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Boot Camp goes screwy, millions flee in panic!
Amiga4eva 
20/8/08 8:35:22 AM
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Ok, so millions didn't flee, but I sure as hell did.

I have an Intel Core2 DUO Macbook with 1GB ram and the ATI X300 GPU.

I thought hey, what the hell - I'll install Boot Camp and dual boot to Vista.

On the Mac side everything went fine, partitioned off some space, installed, rebooted and installed Vista off the DVD. I booted into Vista and ran the Boot Camp driver install (the bundle of drivers for the chipset etc), but the damn thing wont install the ATI drivers and won't start several of the services (HAL driver et al) it's meant to during the Vista portion of the Boot Camp driver install, and leaves me with a Macbook in Vista without any Ethernet or Graphics drivers.

I tried installing the drivers manually off the OSX Install Disc 2, but (for instance) the ATI drivers say that the install failed to initialise... so no joy.

Also, there is no dual boot as such, the machine now only boots to Vista, I am given no chance to choose OSX.

Any tips? Ideas? Thoughts? Sould I just source the individual drivers off the net for the GPU and Ethernet? That still leaves me with the question of why I get no boot options...

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slimdog360 
20/8/08 8:55:23 AM
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hmmm... maybe Im wrong but the first thing that jumps out at me is that you're trying to install ati drivers on something which doesn't have any ati hardware. Macbooks have an integrated graphics chip made by Intel.

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Amiga4eva 
20/8/08 9:01:56 AM
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Ohhh....ya know you could be right, maybe I'm confusing my iMac with my Macbook... let me wander off and check the specs (I could have sworn it was an ATI chip, but as I don't use the macbook for gaming, I never took much notice)

That still doesn't solve the problem of no boot option when the machine is powering up, or why the Ethernet drivers also seem to fail.

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Amiga4eva 
20/8/08 9:20:59 AM
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Well, I tried the Intel graphics drivers for Vista off the Boot Camp disc as well - no joy "The computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"

Gah. GAH!

Ok, I have a T7300 Core2 Duo, which puts my model squarely amongst those with the Intel GMA X3100 GPU so I'll try drivers straight off the net for that.

Still leaves me without the dual boot though. O.o


Edited by Amiga4eva: 20/8/2008 9:31:59 AM

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plebsmacker 
20/8/08 10:27:28 AM
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Did you make the driver disc before installing Vista ?

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Amiga4eva 
20/8/08 10:31:26 AM
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Quote by plebsmacker
Did you make the driver disc before installing Vista ?



The instructions on Boot Camp (when performing the partioning etc in OSX) say after the partitioning, reboot and install Vista. Once Vista is installed, re-insert the Mac OSX install disc to perform driver installation for Windows.

Now I have 2 OSX install discs, and disc 1 can't be read at all by Vista (Assuming that's where OSX itself lives) and the 2nd disc can, and has drivers folders on it. When I insert it, it takes me to Boot Camp setup, and I continue through that at which point it attempts to install the suite of drivers required by Windows....

I've managed to install the Intel chipset drivers off the Intel download center OK, so my display settings are A-OK now, and sound worked after the above Boot Camp driver suite install... but yeah, still no dual boot coming up, the lappie just goes straight to Vista O.o

And ethernet is still unrecognised. Wireless seems to be working fine.

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wilsontc 
20/8/08 12:45:27 PM
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I think holding either option or command when you turn your MacBook on will give you the option. Then when you get back into Leopard you can choose the default, or to give you a menu.

I have not done this (why would I run Windows when I have a Mac!?!), so I'm going on what I've heard.

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Linux_Inside V2 
20/8/08 12:56:37 PM
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Sounds a bit messy

And yeah, the bootcamp that comes with Leopard stores the drivers on the disc itself.

Have you got the correct disc for your MBP Amiga?

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Quazar 
20/8/08 1:22:32 PM
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Quote by wilsontc
I think holding either option or command when you turn your MacBook on will give you the option. Then when you get back into Leopard you can choose the default, or to give you a menu.

I have not done this (why would I run Windows when I have a Mac!?!), so I'm going on what I've heard.



Hold the option key down after turning macbook on, you'll be presented with the EFI boot menu, select your Macintosh HD, should boot into OS X.

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Vanne 
20/8/08 2:37:44 PM
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hmm, could ave sworn all macbooks had those crappy Intel graphic GMA crap...

youve got an ATI chip in yours? WTH? sure its not a mackbook pro?

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Linux_Inside V2 
20/8/08 4:17:42 PM
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Quote by Vanne
hmm, could ave sworn all macbooks had those crappy Intel graphic GMA crap...

youve got an ATI chip in yours? WTH? sure its not a mackbook pro?




Macbook air has the ATI X3100 :P

Installing Bootcamp on an Air sounds like a barrel of fun :/

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Jeruselem 
20/8/08 5:33:13 PM
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Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by Vanne
hmm, could ave sworn all macbooks had those crappy Intel graphic GMA crap...

youve got an ATI chip in yours? WTH? sure its not a mackbook pro?






Macbook air has the ATI X3100 :P

Installing Bootcamp on an Air sounds like a barrel of fun :/



You mean Intel GMA X3100 or ATI X1300?
I assume Intel GMA X3100.


Edited by Jeruselem: 20/8/2008 05:37:56 PM

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siegfried 
20/8/08 6:03:59 PM
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MacBook Air has an Intel X3100

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Linux_Inside V2 
20/8/08 7:41:24 PM
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Quote by Jeruselem
Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by Vanne
hmm, could ave sworn all macbooks had those crappy Intel graphic GMA crap...

youve got an ATI chip in yours? WTH? sure its not a mackbook pro?






Macbook air has the ATI X3100 :P

Installing Bootcamp on an Air sounds like a barrel of fun :/



You mean Intel GMA X3100 or ATI X1300?
I assume Intel GMA X3100.


Edited by Jeruselem: 20/8/2008 05:37:56 PM



Sorry it'd be an intel X3100

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