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Boot Camp Partitioning Issues

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lazersailer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 25, 2007 3:16 PM
I'm trying to use boot camp to partition a section of my HD for Windows, but before the partitioning finishes it says that I need to restore my drive to Mac OSX Journal or something...
Does anyone know what this error means? I'm running 10.5.1 on a MBP.
macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2g Ram, 2.4ghz
  • Doug Eldred Level 4 Level 4 (3,270 points)
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    Dec 25, 2007 3:19 PM (in response to lazersailer)
    The exact message would be helpful. From Disk Utility, what does it say about the disk partition scheme, and about the Mac partition itself?

    Doug
    MacBook 2.2 GHz, Mini Core Duo 1.66, iPod touch / G2 Nano, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • dechamp Level 4 Level 4 (3,495 points)
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    Dec 25, 2007 4:03 PM (in response to lazersailer)
    It sounds like your hard drive does not have Journaling turned on. This is an option that is set in Apple Disk Utility. Journaling is used to track all changes to a drive so that it can recover from errors and should only be turned off for drives used in intensive read/write uses like video production.

    Your drive is probably not able to give up enough space for the Bootcamp partition because there are files or fragments of files in the area it needs to use. The bootcamp partition needs to be in one contiguous space.

    I'm curious how your drive got set up without the default Journaling setting.

    If you're running Time Machine, you can boot from the Leopard DVD, set up your hard drive properly, and reinstall your OS by telling the installer to use your TM backup for restore.
    MacBookPro, iMac 20, Dual G4 1.42 Leopard Server, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • bowiehegemon Calculating status...
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    Dec 25, 2007 8:02 PM (in response to dechamp)
    I'm getting the same message but it says that my hard drive is Journaled.
    I don't know what to do.
  • dechamp Level 4 Level 4 (3,495 points)
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    Dec 25, 2007 8:42 PM (in response to bowiehegemon)
    In the original message, the person said "I need to restore my drive to Mac OSX Journal or something...". That's why I wrote about Journaling.

    Are you saying you're getting the same error and you do have Journaling turned on?

    If so, then the error should have more information that we aren't seeing.

    Maybe a complete word-for-word copy of the actual error will be necessary.

    Sorry, I couldn't be more helpful.
    MacBookPro, iMac 20, Dual G4 1.42 Leopard Server, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • bowiehegemon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 25, 2007 10:42 PM (in response to dechamp)
    I am getting that exact message (the one the original questioner is getting). But when I "get info" about my drive it will say that it is Journaled, and I am not able to click the "Enable Journaling" button.
  • roog Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2007 3:37 AM (in response to bowiehegemon)
    I have the same problem, it's journaled, i have 22gig free.
    I am defragmenting it now with IDEFRAG, hoping to solve the problem.
    I' doing a full defrag from another machine.
    g5dual 2 3.5 gig, macbook pro dual 2.4 4 gig, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Doug Eldred Level 4 Level 4 (3,270 points)
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    Dec 26, 2007 11:31 AM (in response to lazersailer)
    If you search for the "cannot be moved" message, you'll find LOTS of previous discussion, especially in the beta Boot Camp forum, with workarounds that work for some but not all. For me, booting in "safe mode" usually worked. Others have reported various other workarounds - fixing permissions, using a third-party partition tool, requesting a slightly different partition size, etc.

    Doug
    MacBook 2.2 GHz, Mini Core Duo 1.66, iPod touch / G2 Nano, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Francesco.Romano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2008 11:48 AM (in response to roog)
    I've got the same issue.
    I've deleted the windows partition to make it bigger, and at the time to re-create partition, bootcamp sent me that message... http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6612/immagine1hu1.jpg (sorry the message is in italian).
    MacBook 2.16ghz 2Gb Ram 120HD, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Francesco.Romano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2008 3:06 PM (in response to lazersailer)
    Solved!!!

    Somebody in an italian forum, said that deleting parallels installation could solve the problem (parallels puts virtual hdd at the end of partition).
    I've deleted it, and it didn't works....so I deleted some big files, obtaining 40gb of free space (from 21GB before), then with disk utility I used the option "clear free space" (setting all values to "0")...and...it works!!!!!

    But at the moment...I don't know what is the thing that made bootcamp works...maybe its only to "clear free space"!
    MacBook 2.16ghz 2Gb Ram 120HD, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Francesco.Romano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2008 2:45 PM (in response to lazersailer)
    Try to move some big files (movies, programs ecc) into an external HD, to make some free space! (and remove parallels windows/OS installation)
    MacBook 2.16ghz 2Gb Ram 120HD, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
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