HT1656: Boot Camp 2.0, Mac OS X v10.5: Frequently asked questionsLearn about Boot Camp 2.0, Mac OS X v10.5: Frequently asked questions
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to ineedhelpplease22)
Sometimes files are "stuck" in place, and when enough get stuck you cannot partition again for BootCamp.
Clone off to external clone back -- all files will be gathered in one place and free space will be free enough. You should have a clone anyways as a backup.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to ineedhelpplease22)
Boot off another drive or at worst boot from OS X DVD.
When using CampTune, iDefrag, iPartition those all should be run from CD or another hard drive.
Trying to move anything from the drive you are booted from doesn't offer as many options for what can be moved and modifying the partition tables.
And yes you erase before you restore, no matter what you use (CCC, TM, SuperDuper or something else)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to ineedhelpplease22)
The issue is you don't read what you read.
> Boot off another drive or at worst boot from OS X DVD.
You can't pick yourself up by your own bootstraps, as they say.
Lion, then use Lion Recovery but even that isn't perfect.
Clone your system.
Make sure the clone is doing what you want and boots perfectly.
Help menu and included pdf from SuperDuper / Disk Utility (yes there are tips and help in.... Help menu!) / Carbon Copy Cloner
Just how would you erase a system you are using? not like upgrade or even a reinstall of the OS.
For many, if they don't need to run Windows natively they should stick with something like Parallels or VirtualBox if they have quad-core and 4GB RAM or above.