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Can't show Macintosh disk partitions in Boot Camp

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I don't know if I'm posting this in the right place, but... I have a MacBook running OS 10.4 with Windows XP also installed via Boot Camp. When I set up Boot Camp, I had to partition my hard drive -- one partition runs OS X and one runs XP. Everything works fine on the OS X side, but when I'm running XP, Windows can't seem to find the Mac partition. Or, to be more precise, I can't figure out how to mount the Mac partition.

If, in XP, I go to Control Panels --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management and then click on the Disk Management leaf in the tree, the Mac partition is visible on "Disk 0" and listed as "Healthy (Unknown Partition)." But when I right-click on that partition, the only thing the snap-in lets me do is delete it, which I'm pretty sure I don't want to do. Does anybody have some ideas?

Thanks,

Jay
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My guess is that the Mac partition is formatted as HFS+ which is a format that XP can't read.
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By the way, my understanding is that this is normal behaviour. Here are some products that will allow you to read a drive formatted for Mac from XP:

http://macwindows.com/disks2.html
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Thanks a lot.... I wonder if future releases of Boot Camp are going to deal with this issue.
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You would expect they would.

By the way, have you tried Parallels:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Macintosh/Q_22063920.html#a17964366
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