As if i needed anymore hassle this week...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by otispunkmeyer, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. otispunkmeyer macrumors 6502

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    for **** sake, this upgrade to leopard has just become more hassle than its worth

    one of the main reasons i upgraded to leopard.... bootcamp, has just failed part way through partitioning my drive. i was forced to hard restart part way through and now i have 32GB of space that is just lost to no mans land.

    it doesnt show up when trying to install windows yet bootcamp reckons that its all done because it only offers me to partition more space from the 50gb i now have left.

    what the hell am i gonna do? what are my options?

    will time machine be able to rescue me? i doubt it

    will i have to do a full back up, then a format and reinstall of leopard then migrate all my stuff over? ****ing carry on i tell you.
     
  2. otispunkmeyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can i use a upto date time machine back up when migrating?
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try booting into Leopard and erasing the Boot Camp partition to MS-DOS (FAT) using Disk Utility. then boot into the Windows installer format the Boot Camp partition (C:/) to NTFS and then reinstalling Windows again.
     
  4. otispunkmeyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no go i dont think

    i got the disk utility up and went to partition

    all i can see is that the utility thinks the drive is just around 150gb, which is correct considering its a 160gb drive

    but it tells me that there is only ONE partition with 50gb free space. all i can do is make that partition smaller. there is no boot camp partition to look at.
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    This happened to me. Just pop your leopard DVD and in the installer, go to disk utilities and repair the drive. It'll fix it straight up.

    Also, make sure you have a time machine backup, and you can muck around to your hearts content.

    P.S. it worked the 2nd time around for me.
     
  6. otispunkmeyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ill see if it works

    i may just do an erase and installl though, i tried to boot camp with my old tiger install and bootcamp wouldnt do it because i'd previously used bootcamp many months before (then ditched it) and because the disk was pretty fragmented (my guess) it then suggested to format and install.
     
  7. otispunkmeyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it didnt work

    i just did a final back up and then formatted the partition back to full size and did a clean install of leopard

    migrated all my stuff over from the time machine (which OS X helpfully asked me about before i even got to the log in screen) that took a while and now im back up n running like nothing ever happened which is kinda weird lol!

    just downloading the updates and then i really will be back to where i was this morning.

    with a properly clean install and formatted drive, the partitioning for BC should go a lot smoother now.
     

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