12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2014 12:32 PM by mpcourt
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Here's the story...


I had a dual boot configuration on my mac with Mac OS X Lion and Windows XP (made with bootcamp).

I decided to reinstall windows.

I deleted the windows partition using BootCamp.

Tried to recreate the Windows partition with Boot Camp and got: "The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned  You must have at least 10 GB of free space available"


After reading several posts on this forum I decided to defrag the hard drive and try again. 


The defrag did not work and I'm still getting the error, I have 22 gb of free space on my drive.


Any suggestions?


Also, I tried repair disk and repair permissions


Hmm, my external harddrive says on the box "OS X 10.5.8 or higher (32-bit kernel only)"  Could the 32-bit requirement be an issue? Is lion 64-bit?

MacBook, OS X Lion