HELP - Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shibby999955, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. shibby999955 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2008
    Hey everyone, I'm glad to have joined this forum.

    The answer to my question is perhaps simple, but I just want to make sure there isn't another way out.

    A couple of days ago I received a new Mac that I was very happy about, and installed Vista on a bootcamp partition. Eventually I found out that I didn't give Vista enough space, and that I wanted to divide the HD equally for Vista and Leopard.

    So I deleted my Vista partition, since there is no way to just give the Vista HD more space, and now I wanted to just partition a whole new HD for Vista from scratch.

    So I ran the bootcamp assist and it said it was partitioning the disc and then encounted that error where it says the disc is corrupted or something (I presume that you have all heard of the this error since most of my friends have had it, they all said it could only be fixed if you install a whole Leopard clean, and then run bootcamp[Which is what I did]). And that is my delemma.

    So my question is, if I make a backup of my OSX (which I am doing currently), and start from scratch installing Leopard all over again etc. Will I be able to install my backup of my HD? Because I can see no way through this Bootcamp partition problem without just installing everything over again.
  2. McGiord, Jul 5, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Yes you can get all you previous mac setup when installing Leopard or after that using the MacOSX migration assistant , it is located in the Utilities folder inside the Applications one.
    Also with Disk Utility you could repair you disk and change your Volumes and partitions without a re-install. The format and re-install is required when something is not right, or if you want peace of mind like you are doing right now.
    Ask as much as you need.

    Good luck and have fun.
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