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I get this error message from B.C. / "The Disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved" And to " Back up disk and re format to a single partition with disk utility" The only thing I can think of that might be a problem is a .dmg file. So that's my question are these filesa problem? Because my drive is a sigle partition or no partition, and is formated correctly. There are no other disks mounted or un mounted. Everything is up to date. my drive is varafied and permissions fine. so I'm baffeled. Any Ideas out there? I haven't got any replies to this quention in any other forums so far eather. I just wish I knew if the disk image files are the problem. and no there not mounted.
I had that problem. I dropped the size of the partition for Windows and it worked fine. How much free space do you have on your drive just now, and how much do you want to give to Windows?
I have 58 gigs free and I wanted to give Windows 25
I guess I should have tried to just split it. But anywho I'll try reducing the size and see what happens
I had significantly less space than that to play with, if I recall correctly. I deleted a bunch of stuff, emptied the trash, restarted OS X and restarted the BootCamp Assistant and it worked fine. It might be the case that it likes the free space for the Windows partition to be contiguous. I really don't know.
I still can't partition my drive with Boot Camp. I don't get it. I have no Idea what else to try. I've fooled around with the patition size and re installed B.C. I've tried both versions of B.C. So I'm at a complete loss. I can run parallels ok. but I guess that it isn't saying anything. I have no locked files eather. But I'm still wondering if it could be the disk images. I have 2 at about 45 gigs a piece. one for movies and the other for archives and that one is filled with hundreds of disk images now that I remember.
It's definitely the disc images. BootCamp partitioning needs to move stuff around and there's not enough room to do that on your drive, even though you've got plenty of free space.
I had a similar problem a couple months ago. I ended up just doing an Archive & Install; after this BootCamp decided to play nice.
It was the disk imag. And now it's been partitioned but after the install and when it goes to restart it alwas want's to reinstall and tells me there's no bootable Anything. and for the 5th time i've had to reinstall OS X and try again. I have 4 diffierent Windows install disks with activation keys for 2 Of course it's probubly the install disks I'm using. I know it's suppose to be WinXPSP2 or Vista but lets stick to XP. What type do I need? Windows is freakin nutz
chris e boy
I had this problem a few months ago. The culprit in my case was Parallels. Parallels locks its image files and Boot Camp is unable to move them. Try moving your Parallels images (if you have it installed) over to an external drive and then move them back after the partitioning is complete.
If you don't have Parallels installed, look for some other large files on the drive.
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