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Question: Disk cannot be partitioned Error

I am trying to install windows 10 to bootcamp in High Sierra. I did have in the past on this MacBook bootcamp running windows 7 but need to be on 10 now.


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I have tried everything and read so many of these posts. Ran first aid, did the safe mode, even did a clean install of High Sierra and still getting disk cannot be partitioned Error. Below is my diskutil list and diskutil cs list.


Any direction on what I am missing would be greatly appreciated.


Last login: Wed Nov 15 15:27:28 on console

Georgette-MacBook-Pro-2:~ georgette$ diskutil list

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 250.8 GB disk0s2


/dev/disk1 (synthesized):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: APFS Container Scheme - +250.8 GB disk1

Physical Store disk0s2

1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 86.4 GB disk1s1

2: APFS Volume Preboot 54.9 MB disk1s2

3: APFS Volume Recovery 1.0 GB disk1s3

4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4


/dev/disk2 (external, physical):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: FDisk_partition_scheme *32.0 GB disk2

1: DOS_FAT_32 WININSTALL 32.0 GB disk2s1


/dev/disk3 (disk image):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: CCCOMA_X64FRE_EN-US... +4.7 GB disk3


Georgette-MacBook-Pro-2:~ georgette$ diskutil cs list

No CoreStorage logical volume groups found

Georgette-MacBook-Pro-2:~ georgette$

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Nov 16, 2017 9:25 AM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

It appeared it was going to let me do it, and failed while making the partition. Below is the details:


Running operation 1 of 3: Add “Test” by splitting “Macintosh HD”…

Resizing APFS Container designated by APFS Container Reference disk1

Verifying storage system

Using live mode.

Performing fsck_apfs -n -x -l /dev/disk0s2

Checking volume.

Checking the container superblock.

Checking the EFI jumpstart record.

Checking the space manager.

Checking the object map.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Checking snapshot 1 of 12.

Checking snapshot 2 of 12.

Checking snapshot 3 of 12.

Checking snapshot 4 of 12.

Checking snapshot 5 of 12.

Checking snapshot 6 of 12.

Checking snapshot 7 of 12.

Checking snapshot 8 of 12.

Checking snapshot 9 of 12.

Checking snapshot 10 of 12.

Checking snapshot 11 of 12.

Checking snapshot 12 of 12.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Verifying allocated space.

warning: Overallocation Detected on Main device: (24313205+1) bitmap address (18917695)

The volume /dev/disk0s2 appears to be OK.

Storage system check exit code is 0.

Shrinking APFS Physical Store disk0s2 from 250,790,436,864 to 248,745,791,488 bytes

Shrinking APFS data structures

Shrinking partition

Modifying partition map

Initialized /dev/rdisk0s3 as a 2 GB case-insensitive HFS Plus volume with a 8192k journal



Mounting disk

Creating a new empty APFS Container

Unmounting Volumes

Switching disk0s3 to APFS

Creating APFS Container

Created new APFS Container disk3

Preparing to add APFS Volume to APFS Container disk3

Creating APFS Volume

Created new APFS Volume disk3s1

Mounting APFS Volume

Setting volume permissions

Running operation 2 of 3: Erase “Test”…

Deleting APFS Container with all of its APFS Volumes

Unmounting Volumes

Unmounting Volume “Test” on disk3s1

Deleting Volumes

Deleting Container

Wiping former APFS disks

Switching content types

Reformatting former APFS disks

Initialized /dev/rdisk0s3 as a 2 GB case-insensitive HFS Plus volume with a 8192k journal



Mounting disk

Unmounting disk

Erasing

Volume name : Test

Partition offset : 486241264 sectors (248955527168 bytes)

Volume size : 3731304 sectors (1910427648 bytes)

Bytes per sector : 512

Bytes per cluster: 32768

FAT offset : 128 sectors (65536 bytes)

# FAT sectors : 512

Number of FATs : 1

Cluster offset : 640 sectors (327680 bytes)

# Clusters : 58291

Volume Serial # : 5a0dc6c1

Bitmap start : 2

Bitmap file size : 7287

Upcase start : 3

Upcase file size : 5836

Root start : 4



Mounting disk

Running operation 3 of 3: Erase “Test”…

Disk object invalid or unable to serialize.

Operation failed…

Nov 16, 2017 9:25 AM

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Nov 16, 2017 1:31 PM in response to lvrofwatr In response to lvrofwatr

So it said it failed but I just realized it did make the partition. It is even letting me save stuff to it.

Nov 16, 2017 1:31 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 2:37 PM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

GeorgetMBP2:~ Geo$ diskutil list

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 248.7 GB disk0s2

3: Microsoft Basic Data Test 1.9 GB disk0s3


/dev/disk1 (synthesized):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: APFS Container Scheme - +248.7 GB disk1

Physical Store disk0s2

1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 95.8 GB disk1s1

2: APFS Volume Preboot 54.9 MB disk1s2

3: APFS Volume Recovery 1.0 GB disk1s3

4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4


/dev/disk2 (disk image):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme +9.2 GB disk2

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1

2: Apple_HFS InstallESD 8.9 GB disk2s2

Nov 16, 2017 2:37 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 3:30 PM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

Ok so it appeared that it removed it but it looks like it is still out there under the diskutil list:


/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 248.7 GB disk0s2

3: Apple_APFS Container disk3 2.0 GB disk0s3


/dev/disk1 (synthesized):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: APFS Container Scheme - +248.7 GB disk1

Physical Store disk0s2

1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 96.3 GB disk1s1

2: APFS Volume Preboot 54.9 MB disk1s2

3: APFS Volume Recovery 1.0 GB disk1s3

4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4


/dev/disk2 (disk image):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme +9.2 GB disk2

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1

2: Apple_HFS InstallESD 8.9 GB disk2s2


/dev/disk3 (synthesized):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: APFS Container Scheme - +2.0 GB disk3

Physical Store disk0s3

Nov 16, 2017 3:30 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 3:32 PM in response to lvrofwatr In response to lvrofwatr

This is the error I got when trying to create a new partition for the size I want for the windows install. I am ready to drop kick my MacBook and trying to get windows on it.😕


Running operation 1 of 2: Add “Windows” by splitting “Macintosh HD”…

Resizing APFS Container designated by APFS Container Reference disk1

Verifying storage system

Using live mode.

Performing fsck_apfs -n -x -l /dev/disk0s2

Checking volume.

Checking the container superblock.

Checking the EFI jumpstart record.

Checking the space manager.

Checking the object map.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Checking snapshot 1 of 12.

Checking snapshot 2 of 12.

Checking snapshot 3 of 12.

Checking snapshot 4 of 12.

Checking snapshot 5 of 12.

Checking snapshot 6 of 12.

Checking snapshot 7 of 12.

Checking snapshot 8 of 12.

Checking snapshot 9 of 12.

Checking snapshot 10 of 12.

Checking snapshot 11 of 12.

Checking snapshot 12 of 12.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Checking the APFS volume superblock.

Checking the object map.

Checking the fsroot tree.

Checking the snapshot metadata tree.

Checking the extent ref tree.

Checking the snapshots.

Verifying allocated space.

warning: Overallocation Detected on Main device: (6020616+1) bitmap address (30581)

The volume /dev/disk0s2 appears to be OK.

Storage system check exit code is 0.

Shrinking APFS Physical Store disk0s2 from 248,745,791,488 to 198,713,241,600 bytes

Shrinking APFS data structures

APFS Container Resize error code is 49187

A problem occurred while resizing APFS Container structures.

Operation failed…

Nov 16, 2017 3:32 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 4:40 PM in response to lvrofwatr In response to lvrofwatr

Wishing I never upgraded to High Sierra now! Lesson learned to save the bootable files now.

Nov 16, 2017 4:40 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 9:23 PM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

GeorgetMBP2:~ Geo$ diskutil apfs list

APFS Containers (2 found)

|

+-- Container disk1 144193B3-62F1-487E-B516-575333245FD4

| ====================================================

| APFS Container Reference: disk1

| Capacity Ceiling (Size): 248745791488 B (248.7 GB)

| Capacity In Use By Volumes: 94354911232 B (94.4 GB) (37.9% used)

| Capacity Available: 154390880256 B (154.4 GB) (62.1% free)

| |

| +-< Physical Store disk0s2 A7AD566A-5937-4302-9999-90E8B1A8970C

| | -----------------------------------------------------------

| | APFS Physical Store Disk: disk0s2

| | Size: 248745791488 B (248.7 GB)

| |

| +-> Volume disk1s1 F4478793-A7D0-4F57-9B7A-EDB5D277090B

| | ---------------------------------------------------

| | APFS Volume Disk (Role): disk1s1 (No specific role)

| | Name: Macintosh HD (Case-insensitive)

| | Mount Point: /

| | Capacity Consumed: 92046573568 B (92.0 GB)

| | Encrypted: No

| |

| +-> Volume disk1s2 A279DF5B-7A07-4471-8D2D-26B8894E294D

| | ---------------------------------------------------

| | APFS Volume Disk (Role): disk1s2 (Preboot)

| | Name: Preboot (Case-insensitive)

| | Mount Point: Not Mounted

| | Capacity Consumed: 54878208 B (54.9 MB)

| | Encrypted: No

| |

| +-> Volume disk1s3 CE577440-90A5-4254-8EC2-C6DE2608A494

| | ---------------------------------------------------

| | APFS Volume Disk (Role): disk1s3 (Recovery)

| | Name: Recovery (Case-insensitive)

| | Mount Point: Not Mounted

| | Capacity Consumed: 1041506304 B (1.0 GB)

| | Encrypted: No

| |

| +-> Volume disk1s4 A4241983-9899-4CC6-8876-ED97497277A8

| ---------------------------------------------------

| APFS Volume Disk (Role): disk1s4 (VM)

| Name: VM (Case-insensitive)

| Mount Point: /Volumes/VM

| Capacity Consumed: 1073762304 B (1.1 GB)

| Encrypted: No

|

+-- Container disk3 18829EA3-1566-4636-8EE4-4541DEC47086

====================================================

APFS Container Reference: disk3

Capacity Ceiling (Size): 2044645376 B (2.0 GB)

Capacity In Use By Volumes: 8249344 B (8.2 MB) (0.4% used)

Capacity Available: 2036396032 B (2.0 GB) (99.6% free)

|

+-< Physical Store disk0s3 462BD238-F1DC-48BC-95A0-0E98385C841A

| -----------------------------------------------------------

| APFS Physical Store Disk: disk0s3

| Size: 2044645376 B (2.0 GB)

|

+-> No Volumes

Nov 16, 2017 9:23 PM

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Nov 17, 2017 9:00 AM in response to Loner T In response to Loner T

GeorgetMBP2:~ Geo$ diskutil list

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 248.7 GB disk0s2

3: Apple_HFS Untitled 1.9 GB disk0s3


/dev/disk1 (synthesized):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: APFS Container Scheme - +248.7 GB disk1

Physical Store disk0s2

1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 92.4 GB disk1s1

2: APFS Volume Preboot 54.9 MB disk1s2

3: APFS Volume Recovery 1.0 GB disk1s3

4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4


/dev/disk2 (disk image):

#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

0: GUID_partition_scheme +9.2 GB disk2

1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1

2: Apple_HFS InstallESD 8.9 GB disk2s2

Nov 17, 2017 9:00 AM

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