Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 4:34 AM (in response to atimoshenko)
You could have just used the Windows 8 Setup program to download and do clean install, no need to boot off DVD, assuming you had and still have a functional Windfows to boot into.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 11:07 PM (in response to The hatter)
Thanks @The hatter, but no luck – I wiped by CP before restarting the Boot Camp setup process.
Some googling did allow me to re-find the solution I remembered (for Windows 7 64-bit, but it's now just as necessary for Windows 8 RP 32-bit). It's quite simple (modifying the ISO a little bit), but it does require access to a Windows machine beforehand.
The instructions are here: http://www.fluxbox.co.uk/2009/08/26/windows-7-64-bit-onto-your-mac-select-cd-rom -boot-type/
And the OSCDIMG.EXE (possibly updated for Windows 8 RP) file referenced in the instructions can be downloaded directly from Microsoft here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29929
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2012 3:52 AM (in response to atimoshenko)
My guess was that Windows 8 is requiring UEFI even for 32-bit versions whereas before it was 64-bit.
If you didn't have OS X you could use MBR but the rule is, If you have GPT (which OS X uses and requires) then you must have and use UEFI. And UEFI support was added to Vista SP1 64-bit.
Some people load Windows in a VM and make changes to the ISO and DVD from there.
And it is us with older pre-2008 and some 2008-9 Macs that have 64-bit processor but did not get the newer UEFI ROM.
So your fix will be useful for those and needs to be sticky and a bookmark reference.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to atimoshenko)
I tried installing Windows 7 through BootCamp, but keep getting the dsame error message. I can't get the DVD disc out. Nothing on the keyboard will work. How can i get the disc out so I can try to install the 32 bit version?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to jpapin)
I found the answer. I searched before I asked. Sorry about the question.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to jpapin)
please help me! i have the same problem what was your answer!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to wtb3)
wtb3, are you able to get to the OS selection menu by holding down Option right after the boot chime? If so, you should be able to eject the disk from there (or, at least, boot back into OSX). In my experience with Boot Camp I've never not had that work, so if it does not for you, I hope someone else here can help.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to atimoshenko)
Thanks for the help, this is the same problem I have come across while trying to install the 64 bit release preview. I hope it's ok to bump this thread.
The instructions within that link (in atimoshenko's second post) says to:
"Move the ISO into the c:\windows7iso and unzip the contents (into the same directory) with MagicISO"
I was wondering if there was any way around this? First I don't know how to unzip with MagicISO, and second, it looks like you have to buy the full version to use a file bigger than 300 MB. I tried extracting it using winzip but the ISO file in the dvd folder isn't recognized as a bootable device.
Thanks to anyone who can help!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2012 1:45 AM (in response to scottoh)
I should have read the instructions more creafully before linking to them – the recommendation to use MagicISO is silly. Use WinRAR if you are already on a Windows machine ( http://www.rarlab.com ) or TheUnarchiver ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-unarchiver/id425424353 ) in OSX and just transfer the decompressed ISO via thumbdrive. Certainly don't buy anything. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to atimoshenko)
When I use The Unarchiver, it simply generates a README.TXT with the following content:
This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system
that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification.
Any idea what I can do? I'm using a mid-2007 iMac with Mountain Lion.