I have a general war with Bootcamp, as it seems that this program is very good at not doing what it is supposed to do
But, step by step.
So, one day I decide to put W7 on my macbook, because I need to work with some programs in the Windows environment.
I start up bootcamp, and choose the option to do the needed windows updates to prepare the mac for windows. Sure, do it!
...a few minutes later I'm told that no updates are available. Erm, okay? A look through the forums tells me that this can be bypassed.
So, I choose the second option and proceed to partition the drive. I have a healthy 80 gigs of free space, so I leave 40 gigs to windows.
Alas, "not enough space on your hdd". Google, apple forums and 1 hour later present me with these options:
1)Reinstall macosx - Well, thanks, but no. I don't have a drive to back up the complete data, and generally will not spend hours at fixing a problem this way.
1a)use less space for windows. Went as low as it allowed me (20gigs) to no avail.
2) Disk utility and disk repair - tried that via the single user mode and performed the disk check and repair a few times. However, this did not help bootcamp do its job.
3)Use ipartition or a third party software to partition the drive - won't do it, it costs money.
4)Check the "messages.app" for error messages from the bootcamp assistant - this seemed like the way to do it. Apparently, bootcamp assistant sends an error messages to the messages.app with an ID of the file that's giving bootcamp troubles. Unfortunately, it seems that messages.app has no log of bootcamp reporting any error.
So, with all of this in mind, is there any other solution to this problem?
My machine: 2009 non unibody macbook pro, Intel Core Duo, 4 gigs of RAM, macosx 10.6.8