installing bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ollyclio, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. ollyclio macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Gloucester, uk
    hellooo, right im trying to setup bootcamp but when it starts it says it cant install it due to some files that cannot be moved, i have to back up my comp, then partition it and install it.
    But i want to know if there is anyway round this as i dont have my osx dvd to hand etc etc, and can i install vista onto bootcamp from a iso?
  2. gcdrwhom macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    the ATL
    Get rid of some of your large files.

    I had your problem, and on a hunch I deleted a 6 GB Parallels disk image I had lying around (wasn't going to need it anyways if Boot Camp worked). After I did that, the repartitioning worked just fine.

    Try using Disk Inventory X, if you need to know where your big files are. Don't delete anything system related like caches and so forth.
  3. ToastMaster macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2005
    Tacoma, WA
    I don't really have any big files (nothing larger than 2.5 gigs) and I still can't install windows. I didn't have this problem before I upgraded to Leopard either. I would really prefer to not reformat my HD either. That just seems incredibly unnecessary. Are there any other workarounds?

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