Bootcamp partitioning problem

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  1. Mariux.mac macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hello does any one now when i trie to partition 40GB on bootcamp i get black screen and a mesage to force restart my mac, when trie to partition 5gb it works fine. my disk space now is 59GB, maybe there is something wrong whit disk space?
  2. betomax macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2008
    I have this same problem. After some work (using install disk & repairing the partition, then playing with the size of the attempted bootcamp partition) I found that the problem is [apparantly] some files are too large to move.

    My xp virtual hard drive for parallels is about 10GB, maybe that is the culprit.

    I guess that the journaled HFS does not defrag (well) as it goes. I cleared some 60GB to prepare for bootcamp, and still no luck.

    Now I am organizing all my backups. The plan is to clear off an external hard drive, turn on time machine, load up any free space on the time machine drive, and try again.

    I figure that by the time all this backing up is done I can actually wipe out the hard drive on the mac and reinstall leopard, etc, and do the bootcamp thing.

    I figure that not having to do any maintenance for so long since I switched that it isn't the end of the world to go through this hassle.
  3. Mariux.mac thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    i have read on other post that defragmenting the HDD can solve the problem. o personaly dint trie that, just reinstaled leopard and that fixed the problem
  4. tgl macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2004
    I had the same problem with my macbook very recently.
    To fix the problem after the crash (without reinstalling Leopard) I booted into single user mode and ran the command /sbin/fsck -fy (read the man page in the terminal to see what this does). After this my disk space was fully recovered. Then I bought Drive Genius 2 application which allows you to do all kinds of checks/fixes etc on your drives. It has option to defrag (took about 6hrs to defrag my 160 gb disk). After all this I had no more problems with bootcamp.

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