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Create Windows install disk option in Lion Bootcamp?

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  • carterja Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    andreicatalin wrote:

     

    i managed to do it: DELETE what is in undrelined.

     

    <key>PreUSBBootSupportedModels</key>

              <array>

                        <string>MacBook7,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookAir3,2</string>

       <string>MacBookPro8,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookPro8,3</string>

                        <string>MacPro5,1</string>

                        <string>Macmini4,1</string>

                        <string>iMac12,2</string>

              </array>

     

    In case you're running it on a WIN 7 only macs and want to install win 8 also delete this:

     

    <key>Win7OnlyModels</key>

              <array>

                        <string>MacBook7,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookAir3,2</string>

                        <string>MacBookPro5,5</string>

                        <string>MacPro2,1</string>

                        <string>Macmini4,1</string>

                        <string>iMac10,1</string>

              </array>

     

    worked for me. hope it helps

    Thank you! Thank you@ Thank you! Something so simple and subtle ... sigh

  • Fr0dders Calculating status...
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    Apr 30, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to wippler)

    Hi guys wondering if you can help me out.

     

    I've got a 2009 imac 27" with a  dead superdrive that I'm trying to bootcamp. The plan is to do it via USB but i don't have the option in bootcamp assistant.

     

    So far I have:

     

    Edited the info.plist at the top which now looks like this: (new sections underlined)

     

    <key>32BitSupportedModels</key>

              <array>

                        <string>MacBook7,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookAir5,2</string>

                        <string>MacBookPro10,1</string>

                        <string>MacPro5,1</string>

                        <string>Macmini5,3</string>

      <string>iMac11,1</string>

      <string>iMac12,2</string>

     

    added it to the USB Supported Models at the bottom

     

              <array>

                        <string>MacBook7,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookAir3,2</string>

                        <string>MacBookPro8,3</string>

                        <string>MacPro5,1</string>

                        <string>Macmini4,1</string>

      <string>iMac11,1</string>

      <string>iMac12,2</string>

              </array>

     

     

    and also the boot rom section

     

              <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>

              <array>

                        <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>

                        <string>IM42.0071.B03</string>

                        <string>IM51.0090.B03</string>

                        <string>IM52.0090.B03</string>

                        <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

      <string>IM111.0034.B02</string>

      <string>MP11.005C.B04</string>

                        <string>MB11.0061.B03</string>

                        <string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>

                        <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

                        <string>MM11.0055.B08</string>

              </array>

     

    But still no option. Any suggestions ?

     

    Is the fact i now have boot camp assistant 5.0.2 the problem ? this thread was first started in 2011 so I'm guessing it may not apply anymore.

  • Claian Calculating status...

    Did you rename the array name to "USBBootSupportedModels" ?

    That was my problem, didn't realise that the array is was named "PreUSBBootSupportedModels" in my info.plist

     

    Once I changed that it worked.




  • Fr0dders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 12:23 AM (in response to Claian)

    No.

     

    Missed that step reading through the instructions. Did that and now have the option.

     

    Thanks all and special thanks to Claian

  • PHOENiX.505 Calculating status...
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    May 19, 2013 4:01 AM (in response to wippler)

    For Bootcamp 5.0.2 Users on OS X 10.8.3

     

    Open "Info.plist".

    Go down till you see <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>

    Search "System Reports" in spotlight and copy your "Boot ROM Version" so mine is: MBP55.00AC.B03

    Make a duplicate of the first string under <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key> and paste your Boot ROM Version in the duplicate. MAKE SURE YOURS IS THE FIRST ONE

    Scroll down to both "<key>PreUSBBootSupportedModels</key>" and "<key>Win7OnlyModels</key>"

    Remove everything in both PreUSBBootSupportedModels & Win7OnlyModels, which as an example should be:

    <string>MacBook7,1</string>

    <string>MacBookAir3,2</string>

    <string>MacBookPro8,3</string>

    <string>MacPro5,1</string>

    <string>Macmini4,1</string>

    <string>iMac12,2</string>


    11. Save and replace the original info.plist

    12. Start bootcamp and enjoy!


  • C2A Calculating status...
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    May 20, 2013 2:56 AM (in response to wippler)

    Thank you PHOENiX.505

    Can you wright te info.plist archive? I don't understand you when you say "remove everything......"

    I have this version of Bootcamp. I can create the partition, but the system don't reboot in Bootcamp, so, i cann't format the partition in NTFS.

    My info.plist is this. It's OK?

     

    Salu2

     

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

    <plist version="1.0">

    <dict>

              <key>32BitSupportedModels</key>

              <array>

                        <string>MacBook7,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookAir5,2</string>

                        <string>MacBookPro10,1</string>

                        <string>MacPro5,1</string>

                        <string>Macmini5,3</string>

                        <string>iMac12,2</string>

              </array>

              <key>BuildMachineOSBuild</key>

              <string>12D54</string>

              <key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>

              <string>English</string>

              <key>CFBundleDisplayName</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>

              <key>CFBundleExecutable</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>

              <key>CFBundleGetInfoString</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant 5.0.2, Copyright © 2012 Apple Inc. All rights reserved</string>

              <key>CFBundleIconFile</key>

              <string>DA</string>

              <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>

              <string>com.apple.bootcampassistant</string>

              <key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>

              <string>6.0</string>

              <key>CFBundleName</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>

              <key>CFBundlePackageType</key>

              <string>APPL</string>

              <key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key>

              <string>5.0.2</string>

              <key>CFBundleSignature</key>

              <string>????</string>

              <key>CFBundleVersion</key>

              <string>462</string>

              <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>

              <array>

                        <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>

                        <string>IM42.0071.B03</string>

                        <string>IM51.0090.B03</string>

                        <string>IM52.0090.B03</string>

                        <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

                     <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

                        <string>IM112.0057.B01</string>

                        <string>MB11.0061.B03</string>

                        <string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>

                        <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

                        <string>MM11.0055.B08</string>

              </array>

              <key>DTCompiler</key>

              <string></string>

              <key>DTPlatformBuild</key>

              <string>4F250</string>

              <key>DTPlatformVersion</key>

              <string>GM</string>

              <key>DTSDKBuild</key>

              <string>12D54</string>

              <key>DTSDKName</key>

              <string></string>

              <key>DTXcode</key>

              <string>0440</string>

              <key>DTXcodeBuild</key>

              <string>4F250</string>

              <key>LSApplicationCategoryType</key>

              <string>public.app-category.utilities</string>

              <key>LSMinimumSystemVersion</key>

              <string>10.8.3</string>

              <key>NSMainNibFile</key>

              <string>MainMenu</string>

              <key>NSPrincipalClass</key>

              <string>NSApplication</string>

              <key>USBBootSupportedModels</key>

              <array>

                        <string>MacBook7,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookAir3,2</string>

                        <string>MacBookPro8,3</string>

                        <string>MacPro5,1</string>

                        <string>Macmini4,1</string>

                      <string>iMac11,3</string>

                     <string>IM113</string>

                        <string>iMac12,2</string>      

              </array>

              </dict>

    </plist>

  • PHOENiX.505 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 20, 2013 4:26 AM (in response to C2A)

    C2A,

    Here's my info.plist:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

    <plist version="1.0">

    <dict>

              <key>32BitSupportedModels</key>

              <array>

                        <string>MacBook7,1</string>

                        <string>MacBookAir5,2</string>

                        <string>MacBookPro10,1</string>

                        <string>MacPro5,1</string>

                        <string>Macmini5,3</string>

                        <string>iMac12,2</string>

              </array>

              <key>BuildMachineOSBuild</key>

              <string>12D54</string>

              <key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>

              <string>English</string>

              <key>CFBundleDisplayName</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>

              <key>CFBundleExecutable</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>

              <key>CFBundleGetInfoString</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant 5.0.2, Copyright © 2012 Apple Inc. All rights reserved</string>

              <key>CFBundleIconFile</key>

              <string>DA</string>

              <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>

              <string>com.apple.bootcampassistant</string>

              <key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>

              <string>6.0</string>

              <key>CFBundleName</key>

              <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>

              <key>CFBundlePackageType</key>

              <string>APPL</string>

              <key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key>

              <string>5.0.2</string>

              <key>CFBundleSignature</key>

              <string>????</string>

              <key>CFBundleVersion</key>

              <string>462</string>

              <key>DARequiredROMVersions</key>

              <array>

                        <string>MBP81.0047.B27</string>

                        <string>IM41.0055.B08</string>

                        <string>IM42.0071.B03</string>

                        <string>IM51.0090.B03</string>

                        <string>IM52.0090.B03</string>

                        <string>IM61.0093.B01</string>

                        <string>MP11.005C.B04</string>

                        <string>MB11.0061.B03</string>

                        <string>MBP11.0055.B08</string>

                        <string>MBP12.0061.B03</string>

                        <string>MM11.0055.B08</string>

              </array>

              <key>DTCompiler</key>

              <string></string>

              <key>DTPlatformBuild</key>

              <string>4F250</string>

              <key>DTPlatformVersion</key>

              <string>GM</string>

              <key>DTSDKBuild</key>

              <string>12D54</string>

              <key>DTSDKName</key>

              <string></string>

              <key>DTXcode</key>

              <string>0440</string>

              <key>DTXcodeBuild</key>

              <string>4F250</string>

              <key>LSApplicationCategoryType</key>

              <string>public.app-category.utilities</string>

              <key>LSMinimumSystemVersion</key>

              <string>10.8.3</string>

              <key>NSMainNibFile</key>

              <string>MainMenu</string>

              <key>NSPrincipalClass</key>

              <string>NSApplication</string>

              <key>PreUSBBootSupportedModels</key>

              <array>

     

     

              </array>

              <key>Win7OnlyModels</key>

              <array>

     

     

              </array>

    </dict>

    </plist>

  • C2A Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 21, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to wippler)

    Thank you PHOENiX.505

    Your MBP reboot in win mode with this info.plist?

    My problem is this. When Bootcamp create the partition and reboot, the system don't recognize the usbdrive and is impossible to instal windows.

    I have the bootcamp partition, but not in NTFS.

     

    Salu2

  • PHOENiX.505 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 22, 2013 6:05 AM (in response to C2A)

    I have d same problem, Windows Bootup says 'No bootable device found', and I'm still looking for a solution!

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    May 22, 2013 6:15 AM (in response to C2A)

    C2A wrote:

     

    Thank you PHOENiX.505

    Your MBP reboot in win mode with this info.plist?

    My problem is this. When Bootcamp create the partition and reboot, the system don't recognize the usbdrive and is impossible to instal windows.

    I have the bootcamp partition, but not in NTFS.

     

    Salu2

    The BC partition must be formatted as NTFS, Windows will not install if it is not.

  • C2A Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 22, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to Csound1)

    In fact. The big, big, big problem is the first boot, after create d bootcamp partition. Some people has uitlized rEfit, but, in my case, don't work.

    Csound1, after this reboot, you begin with the windows installation and then you format in NTFS.

    I have d Bootcamp partition created but is impossible to format it in NTFS in you can't reboot d system.

     

    Salu2

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    May 22, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to C2A)

    C2A wrote:

     

    Csound1, after this reboot, you begin with the windows installation and then you format in NTFS.

    Yes, that is how you do it.

     

    I have d Bootcamp partition created but is impossible to format it in NTFS in you can't reboot d system.

    Test your Windows installer on another Mac or a PC, to see if it can boot any machine.

  • rickyxp Calculating status...
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    May 22, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Not sure if this would help but you can install the NTSF for Mac OS X driver and then you can use Disk Utility to format drives or partitions in NTSF! 

     

    You can grab this for free from seagate here:

     

    http://www.seagate.com/support/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/backup-p lus-desk/ntfs-driver-for-mac-os-master-dl/

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    May 22, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to rickyxp)

    rickyxp wrote:

     

    Not sure if this would help but you can install the NTSF for Mac OS X driver and then you can use Disk Utility to format drives or partitions in NTSF! 

     

    You can grab this for free from seagate here:

     

    http://www.seagate.com/support/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/backup-p lus-desk/ntfs-driver-for-mac-os-master-dl/

    Why are you telling me this? the standard method works fine for me, maybe you meant to reply to the poster with a problem?

  • C2A Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 22, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to rickyxp)

    This is not the problem. I want to install windows in my iMac. I can read and wright ntfs without problems.

     

    Salu2

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