Application to change boot camp partition

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  1. ChrisN macrumors 65816

    ChrisN

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    Hi, well a couple weeks ago i was reading about an application that could change the partition on a boot camp partition. Does anyone know what that application is?

    Thanks,
    ChrisN
     
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Change it how? FAT32 to NTFS? Shrink it? Enlarge it?

    Winclone will show you how to all of that (look for the FAQ link on that page) and more and will do a great job backing it up as that what it was designed to do.
     
  3. MAClovinit macrumors newbie

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    If you are referring to changing the size of the partition you can by going to this site http://www.paragon-software.com/home/camptune/

    and downloading camptune for mac os x. It's a free download for now. burn to disc and boot off it.
     
  4. neilhart macrumors 6502

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    What you need is "ipartition". Unfortunately it is $50 US.

    The alternatives are somewhat more involved. The manual method that I have used is as follows:

    Get WinClone and SuperDuper (both free). Winclone the BootCamp partiton to a file on OSX. Make a SuperDuper backup to an external drive. Go into OSX BootCamp Assistant and restore your drive to a single partition. Reboot. Again go into BootCamp Assitant and create the BootCamp paratition to the new size that is at least as large as the WinClone image. Exit the BootCamp Assistant at the install now or later prompt (select later).

    Then run WinClone to restore the image from the OSX file to the new BootCamp partition. A couple of reboots into BootCamp and all is well.

    Be advised that this process works, but never do it without making the SuperDuper image off to an external drive (this is called insurance).

    Neil.
     
  5. ChrisN thread starter macrumors 65816

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    K thanks for all of the help guys much appreciated :).

    ChrisN
     
  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Neil- that will work of course, but following the instructions in the WinClone FAQ section will allow you to enlarge or shrink the partition without needing to involve the Boot Camp Assistant or iPartition- hence free. It does work both ways! ;)
     

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