Problem with hard drive partitions!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Grayer, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Grayer macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2009
    Hi, I had ubuntu installed on my mac and I erased it and now the hard drive looks like the attached thumbnail.

    When I try to install windows via Bootcamp, it doesnt let me make a bootcamp partition because it says that the hard drive should be 1 partition, but in mine there is some free space. I've tried draggins it to occupy the whole rectangle and clicking apply but it wont let me. I've also tried repairing disk permissions and it doesnt solve any problems. What can I do?

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  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Personally, this is what I would do...

    1. I would use Carbon Copy Cloner and clone my current OSX system to an external HDD

    2. Then I would boot from the clone (hold the option key during startup and select the external HDD)

    3. I would use Disk Utility to erase the internal HDD and format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

    4. I would restore the clone from the external HDD

    5. I would reboot from the internal HDD

    6. I would run Boot Camp Assistant and go from there

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. thirdykal macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2010
    You could also just try to insert the Windows disc and start the installer by holding down Alt at the bootup screen, and creating a partition from the free space with the Windows disc, if you're in a hurry. If you have no problems following the steps Grayer outlined and rebuilding your system, then I would try to do that, as it's more thorough, and just using the Windows disc could have some unseen problems.

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