Getting bootcamp working

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cy88, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. cy88 macrumors member

    cy88

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    #1
    Hi all,

    I am trying to get Bootcamp working on my iMac with 3TB Fusion drive and getting this error "The startupdisk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition". I've done some searching and probably know it's because I've partitioned my drive into a 1TB + 2TB.

    Here's a diskutil output:
    Code:
    diskutil list
    
    /dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
    
      #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
    
      0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *121.3 GB   disk0
    
      1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
    
      2:          Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD            121.0 GB   disk0s2
    
      3:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk0s3
    
    /dev/disk1 (internal, physical):
    
      #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
    
      0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *3.0 TB     disk1
    
      1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1
    
      2:          Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD            975.0 GB   disk1s2
    
      3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.1 MB   disk1s3
    
      4:                  Apple_HFS Photos                  2.0 TB     disk1s4
    
    /dev/disk3 (internal, virtual):
    
      #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
    
      0:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD           +1.1 TB     disk3
    
                                    Logical Volume on disk0s2, disk1s2
    
                                    88B91C6A-EB25-47AD-ADEC-A31D4A69B546
    
                                    Unencrypted Fusion Drive
    
    I've tried to resize the disk0s2 and squeezed some space out as FAT32, Bootcamp didn't recongnize it. Anyone know of a way that I can get it working without wiping my whole iMac?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ghislain macrumors member

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    Apr 22, 2009
    #2
    If you have not used bootcamp assistant to partition your startup disk, it will never let you resize or suppress partitions on that disk. I am afraid you have to
    If you have not used bootcamp assistant to partition your startup disk, I am afraid it will never let you resize or suppress partitions on that disk. However, if you squeezed some space as FAT32 partition, you can directly install windows on this partition without bootcamp and obtain bootcamp drivers later on...
     

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