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RageBiker 03-06-2010 05:43 AM

Help with Boot Camp and Partitioning
 
I have an intel-based mac book, 2.4ghz Intel core 2 duo, 4GB ram with a 250GB hard drive and i have snow leopard installed to be exact. I would like to partition a small piece (7GB) and Install windows onto it by using Boot Camp, However, when I try to partition using boot camp I get this error message:

The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.
Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again.

Now, my hard drive is already formatted in Mac OS Extended(journaled), my question is, does anyone know how to fix this so I can partition my drive successfully?

I don't mind doing what the error message says, however, if I do go down that road, does anyone know exactly what to do? I've had this Mac Book for a little over a year but i'm still not up to speed on some of the more detailed features.

bobtomay 03-06-2010 07:40 AM

The above is also the fastest way.

The added advantage to the above method, is that you now have a bootable backup.

6string 03-06-2010 08:02 AM

+1 for the above and the bootable backup.... an unwritten rule!
Clones=No stress :)

RageBiker 03-06-2010 11:34 AM

The 7gb for windows will only be used for very minor usage (to play the original roller coaster tycoon, love that game haha), is that still too little space?

Also, I do have a portable hard drive, however, it already has about 50-80gb or so on it already so will I have to reformat the external drive and erase everything on the drive?


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