failed to partition disk

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Dronomophone, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Dronomophone macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2007
    Well, basically I'm trying to install XP with camp and it failed to partition my hard drive because my disc has errors and i need to repair it with disk utility. I'm going to do that tomorrow which involves booting from the OS X install disk. Should I be worried when i do that? I don't really have my stuff backed up.
  2. g-7 macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2006
    I had the same message. I didn't use Disk Utility though, it was easier for me
    to restart my iMac in single-user mode (holding Cmd-S at startup) and repair
    the hard drive by typing:

    fsck -fy

    It found some errors, repaired them and then Boot Camp Assistant was able
    to partition the disk.

    BTW. after repairing your disk that way you have to type reboot to restart your Mac.

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