Windows On Mac :: Unable To Create Partition / Restoring BootCamp Image To Partition?

Nov 11, 2010

I recently made a clone of my Windows XP Pro SP3 installation (its roughly about 14GB according to Finder/WinClone) so i made a 80GB partition on my 320GB drive and it gives me this error message:

the WinClone came from a 500GB internal drive and ive gotten winclone images to restore to a MBP before but not sure why its giving me this error code, anyway to restore the image to the new partition (which was created with Bootcamp) as i no longer have access to the old machine it was running on.

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OS X :: Unable To Create The Bootcamp Partition?

Apr 28, 2010

I have one unique partition and i will create another to use with bootcamp.
After create the bootcamp partition i can make another for my data without damage the bootcamp partition right?
I am asking because bootcamp assistant only work wit unique partition and i need 3 in total.

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Jan 30, 2009

Used migration assistant to move my Blackbook apps and settings to the Air using a Time Machine backup from my Time Capsule - wirelessly. Two hours later (not terrible) and I'm using my Air with all my apps and setting - fantastic.

Question: My Blackbook also has a Bootcamp partition running Windows - is there a way to take that image and migrate it to my MB Air? I'd rather not have to purchase the Superdrive and re-install/setup the Windows OS on my Air....

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Create Bootcamp Partition?

Mar 31, 2012

System: Late 2008 version MacBook Pro

Hard Drive size: 320GB (203GB free)

OS: 10.7.3 

I'm trying to create a Boot Camp partition but I'm unable to make one large enough. Using the Book Camp disk tool, I'm not able to create a partition larger than 68GB. 

When I open disk utility, it shows me that ~250GB are used as a startup partition. Is this standard for Lion? My hard drive shows ~203GB free so space shouldn't be an issue. The disc utility tells me the startup partition cannot be resized, locking up the ~250GB so I'm unable to do anything. 

Is there a way to resize this startup partition or is my only option getting a larger hard drive. My goal was to make ~100GB partition for Windows and Boot Camp. I used debug in disc utility to look at any hidden partitions but they only amounted to ~250MB, not effecting much. 

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OS X :: Possible To Use Bootcamp To Create A Windows Partition?

Aug 12, 2010

I realise I can't resize the partition my OS is running on...but bootcamp seems to be able to do it for windows. Is it possible to use bootcamp to create a windows partition but then install OS X Server on it instead of Windows?

Or is there magic I'm not aware of?

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Create Partition With Bootcamp Assistant?

Apr 28, 2010

I cant create partition because it says that i should have a unique partition...

I have two partitions, one for system and other for data (Music, photos, etc)

Bootcamp assistant only work if i have one unique partition?

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Applications :: BootCamp Fails To Create Windows Partition On New Disc

Mar 11, 2010

I'm having grief trying to create a new windows partition on my MCP. This is a similar problem to a million others that I've read on google, but slightly different and I cant get to the bottom of it. So, I had a 100GB hard drive running 10.5 and created a 20GB partition for XP. All good, all worked. But 20GB wasnt quite enough so I purchased a new 160GB drive and used Carbon Copy Cloner to create an exact copy of my OS X partition on the new drive. Removed old hard drive, installed new one and OS X runs like a dream still.

However, now I go to make my windows partition using bootcamp assistant and get the following error: "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. 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 using Boot Camp Assistant again." Thing is, there is only one partition on my drive when I look in disc utility. I could just format the drive and restore using carbon copy cloner I guess, but I'd like to avoid that hassle.

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Bootcamp - Create New Partition And Format In Windows 7

Aug 27, 2014

I have Windows 7 installed on my sons MacBook Pro. 

The Drive is partitioned at 500GB for Windows and 300GB for Mac.

In windows, I need to shrink the Windows drive, and then create 2 extra drives from it.

However, I can shrink the drive, but when I try to Format, it tells me that it cannot find the drive, and then it changes the drive types to all "Dynamic" including the Mac Drive.

And once this happens, I can no longer access the Mac drive during Boot, and windows will not load, as it cannot find the drive during windows boot up. And which point, I have to restore the system and it takes up to 6 hours to installed Lion, as my Internet is slowing that a cold winters day. 

So, my question is the following.

How can I successfully shrink the drive.

Then Partition the FREE space

Then Format to NTFS without loosing drive type and integrity? 

MacBook Pro, Windows 7

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Windows On Mac :: Use Disk Utility To Create OSX Partition / Working After Manual Partition

Jan 12, 2010

First some background info. I recently purchased a 1TB hard drive for my 13" MBP, and I am about to do a clean install of OSX 10.6 and Win7 64bit on separate partitions.

And I want to setup the partitions before I install using Disk Utility. The reason for this is because I'm under the assumption that when creating a NTFS partition its better for the disk to be blank so it can put the MFT(Master file table) and MFT Mirror wherever it wants instead of some random spot on the disk (that way disk writes will be faster). The MFT thing was true when converting a FAT32 disk to NTFS. Nativity formatted NTFS disks were always faster then ones converted from FAT32, because the MFT was spread out instead of at the start of the disk.

I'm worried that installing OSX and then using the bootcamp utility will cause the MFT on my NTFS partition to end up in a un-optimal place and disk Reads/Writes will be slower.

Ok, so here's my questions.

1.) Should I be using a GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record(Remember OSX 10.6 and Win7)?

2.) Should I use Disk Utility to Create a the OSX partition and then leave the second partition as Free Space? / Or should I use a third party utility and make the OSX partition and the NTFS partition at the same time?

3.) If I do create the partitions Manualy, will bootcamp still work correctly?

4.) Should I Use Journaled or Case-Sensitive Journaled on my OSX partition?

I know all of the questions were stupid, but there isn't any info on the web about it.

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Work With Additional Partition / Enlarging BootCamp Partition

Aug 31, 2010

So my iMac came with a 1TB hard drive and I installed Windows 7 x64 but only gave it some 93GB. I have a two-prong question:

Can I add a third partition to my drive after I partition for BootCamp? My main partition ("Macintosh HD" by default) is over 900GB large and I'd really like to cut that up into 2x450GB, for example, in addition to the 93GB BootCamp partition.

Second, once partitioned, is it possible to resize the BootCamp partition to make it bigger after it has been set up?

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Delete Partition Via Bootcamp / After Erased Bootcamp Partition

Aug 26, 2010

I erased my bootcamp partition this morning thinking that was the same as deleting the partition - how do I actually delete the partition and combine it with my MAC OS partition now? I can't do it thru bootcamp

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Dec 21, 2010

If you have a late 2006/Early 2007 Core2Duo Macbook Pro (ideally UK-bought 2.33GHz), could you please attempt to do the following: Create a bootcamp partition and install Windows XP pro Install all the relevant updates to your bootcamp partition including Apple bootcamp utility updates Attempt to reboot from windows, either to OSX or back into windows again Let me know the result. I'm trying to investigate if there is an inherent fault in this batch of machines, as mine cannot successfully do this, and i think Apple have a case to answer for, though i may be wrong...

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Bootcamp Partition?

Nov 26, 2010

I have bought Call Of Duty 6, and installed Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro (specs on the bottom) and it worked with windows vista. I then uninstalled my bootcamp partition because I bought windows 7 and parallels, and installed that and Cod was laggy, so I uninstalled parallels, and tried to install my boot camp partition again. (refer to image 1) It doesn't work because it says something, (refer to image 2). Please don't give me bad news! If I have to i have a windows pc and I will play cod on that. I am so confused. I also wanna make sure i havent stuffed up my hard drive

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Apr 1, 2007

I can't seem to be able to partition my drive using Boot Camp; I was able to produce the Mac Window's Drivers CD no problem, just get an error each time I partition. I've closed all open programs and restarted, still no luck.

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Create Junctions / Symbolic Links To OSX Partition

Mar 30, 2010

I'm running Windows7 in a bootcamp partition, along with OSX 10.6.2. I use Dropbox to sync my files between computers, and currently have all of my Dropbox files in OSX. My drive is currently partitioned approximately 75% OSX, 25% W7. I'm trying to save space on my BC partition, and hence, following this guide: (URL)

I'd like to be able to create junctions of the files on my OSX partition and drop them into W7. This way, I don't have 2 copies of each file (one in W7, one in OSX). However, using Link Shell Extension, I'm not able to create symbolic links/junctions etc to the OSX partition. I also tried setting my Dropbox folder in W7 to be the same as the one on the OSX partition, but Dropbox won't allow it. Basically I want to know how I can mirror the contents of a directory located in OSX in W7, without having to simply duplicate all the content.

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Partition - Vista NOT Installed - Partition Gone

Aug 5, 2009

I have a 13" MBP with a 250 gb hd, I partitioned the HD 25gb for Windows XP shortly after I bought it. I was unable to install my copy of windows, contacted apple after exhaustive search as to why... Long story short, I now have Vista to install... When I went back to Boot Camp Assistant; partition was gone. Researched... ran disk utility, repaired and erased partition. Bootcamp HD now shows up in desktop, still not in bootcamp assistant. Since I am unable to locate in assistant; would there be any problems with just installing Vista off the install disk by restarting? Any ideas what to do if this is not a good idea (short of restoring)?

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Resize Bootcamp Partition

Jan 6, 2011

Running Win 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and OS X 10.6.5. Winclone version is 2.2. I attempted to enlarge my Bootcamp Windows partition (deleted, resized to full, and then resized again with Bootcamp Assistant). I've made several attempts without any success. I have two Winclone images (11/2010 & 1/2011). The latest image doesn't even get started good before I get an error about 2 bad sectors and the one from last year runs all the way through and gives an error at the end. I ran disk repair on the complete partition before rezizing back to bootcamp and it still didn't work. I managed to get a win 7 repair disk to run one time and ran chkdsk on the bootcamp partition that returned no errors. I thought I might be able to install Win 7 fresh and then do a restore from a Windows system image that I have, but I can't get my Windows 7 disk to work when using the Bootcamp Assistant (I get a boot screen with two options (1. & 2. with nothing else visible) at the install point of the process and can't go past there).

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IMac :: Resizing Bootcamp Partition - Backing Up Bootcamp Image?

Apr 16, 2010

im on a goal to resize my bootcamp partition... im running 10.6.4 with Win7 in Bootcamp... i made a mistake of only making a 80GB partition for windows 7.... now i want to make it bigger, i have read up on a number of methods but most are outdated and users report issues with windows 7 and SL so i'm a lil stuck... this is my idea

I have 120GB unused HDD space atm so could i.. back up my 80GB partition to a DMG with disk utility then delete the old partition making the whole 200GB unallocated space... then use the bootcamp utility to re occupy the space then use disk utilities restore option to restore the image of the 80GB to the new 200GB partition... would this work? if not has anyone got any other methods to use with 10.6.4 SL and Win7?

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Play Games On Bootcamp Partition - Lagging And Sound Disappeared

Feb 11, 2009

I installed a copy of Windows Vista on my 15in Macbook Pro. I did this in order to play Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 and some other games on my laptop. The machine is more than capable of running the game and I've read forum posts that had said that it works perfectly fine through boot camp. I installed the game and was playing it just fine for about 1-2 months until one day the game began to lag really bad and the sound also disappeared.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Removing A Bootcamp Partition And Restoring Drive Fully?

Mar 12, 2012

I currently have a small partition on my 27' imac allocated to Bootcamp which I now no longer require.  I would like to remove this partition and restore the complete drive back to OSX without losing any vital info. Yes, I have done research on this however I remain a little confused.  I would be grateful if someone would take the trouble to confirm that this is possible and, if they have the time, write a simple step by step procedure for me. 

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Jan 6, 2011

i have a 500 gb HDD in my laptop, I have a partition for Mac, my Files and one for music, Is it not possible to create another partition for Bootcamp so i can install windows for class?

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Jun 21, 2009

I wanted to create a Bootcamp partition on my MacBook Pro. However, Windows 7 RC 1 claims to require 20GB of space.

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IMac :: Fail At Installing Bootcamp / Won't Create Partition

Dec 12, 2009

Okay this i7 iMac is barely a few weeks old and I went today to setup bootcamp and during the partition creation, I get this error:

The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

Er...WHAT? I don't even know what to do about that one, but it sounds suspiciously like I have to completely redo my Mac which is not going to make for a good Saturday.

Any hints on what in the world would cause this? I haven't even barely used this machine to begin with.

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MacBook :: Unable To Locate My Hard Drive / Unable To Rename Or Create Partition

Jan 7, 2009

After my macbook hard drive kindly failed on me, I ordered a new Seagate Momentus 5400.5, 320gb hard drive. I popped that sucker in this afternoon and began to start up my macbook with the OS X disc 1. Everything was going smoothly, except that it can't find the hard drive. It is recognized under my disk utility, but when I click to partition it, select options, select GUID, click 'OK', I can neither Name it 'Macintosh HD' or do anything else.

I can't proceed with anything because when it asks me to select a HD, the HD does not show up. Again, everything works except that the hard drive is not found. I pulled the hard drive out. Made sure the screws were alright. Made sure everything was all snuggly, and yet it still won't work.

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Jan 29, 2010

I finally upgraded my hard drive in my Macbook Pro and am looking to create a partition for Windows 7?

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OS X :: Unable To Create The Necessary Partition In Disk Utility

Nov 19, 2009

I have a Mac Mini and on the internal drive I have Snow Leopard installed on the first partition and I'd like to install Snow Leopard Server on the same drive on another partition (I'm new to Mac, this is my only machine and my only drive, and this is only for testing purposes, so don't bother with stupid questions about why etc).

The problem I have is that I can't seem to create the necessary partition in Disk Utility. I have shrinken the Snow Leopard partition to get some free space and I've created a second partition for Server but for some reason I can't choose the options button to select GUID. The button is grayed out, see attached image.

What am I doing wrong? Or is it not possible to have two OS partitions on the same internal drive?

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Jan 25, 2009

Is it possible without having to reformat my whole disk aka put osx back on there again?

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May 8, 2012

currently have 2 partitions bootcamp and lion. and have read alot about how if you create said partition it will mess up windows bootcamp. but have yet to see any actual answer as to how to creat the 3rd partition. correct me if wrong but is it better to delete bootcamp creat partition then install bootcamp and restore from system image?

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May 10, 2010

Let me start again by saying I am not very computer savvy. I have a new IMAC running MAC OS X 10.6.1. I am using a 250 GB external hard drive as back-up with Time Machine. The external drive is formatted with MAC OS Extended (case-sensitive, journaled). I have been told that I will be able to read and write on this external drive with both my Mac hard drive and the Windows partition. Is this true?

My plan is to install a Windows partition because I have 2 programs that do not run on MAC. The first takes 5 to 15 MB hard drive space and runs in Windows and can be uninstalled from my old PC and re-installed onto the Windows partition on my IMAC, hopefully. The second is a DOS-based program and takes 896 KB hard drive space. Will a DOS-based program somehow run in the Windows partition? Is there anything special I have to do with this program? It is currently on my PC, and I think I would move the unzipped version of this program to the MAC? I have no disk for this program.

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