14 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2014 12:26 PM by Eric Barbosa
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I have an iMac (Mid-2007) 24” aluminum iMac, shipped with 4GB RAM and the Hitachi 1 TB HDD when I originally purchased it.

 

I purchased and installed the latest same family Hitachi drive at now 3TB in size. Installed  Snow Leopard successfully and have a 3 TB HDD HFS+ (GUID partitioned) disk available and working.

 

I have now moved on to setting up BootCamp to reinstall my Windows Vista (32bit) BootCamp setup.  I installed latest MacFuse, and latest opensource NTFS-3G first. Then I initiated the BootCamp Assistant in the Utilities.

 

I selected 170GB partition through the BootCamp Assistant, I then popped in the Vista Ultimate DVD and restarted through BootCamp Assistant to install Vista. Vista installer booted up and after entering in my activation key, came to the point where you select the partition. I selected the Bootcamp partition and it reported:  Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.  There was a format option button available and so I tried to format the FAT32 partition to NTFS using the button but after running the format option I still received the  Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. 

 

I restarted to OSX and then cleared out the partition and re-initiated the bootcamp assistant to rebuild a partition, again same size and this time I quit out of the BootCamp Assistant and then using Disk Utility and the Erase selection for the BootCamp partition I changed the Partition from FAT32 to NTFS (3G) Partition. I then went back to Bootcamp, initiated the windows setup again and restarted into Vista Ultimate install. Again I can see the Bootcamp partition but again I see the same GPT error message for the new NTFS partition stating: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. 

 

I have trolled through hours of discussion boards and links and can’t seem to figure out the way to fix this.

 

Summary:

3 TB HDD, GUID Partition, HFS+

with 170 TB BootCamp partition, Disk Utility modified from Fat32 to NTFS (MacFuse/3G)

Using BootCamp Assistant to install Vista Ultimate (32bit)

 

Install cannot move past the Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.  error message.

 

Have I missed something basic?

 

Thanks, sorry to rehash, however I could not find this exact issue.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Vista Ultimate (32bit) Bootcamp