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iMac 3TB Fusion Drive, can't create partition for Boot Camp in Disk Utility

kaceyvdy

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Apr 29, 2016
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Hi, I'm trying to install Boot Camp using this workaround

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...t-optical-drive-or-usb.1836959/#post-20584499

but I can't create the partition because of this.

Screen Shot 2016-04-30 at 09.59.03.png
 

maflynn

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Bootcamp requires a single partition to work. The first step you need to do, is merge those two partitions, then start bootcamp.
 

kaceyvdy

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Apr 29, 2016
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Bootcamp requires a single partition to work. The first step you need to do, is merge those two partitions, then start bootcamp.

These two partitions can't be merged since the computer has 2 drives - a fusion drive and a regular HDD drive
 

maflynn

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My bad, I missed the cropped portion of the image showing two drives, not a single drive with two partitions
 

hfg

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These two partitions can't be merged since the computer has 2 drives - a fusion drive and a regular HDD drive

Perhaps you should eject & unplug the additional external hard disk (both are named "Macintosh HD" ??) and try again with just the internal Fusion drive active.
 

kaceyvdy

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Apr 29, 2016
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Perhaps you should eject & unplug the additional external hard disk (both are named "Macintosh HD" ??) and try again with just the internal Fusion drive active.

That is not an external hard drive - the computer itself has 2 hard drives.
 
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