Boot Camp won't partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jpbl68, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. jpbl68 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Boot Camp Assistant says that it can't partition my hard disk because there are some files that can't be moved. Onyx verified that my hard disk and startup disk are fine, and I repaired disk permissions. Boot Camp suggested formatting my drive and reinstalling Leopard but I'm hoping there's something else I can try first. Any thoughts? Would defragging my hard drive make a difference? If so is there a free program that'll do that?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    bootcamp cannot repartition your drive because its too fragmented.

    If you have some large files that you can move off, that may be enough but unlikely. More likely is that you'll need to defrag your drive.
  3. jpbl68 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Cheers, I'm reading through them now.

    I just check Disk Utility and it's telling me:

    "232.9GB Hitachi HTSS3......" - Partition Number: 0
    "Macintosh HD" - Partition Number: 2

    I uninstalled Virtualbox this morning but I didn't remove any partition. This is what I'm currently seeing in Disk Utility:

    I've not seen the blue section before.
  4. jpbl68 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2009
    I found another 20gb to delete. It's working now. Thanks.

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