Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to z92)
I am trying to install Windows (8, specifically, but that has nothing to do with my problem) on my MacBook Pro 15-inch, mid 2009 (3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 duo, 4 GB 1067 Mhz memory) running OS X 10.8.2.
I have a Windows 8 ISO and a 8 GB USB drive, so it is my understanding that I should be able to create a Windows install disk on the USB drive using boot camp. This looks incredibly easy based on every tutorial I have found online, and if I got the screenshot they all show me, I'm sure I would have no trouble:
However this is not the screenshot I get. Originally I was trying to do this last night on OS X 10.7, and I thought the issue might be with my version of bootcamp, but I have now purchased and upgraded to 10.8 and have the same issue with boot camp 5.0, that is my Boot Camp initialization looks like this:
As you can see, I am missing the key option of creating a Windows install disk.
I've exhausted my google-ing capabilities trying to find out why my Boot Camp does not give me this option, or trying to find a work-around, but it seems to create a Windows install disk from an ISO on a USB without Boot Camp can't be done on a Mac.
Can anyone please help me resolve this issue?
You are nearly right, it can't be done on a Mac that has an optical drive, and yours does. Burn the ISO to a DVD.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to Csound1)
I was worried it might be something silly like that. I guess I'll go buy some DVDs, thanks!
Unless there is a work around to trick boot camp into thinking you don't have an optical drive?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to z92)
I can be done with or without an optical drive. See the following https://discussions.apple.com/message/20323891#20323891 it discusses exactly your problem re the missing option.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 5:56 PM (in response to gdmk)
Thanks, it worked! "We know your machine is totally capable of creating a mountable USB, but since you have an optical SuperDrive, we think it would be better if you went out and spent $20 on DVD-Rs"
FYI for anyone else looking these are the specific instructions from the article gdmk linked in:
"Again the internet has a lot of advice on this topic. It would seem that some MBP models with a SuperDrive do have this option and others do not. Evidently all models without a SuperDrive do have the option. It can be enabled by adding two entries to the info.plist file inside the Contents folder of Boot Camp Assistant . There are two keys in info.plist that need to be modified DARequiredROMVersions and USBBootSupportedModels. The information for both keys can be obtained from System Information, you need the Boot ROM Version exactly as it is displayed and your Model Identifier without the comma as in the following example MBP52. According to some information I read, those key values should be added to the top of the array list although I can’t imagine why. I used Xcode to add the values and Xcode adds them to the top of the list anyway. Once those values are added to those two keys Boot Camp Assistant will add the option to create the USB installer from the Windows 7 ISO image. After creating the installer, the Windows 7 install will then proceed as normal."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to z92)
For some reason although I have enabled this and been through the process of loading up the install and update files using bootcamp it still doesn't work. It seems the USB isn't recognised as a bootable device.
I am running mac osx 10.7.4.
Does anyone know why this could be happening..?