1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 27, 2009 7:36 PM by pachyx
pachyx Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
MacBook Pro 10.6.1

I needed certain USB HW/SW that would not run under OS X so I decided to install a Bootcamp partition and then Windows XP Pro.

I have 121 GB available on my MBP drive

I ran the Boot Camp Assistant and got the following message:

"The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

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."

Are you kidding me with "some files cannot be moved."

I run a clean system, a very clean system - what files can not be moved? - they are all your (Apple) files - this is the worst "error" message I have ever seen.

Any idea of what this means? or how to install Bootcamp?

Thank you.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Mac512-Guy Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
    If your MBP is already formatted with the Mac OS Extended (Journaled), I would launch Disk Utility from your Snow Leopard DVD and repair the disk volume. Before I could use Bootcamp I needed to do that before Bootcamp would partition my MacBook Pro's hard drive.