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Hi Team,
I am new to this Mac world. I am in Big trouble so please some one help me to fix the following issue.

I am using Mac BookPro (10.5.2). Trying to install Vista Ultimate via bootcamp, I have partitioned the drive and when I try to start the installer for windows getting a message ""No Bootable device- insert disc and press any key"
I have enabled the startup to start with CD(windows) and still the same issue.
My internal DVD drive is gone bad. So I am using external DVD drive. Also I installed the VirtualBox and I can able to install Vista..but I don't want to use VB. I want to use Boot Camp. So please please please help me out from this issuueeeeeeee.......

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MaC

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Microsoft has long restricted Windows so that it cannot be booted from an external drive, which is why you are getting the error. You will need to replace your internal drive on the MBP to boot Windows. This is not a Mac, Boot Camp or OSX issue - this has been the case for Windows since the mid-1990s... Sorry to bring you the bad news.

And while you're at it, you should consider upgrading to Snow Leopard for $29, and once you get Windows installed, upgrading to the latest BootCamp version (3.2) I believe from within Windows.

Good luck!
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Have a look at this thread from 2008, i'm sure the same principals will be in play using rEFIt. (About half way down is a guide) but read the whole thing to understand your problem and why this solution works.

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/win...ernal-dvd.html

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Thank you Sammy & Buzzard!!
I have fixed my issue by replacing my internal CD/DVD drive and everything is working fine. Once again thanks a lot for your support.

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