Problem with Boot Camp and partitions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Somebee, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Somebee macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2006
    Hi. When I first got my MacBook I was thinking about installing Windows through Boot Camp. As a result I formatted my disk into two partitions, one 100GB and one 20GB (for Boot Camp).

    When I now try to run the Boot Camp Assistant I get the message "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition."

    It seems as if I cannot install Windows because I had set aside a partition for it (?). I have never installed Boot Camp earlier, and not had any problems with the mac or disks.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...
  2. Membrain macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    read the manual

    This is specifically referred to in the manual that comes with the bootcamp.dmg.
    Bootcamp can only work with an internal disk that has one partition, you have to restore your drive to one partition and use bootcamp to do the partitioning.
    Use ipartition or similar if you want to keep the data on your drive, disk utility can only erase to repartition. If you use disk utility you will be wiping the drive.

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