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Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

When trying to download Mountain Lion, I was given an error message that stated that there was a conflict with Bootcamp.  I went to Disk Utilities and Erased Bootcamp, hoping that would solve the problem and was correct.  However, now that Mountain Lion is downloaded, I have Bootcamp as a slot appearing like my Harddrive, but there's no information.  When I try and partition again to download Windows 7, I'm given an error message "The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows." 

 

How do I do this?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    You have more than one partition on the hard drive. Open Disk Utility, select the hard drive in the sidebar, go to Partition tab and delete the second volume

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,509 points)

    In the future, use only Bootcamp Assistant to remove a Bootcamp partition and return your hard drive to a single OSx partition. Disk Utility does not do this with a Bootcamp partition, as you found out.

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    I've gone to the Partition tab, but not finding an option to delete the Bootcamp partition - the other being my main harddrive.  It did allow me to partition either one, and I'll try to use Bootcamp Assistant to remove one of them, but earlier attempts wouldn't ever show the partitioning option.  That's why it gave the error message.

     

    Nevermind - I figured out the +/- tools and deleted the Bootcamp partition, but afterwards using Bootcamp Assistant, it still won't give me the partitioning option.  Unsure why.

     

    Still giving the same error message as before.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,930 points)

    Dan Smithson wrote:

     

    I've gone to the Partition tab, but not finding an option to delete the Bootcamp partition - the other being my main harddrive.  It did allow me to partition either one, and I'll try to use Bootcamp Assistant to remove one of them, but earlier attempts wouldn't ever show the partitioning option.  That's why it gave the error message.

     

    Nevermind - I figured out the +/- tools and deleted the Bootcamp partition, but afterwards using Bootcamp Assistant, it still won't give me the partitioning option.  Unsure why.

    Because you removed the original partition incorrectly.

     

    Clone your drive, erase your drive, repartition your drive and then restore your clone.

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    When I'm going to restore the clone, now I get "Could not unmount image "/" (Resource busy)"

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,930 points)

    You need to be booted from the clone to restore, are you?

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    Didn't know I needed to do that...  When I reboot on the clone, I'm then restoring the clone?  Or is that after the first four steps that you laid out are done?

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,930 points)

    Booting from the clone is to test that it works, once booted you still have to restore the clone.

     

    You have to copy the clone back to the internal (restore) which you do while booted from the clone using the same application (CCC?) used to make it.

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    Only disks available when I check Startup Disk or reboot the computer is: Untitled and Recovery 10.8.2.  I still have the copy of the cloned file from the harddrive, so wondering if I should go through that whole process again. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,930 points)

    Is the disk marked 'untitled' the clone? and have you booted to it to see if it works yet?

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    Untitled is the main harddrive that I operate the computer from.  Untitled 2 was the clone and I wasn't able to see that as an option when I rebooted the computer, nor an option in the Startup Disk. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,930 points)

    Then your clone is not viable, do it again, do not erase anything until it works.

  • Dan Smithson Level 1 (0 points)

    Perhaps I'm not cloning correctly then.  If you would, take me through that process just to make sure that I'm using the right tool, if you would.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,930 points)

    Use Carbon Copy Cloner.

     

    Boot from your internal, set CCC to do a default clone and let it finish. It's really simple. Is your external drive correctly formatted for OSX?

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