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Old 12-04-2008, 04:16 PM
RonaldPR RonaldPR is offline
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Time and again confusion about the partition schemes.

To be bootable, the disk needs to be partitioned with the right partition scheme for the platform/cpu, even if there is only one single partition.

When you check the drive in Disk Utility, information about the partition map scheme is given at the bottom of the Disk Utility window.

If you choose to partition in Disk Utility, you will get the option (click "Option" button) to choose between three partition schemes:

GUID Partition Table
To use the disk to startup Intel Macs

Apple Partition Map
To use the disk to startup PPC Macs

Master Boot record
To use the disk to startup DOS and Windows computers

Last edited by RonaldPR; 12-04-2008 at 04:20 PM. Reason: more accurate wording
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