HD Partition Failed, Changing HD to SSD..

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  1. bones85, Dec 8, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2014

    bones85 macrumors newbie

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    So i'm trying to copy everything from my HD to my SSD so i can then swap them over as my HD i think is dying

    i've formatted my SSD and i came to the point of restoring from HD to SSD, only i can't partition my HD, to begin with i was getting failed because verification failed, but i managed to get past that but now i'm getting this :

    Partition failed

    Partition failed with the error:

    The partition cannot be resized. Try reducing the amount of change in the size of the partition.


    How can i get round this? The HD is a 500GB HD but i've only used 100GB, and the SSD is 260GB

    Would i be better off just installing os x straight on to the SSD? At least that way i would get a fresh install? But then i'd just have to manually copy things over like music,videos, pictures etc from HD to SSD
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Just do a clean install.
     
  3. bones85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I've installed Yosemite on the ssd and it said it needed to restart, it's restarted and I get to the Apple screen with a loading bar, it progresses to a certain point and then just completley reboots again!
    When I try boot in Drive mode to select the ssd to boot from, the ssd isn't even there!

    What's gone wrong?
     
  4. bones85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't matter all done! Fresh install on the ssd and its running perfect!

    Just need to get all my music, pictures etc from my hdd
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Use migration assistant....

    you can choose what to move accross with that.
     
  6. bones85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, well most my photos have carried over on my photo stream so it's just music n that!

    So happy it's all sorted now
     

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