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Your Startup disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

Back up your startup disk and use Disk Utility to format your startup disk at a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the startup disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again.

How do I go about doing this in Disk Utility? I opened up disk utility and could not figure it out.

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How do I go about doing this in Disk Utility?
Do what? Backup or format?

To reformat, place the OS X DVD into the dvd drive and reboot while holding down the C key. It doesn't look like you can reformat (erase) the boot volume you booted from. That would be a safety feature.

As for backup, most people are using second drives now a days and tools like Superduper.
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As for backup, most people are using second drives now a days and tools like Superduper.
I used Carbon Copy Cloner to backup my OSX partition before installing bootcamp. CCC works very nicely on Intel Macs.
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Ohhh...so when it says back up your startup disk, it means back up the harddrive and then reformat the whole thing and then restore???

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Ohhh...so when it says back up your startup disk, it means back up the harddrive and then reformat the whole thing and then restore???

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Well, that sucks.

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