Partitioning problem with Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knobtwiddler, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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    Alright, I'm trying to set up bootcamp 1.4 with the bootamp assistant and when I try to partition the disks it keeps on saying "Verification failed. This disk could not be partitioned. Use disk utility to repair this disk". So, I repair the permissions on my disks and try again, same error message. DO I need a lot of free space? In the partition options its set at 50GB/10GB free for the mac and 5GB for windows. I have 15GB free on my mac. What's happening here? I really don't wanna have to go back to virtual pc.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Repair disk is different than repair permissions. To do a repair on the boot volume, you need to startup on a different volume (like the OS-X restore disk).

    If there wasn't enough space, you probably would have seen the "can't move file" error.

    edit: I'm not sure what you mean by "go back to Virtual PC", as it won't run on an Intel Mac. If your machine is a PPC, you can't boot to Windows using BootCamp.
     
  3. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

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    to startup from a different disk, don't I restart and hold in c? Also, will repairing the disk erase everything?
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Yes, hold c during startup. Repairing the disk erases nothing :)
     
  5. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't currently have my OSX restore disk? Can I boot from some kind of disk repair cd? Like disk doctor?
     
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