12 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2008 1:33 PM by nerowolfe
CaliforniaBeachUSA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I choose "Divide Hard Drives Equally", the click partition. A black screen comes up and says:

"You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button."

First off, the mouse doesn't move anymore, second, there's no such thing as a restart button. So I hold the power down, computer reboots, takes me to Mac OS and the typical "Mac OS had an Error, Report or Ignore". I've done this about 5 times and I get the exact same situation each time. What is going on and how do I fix this?


Here is the error report:

Sun Mar 30 09:43:24 2008
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x0031D1B3): "hfs_lock: locking against myself!"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.3.13/bsd/hfs/hfs_cnode.c:986
Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x6ce976d8 : 0x12b0e1 (0x457024 0x6ce9770c 0x13321a 0x0)
0x6ce97728 : 0x31d1b3 (0x483cc0 0x0 0x6ce97758 0x1f0d72)
0x6ce97758 : 0x31db5b (0x9918e00 0x3 0x0 0x6cbe804)
0x6ce97848 : 0x1f2e30 (0x6ce97860 0x0 0x6ce97888 0x1f4d49)
0x6ce97888 : 0x1da8f0 (0x9eec7f0 0x731c484 0x3808c0 0x0)
0x6ce978a8 : 0x1da95d (0x9eec7f0 0x0 0x283 0x73299a0)
0x6ce978c8 : 0x3346c6 (0x9eec7f0 0x70000 0x997aee0 0x73299a0)
0x6ce97bc8 : 0x334a22 (0x731c484 0x745e2d5 0x746e2d6 0x0)
0x6ce97c58 : 0x32bc00 (0x6cbe804 0x5e2d6000 0x74 0x731c484)
0x6ce97cd8 : 0x1f5039 (0x6ce97d08 0x0 0x6ce97cf8 0x0)
0x6ce97d38 : 0x1e7e0c (0x6cbbc70 0x80006802 0x6ce97ee0 0x0)
0x6ce97f78 : 0x3dbe77 (0x73299a0 0x731c380 0x731c3c4 0xb0080d78)
0x6ce97fc8 : 0x19f084 (0x74dcde0 0x0 0x1a20b5 0x74dcde0)
No mapping exists for frame pointer
Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xb0080d88

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: DiskManagementTo

Mac OS version:
9C31

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Tue Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: iMac7,1 (Mac-F42386C8)

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • 1. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)
    REPAIR your drive. You'll have to boot from another volume or run FSCK from command line in Single User Mode.

    You might want to boot from your installer DVD to run Apple Hardware Test (hold 'd' key on startup).

    Sounds like kernel panic.

    Might want to test the memory, and do an SMC or PMU reset, based on what type your Mac needs.
  • 2. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    CaliforniaBeachUSA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I repaired the permissions and repaired my main hard drive. The disk utility found errors and fixed them. I went back to Mac OS to retry the partition and it did the exact same thing...what can I do now?
  • 3. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)
    I have about 90% faith in Disk Utility, which is why I run Disk Warrior (4.1 for Leopard) from time to time as preventative maintenance.

    Next step might be some light cache cleaning with Onyx or Leopard Cache Cleaner (another useful tool).

    Personally, I favor the backup/partition/restore.

    The version of Disk Utility on the DVD is probably 10.5.0? rather than the latest version for Leopard.

    When you do a restore, all the files and at one end (SuperDuper does an excellent job and in a smarter order, defraged and skips copying some temp and cache files that are best created afresh).
  • 4. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    William SHI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just had the same error and retried many times. Seems it's nothing to do with the normal cache systems coz I've use OnyX and Leopard cleaner to clean the cache.

    I've connect my Macbook pro to anther mac as a firewire hard drive to fix the disk. (It lost many GBs after the restart)

    On the other hand, the same screen showed on my other Mac when I was trying to use it to re partition this disk. So it seems to be a serious issue related to the OS itself.

    I will try other methods and keep your guys posted.
  • 5. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    nbn1418 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I'm having the same problem as you. Each time I run bootcamp, it forces me to restart and it does not finish partitioning the drive. If I look at the free space of my Macintosh HD, its the size I should have after successfully partitioning the drive. But there is no partition detected by either Boot Camp or Disk Utility. After each unsuccessful attempt, I'm forced to start up my computer with my Leopard install disks and run Disk Utility to repair the drive. After the repair, the drive gains back the space that "appeared" to have been lost before. Why can I not partition my hard drive?

    Message was edited by: nbn1418
  • 6. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    nbn1418 wrote:
    I'm having the same problem as you. Each time I run bootcamp, it forces me to restart and it does not finish partitioning the drive. If I look at the free space of my Macintosh HD, its the size I should have after successfully partitioning the drive. But there is no partition detected by either Boot Camp or Disk Utility. After each unsuccessful attempt, I'm forced to start up my computer with my Leopard install disks and run Disk Utility to repair the drive. After the repair, the drive gains back the space that "appeared" to have been lost before. Why can I not partition my hard drive?

    Message was edited by: nbn1418

    Have you read and done what the other posters in this thread have suggested?
  • 7. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    nbn1418 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I downloaded OnyX and it verified my startup disk and I cleaned my cache. I found this interesting: after running Boot Camp Assistant again, the same error message occurred telling me to restart but after restarting, my Macintosh HD was not missing the 20GB that I tried to set aside for partitioning. I ran OnyX and it said my startup disk was "OK." I'm about to try running Boot Camp Assistant from another hard drive other than my startup disk. I let you know what happens...
  • 8. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)
    Running disk utility from another drive is always better than from DVD, but I would run Alsoft Disk Warrior which is $89 but most trusted disk repair and better than Apple fsck or disk utility. You said you verified with Onyx. I know Leopard Cache Cleaner lets you run fsck on startup in command line mode to repair, and no need to use the DVD to repair your drive, just boot into Single User Mode and use fsck there (just diskutil for hfs+) or if LCC or Onyx helps and does same.

    - edit hatter
  • 9. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    nbn1418 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Well that didn't work... The same thing happened. I was forced to restart the computer but did not loose any space on my hard drive. I have no idea what is going on. Help?
  • 10. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    Nolan_Mitchell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem over and over again. All I want to do is partition my hd and install Windows XP to run some programs but I get that message telling me to restart my computer mid partition. When I check my hd after the restart I'm missing the amount of room I gave to the new partition, but there isn't one. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm ready to punch my fist through the screen. Thanks.
  • 11. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    nbn1418 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    After several more failed attempts on the phone with apple, we decided that the next step was a erase and install of Mac OSX. I backed up my computer with Time Machine and then did an erase and install with my Leopard install DVD. Before restoring my computer from Time Machine, I used Boot Camp to partition my harddrive and then install windows vista. It workd the first time thankfully. After successfully installing windows and the boot camp drivers, I then restored my Machintosh HD partition from my Time Machine backup.
    All together it took several hours but it worked.
  • 12. Re: Boot Camp Partitioning Error
    nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    nbn1418 wrote:
    After several more failed attempts on the phone with apple, we decided that the next step was a erase and install of Mac OSX. I backed up my computer with Time Machine and then did an erase and install with my Leopard install DVD. Before restoring my computer from Time Machine, I used Boot Camp to partition my harddrive and then install windows vista. It workd the first time thankfully. After successfully installing windows and the boot camp drivers, I then restored my Machintosh HD partition from my Time Machine backup.
    All together it took several hours but it worked.

    Good work. I can only assume that your HD had some corrupted files somewhere and the erase and reinstall cleared up that problem.
    It's good that you were running TM. Anyone modifying their HD without a proper backup is tempting the fates. If anything goes wrong, and there is no backup, it's all over. Years of work may be deleted in seconds. Proper preparation is 99% of a perfect install.
    Kudos, and enjoy