New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

how to partition the harddrive using boot camp


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
nawizo

 
Member Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posts: 12
nawizo is on a distinguished road

nawizo is offline
i have been trying to partition my hard drive but it says that it cannot partition because it is failing to move the files. It then says i have to backup and format my drive using disk utility. How do use disk utility to format, it gives the option of erasing the disk, is that what am supposed to use and what should i backup. i would also like to know if the formatting is going to delete my applications and operating system
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,382
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
The error you received is really telling you that you don't have enough contiguous space on your hard drive to create a partition for Boot Camp to install Windows. And yes, formatting will destroy the data on your hard drive so you should not do that without first making a backup.

There are several ways you can resolve the error you're getting. One is free the other will cost $29.95. Here's the free method:

1. Make a backup of your entire hard drive using Time Machine. (to an external hard drive) Keep the drive attached to the machine.

2. Boot your machine with your install recovery DVD (Leopard, Snow Leopard) and use Disk Utility to erase and format the drive as HFS Extended Journaled. Make sure you erase and format your MacIntosh HD not the external drive!

3. Install OS X - during the install process you will be asked if you would like to restore with a backup. Select yes and select your backup from the external hard drive. The Time Machine backup will restore everything. After it finishes, reboot your machine from your MacIntosh HD.

4. Run the Boot Camp assistant again.

The other method I mentioned above that was $29.95 is an application called iDefrag 2. You can download it from here.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
nawizo

 
Member Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posts: 12
nawizo is on a distinguished road

nawizo is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by chscag View Post
The error you received is really telling you that you don't have enough contiguous space on your hard drive to create a partition for Boot Camp to install Windows. And yes, formatting will destroy the data on your hard drive so you should not do that without first making a backup.

There are several ways you can resolve the error you're getting. One is free the other will cost $29.95. Here's the free method:

1. Make a backup of your entire hard drive using Time Machine. (to an external hard drive) Keep the drive attached to the machine.

2. Boot your machine with your install recovery DVD (Leopard, Snow Leopard) and use Disk Utility to erase and format the drive as HFS Extended Journaled. Make sure you erase and format your MacIntosh HD not the external drive!

3. Install OS X - during the install process you will be asked if you would like to restore with a backup. Select yes and select your backup from the external hard drive. The Time Machine backup will restore everything. After it finishes, reboot your machine from your MacIntosh HD.

4. Run the Boot Camp assistant again.

The other method I mentioned above that was $29.95 is an application called iDefrag 2. You can download it from here.

Regards.
i got idefrag bt i need to do a full defrag and itr telling me to reboot from aother disk or dvd. It mast be noted am trying to defragment my start up disk
QUOTE Thanks
nawizo

 
Member Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posts: 12
nawizo is on a distinguished road

nawizo is offline
so how do i go about doing a full defrag
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,382
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Do you have the new version of iDefrag? It does not require using a startup disk to do a defrag. If you have an older version, then you'll need to follow the directions given to make a startup disk for iDefrag. See the following LINK.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Windows 7 on MacBook Pro 13 inch | Can some one recommend best program to run both windows and leopard at the same time? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Accidentally deleted windows on boot camp partition valahan Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 12-11-2009 12:07 PM
Dual Boot / Virtual Windows XP Machine on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in 20 Steps applesanity Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 3 03-22-2009 11:38 AM
Boot camp partition stopped working scotsclan Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 1 02-11-2009 03:05 PM
Clearing Boot Camp Partition + Fresh Install Help mrbubonic OS X - Operating System 2 01-08-2009 03:04 PM
Problems deleting unused Boot Camp partition kill8joy Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 06-22-2007 08:12 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?