BootCamp partition problems

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  1. joshhedge, Jul 7, 2013
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    joshhedge macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I've repaired my disk and all permissions are correct on my rPro but I am still unable to get past the install screen where I choose what size I would like my windows partition to be.

    I've seen people saying a defrag would be required in some cases but as I have an SSD I didn't think that was applicable.

    Any advice?

    Edit: I have 124GB of free space and I would like a minimum of 40GB for Windows, yet still unable to partition.

    Problem resolved :D
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Just skip using Boot Camp Assistant.

    1. Download the Boot Camp drivers
    2. Then open Disk Utility and partition the way you want. If you need you can google how to resize partitions. Format the partition for Windows as FAT.
    3. Then boot into the Windows install disk and choose the FAT partition and format as NTFS and install as normal.
    4. Then install the Boot Camp drivers.
     
  3. joshhedge thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response.

    Disk utility isn't letting me partition my drive as there isn't enough free space available, yet I have 130GB free..

    Edit: Apparently only 13mb is actually free.
     
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    Open Disk Utility, click on your hard disk(not the Mac partition) in the list on the left, and then click the Partition tab in the middle. Then take a screen shot of the window so I can see how it is showing the partition layout.
     
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    Attached.
     

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    Thanks. Actually I just need to see how it normally reports the partition scheme, before you try to resize or add a partition.
     
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    Sorry, here it is.
     

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    Ahh... The problem is that for some reason, Disk Utility does not believe you have that 130GB of free space. If you look at the bottom you will notice that it reports 250GB USED SPACE... Basically it thinks the disk is full.

    Does it show the 130GB free if you right click and choose Get Info in Finder?
     
  9. joshhedge thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finder says I have 181.9GB available when using get info and yet conversely when using space bar on the 'SSD' it says I have 124GB free.
     
  10. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Strange... In Disk Utility, repair permissions, verify filesystem, and if necessary erase free space. See if that helps.

    Also you might try temporarily disabling Time Machine local backups.

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/28/disable-time-machine-local-backups-in-mac-os-x-lion/
     
  11. joshhedge, Jul 7, 2013
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    joshhedge thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a Time Machine as you will have seen from the screenshots, might resort to doing a fresh install and just copying over some of the vital files if all else fails

    Edit: Just seen your post, I'll give that a try, thanks.

    Worth restarting after doing the SUDO command?
     
  12. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Meh... A clean reboot never hurts, and can sometimes help.
     
  13. joshhedge thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interestingly I am now able to partition the SSD, but even after setting the 'bootcamp partition' to 60GB it comes out at 120.55GB.

    Any ideas about that anomaly? Thanks for the help!
     
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    No idea... If you google "SSD incorrect free space", you will notice it is a fairly common issue though. I haven't experienced it, and hope I never do LOL.
     
  15. joshhedge thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, I hope you don't either! I've already had to take the rPro to the genius bar to fix it after a massive file system corruption..
     

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