Need help with Boot camp...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Steve91t, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Steve91t macrumors newbie

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    I've got a 2 year old MacBook with Tiger. I downloaded Boot camp and turned back my clock to allow it to download.

    Anyway, here's where I get hung up.

    I am at the part where you partition the hard drive. It comes up that the partition failed because there are files can't be moved. I need to go to disk utility and make the disk journaled. It says it is, but it's shaded. Also at the top of disk utility, there is a button that says "enable journaling", but it is shaded as well.

    If I go to disk utility, then to "partition", at the bottom it says...

    "This disk contains the start up volume and can't be partitioned".

    I think that's my problem. What do I do?

    This probably doesn't make much sense. Let me know if anyone has any information that may help.

    Also, I have a copy of Window with service pack 1a. I've heard that it's not going to work, but I've also heard that I can just download the update.



    Thanks for any help,
    Steve
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You'll need to use Disk Utility from your Restore Disk to work on your startup disk. Use caution as this can be dangerous if things go awry so I suggest making a complete backup of your hard drive before you begin.

    Yes, you'll need xp sp2 for BootCamp.
     
  3. SHADO macrumors 6502a

    SHADO

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    You can slipstream SP2 onto a new disk. It's not hard at all, and it will work.
     

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