Help with iPartition

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  1. joeholl1979 macrumors member

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    I purchased iPartition so I can expand my Bootcamp drive. I used the program to create a boot disk, and I started my iMac by holding down C...but it just shows the Apple logo and doesn't do anything else.

    Has anyone used this software recently? Any advice?
     
  2. justperry, Mar 4, 2013
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    Hold Command -v at startup, what does the text say?

    Command -v = Verbose mode

    Edit: I read your post again, sorry you were talking about the DVD/CD, if you get this this probably tells you the Bootdisk you created is not bootable on your system.

    This is most likely due to the wrong Installer, you need to download the correct one for your machine using Recovery, a standalone Installer which you buy for instance many times does not work.
    Many machines have custom installs, this will probably be solved in a 10.8.3 update.
     
  3. joeholl1979 thread starter macrumors member

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    A bunch of words came up on a black screen then it went to OSX log in
     
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    So, it is working now, you booted into OS X, not from a DVD/CD?
     
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    No, I can't get it to work. I made the bootable DVD from the iPartition software, but the DVD doesn't boot...it just goes to the Apple logo and hangs
     
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    :confused:

    You really don't make sense, look into your last two Posts, Bold, you said you logged in, into what?
    I did not know iPartion could make a bootable drive, that's new to me.
     
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    How do I download the installer in Recovery?
     
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    This is excellent information, thank you! Using that article, I created a USB drive with OSX running off of it, and I have the files saved to install/reinstall OSX whenever necessary instead of waiting for Recovery to download!

    However, When I attempted to run iPartition from it, it gave me the error "Partition was unable to get write access to the device “APPLE HDD WDC WD10EALX-408EA0” (disk1). This may mean the device is write protected, that you do not have permission to access it, or that it is in use by something else."
    Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 10.52.41 PM.png
    So now I've done all of this work and purchased this software, and I STILL cannot resize my partitions with it. With all the time and money I've spent on this process, I wish I would have just deleted the Bootcamp partition and reinstalled...I just didn't want to worry about the files I already have saved on that partition.

    What am I doing wrong now?
     
  10. murphychris macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you asking for support for iPartition here, rather than from the company you paid money to? I think that's the first mistake.
     
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    Is the Disk encrypted with filevault 2, if so switch it off first and retry.

    Edit: I looked at the screenshot, do you have Fusion drive, if so that might be the problem.
     
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    How do I find out if the disk is encrypted?
     
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    Go to the Security & Privacy Preference Pane and then the FileVault tab.

    But, I as asked "Edit: I looked at the screenshot, do you have Fusion drive, if so that might be the problem"

    Do you have fusion drive, does the drive in Info shows as a 1.128 TB disk?

    Edit: Oh, and make a screenshot of Disk Utility, if it's a fusion drive it will show there.
     
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    Yes, I have the Fusion Drive
     
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    I updated my last post.

    Is the fusion drive fused, is it shown as one disk in Disk Utility, if so than you can't partition the drive, reason it's not one disk but two, you can only do so with Disk Utility AFAIK or the difficult way with terminal.
     
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    Yes, it is fused. I was just trying to resize the main partition smaller and make the Bootcamp partition bigger.
     
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    If iPartition is not updated and I doubt they have support for fused drives it's worthless, you can't use it, contact them and ask them, if it's not supported try to ask back your money.
     
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    I didn't think that Boot Camp Assistant was working at all on "fusion" drives. So how was this configured from the beginning? Apple core storage command line tools aren't documented adequately to even guess at how to resize HFSJ/X, then shrink specifically the PV on the hard drive so that there's more space to grow the Bootcamp partition.

    Therefore I don't see how a 3rd party can do this right now. I couldn't even do it on the command line.
     
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    I used Bootcamp Assistant to configure the drive. I've read that it doesn't work on the 3TB drives.
     
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    It does on the 1TB drive and the 128 SSD but for now not on the 3 TB+SSD, but there are signs this will be possible in 10.8.3.
    And as I said before, iPartition very likely does not have this built in, so it is worthless.
     
  21. joeholl1979 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here's a screenshot of my disk utility. I have e-mailed the customer support to ask for a refund for iPartition, because It's probably true that it's not compatible with Fusion drives.

    Unfortunately, I e-mailed them before and it takes days to respond.

    Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 10.12.27 PM.png
     
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    Yes, in this screenshot it is clear it is fused, it says Logical Volume Group and online in the lower part.
    In one of your posts I also saw Core Storage and this also points to fusion, not sure though if that is 100% true though.

    Hopefully they give you a refund.

    Odd though it is not 1.128 TB
     
  23. joeholl1979 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks to everyone for the helpful info! This is my first Mac, so I'm still learning.
     
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    Enjoy the Mac, if there's need for help you know where to go, if you want to buy an App and not sure if it will work just look here on MR.
     
  25. joeholl1979 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is the second app that I bought for this issue, the first one being Camptune X. That didn't work with Fusion drive either.

    I think that maybe the Winclone method is probably the best way to do it until these apps start supporting the Fusion drive.
     

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