How to Extract the Windows Driver CD From Boot Camp Assistant

Burn the DMG image file located in the “Resources” folder which is inside the Boot Camp Package. The Boot Camp package is in the utilities folder and is what you click on to run Boot Camp Assistant.

  1. Right-click over the Boot Camp Assistant app in the Utilities folder.
  2. Select “Show Package Contents”
  3. Open the Contents folder and then the Resources folder
  4. Burn the DMG image file in that folder. The DMG image file will probably be named DiskImage.dmg

NOTE: These procedures are for Boot Camp beta running in Mac OS X Tiger 10.4. In Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard you can just use the Leopard install CD/DVD as the Windows driver CD.

iMac XP

10.5 Leopard – “Disk error” After Installing Windows Using Boot Camp Assistant

Problem: After running Boot Camp Assistant and doing an initial install of Windows, you get the error message “Press any key to boot from CD. Disk Error. Press any key to restart.” when initially booting into the Windows partition after Windows setup completes. This problem is described in this apple support document:

Solution: You need to actually reformat the Windows partition that Boot Camp created. It will be the parition named “BOOTCAMP”. IMPORTANT: Do not use the option named “Leave the current file system intact (no changes)”. Choose to either format the BOOTCAMP partition as either NTFS or FAT format. If you format the partition in NTFS format, you will not be able to write to the drive while booted into OS X. You will have read-only access to it. However if you choose to format the drive as FAT then you will be able to both read and write to the Windows drive while booted into OS X. The advantage of NTFS is that it gives you finer grain control on file access and there is also a performance improvement.