When Apple's Boot Camp was announced, RIFE creator Geert Bevin was eager to try it. Finally an official solution to running either Windows or Mac OSX on his PowerBook. However, the excitement quickly wore off about 3 hours later when he reported that after installing Windows,
"The MacOSX partition was no longer usable. I had to completely erase it with Disk Utility from the installation DVD (repairing it wouldn't work) and am now reinstalling MacOSX. "
Geert's advice? Backup your Mac partition before trying the Boot Camp beta.
Reports of other people having problems have surfaced as well. One user claimed that his Mac "committed suicide" rather than run Windows. :)
If you're planning on running the Boot Camp beta, you may want to consult the resources below first:
- MacFixIt Boot Camp Q&A and troubleshooting guide
- Apple Boot Camp installation report (with pictures)
- Apple Boot Camp main web site