BootCamp Help!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by eyespii, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. eyespii macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    So here's the situation. I recently upgraded the hard drive in my MBP. I had an old 200gb drive that I reformatted using disk utility to a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and then used SuperDuper! to clone my existing mac partition to the new drive. (the original disk has a boot camp partition on it as well, but i only cloned over the Mac OS partition). I then swapped the two disks, and all has been working well - I can boot fine off the upgraded 200gb drive. The strange thing though is that when I go to "startup disk" in prefs, the mac os drive isn't listed as an option.

    However, when I run boot camp to partition the 200gb drive, i get the error message "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partitio. 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."

    So what's going on here? My hard disk is a single Mac OS Extended (journaled) partition, so why is boot camp giving me crap?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
  2. MSmith1915 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    From the Beginning

    From what I gather you already have a cloned copy of your hard drive so why not just reformat the hard drive again like boot camp suggests. If that doesn't work, reformat and do a clean install of Leopard, use time machine to update your files, then try boot camp again. Sometimes it's better to put everything back to a clean/original state and start from the beginning than to spend lots of time trying to fix something that you aren't sure what the problem is.

    My 2cents

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