Bootcamp Assistant problems...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BEASTMAN, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. BEASTMAN macrumors member

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    Hello all, I just got my new macbook and I am having a problem with the bootcamp assistant. I put in a 160gb hd.

    I have two partitions, my main drive is 115gb and my second is about 34gb. The smaller partition is set up for time machine so if I accedentally delete something I can recover it (not if my hd dies).

    I want to set up about 25gbs for bootcamp and planned on using bootcamp assist to partition from the main partition. When I start the program up it tells me: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.

    so does this mean I cannot have a time machine partition and bootcamp? I will have to reformat the whole drive to do this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Bootcamp requires that the drive is formatted as a single partition. Use disk utility to delete your current bootcamp partition, then expand your OS X partition to fill the whole drive. This shouldn't damage any data.

    Then run Bootcamp assistant again.
     
  3. BEASTMAN thread starter macrumors member

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    after windows is installed i should be able to partition the time machine backup again correct? And if yes can i transfer what's on the backup already to an external hd and back again after the installation without problems? Thanks for the help even though these questions seem obvious.
     

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