Problems with Mac partitions in DiskUtility

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by R0b0t, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. R0b0t macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2008
    I had recently been partitioning my drive for installing Linux, but just recently emptied those spaces. However, when I try to move the "Macintosh HD" box down to soak up the free space, an then try to apply the changes, it gives me: "MediaKit reports partition (map) too small."

    So I think OK, I'll just leave it. So I then go in to bootcamp to try to re-install windows, but bootcamp says it must have an unpartitioned disk. Now its really pissing me off.

    This happens every single time, so I'm thinking of resorting to using some other utilities like GParted. Any other suggestions?

    Note: If you suggest re-installing Mac OS, I will report your post as SPAM. It is not an option for me.
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    You shouldn't get nasty on this forum.

    With that said, if you use Time Machine for backups (you should), the easiest thing to do is load the Leopard installer DVD and boot from that.

    Repartition the drive for 1 partition and use TM to restore your Mac volume. Then you can go ahead with the boot camp installation.

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