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    Default Partition not found. I can't install where I want. What should I do.

    I have 580 GB on my hard drive. I allocated 121 GB to a new partition and I named it Mac. I formatted it to FAT32 because I thought that was what you needed to install iAtkos v7. When I booted from the DVD, I started the process. A problem occurred when it asked where I wanted to install it. None of the partitions were shown. I went into Disk Utility and I saw my hard drive, along with its 3 partitions. When I click my hard drive, I get the option to partition it. I chose GUID and I tried to partition it. The only problem is that it wants to use the entire 580 GB for the partition and it wants to delete my 3 partitions. I tried to change the partition size but it wouldn't let me do that. I could click on it and it would be selected and highlighted blue but I can't change it. I just want to install it on the Mac partition. I read somewhere that I had to format it from FAT32 to HFS+. I have no clue how to do that. I used Partition Wizard Business Edition to partition it and format it from NTFS to FAT32 in the first place. I had no option for HFS+. I don't want to delete my 3 partitions and I just want to install the OS on the Mac Partition I allocated 121 GB to. How can I do this? Also, when I clicked on the Mac partition I created, or any of the three partitions, it says not mounted in the details at the bottom. When I click mount on the top, it says I have to repair it first with first aid. I tried that but that did nothing.
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    Try using MBR, then format as extended journaled and report back your results
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    I have almost the same problem, i have FAT32 partition, in disk utility i press erase button on this partition ( and choose journaled), after couple seconds process finish without any error, i click on that partition and still is FAT32 and in installation program i don't see any partition...

    I run Gparted and this partition exist and has HFS+ format...

    I try to change in BIOS AHCI mode ( Gigabyte EP35), even if I format to HFS+ in Gparted in installation it is FAT32 partition...

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    I think I know where's problem...

    I create new partition at end of disk ( 320GB - but primary) and partition magic says, that this partition will not be bootable because is over 1024 cylinder...

    I piss off and in iatkos installation I erase first windows partition and now i install iatkos ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icchansan View Post
    Try using MBR, then format as extended journaled and report back your results
    I tried to format the partition via GUID, MBR, and that Apple thing on the disk utility. None of them allowed me to format a partition. All of them only allowed me to format the entire hard drive. That's something I don't want to do because it will erase my recovery partition, my windows partition, and my empty mac partition. I just want to install iAtkos v7 on the empty Mac partition but when I select the partition, I don't get any option to format just the partition. When I select the hard drive as a whole, a new option comes up that says partition. If I select that, it asks me to format the entire drive. I don't want to do that.


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    if You click on partition, then You have option "erase", you can choose between formats and after that, simply click "erase" button.

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    You can take the help of Stellar Partition Recovery software which can resolve your partition problem and then convert it into HFS file system..But first you need to recover your partition dont format you may loose your all valuable data.
    http://www.partitionrecovery-software.com/
    Last edited by Samantha Mathis; 09-08-2009 at 02:07 PM.

 

 

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