Can't Boot Camp B/c of Immoveable files?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Robg54, May 20, 2008.

  1. Robg54 macrumors member

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    Ok, so I cannot seem to partition for boot camp b/c of "immoveable files." Bootcamp assistant seemed to suggest copying my hard drive onto a portable hard drive and then booting, and wiping my hard drive clean and transfering the files fresh off my portable.

    well, I have two usb backup drives. I used superduper to make what seemed to claim to be a bootable copy of my HD and I used time machine to create a backupo of the other, just in case.

    Well, neither seems to be bootable according to the start disk selector.

    What Am I doing wrong? Is it true I can only use firewire drives as boot disks, and if this is so, is there ANY way around this?????
     
  2. wgilles macrumors 6502

    wgilles

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    I had that problem and it was because of my music (almost 60GB worth). I just stuck it all on a external drive and deleted it from the MBP HD and it worked. So instead of making bootable copies of your HD I would try copying large amounts of file to a HD...see if that works for ya.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    When you use SuperDuper, it's copying the drive bit for bit, which means all that unmovable files are in the same spot. You can either move a bunch of big files, defragment the hard drive, or backup and restore with Time Machine.
     

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