Using Boot Camp to Create a New Partition

Created: Monday, August 22, 2011, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 1:26 pm

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First make sure that you have the additional software you need, such as Windows drivers for your Mac hardware. Then, once you launch Boot Camp Assistant, you will get to the screen that asks you to partition your Mac hard disk to carve out a Windows partition, as shown in Figure 1, below.

Carve a Windows partition with Boot Camp Assistant
Figure 1: Carve a Windows partition with Boot Camp Assistant

By default, you may be asked to create a partition as small as 20 GB. That’s far too less for any practical use. Use as much space as you can spare, yet do not get tempted to use the Divide Equally option if you have a very large hard disk. As you can see in Figure 2 below, I decided to carve a 200GB Windows partition. Click the Partition button to proceed.

Choose how you want to divide with Boot Camp
Figure 2: Choose how you want to divide with Boot Camp

Boot Camp Assistant will now partition your hard disk, as shown in Figure 3 below.

Partition being created
Figure 3: Partition being created

Once the partitioning is done, note that your Mac OS X desktop will show a new hard disk partition called BOOTCAMP, as shown in Figure 4.

New partition displayed
Figure 4: New partition displayed

Boot Camp Assistant will prompt you to insert your Windows installation disc, as shown in Figure 5, below.

Insert your Windows install disc
Figure 5: Insert your Windows install disc

Insert your Windows install disc, and click the Start Installation button. In the next post in this series, you will learn what happens next.

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