9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2012 8:11 PM by Brian24
captaind172 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I did a windows 7 64 bit install on boot camp. I ran out of room, so I got rid of the partition and did another windows 7 64 bit install increasing the size of the boot camp partition.  The install went just as well as the one before.  However, now when I boot up to OSX, I select my login and put in my password, I use FileVault to encrypt the entire hard drive, it accepts my password, but then I hear the hard drive turn off and the apple logo goes away and changes to a circle with a line through it.  I can still boot into windows ok, so the hard drive is fine.  How can I get back into OSX? 


iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    You also may want to repost in the Boot Camp forum.

  • 2. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Why they thought this was a Windows issue is beyond me...

     

    Move it again? this time to OS X FileVault support?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4790

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4811

     

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1161258/filevault2internal.html

     

    Sounds like you need a larger drive, that you had enough room before for Mac but not now after allolcating more to Windows.

     

    To resize, and not sure if FileVault will pose an issue, it might, but Paragon CampTuneX is designed to resize and no need to have gone through what you did. Paragon also has some programs that support Boot Camp and for backup and restore. Probably want to this time create a Windows system restore image, a recovery CD.

     

    You mean the filesystem for Windows is fine. And the partition for Windows is fine.

  • 3. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    captaind172 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Storage size isn't a problem for me. My problem is I can't log in to OSX anymore.

  • 4. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Okay, your drive is large enough but the changes you made were not accep;ted probably and require rebuild... probably.

     

    See this for a map of what drive partitions look like:

    http://pastebin.com/48b2HWNE

    http://superuser.com/questions/314062/does-filevault2-on-osx-lion-encrypt-bootca mp-partitions

     

    I'd boot into Lion Recovery. Which you should do as soon as you find there is any type of issues.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

     

    > I ran out of room, so I got rid of the partition and did another windows 7 64 bit install increasing the size of the boot camp partition. 

    > The install went just as well as the one before. 

    > However, now when I boot up to OSX, I select my login and put in my password, I use FileVault to encrypt the entire hard drive, it accepts my password, but then I hear the hard drive turn off and the apple logo goes away and changes to a circle with a line through it.

     

    So you shrank HFS partition and now OS X won't work, seems like Lion Community for help on this one.

     

    To see if your drive is set up properly, boot into Lion Recovery mode (before enabling FileVault). If you can't, follow Apple's instructions for ensuring Recovery HD is properly installed  this may involve backing up your drive, erasing it, and reinstalling Lion.

     

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    FileVault 2 creates a partition which is then managed by it, kinda how LVM works in Linux (the partition seems to be able to contain more than one "partition" but the file system sees it as only one).

  • 5. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    OS X Lion: About FileVault 2

     

    Please note that Recovery HD must be present on your computer's startup volume to use FileVault 2 (not an external Recovery HD).

     

    When you've completed the process of turning on FileVault, you will be prompted to restart your Mac. After restarting, you will notice the login screen appears very quickly, then an Apple logo with spinning gear appears after typing in your password. With FileVault 2 enabled, you are now logging in at EFI which unlocks the drive and begins the normal OS X Lion start up process.

     

    The user account that unlocked the drive will be logged into their own account after start up completes, without needing to log in again.

     

    If you want to make the Mac available to a user that does not have unlock capabilities, log in, then when you see your own desktop, choose "Log Out (user name)" from the Apple () menu. Also, you can unlock the disk, then choose the other user's name from the Fast User Switch (appears as the currently-logged in user's name) menubar item in the upper-right part of the screen.

     

    FileVault should finish the initial encryption of your entire hard disk within a few hours. This happens in the background, and won't interrupt normal usage of your computer.

     

    ... just part of the in-depth article

     

    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT4790

     

    I think the article misleads people with "entire hard drive" as it would only apply to the Mac Standard HFS and probably only where the system resides. Not sure what happens with multiple partitions. Is not going to touch Windows partitions.

     

    Your issue would seem to be an issue with FileVault2, to me.

     

    The quick start guide has gotten shorter now than it was and makes no mention of Boot Camp and FileVault2 - I thought there was.

  • 6. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    This was what I was looking for and when some people with Windows already had trouble upgrading to Lion and enabling FV2:

     

    The Lion installer cannot create the recovery partition if unique partitioning schemes or drive configurations are already present on your boot drive. For example, if there is a "Boot OS X" volume on the drive you are using (such as would be the case with a RAID volume) or an extensively partitioned volume that contains a Windows installation

     

    RAID and Lion FileVault do not mix. CNET: MacFixit

  • 7. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Why is this thread in the Boot Camp forum. It is clearly an OS X problem.

  • 8. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    You can thank rkaufmann87 for moving it <g>

  • 9. Re: OSX won't login after boot camp install
    Brian24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just had this issue on my mother's iMac...Had to erase the partition and re-install....Seems to have fixed it, when verifying in Disk Utility it shows "verified" where previously it would fail and get all kinds of errors.

     

    Just a tip, if you don't have a backup you can copy your files to a flash drive or other media by booting from an OS X install DVD and using terminal and the cp command!! This is how I saved all of her pictures and important documents.