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  1. #1

    Mac partitioning problem

    I am following the instructions from to set up my MacBook dual booting with Debian.

    The first step is giving me trouble. I have a 55.57 G partition, with 23.9G free, and I want to put Debian on a 20G partition, so:

    Sylph:~ dranorter$ sudo diskutil resizevolume disk0s2 35.57G
    Started resizing on disk disk0s2 Sylph HD
    Resizing Volume

    Resizing encountered error No space left on device (2 on disk disk0s2 Sylph HD
    Sylph:~ dranorter$

    What is the problem here? Why wouldn't there be space on the disk?

  2. #2
    Okay, I gave in and actually downloaded Boot Camp. It returned a more detailed error:

    Your disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved.

    Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format the disk as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again.

    I've had trouble finding a good backup utility, though. SuperDuper freezes an hour into backup. Can someone recommend a utility which will efficiently save ALL my files, settings, and applications and restore them once I've reinstalled OSX?

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