Bootcamp Assistant problem: repartitioning

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gamera~, May 19, 2008.

  1. gamera~ macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all —

    I'm trying to install Windows XP on my MBP, but when I repartition the drive in Boot Camp Assistant things go wrong. The first time, I got a kernel panic, and the second time it just froze.

    In both cases after I restarted, there was no second partition, but the free space on my Mac partition had been reduced as if BCA had made one. I have to run fsck to fix it.

    Any ideas?

    thanks,
    Michael
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    Have you ever used Console to view your system's logs before? If not, now would be a good time to do so - look for the kernel panic log, and see if anything in there reveals what might have caused the panic.

    I suspect a hardware problem, like a failing hard drive, as the cause... but I can't be sure without looking through your log.

    Oh, and if you decide to post the log's contents in this thread, please wrap it inside CODE tags, like so:

    Code:
    log text
    more log text
    
     
  3. gamera~ thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Actually, I just found a solution on these forums: boot up with the leopard cd. Use Disk Utility to repartition, making a second partition the size needed for windows. Once it's done, delete the second partition, and resize the first to its original size. Then boot back up into OS X and use Boot Camp Assistant to do the repartitioning... works! I'm not sure exactly what is going on, but I'm guessing my drive was heavily fragmented to begin with.

    link: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=454257&highlight=partition+boot+camp+kernel
     
  4. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just about to post that as a solution. I did this on Saturday and it does work.
     

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