10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2012 9:43 AM by dplesu
Wiley207 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I need some help with something. A while back, I put a brand new hard drive in my MacBook, a 500 GB model to replace the 120 GB one. I cloned everything successfully to the new drive via Carbon Copy Cloner, but now I want to make a Boot Camp partition on the drive. The SuperDrive in it is defective, so I use an external FireWire drive. So far the Boot Camp Assistant in 10.7 Lion works fine in creating the partition, but when it gets to the part where it tries to boot into the Windows installation disk (32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, or could the 64-bit work fine as well?), it shows a black scree nwith "No bootable device, insert boot disk and press any key." I try pressing keys, but nothing happens.

I also tried using rEFIt, but that didn't work out either.


Here are the specifications of my machine...


MacBook (Early 2009 model)

2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor

4 GB of RAM

500 GB SATA hard drive

Dual-layer SuperDrive (defective, may replace it once I have the cash)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics chip

Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion



Can anyone help me out with this? Is there some sort of workaround?

MacBook, Early 2009 model