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Bootcamp Partition not found with windows 7?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Bootcamp Partition not found with windows 7? Reply with quote

Hello all,

I'm trying to install Windows 7 via the Bootcamp method.

On restart windows doesn't find the partition, even though its formatted in FAT 32.

I'm using an Intel X18 SSD for this.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just seen this, and the last comment:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/13/intel-issues-firmware-update-for-ailing-x18-m-and-x25-m-ssds?icid=sphere_blogsmith_inpage_engadget

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the above post... refers to a new firmware update ...

Two things:
1. I wonder if this has resolved the issue where Macs running Boot Camp could not see the drive. You could run OS X on the X-25M and you could run Windows as a VM, but you couldn't boot directly to Windows natively.
2. On the forums discussing the above Boot Camp issue, I saw numerous posts where people were claiming the X-25M was not firmware upgradeable. Glad to see they were wrong!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mac mini will not recognise the X18 SSD as it has an Nvidia graphics card. I now have to rummage around for a beat up old PC some place with a USB to flash my firmware. My current PC also uses an Nvidia graphics card.

my X18 SSD is confirmed as Generation 1, Revision 8610. It needs the firmware update. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have managed to update the firmware now via SATA and have windows 7 installed.
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