2701 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2009 5:16 PM by macgyverismyhero
If the XP CD does not show up as a bootable volume, then it is not the correct type of cd.
Some CDs come as an iso image that must be extracted and burned to another CD.
Some CDs are simply not bootable.
I presume you have checked out the optical drive by booting into the Leopard DVD as a test, so all that is left are your XP CDs.
Insert an XP CD in Leopard and look at the contents.
Looked at the CD, we have an Autorun.inf, a DOCS folder, DOTNETFX folder , a I386 Folder, readme, SETUP.EXE SUPPORT and VALUEADD Folders along with WIN51, WIN51|C and WIN51|C.SP3. CD noters say this disk can be used to upgrade or install from scratch XP to a new PC. Shows up on the Desktop of Leopard as GRTMHOEM_EN has the holographs etc and a key code. My XPProSP2 cd works for my imac but not for the macbook BTW
I have exactly the same problem with xp pro sp3 and xp home sp2. Only at the top of the screen there are letters stating to insert a bootable disk, right after the installation starts and the macbook attempts to restart for the installation. SO, I am looking for a solution as well