trouble with bootcamp installing? help!

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  1. charlestrippy macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    #1
    So i'm trying to get bootcamp on my computer (I had it working once, but I took it off so I could have more room)

    anyway, I keep getting this:

    this disk cannot be partitioned because verification failed
    use disk utility to repair this disk


    So I open disk utility and I run the repair...it doesn't fix anything really, or atleas it doesnt list anything that's been fixed...i also check to make sure my os x is "journaled" which it is...as you can see.....

    any ideas what's going on? :confused:

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. You're doing it wrong.
    2. Repair Disk NOT Disk Permissions.
    3. ?????
    4. PROFIT!

    I forget how Disk Utility acts if you pick the drive itself or a partition on it.
     
  3. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    but the "repair disk" option is greyed out - it wont let me select it....
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot repair the boot disk via Disk Utility if you're booted from it.

    Boot from your installer DVD and repair the disk from there. Or.. fsck.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You might have to boot off of your OS X DVD and repair using Disk Utility there. I know you can verify it while booted. It must not like that it's mounted.
     
  6. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    see i tried that - I put the dvd in, clicked on the icon and it asked if I wanted to restart....(only option) ... so i clicked it - it then restarted, however, it looked as if it was going to reformat everything - I wasn't sure if i was in the right place - how do I open disk utility (or better yet, how do i boot from the dvd?) sorry...im still new to this...
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Don't do the installer. Up in the menu there should be a utility menu. Disk Utility, System Profiler, and a few other applications show up there.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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