand what you mean, i tried with Wine and Bottlewine, but i blocked at the "accessing the USB" problem... With Wine and Winebottler i haven't succeffully allowed it to use the USB Stick, or DVD (i didn't tried DVD)... ISO2USB cannot reach USB stickj, Rufus is the same... In fact i can select an ISO but cannot select an destination Disk, the menu is blank... May be with VirtualBox it would be better... Thankyou :) – Cedric Dec 26 '15 at 21:08

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