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    Bootcamp Error help
    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.

    Thanks!

    Smesh
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeshy123
    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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    Harryc
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    Quote Originally Posted by xstep
    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???

    THanks!

    Smesh
    15.4" Macbook Pro 1.83Ghz 2GB RAM 80GB HD Mac OS x 10.4.4
    1.8Ghz P4 1024mb RAM 2x80GB, 1x160GB, 1x250GB HD's Windows XP and SuSe Linux 9
    IPOD 6gb Lime Green Mini

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    Harryc
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeshy123
    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???

    THanks!

    Smesh
    Yes, have fun

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    Well, that sucks.

    Smeshy
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