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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by XP Defector, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Was going through the necessary motions to install bootcamp, half way through partitioning I was notified that some files could not be moved and that I should reformat the partition... However, I'm pretty sure the partition does not exist to format, or at least I cannot see it in disk utility and my HD has the same space left prior to bootcamp partition... ?:confused:
     
  2. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well restarted and tried again, now it says:-

    "This disk cannot be partitioned
    because verification failed.

    Use disk utility to repair"

    (Bootcamp)

    Which I have done:-

    "Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    Determining correct file permissions.

    Permissions repair complete
    The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume"

    (Disk Utility)

    I'm using a MacBook CoreDuo 2Ghz, 512 RAM, 60GB 5200RPM with latest Firmware, OSX 10.4.8 and bootcamp 1.1.2 (downloaded from Apples website yesderday).

    I was attempting to partition using 7GB.

    Have tried subsequently and with no success.
     
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  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    i'm not sure if this would solve your problem, but worth a try...
    1. run bootcamp utility (or whatever its called) to restore any partition it made
    2. restart computer w/ the restore disk in your drive, press C (yes, it'll look like you'll install OS, but you don't) and find disk utility, to repair permission on the entire harddrive
    3. restart to computer, try bootcamp again.

    hopefully you'll do fine

    i had problem the first time i install bootcamp that's partition related that i need to repair permission, that had to be done w/ the restore disk
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  6. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I need to verify my disk? What does this mean and is this dangerous?
     
  7. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tried to Verify my internal disk and received this error:-

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    %)
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume free block count
    Invalid volume free block count
    (It should be 5837076 instead of 5791997)",2)

    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    :confused:

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    This is a fairly common problem, unfortunetly you are using disk utility in the wrong setting as it wont allow you to repair disk.

    You need to insert the mac install disks that came with your mac. boot up holding down C with the disk in the dvd drive.

    when instalation begins. Select a language and go to next.

    instead of installing the software next, you simply choose utilites from the menu bar and then disk utility.

    Now click REPAIR DISK and your drive will be repaired.

    Exit and reboot.

    Now run bootcamp again. You will be sorted.
     
  9. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wicked mate, thanks for the response, I'll try that now and report back.
     
  10. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi, that worked for the most part but on whilst partitioning via Bootcamp I received this message:-

    "Your Disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

    Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format the disk as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again."

    What do you thinks the problem here? Do I need to totally reinstall OSX ?
     
  11. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PS I noted some experienced problems because of parallels, so I removed all files I found with Spotlight.

    I'm still receiving the same error message.
     
  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    run disk utility.

    on the information on the bottom of the window
    after smart status it says

    Partition Scheme :

    what does your say? If it says apple partition system then for some reason your partition scheme is wrong and needs to be repartitioned, however this means re-installing everything :eek:

    The correct partition system for bootcamp and intel macs is

    Partition Scheme : GUID Partition Table



    If your is the correct one, then your partiton table may have been damaged. Have you had somthing else installed at some point like Vista ?
     
  13. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess I'm looking at a clean install? :rolleyes:

    Never installed anything like Vista before. Did install Parallels and have Crossover installed. Cant' really think of anything else?
     
  14. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah they wouldnt normally harm your partition.

    Installing say Vista Beta when some users inevertantly deleted partitions and stuff could obviously.

    The easiest solution to save you a lot of re-install time is (assuming you have a spare external or internal HD)

    is to download Carbon Copy Cloner and create an exact clone of your HD contents on another drive.

    Then you can re-partition (which erases your hd contents) and once it's done use carbon copy cloner again to copy the contents of the backup HD onto your boot drive....


    Otherwise your looking at a fresh install as the only option.
     

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