WTF is this?! Bit map problems?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bearscubs4life, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. bearscubs4life macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    #1
    I'm trying to use boot camp and when I try to partition it says I can't because there is a problem with my Macintosh HD, please repair it in disk utility. So I go to disk utility and try to verify the disk and this happens.

    Verifying volume “Macintosh HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    %)
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.
    ed.",1)
    Macintosh HD
    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair





    How do I go about "repairing" this? I don't even know what a bit map is :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    You need to use repair instead of verify in Disk Utility. If you cannot repair the drive (button greyed out) start from your restore disk and choose Disk Utility from the menu and repair there (don't reinstall OSX, simply choose the language then select Disk Utility from the menu items).
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #3
    Easiest way for most people: Repairing your startup disk

    If you're Terminal savvy you could start up in single user mode and fsck the disk manually.

    Either way, run the disk repair again if it reports that something was fixed, again and possibly again, until it reports no repairs needed.
     
  4. bearscubs4life thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    #4
    Would that be install disc 1 and 2? I dont have a "restore disk" :confused:
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #5
    1
     
  6. bearscubs4life thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    #6
    *sigh*

    I used the installation disk and repaired the disk, it said everything was ok. I went back into boot camp assistant, tried to partition, and it gave me this.

    The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

    Backup the disk and use disk utility to format it as a since Mac OS extended (journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using boot camp assistant again.



    :confused:

    Anyone? anyone? I'm desperate for your help here guys.
     
  7. gericare macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    #7
    It's asking you to:
    1.Back up/copy your Mac HD to another hard drive.
    (You'll need an external hard drive or, if you don't have a lot of saved personal stuff, some dvds to burn your files to, but an external hard drive is much easier)
    Super Duper is one program you can use to back up your Mac HD
    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

    2. Erase/Format your Mac HD and then either:
    A. Reinstall OS X using your install disks and then copying your personal files back on to your Mac HD, OR
    B. Copy your back up of your HD from the external drive back onto your Mac's HD.

    3. Then use boot camp assistant again to partition your Mac HD.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #8
    This link will give you more information regarding your error messages.
     
  9. bearscubs4life thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    #9
    Grrrr, why would it ask me to do all of that? Looks like I won't be using boot camp. It seems like a HUGE hassle and also runs the risk of losing all of my documents/music/ etc. :mad:
     
  10. gericare macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    #10
    Actually having an external disk drive which you can back up to will save you much bigger hassles later on if your Mac's HD ever fails.

    They aren't that expensive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2000150414+131021338
     
  11. bearscubs4life thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    #11
    well I guess all I really care about is documents/music/movies. I already have a removable. Do you guys suggest I just put all of my documents/music/movies on there and then reinstall OSX?

    It might actually not be a bad idea, cleaning out all of the crap I have put on here over hte past 2 years that I never use.

    Am I making a bigger deal out of it than it really is? reinstalling OSX that is.
     
  12. gericare macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    #12
    Installing OS X is very straight forward.

    Also copy your user "Library" folder to keep your application settings/bookmarks etc
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #13
    There is an app iPartition that will move your files for partitioning.
     

Share This Page