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Hi. I am a recent convert to the world of the Mac, have a new iMac 24". I have just been trying to install Boot Camp and am having a few problems.

I managed to partition the disk (opted for 32GB) and i know have a Bootcamp icon on my desktop, saying 31.88GB available, so that seems to have worked ok. The problem is when i try to install windows and I get to the part to select the correct partition for windows. The install instructions say to select "C: Partition 3 <BOOTCAMP> [FAT32], however, when i get to that part, i only have one option, which is Cartition1 (unknown) 131072MB (131071MB free).

So, is the XP set-up disk not recognising the new partition, or did I do something wrong?

Please help, I badly need to get XP installed.

Many thanks in advance
Rob
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Oops, that smiley was obviously supposed to be C: partition1...thanks
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you need to format the bootcamp partition with the OS you are installing


Then it should be ok
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How do i do that?
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You shouldn't need to format the partition prior to windows installation. The XP installation will do that.

If i were you i'd use the bootcamp assistent to delete the partition and then start from scratch http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Boo...tall-Setup.pdf
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How do i do that?
the way you would if you were installing xp to a PC


BTW the best thing to do is to RT(blank)M



thats the way i find out things its all there just read the manuals its all there i know its a pain but that way you remember it
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