Question: Boot camp: "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition"
Would really appreciate some help on this!
I used to successfully use bootcamp and have an extra partition so i could use Windows aswell, until my HD crashed and i had to take it to the Apple Hospital. When i got the computer back and restored my old backup Time Machine clone, i couldn't create a new partition for Windows. It doesn't let me get passed the first screen.
What happens is: I load up Boot Camp as usual, push Continue passed the Introduction screen, then i get a msg pop up that says:
The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.
The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.
Then i push Ok and it goes back to the BootCamp introduction screen. I.e. i can't get passed this msg.
I looked in Disk Utility and of course my internal HD already is Mac OS Extended (Journaled) so i have no idea why it isn't being recognised as one partition.
What do i have to do to be able to install windows on this computer without having to format my entire Mac and installing everything again? I really need the exact clone of what i have right now. I do have an external HD for making backup clones using Time Machine though.
- Boot Camp Assistant version is 3.0.1
- Mac OSX 10.6.2 (yeah i guess i'm old school now)
- 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM
- I have no other partitions currently, just my current mac one
Any questions just ask. I would love to resolve this tonight.
iMac (27-inch Late 2009), iOS 6.1.2