Trying to put Windows on an old Mac Mini with a dead CD drive (doesn't read any discs at all, chew and spit). There is a CD drive connected via FireWire; Mac OS X itself perfectly with this set, but when trying to install so WIndows says can not find bootable disk.
Tried to make a bootable USB flash drive with XP and put it. First was just the flash drive which was SLAX, and with which the SLAX booted fine, by the way. Seeing that booting from stick works, I made a bootable USB flash drive with Windows XP and tried to install it. There, if someone put, there is a loader in two parts — first the files are copied, and then, after a reboot, the GUI already loaded.
The first time it seems to have become — there is the boot loader, I chose the appropriate option, it formatted the partition I selected, copied the files and rebooted, but after that the loader is not already there, and left a message that Windows cannot continue loading because the disk is not configured.
After that all stopped working to boot from the stick when you restart writes that cannot find the boot disk, press, say, any key.
1. Has anyone put Windows on a Mac (via Bootcamp) with USB drive? Once FireWire is not working, then suddenly the USB also does not work?
2. Is there a possibility to somehow get into the boot process and explicitly specify where to boot from and see what comes out? Now all I can do is run the Bootcamp installer, it restarts the computer and tries to boot I don't know how. To go back, reset the PRAM, and can try to press Option to select where to boot from, but there it shows only one partition with Mac OS on the screw. (One showing the Windows after the first Plougasnou attempts to install from a flash drive, but I erased it to start over, and now I can't repeat).
Mac is quite old (Early 2006 or Late 2006), Firmware latest
, Mac OS X 10.5.