So Apple’s Boot Camp Assistant beta software announced today allows any Intel based Mac dual boot with Windows XP SP2. Very cool. They’ve even announced that this capability will be a part of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Some things to note:
1. If you already have multiple drive partitions, the Boot Camp Assistant will fail. It requires a single Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) partition.
2. You may have to wipe your drive. I have 15 GB free on my MacBook, but when the dynamic partitioner tried to clear 10 GB for use as the Windows boot volume I get this error:
I guess I’ll just have to wait until I can wipe my machine. I thought this might have been because my iDisk was mounted, but that wasn’t it. I’m guessing the partitioner needs contiguous drive space and while I might have had 15 GB free, it wasn’t free in the correct locations. Bummer.