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    I've just received my Macbook Pro (15" Core i7 2.66 GHz 500 GB hard drive @7200 rpms, etc) and i wanted to create a quad-boot with Mac OS X, Windows 7, Linux Mint and Ubuntu. I have already installed rEFIt. The first problem i ran into was creating a partition for the separate OS's. I tried creating a MS-DOS FAT partition, but it was not recognized as compatible in the Windows 7 setup. Nor was an exFAT partition. An option to create a NTFS partition is not available in Disk Utility. How can i create one?

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    You can create a blank partition then boot with the windows 7 cd. You will then recognize the blank partition with the windows 7 disc and format that way. Also in the windows 7 setup you can just delete that FAT partition you created and re-create it as NTFS. It is quite flexible.
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    Thanks. Actually, the blank partition didn't work for me, but i was able to create an MS-DOS FAT partition and format that. Thanks again though

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    No problem glad it worked
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