BootCamp 3.0.2, new MBP (i5) and partition issues...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by parajba, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. parajba macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Hi everybody,

    I'm trying to install Windows XP via BootCamp, I thought was a relatively easy task, but I'm having headaches before even starting.

    I run the BootCamp Assistant program, I select the size of the partition for Windows (30GB, plenty for my needs), click OK then I have the following error message.

    The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

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

    Now, it's a brand new MBP with virtually no new sw on it (Pixelmator and Office 2008), I haven't touched anything. How is it possible that BootCamp that comes with this OS is not working properly without some jiggery-poker?

    Very disappointed about BootCamp...first impression is not so good unfortunately.
  2. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    I fixed it. I post the solution in case someone else needs it.

    Popped in the Mac OS disc 1, executed 'Repair Disk', then 'Repair Disk Permission' both from Utilities menu, all good now.
  3. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Thanks you! This is one of those errors that is completely mystical, but no one has a good solution to solve it other than a wipe. This is great you could do a logical solution and it works!

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