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    Axanar
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    Cannot get Macbook Pro to install windows
    Hi Guys,

    I just got my refurb'ed macbook pro this past week and have been trying to get boot camp to work. However, after I partition the disk, and it prompts me to insert a Windows XP install disc and "Start Installation". (A new retail windows XP home edition SP2), it restarts and then I get a black screen with:

    "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

    Is there any way around this to get it installed? I was hoping to switch over to mac, but I wanted to be able to run my few windows programs as well ...

    Even in Finder, it acts like it cannot read the disc very well, but it is a fresh out of the box factory disc.

    Thank you for any advice

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    Axanar
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    Well, got it to work. It was kind of odd, but I tried making a copy of the XP disk. Using the copy it worked fine. Very weird

    One other question: After you create the partition, is there any way to increase the size of the partition if you need more space?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axanar View Post
    Well, got it to work. It was kind of odd, but I tried making a copy of the XP disk. Using the copy it worked fine. Very weird

    One other question: After you create the partition, is there any way to increase the size of the partition if you need more space?

    Thanks!
    No it's a one shot deal on that. So you have to redo the whole butter-basted thing if you want it to be a different size!!!
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