Cannot Make Partition in Boot Camp 3.0

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by NitrousFlare, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. NitrousFlare macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2007
    This is after I removed my previous windows installation so that I can install a newer version of windows with boot camp 3.0.
    This is the error that it gives me while atempting to make a partition from my hard drive:

    Am I able to install an OS from an .iso in boot camp?
  2. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Ah, I think I can help out on this one.

    As far as the disk partitioning problem goes, I can recommend the following:

    1. Reduce the size of the partition that you are trying to create. If you are unwilling to do this, or if this doesn't work, then try...
    2. Temporarily copy your files (particularly anything big) off the drive you are trying to partition to make space.
    I've ended up having to do the 2nd option in order for the partitioning to work last time (I had to copy my entire home folder).

    With respect to the ISO question, if the ISO is of an operating system that Boot Camp supports then you can use the Disk Utility application to burn the ISO image to a DVD. Simply pop a DVD into your drive, open up Disk Utility, select Images > Burn and select the ISO image to burn.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kelmon offered excellent advice. An alternative to copying data off the drive is to use a defragmentation utility, such as iDefrag, to condense the data on the disk. I'm not sure as to Snow Leopard compatibility. Boot Camp requires the use of a disc or USB media in order to install Windows. An ISO cannot typically be used, although there is a method to install Windows to a Boot Camp partition using an ISO if you have a copy of VMware.

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