Bootcamp Not Working Catalina

2/13/2022by admin
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I am using a 1 TB SSD with a macbook pro 2012 initially split into 2 x 500g: Catalina and Windows 10 NTFS (NON bootcamp partition). To install Ubuntu, I had to use the Catalina partition because the Windows partition would not allow me to partition it. So I end up having a 250G Catalina partition, a 250g Ubuntu partition along with a 500G Windows 10 partition.

Both, Catalina and Windows 10 (non bootcamp) partitions were running perfectly before the Ubuntu install. The Linux installs went very well. I have used David Anderson install process. Here is the link:

I did follow the step very carefully. The result was a fully working and fast Ubuntu partition. This thing shot down in less than 3 seconds and boot in less then 10. Anyway, I manage to install Refind which made all 3 partitions appear on startups. After booting Catalina and Ubuntu with success, the Windows partition fails to do so, showing instead this message:

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** No bootable device, insert boot disk and press enter. **

This is usually called for a bootcamp partition problem but it seems the Ubuntu install, particularly the step where we use grub, and the step where we need to prevent hybrid disk use, may have or probably did broke something into Windows NTFS partition.

Option 1: Download Windows 10 on a macOS Catalina With BootCamp. Boot Camp comes with your Macbook for free, and it allows you to install Windows alongside macOS, so you can choose which of them to boot on startup. Mac’s Boot Camp Assistant will help you install Windows, partition the startup drive and install necessary drivers. Macbook airs and Mac Minis 2014/2011 respectivly, I only have this issue on the 2017! For giggles mrs only works in bootcamp so I thought i would boot up into osx and see if the mouse works and hey ho! Boot back into Windows and hey ho carried on working! Not the case with the 2017.

I am new to all this stuff so bear with me.

What I did next? I install the third party software gdisk and ran the thing into recovery mode. Here is a link of the procedure :

I followed the steps carefully hoping the hybrid state would fix the window partition and keep Catalina and Ubuntu running. It was a long shot I guess. The result was as expected: bad. Ubuntu is not showing up into the boot menu ; refind does not work anymore, and when I use the Mac option startup menu, Catalina and Windows hard disk do show up but Windows won’t boot. I get this message:

Bootcamp Not Working Catalina

** Error loading operating system_**

No doubt the hybrid part seems to have broken both Windows and Ubuntu along with Refind. Nothing can be done from that message window except restarting the mac from the power button.

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Once I boot into Catalina, the Windows 10 partition still shows up on the desktop. All files are there. The Ubuntu partition is still visible in disk utility partition view. It is located right between Catalina and Windows partition as you can see on the screenshot. By the way Windows partitin is the 'OS' one.

Even when Ubuntu was booting perfectly, it did not show up anywhere except in disk utility partition view or on startup when Refind was still working before the gdisk process.

So, I guess the problem may come from the fact that Ubuntu was installed in second position because the NTFS Windows partition is non-partition-able.

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Any idea to fix this?

In certain circumstances, Boot Camp Assistant might stop responding, or it might say that Boot Camp installation failed while copying the Windows installation files. Follow these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. If you're in Boot Camp Assistant and it isn't responding, use Option-Command-Escape (Esc) to force the app to quit.
  2. Install the latest macOS updates, which can include updates to Boot Camp.
  3. Download the latest edition of Windows 10 from Microsoft's website. Then use Boot Camp Assistant to install it.

If Boot Camp Assistant says that the startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition, complete these additional steps:

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  1. Open Disk Utility, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
  2. Select your Mac startup disk (Macintosh HD) in the sidebar.
  3. In the Disk Utility toolbar, click Partition.
  4. If Disk Utility asks whether you would like to add a volume to the container or partition the device, click Partition.
  5. Click OSXRESERVED in the graph that appears, then click the remove button (–) below the graph.
  6. Click BOOTCAMP in the graph, then click the remove button (–).
    OSXRESERVED and BOOTCAMP are empty partitions that Boot Camp Assistant created during the failed installation.
  7. Click Apply, then click Partition to confirm.
  8. Open Boot Camp Assistant and try installing Windows again.
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