Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to Ricks email@example.com)
That error message never has or is resolved due to "out of date firmware" so blinid alley / dead end / misleading.
What do people do? incense, voodoo.
3 things that might help:
Repair the drive - DVD being last resort.
Reload the system back from your clone or TimeMachine or other method
Have bootable clone, try running BCA from there.
As I said, I have yet to see this due to firmware, one of those "who wrote this?" errors.
Falls in with "some files could not be moved" or lack of unfragmented disk space.
In the area of what BCA does, iPartition and Paragon CampTuneX (9.0 or later).
Under Lion 10.7.3 people have said that they were able to siimply use Disk utility and format a FAT partition, no BCA, and able to install Windows 7.
Two things BCA normally does is partition and download drivers.
Only need to DL those once as they are universal package.
And, to tell people, "Sorry, your system does not qualify"
(Windows 7 and/or 64-bit etc not supported)
If you can dig out of this rabbitt hole, my guess is PRAM and repair method.
Your working with 2006 model. My guess is Apple is looking for EFI version that came out later, maybe looking for UEFI. But UEFI didn't come out until November 2008 and didn't make it iinto MacBook / MacBook Pro until '08.
I assume Lion is not supported on that model either?
What would happen - knowing you have bootable backup etc - if you just shriink HFS and create 60GB FAT. Then just boot from Windows 7 DVD.
If it doesn't work, stretch HFS back to full size.
And sometimes the "shrink and expand" can be used to help move files and make it easier for BCA to create a partition where before it could not.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to The hatter)
I give up, just stuck it on her MacPro instead.
I like doing a bootcamp install and then taking it over with a VM. Works better than a straight VM in case we need access directly. MacBookPro1,1 is getting a bit long in the tooth, holes in the support are appearing with some regularity. Hard to fault Apple when the thing has been working perfectly for 6 years. How many other manufacturer's of laptops can say that?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to Ricks firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you can put an SSD in there, would give a lot of life to even 6 yr old!
My MacPro will be 6 come August and it has SSD and just threw in more memory and is better than ever as long as the 8800GT holds.
The way I have been getting Windows 64-bit on mine for years now is to start on a PC and then move it over to the Mac.
I think some people just had to repair permissions to get that error message to go away.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 10:01 PM (in response to The hatter)
Had a copy of Parallels sitting around. Worked pretty good, well at least was very easy. The MacPro1,1 didn't like Win 7 either, crash on startup of Windows over and over. Same problem everyone else had. Parallels avoided the whole mess. Lots of ways to skin this cat, I was glad to find one that didn't require more money.
Thanks for the help. Apple apparently is not all that into supporting Windows :^)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 2:50 AM (in response to Ricks email@example.com)
If you have any OS X arrays, you will get a BSOD from the AppleHFS.sys and AppleMNT.sys which handle mounting HFS volumes. Can also happen with some other HFS volumes.
Using MacDrive now supports mounting and avoiding those. Paragon works also but not with arrays.
Rename those two files in Windows \ system32 \ drivers
That is the primary cause of crash, though there could be others.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to The hatter)
No arrays on these machines, well, over the network, but those aren't a factor. Is what you are saying that it might have resolved the initial boot crash during install if I had used MacDrive or disconnected all the other hard drives it might well have gone around that problem? Interesting....
Deal is done now, running like a charm. May have to try a few other ways just to see what happens. If I wasn't always breaking it I would never learn anything :^)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to Allan Jones)
Allan Jones wrote:
Good to see you here again, Rick!
Great to see you. We're gonna be going your way tomorrow morning. Heading up to Deary for a band competition my kid is in. Gotta do some morning stops at Rosauers and Costco on the way.