Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 5:46 AM (in response to dfreez09)
How much space is left on your drive? If to small of a space would be left after the partition is created then OS X/Disk Utility will not allow you to do the partitioning. OS X needs Space to work correctly.
So say you have a 320GB HDD and you are using 250GBs of that space for OS X. If you then try to create a partition of say 60GBs, leaving only at the most 10GBs for the OS X partition, the partition operation will fail.
Do a Repair Disk and a Repair permissions then try to create a smaller partition leaving at least 15% over the space you are using for OS X.
If it again fails then the drive might be failing, or the OS is corrupted.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 5:47 AM (in response to dfreez09)
The filesystem is damaged. Before being able to partition the drive, there are some steps you have to take first. Follow these steps:
1. Insert the Mac OS X DVD that came with the computer, and press the C key while your Mac is starting to start from your DVD.
2. After the DVD has started and you have selected the language, go to Utilities menu > Disk Utility.
3. Select Macintosh HD on the sidebar and repair the disk. Then, select the hard disk at the top of the sidebar and do the same. Finally, restart your Mac and try to partition the hard drive again
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to mende1)
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. However unfortunatly I have seemed to have losted my Mac OS X DVD that came with my mac. Is there some way else of repairing the disk without using this disk?
Thanks for the help in advanced.