Problem with boot camp

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  1. Casino

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    I tried partitioning with boot camp so I can install Windows, but I get an error saying I need to format my drive to Mac OS X Extended (Journaled). I thought by default my drive was formatted to that? If it isn't, can I format it to that without having to reformat and lose everything?
     
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    someone has gotta know
     
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    Use Disk Utility to check out the drive. You can turn on journaling there on an HFS+ volume without losing data.
     
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    are you using boot camp assistant?
     
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    It won't let me turn on journaling, here is what it says

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    Yes
     
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    first click on the partition "macintosh hd" not the drive "111.8g fujitsu...", then hit the green button up the top, enable journaling
     
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    I tried that buy enable journaling is still grayed out
     
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    So anyone know?
     
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    I don't know. I think Boot Camp Assistant is pretty buggy, I can't even start it up because my boot drive is a RAID set. I set up Windows partitions on a separate internal drive from within the Windows Setup and manually burned the driver disc stored in the BCA package. You might try a 3rd party tool to repartition and change from GUID to MBR.

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    Have you tried launching BCA after a reboot to make sure you have nothing else running, or maybe from starting up from the install DVD if you can do it?
     
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    thats a good idea, start up off the install dvd (using 'c'), then fire up disk utility from the menu and try it there.
     
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    I tried booting from the install disk but it still had enable journaling grayed out. When I checked the info of my drive it said it was extended (journaled). So that means journaling is already enabled?
     
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    Sounds like it. Have you tried to run bootcamp from the dvd? I'm not sure if you can.
     
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    i dont think you can
     
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    yes
     
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    then what the fuck is the problem?
     
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    pic of the bootcamp error?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Sounds like it wants me to back up my data and completely reformat.
     
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    try different partition sizes. I had to try like 7 before it finally worked. Do you have a real Windows disk?
     
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    I bet its because of the 21GB free, free up some space or make a smaller partition.
     
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    I would at least try running iDefrag first. If that doesn't work.........backup, format, restore.
     
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    Fuck that I'm not reformatting, not worth it.
     

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