Cannot partition external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brianr19, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. brianr19 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Hello. I have a MacBook with a 120 gb internal drive but it is too small for me so i took it out. I have decided to use my 500 gb usb drive as my primary drive. I tried to use bootcamp and i get the message "You cannot partition an external disk drive. Restart your computer using your computer's internal startup disk." Is this true or is there something i can do about this? It would be nice to have 250gb for OSX and 250gb for Windows 7. Any help is much appreciated!
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You cannot use Bootcamp for this
    But search using MRoogle and you will find ways around this limitation

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