Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 4:47 AM (in response to GingaRanga)
I had this problem today. It turns out there was an a small issue with the directories on the disk which was easily resolved. To see if you have the same problem as me, try the following.
- Perform a full backup, just in case
- Launch "Disk Utility" (Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility)
- In the left-hand panel, click on your hard drive
- Click "Verify Disk"
- If there are any errors reported, then you may have the same problem as me (I had a directory count which was wrong).
- If there are any errors, try clicking "Repair Disk".
- If repair worked successfully, try re-running Boot Camp Assistant
If for any reason the repair option didn't work, here's another way to repair the disk .This is the technique which I used. It's a bit more 'technical', but quite easy. You can see the original artical on OSX Daily:
- Reboot the Mac into Single User Mode by holding Command+S during boot. You'll see lots of black and white text. Don't panic.
- At the command prompt, type: "/sbin/fsck -fy" (without the quotes)
- Wait while the disk is checked and repaired
- When fsck is complete, type “exit” or “reboot” to reboot
- Boot the Mac as usual, verify the disk again in Disk Utility.
- Run Boot Camp.
Hopefully this helps others, and will prevent costly visits to your local computer shop!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2013 5:39 PM (in response to Frog_T)
Thank you, the first paragraph was enough to get me up and running.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to Frog_T)
This worked! Thanks man!! You've solved a problem that was driving me crazy for the past week!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to Frog_T)
I am having this same issue, however disc errors do not appear to be the problem. I've verified, repaired, all to no avail. All I get is "this disc can not be partitioned".
Appreciate any insight or help.
I have an appointment with One on One tonight, but they've already told me that they can't help with Windows. I'm hoping they can at least help me with bootcamp, since it's an Apple thing. As is the partitioning.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to Robert_lp)
Robert_lp and GingaRanga.
Please start your own threads with your own questions, this thread is old and is marked as solved.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to Frog_T)
This method worked after the first failed attempts using the disk utility alone. Thanks..
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2013 10:16 PM (in response to Frog_T)
Thanks much! Other 'solutions' & 'answers' were time-wasters. I had to reboot to singler-user mode and use the terminal command to the repair the disk. Disk Utility didn't do it for me. So thanks! Nice to finally have things working.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2013 8:38 PM (in response to Frog_T)
Thanks Frog_T. The extra info on starting with Command + S, etc worked great, and allowed Bootcamp to properly partion the disk. Just wanted to add my voice to those who this fix worked for!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 12:06 AM (in response to paulmac12)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 12:08 AM (in response to Frog_T)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 2:20 AM (in response to JediMasterCooper)
It looks like the "Live file system repair is not supported" issue has been introduced with Mavericks update. There is a thread with a possible solution which might help:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2014 5:36 AM (in response to GingaRanga)
You are posting in a solved thread, if you want a decent chance of some help. Start your own.