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    Default Leopard 10.5.6 installation problem (no active partition)

    Following problem:

    I have 4 NTFS-Partitions

    1. XP (primary)
    2. Vista (extended)
    3. Data1 (extended)
    4. Data2 (extended)

    For Mac i reduced the last partition, now i have 10Gb free space after partition 4, where i want to install Leopard 10.5.6 Universal Final.

    The Mac OS X, CD boots and i can see the partitions under the disk manager but all are grayed out. I'm not able to activate the 5. created partition. Or to partitionate a new.

    I tried to solve this with partition magic:
    Deleted and recreated a 5th unformatted partition and set it to active and primary.
    I reduced the size of the extenden 200gb partition so that the 5th partition isn't part of the extended group.
    -> same problem 5th partition named disk0s3 is grayed out (s3 because its the 3. partition after xp and the 3 extended partitions)

    I even tried diskpart under Windows:
    If i start it under xp the command "create partition primary id=af" fails with can't create partition
    If i start it under vista the command succeds but mac os x isn't installable. The partition is further grayed out and not acitve/activable.


    I can install Mac Os x without problems on an extern drive, only intern it doesn't work. Please has someone an solution, i don't want to reinstall my xp and vista.
    Last edited by Blue7; 04-23-2009 at 05:15 PM.



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    I am pretty sure you can only have 3-4 partitions depending on your setup drive type etc.

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    Only 4 partitions allowed. Good to know.

    But partition 2, 3 and 4 are togather in one extended partition. That makes all togather only 3 real partitions, 2 primary and one extended (with 3 partitions in it).

    Or has Mac OS have problems with the extended partition?
    The drive manager finds all partitions, the problem is that they are grayed out. Although they should be active.

    Another idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue7 View Post
    Only 4 partitions allowed. Good to know.

    But partition 2, 3 and 4 are togather in one extended partition. That makes all togather only 3 real partitions, 2 primary and one extended (with 3 partitions in it).

    Or has Mac OS have problems with the extended partition?
    The drive manager finds all partitions, the problem is that they are grayed out. Although they should be active.

    Another idea?
    They are greyed because they are not in native HFS format ...click on partition you to install too and then erase ... reformat it to Mac OS journaled and it will make it active

 

 

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