BootCamp Help!

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

  1. eyespii macrumors 6502

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    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

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    Mar 8, 2008
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    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
    Mike
     

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