Partition failure!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yettimillan, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. yettimillan macrumors regular

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    Partition failed with the error:

    Could not modify partition map because filesystem verification failed

    ^ My windows bootcamp messed up so I deleted it and tried to install a new one but I get this message. Does this mean that there is something wrong with the hard drive??

    I do want windows and cannot now install it, shall I reinstall Mac OS X and use Time Machine? I don't want future problems.
     
  2. yettimillan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok so.

    I booted from disk, went to disk utility and erased the disk and re did is as mac os Extended (Journled)

    I then went to re install mac os but instead restored from a backup of the 17th December.

    It has now allowed to me to make a bootcamp partition yey.

    But all my apps are still there, the desktop is the same as before. Nothing much has changed. I thought it was going to make a fresh install? I don't understand how everything is exactly the same including all of the apps, internet history etc.

    Also I have now over 10GB extra space than before on the mac partition., with the same size bootcamp partition. And under the mac HD there is a new random folder called 'private' I have never had a folder named private before.
     
  3. yettimillan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know what i've done? I need some help please.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    You did a "Hybrid" Install. You installed OS X, then restored the Applications and settings that were backed up via Boot Camp. Of course you have the extra 10 GB, you don't have a FAT32/NTFS partition for XP. Run the Bootcamp Assistant and you can repartition the drive with no issues.

    TEG
     
  5. yettimillan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually its the Mac HD that has saved 10GB. I have already allocated 40GB for BootCamp.

    So did it install os x without me knowing whilst it was restoring my time machine?
     

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