BootCamp & Vista HELP!! (Quick, Please!)

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  1. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    Hey all, I have to run Vista for some work now, and I'm having a problem with BC. I initially installed Vista on a 20GB partition via BC. Unfortunately, I need to make a larger partition (prob 25-30GB). So I used the BC assistant to restore my MBP to a single partition. When I tried to recreate a larger partition via BC, I got an error that says I need to use disk utility to restore my mac back to a single partition. Nothing I try works. How can I get this fixed so I can install Vista on a 25GB partition??
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Boot off of your OS X DVD and use Disk Utility to Verify Disk your hard drive.
     
  3. ~J~ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is that any different than just doing it when you are in OS X? i've done that already...
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can correct more problems if you're not booted/mounting the drive.
     
  5. ~J~ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, tried that off of my OSX disk... no dice. BC assistant still cant partition my drive.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It sounds like you might need to erase the entire drive and start over.
     
  7. ~J~ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nooooooooooo!!! I have a backup of my drive, but Im always gunshy about doing a FULL restore. Besides, I was planning on doing that when I get Leopard in a few weeks (or whenever its released into the wild). Any other ways??
     

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