I have to install Win 10 onto my mid 2011 MacBook Pro (El Capitan) using Boot Camp.
I have two SSD on my machine (one was switched with the SuperDrive) and they works greatly normally.
This morning I woken up and I wanted to install Win 10 onto one of my SSDs. I use yet VirtualBox and tried also Parallel Desktop. But today I want to use Boot Camp.
The situation is:
- my Mac doesn't support USB boot to install Win
- I have already installed the drivers (via Boot Camp) on a pen drive
- I have a beautiful DVD RW (that I burned at least 6 times only today)
- I can use the Superdrive externally
- I don't know how to burn correctly the Win10.iso
Step 5.: why?
Because Boot Camp doesn't recognize the Win10 DVD (message: "The installer disc could not be found"). I tried many DVD burning formats such as:
- HFS+ (okay, this option failed obviously, t's my fault: it's an Apple format)
- DVD UTF
- PC (Joliet)
- Joliet 103 characters (solo)
I tried also to burn the ISO via El Capitan's Disk Utility. Same error.
The destination disk is correctly formatted Ex FAT Master Boot Record.
I don't know to do.
I noticed that the error message The installer disc could not be found was referring to the USB Boot Camp Drivers.
So, it was not a DVD problem. I didn't plug the USB drive with the drivers. My fault. Now I plugged both Superdrive and the USB with the drivers.
Finally Boot Camp Assistant now is happy and left me to continue. After click Continue the Mac rebooted automatically, but... I seen a black screen with a intermittent underscore at top left of the screen (this is a little good sign: it was the Windows boot).
But the BIOS (?) seems to be locked, no messages, no alert, nothing... only this intermittent underscore. I waited 15 - 20 minutes and nothing changed. I tried to press Enter, Space without any result. So I have to reboot the machine.
From the Mac OS X partition I can see:
So I think the DVD results bootable.
What could be the problem now? :(