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Can't install Windows 8 - Partition problems

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Feb 4, 2013 12:17 PM

Hi all,


Ive recently installed a SSD (Samsung 830) into my iMac 2011. It already had a 1 TB HDD in it but I want to install Mountain Lion and Windows 8 on the SSD.

Installing Mountain Lion was a piece of cake but now im getting problems installing the bootcamp partition with Windows 8. See belowbootcamp.jpg


diskutil list:

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk0

   1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1

   2:                  Apple_HFS Untitled                999.9 GB   disk0s2


   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *256.1 GB   disk1

   1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk1s1

   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh SSD           255.2 GB   disk1s2

   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk1s4


   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER

   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *16.1 GB    disk2

   1:                 DOS_FAT_32 WININSTALL              16.1 GB    disk2s1


Ive tried to creating the bootcamp partition with the DISK UTILITY and the Bootcamp assistant, but neither of these methods work. Is it because of the 1TB HDD thats causing these problems or is it something else?




iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Samsung 830 SSD 256GB


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