I currently am on an early 08 Macbook Pro 17". 2.4ghz with 4gb of RAM.
I've recently purchased a 32gb SDHC card. Trying to create a bootable emergency drive with os installed on it.
I plugged it into my Mac via usb adapter and it mounted fine. Was formatted as Fat-32. So went to disk utility and reformatted as 1 partition, GUID, Mac Os Extended (journaled), to make it a bootable disk for the os. When doing this it appeared to complete fine, but disappeared from my desktop. No longer showing up in finder. Still mounts in disk utility though. Tried different ports, rebooting, and reformatting,, with no resolve. Reformatted it back to Master Boot Record/ Ms Dos, and it mounts again fine in Finder. Can drag data to it with no issue.
Reformatted again as GUID and again it disappeared from Finder and desktop. This is where I'm confused...In Disk Util it completes the formatting and shows Map Scheme as GUID and journaled. The odd thing is that on the left where disks are mounted it shows the indented partition as disk3s2. Even though I've renamed it when formatting. It will maintain the name formatting back to Fat32, but not with GUID. Also if I try to repair disk it fails. " Disk Utility stopped repairing �disk3s2� because the following error was encountered:
Filesystem verify or repair failed."Does not fail doing repair as Fat32.
Figured I would just try to install Os anyways and booted to install disk. When booted to Os it did list the SD card as an optional drive, but had the exclamation point listed as not being in correct format. Instructs to reformat as GUID. Went to disk util and reformatted and it disapears from select a destination.
My questions are.. am I missing something technical about these cards and formating as GUID?
Why will this mount in Finder and also in the destination screen for install if its formatted as FAT32, but wont show up in either as GUID?
Why does it show disk3s2 similar to windows partitions, even though it was formatted as GUID and renamed?
Not sure if I'm having an actual hardware issue with card, or have to do something to modify this to be useable. Tried this on a newer iMac with same result.
I am trying to format a SDHC card on my MBP. I am trying to create a recovery SDHC disk for my MBP. The disk is a Transcend 16gb (class 10).
I formatted to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) w/ a GUID Partition Table but after this, Disk Utility is now showing only 10.38 gb of usable space, but finder is showing me the full amount (15.79 gb). When I look in finder there are NO files or folders on the drive.
I tested trying to put more than 10.38 gb worth of files on the disk and was told there was not enough space. If I format the disk to anything other than Journaled, I get the full 15.79 gb. Has anyone ever experienced this before?
If you watch the video in the link above you will see what happens to the window as I try to scroll up or down this has just started happening, on a new alu macbook does anybody have any ideas what i should be doing ?
I got a new 2TB hard drive, and I'm trying to format it as HFS+ journaled case sensitive encrypted, each time I try I get the following error: "MediaKit reports block size error, usually caused by not being a multiple of 512." This is a brand new drive, it has a GUID partition map with one partition, that was created by Disk Utility, and the disk passed a full hardware scan from Drive Genius. Normally when I get an error I can google it, but this particular error only gives me links to RAID problems, and I'm not doing anything with RAID. What determines the block size? I did not get an option to set it anywhere that I could see. How do I fix this error and get my drive encrypted?
Boot camp went wrong because I had to reboot my macbook while windows 7 was being installed. After that, I deleted the 32gb windows partition. But guess what? Disk utility says that my free space is 468 gb, when before boot camp I had 493gb.
I installed Fusion 3 and 32bit Win 7. I allocated 32GB to it. Now when I check inside I see 21GB free (I have installed MS office 2010 and Smartdraw). I have access to VM ware setting where I can reduce the size of the Fusion 3 from 32 GB to a lesser number and I was thinking maybe 22GB, thus reclaiming 10GB for Mac.Do you think making such a change on the fly will make something go wrong on the Mac side or inside the VM.....BTW, I have the fully loaded MBA 11.6".
I am trying to install the Snow Leopard upgrade on my MacBook (Mac OS 10.5 Leopard), and I can't seem to do it because it tells me to change my partition scheme table to GUID. I went into disk utilities and clicked on the "partition" tab, but I can't click on the "options" button. I cannot erase my hard disk either. What could be the problem?
Just in case this is important: I changed my 160GB original HD to one of those WD passport HDs. So now my internal HD is the 500GB WD passport HD.
I already backed up my HD onto an external HD using Time Machine, but I cannot erase my internal (WD) HD
I'm a bit unsure as to the best way to tackle this. I have a single partition on my Leopard install with that partition map scheme being a "Master Boot Record" as apposed to a GUID Partition Table (GPT). Not sure why it is not a GPT but I appear to have formatted it incorrectly when I installed it (as a replacement drive / upgrade of the original). In any case, I now need to change this partition system back to a GPT so that it will allow me to run firmware updates as EFI upgrades are dependent on a GPT partition.
My question is more or less what is the best way to accomplish this given it's going to require a reformatting of all my data in any case. I have it all backed up to a Time Machine backup on a Time Capsule but to reformat the drive would then mean I have to re-install the Tiger install, followed by the Leopard upgrade disks, followed finally by the restore from Time Machine.
Is there an easier way to clone the data perhaps, such as with a Carbon Copy Cloner disk to disk clone? Or would that "restore" then merely include the actual partition format back to Master Boot Record as part of the clone? (I suspect the clone includes the partition type). Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Are there any other options?
I have a Mac pro 2x2.66 with 5GB running 10.5.5. When I first bought my mac one of the things that helped me ditch the PC world was my ability to install bootcamp/parallels and XP so that I could play games when I wanted to. This worked really well at first and I loved every minute of CoD4 (for the PC) but lately (has been at least a year since I have played) when I reboot into XP (via bootcamp) I launch the game and the entire system locks up or the game crashes due to an error from the video card overheating. My first thought was dust that had built up over time but I checked and the inside of the mac is still quite clean. I tried to clean what I could and the holes over the case fan and the video card dont seem to have any dust on them. Also FWIW I upgraded the video card when I bought it to the Radeon X1900.
I just bought my first Mac (2.93 GHz iMac) and I bought a brand new MyBook 1TB to use as my Time Machine. I upgraded the firmware to try to avoid any problems with the Firewire that I've seen reported. From there, I forgot about the stuff I had read about changing it to GUID from MBR. I just plugged it in and let Time Machine delete it and start doing it's thing. Am I at any kind of disadvantage? I have a lot of stuff on it, but it's only 1 day of history so not a big deal to start over. I want to do it now if it's the right thing to do.
I'm having problems installing OS 10.6 on my iMac. I had to replace my hard drive with a new 1TB drive and in trying to install the OS I get a message saying I need to use Disk Utility to repartition the hard drive using GUID Partition Table but I don't see any such option in the Disk Utility menu!
I bought a 320Gb external HDD which was to replace my internal 160Gb drive in my Unibody Macbook.
I used SuperDuper! to copy my original disk on to the new one, then swapped the disks. My 160Gb is no loger working, which is fine, but I want to install a fresh OSX on to the new hard drive. I can use the Disk at the moment but the mac can't boot from it. I need to hold down the option key and select it at startup, I presume because of the format/partition type.
When I try to do a fresh install of OSX, I get an error saying cannot install on this disk because of partition type (GUID Tables).
I'm not allowed to do anything to this disk because I can't 'unmount' it, so, can I run disk utilities from my install DVD? before mounting the disk?
I've downloaded Lion and the first "complaint" the installation software has is that neither my Mac hard drive nor Time Machine drive uses the GUID partition scheme. The software instructs me to use Disk Utility to select the appropriate format but Disk Utility states that I can't re-size the partition because it uses the Master Boot Record scheme. Further, it tells me that the drive can't be erased because it's the start-up disk.
I have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 installed on my MacBook (Core 2 Duo, 4 GB). The Mac HD has 220GB available.I waited for Lion to be reasonably fault-free and carefully looked at Lion's requirements only to find out too late about this GUID scheme business. I haven't seen anything about this requirement until I tried to install. I have great fear of re-formatting the drive as that always seems to be the beginning of many problems that take months to resolve. Maybe the choices are to forget Lion or get a new drive and format it to GUID before restoring from my Time Machine
I am having to manually re-add all the .ics files to each users shared calendar through iCal. I want to generate a list of users and their GUID's and I think dscl is the right tool. I don't have great bash skills nor can I get dscl to jump through hoops. I can get individual GUID's for a user using # dscl /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1/ -read /Search/Users/username but waht I would like to do is generate a list of all the users and their GUIDS ?how I can do that?
Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 4 GB Boot ROM Version:MBP81.0047.B27 SMC Version (system):1.68f98
This is the model I have. Also I can see my photos in Iphotos but when I go and try to update a photo in the edit function it is blank but I can see it at the bottom in the stripe.
I've been going on two weeks now without my 13-inch mid-2009 mbp...i installed the 10.7.3. lion update but after it was completed i powered down my laptop and started it up only to find a blinking folder with a question mark...the logic board was replaced in mid-2010...i'm able to boot of an external drive running lion 10.7.3...i replaced the wd hdd with a new one & now it doesn't recognize it in disk utilities...i've replaced the ram with new ram & changed the hdd cable...i took it to apple & they said it should be either the cable or the hdd...i tested the hdd in another enclosure & it's running fine..
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
I am recieving an error message when I try to copy new files (images, documents) to mac from flash drive/SD card. The message is saying "operation cannot be completed because an item already exists with that name." They are brand new therefore not the same name? I cannot even put them in a brand new folder..
So I had a 32gb Windows XP partition that I want to upgrade to Windows 7.
I removed the partition via Boot Camp assistant, and when I tried to make a new partition, it's telling me that I have to "Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try again."
What does that mean? Do I have to reformat (and subsequently erase) everything on my harddrive? If I have Time Machine set up, will I be able to bring everything back to how it was originally?
I need to populate the bays of my new MacPro 2.66 with 5GB RAM. The stock HD turns out to be a Seagate 250GB HD ST3250820A. I've found them online and wonder if I just should RAID three or four of them as opposed to one Seagate 500GBs or 750 with 32GB cache? These would all be a Raid run by Apple software not a RAID card.