Error while bootcamping making me angry

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  1. Moshiiii macrumors 6502a

    Moshiiii

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    :mad: :mad: :mad:
    Well this is the 3rd time I've installed bootcamp on my Macbook Pro.
    Nothings really new to me with this, I just follow steps.
    BUT
    When partitioning my macdrive I'm getting an error that reads:

    Your startup disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.
    Back up your startup disk and use Disk Utility to format your startup disk as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the startup disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again.

    Strange... My mac hd is under single mac os extended (journaled) volume.
    Wtf is giong on?
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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  3. Moshiiii thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Moshiiii

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    When i click on my mac hd "repair disk" is grayed out.
     
  4. SMM macrumors 65816

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    how much free space do you have?
     
  5. Moshiiii thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm 43gigs
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Verify the disk to see if there is a problem. Then if there is you will need to reboot with the installer disk to correct the problem. That was my mistake you can't repair the boot-volume.
     
  7. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    I had this error to, but I had Parallels Desktop installed and I had an XP virtual machine on my HDD that I had to get rid-of. If you have Parallels, do this.

    Also make sure ALL programs and widgets are closed except for Bootcamp Assistant while partitioning.
     
  8. compuwar macrumors 601

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    A Parallels HD is just a file, it should have no bearing on what the original poster is seeing if they're not pointing Parallels at a Bootcamp partition.
     
  9. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    From what I read it was explained this file cannot be moved. And after I had deleted the virtual machine hdd, partitioning with bootcamp worked fine.
     
  10. compuwar macrumors 601

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    That's odd, I've moved mine around a bit when playing and haven't had any issues.

    The Parallels FAQ says it's ok to copy the files around to do backups, which wouldn't be good if they were suppsoed to be soemwhere special on the disk:

    http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/faq/4/#4-4

    What's your rationale here? I don't see any point to pinning the VM's file to a particular space on the disk?
     
  11. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure on the rationale myself - but in dealing with computers, problems that aren't easily solved by logic often appear.

    I only did two things after getting this error, though: I closed every app and every widget, and I deleted the VMachine. After I did those two, the partitioning worked without error.
     
  12. compuwar macrumors 601

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    I can see closing apps/widgets, as an open filehandle can affect things, especially open system stuff.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think you mean two different things. Moving it around the filesystem (e.g. changing the directory its in) is just a logical move -- it's fine. Not an issue. But physically moving the file on the hard drive -- which is required because the space on the hard drive associated with a partition must be CONTIGUOUS -- is not possible.
     

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