I am trying to create a VHD of windows 8 on my macbook pro. I started by following this Hansellman aticle.
However, I found the following FAQ on another Hansellman post:
Can I do this on a Mac?
No. Apple MacOS uses Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) which locks the Guid Partition Table (GPT). The GPT holds a similar position in the UEFI systems as MBR for the BIOS systems.
However, in the comments, I found a user who got it working:
Finished installation on Mac (had to install to VHD since bootcamp doesn't support two Windows installations). Aside from a problem with bootcamp setup not wanting to start everything went fine. Running bcdboot.exe W:\Windows under Windows 7 32bit somehow successfully managed to update the main bootloader from the VHD Windows 8 64bit install. Cool. I thought it would only add 8 to the 7's OS list.
However, his comment doesn't really make sense to me. I am a software developer and my sys admin skills are definitely lacking. Can anyone explain how I can get this to work?
On a side note, when I try to do it myself, I get the following warning when trying to select the VHD as the disk to install windows 8 to:
Windows cannot be install to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI Systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.
And it doesn't let me select it for installation.
Any help would certainly be appreciated.