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    Exclamation I can't partition my hard drive.
    Help! I can not partition any drive that is on my MacBook Pro or any external HDD. I have a 160 GB HDD that came standard on my notebook. I have 76.44 GB free on that disk. When I try to partition even 8 GB on my disk a message pops up and it says :

    Partition Failed

    Partition Failed with the error:

    No space left on device

    If there is a way to fix this, I will be super happy and thankful!

    Ps: I have tried this on my Install disk as well and I receive the same error.


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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Have a look at this link and see if it helps:-

    How to Dual Partition a MacBook Pro with MacOS and Solaris : Paul Mitchell

    Keep us posted?

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    Thank you Harry,

    In the link you provided, Instruction number 2 says
    Create the new Solaris partition. Actually create a Windows partition and we will recreate a Solaris2 Partition later.
    The problem with this, is that I am not able to create any partition. Mac, Windows, or even plain Free Space. And under that, it tells me to go to Netinfo Manager, but I do not have that application.

    Do you have another suggestion?
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    Have you run Verify/Repair Disk and Verify/Repair Permissions in Disk Utility?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    What are the steps u r using to partition your HD? What OS? What app 4 partitioning? etc

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    Have you run Verify/Repair Disk and Verify/Repair Permissions in Disk Utility?
    CWA107, I ran all four while logged on the internal HDD and using the Install Disk.

    What are the steps u r using to partition your HD? What OS? What app 4 partitioning? etc
    Collin, I Am using the Disk Utility that comes standard on every Mac. I am using Leopard 10.5.8. I am going to Disk Utility, Click on my HDD and then on Partition. I then click on the '+' sign at the bottom, Click on the new partition space, then click in the Size box, enter 8 and hit enter. I then click on Apply. It does the whole 'Modifying partition map' and after a minute or so, a message pops up saying that there is no space left on device.
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    Just out of curiosity are you doing this while you are in OSX?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Just out of curiosity are you doing this while you are in OSX?
    I have done it while in OSX and while using the Install Disk. I did this on the Install Disk not 20 minutes ago and I get the same message.
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    Interesting. My next step would be to do a filesystem repair.

    Start your Mac in Single User Mode (press and hold Command+S at startup). Once at the command prompt, type:

    /sbin/fsck -f

    ...then press Return. If no errors are corrected, simply type exit. If there are, run it again until it returns no errors.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Is that the same as Verify/Repair Disk Permissions?
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    No. It's a lot more thorough.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Ok, I'll do it now and see what it says. How long does it normally take?

    Edit: I was not able to do this. Is there a way to start-up in Single User mode going through Terminal?

    Edit 2: Found out I had to turn off the Firmware Password Utility. Ok, so I logged in under the Single User Mode, typed in what I had to, but it came back with no problems. What do I do now?
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