BootCamp & Disk Utility: Partition Error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tarek, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Tarek macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2009
    Liverpool, UK
    Hello there,

    I just restore my Mac OS to a single partition and then I tried re-partitioning but it's giving me an error.


    I've tried several times, tried using different sizes every time. My HD's capacity is 250GB, and I've got 108.95GB free. So I am sure that making a new partition of 35 - 40 GB is not a big deal.

    I also tried using Disk Utility, both from the Mac OS install disc and while using the Mac OS itself, but it keeps giving me this error.


    I do not want to format my Macintosh HD's partition because I don't have an external HDD on me at the moment so I will not be able to back up. I have a lot of important data that can not be deleted.

    If anyone has any solution, please let me know.

    Thank you so much!
  2. Tarek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2009
    Liverpool, UK

    For whoever stumbles upon the same problem and wants the solution, here is what I did for it to work: I inserted the Mac OS install disc, rebooted the computer, booted into the install disc and opened Disk Utility. Then I verified and repaired the disk.

    Then I restarted into Mac OS, ran Boot Camp, and VOILA partitioning worked like a charm.
  3. timohenry macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2006
    Same Issue

    I have the same exact issue as mentioned above. The only problem with resolving my issues given the suggestion here is that my computer will not boot from the DVD. And it's not the drive, that was just replaced and tested. I feel like the only option at this point if for me to just replace the entire HD and start from scratch.

    The very unsettling thing about all this is, since I deleted the partition, I not only have no way to repair my computer's HD, but I also have no way to reinstall my OS.

    MacBook Pro "15 250GB 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3, 10.6.3
  4. Signal-11 macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    2nd Star to the Right
    If you deleted your primary OS X partition, then your problem is not the same as TS. Can you clarify what you've deleted?

    If your drive is fine but OS X and/or your install DVD (the one that came with your computer) is damaged, then what you need to do is download GParted, a Linux LiveCD. GParted comes with tools that will be able to repair your hfs+ partition. Afterwards, you will be able to resize from GParted OR you can boot back into OS X from your working partition.

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