634 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2006 10:30 AM by Kappy
In order to make a bootable disk for an Intel Mac you must select the GUID partition map option. Once partitioned you format the drive using Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) If you intend to install Boot Camp, then you should use the Boot Camp software to create the Windows partition. If you make the Windows partition with Disk Utility, then you can not remove the partition without re-partitioning the drive with Disk Utility. If you use the Boot Camp software then you can also use it to remove the Windows partition if you decide to at a later date.
Most if not all this info is available if you read the MBP User Guide and the user guide PDF that accompanies the Boot Camp software. Use Disk Utility Help from the DU Help menu to find out about all of DU's options. This is what documentation is for. Consult the documentation before you post questions here.
...Use Disk Utility Help from the DU Help menu to find out about all of DU's options. This is what documentation is for. Consult the documentation before you post questions here...
Where can we find the updates for the help files?
I searched through the Disk Utility Help and Mac Help, however could not find any information about the format types and options available through the Disk Utility.
The documentation on your system must be more detailed than the one on my system.
Open DU help from DU's Help menu. Search on "partition" and select the first option in the list. In the blue box of steps look at Step 7. It states that to make a bootable disk for Intel Macs you must select the GUID option.
More detailed info is in this KB article: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303220.