04-20-2008, 06:25 PM #1
BootCamp partition format question
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- Oct 10, 2007
- MacBook 1.83Ghz Core 2 Duo, 1GB ram, 160GB HD. iMac 20" 2Ghz Core 2 Duo Aluminum, 2GB ram, 250GB HD
I've been installing Boot Camp for as long as I have had a Mac but I am not sure if I am doing something right.
When I go into the Windows XP install screen it asks me which partition I want to format and I select C: Partition 3 (BOOTCAMP) (FAT32) and I format it to the NTFS file system.
Am I doing this right or should I have just left the partition to (BOOTCAMP FAT32)?
04-20-2008, 06:32 PM #2
FAT 32 limits your partition to 32gigs.
You're best off with NTFS.
04-21-2008, 01:43 PM #3
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- Apr 14, 2008
- Mini Mac 2.0ghz w/ Superdrive. 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive w/ Leopard OS
Security wise NTFS is the better option, but it won't be as accessible to your Mac OS as FAT32 is. With that in mind I installed FAT32 when I set mine up.
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