7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2013 9:20 AM by Ant2323
Andreas Skordis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hello,

 

I am trying to use bootcamp on my macbook pro to install windows 7. I am doing all the steps but as it goes through partition disks I get the message that :

 

Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again

 

how can I solve it? I dont have any partitions of my hard drive.

 

Thanks


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Bootcamp issue
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    BootCamp requires that the disk only have a single partition before it creates the Windows partition. The error message is saying that you disk has more then one. So you are going to have to reformat it with Disk Utility before BootCamp will work.

     

    Allan

  • 2. Re: Bootcamp issue
    Andreas Skordis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    But thats the issue i dont understand. I never partioned my drive and its one 750.2Gb drive that I see in disk utility. I still need to format it and partition?

     

    Thank you

  • 3. Re: Bootcamp issue
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    Can you post the error message verbatim?

  • 4. Re: Bootcamp issue
    Andreas Skordis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

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  • 5. Re: Bootcamp issue
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    Ah! Now that we have the correct error message it tells a different story. Your disk is either to full or fragmented to the point where Bootcamp is unable to find a contiguous place to create the partittion. The suggested backup and restore might move things arpund so that the partition can be created.

     

    Another suggestiopn you can try is creating a smaller partition for Windows that might wark also with lass hassle if you live with a smaller partition for Windows.

     

    Allan

  • 6. Re: Bootcamp issue
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    I was just about to say that, but Allan got it covered ..........

     

    I would suggest option 1 (backup, erase, restore)

  • 7. Re: Bootcamp issue
    Ant2323 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hello   im getting the same error on my 2012 iMac  its only a few days i cant imagine it being too fragmented for this  i have the 1tb fusion but have not made any other changes  the only thing i did was restore from a time machine backup   could tha tbe causing this?  im a bootcamp noob so please excuse me if this is a simple isue  thanks