Partitioning a Mac drive for Bootcamp
Posted on 2014-09-11
I'm losing my mind and I hope you can help.
I've just bought a MacBook Pro and I'm struggling to set it up how I want.
I want an 80GB OSX Partition, a 50GB Windows/Bootcamp Partition, and the rest as a data partition.
So I shrunk the OSX Partition to 130GB leaving the rest as free space, then installed Windows. However it seemed to expand the Bootcamp partition to use the remaining 420GB. No good.
So then I made the OSX partition 130GB, created a data partition, but then Bootcamp refused to even install.
Finally I made one big OSX partition and installed Bootcamp/Windows onto a 50GB partition using the install tool. All great, then I used Disk Utility to shrink the OSX partition and create the data partition (not touching the Bootcamp installer). This also screwed everything up and Windows no longer boots.
I'm at a loss how to achieve something seemingly simple without using third party (i.e. costing money) tools to try and achieve this.
I hoped perhaps someone had some ideas? I'm not against using Terminal as I'm fairly familiar with Linux commands etc but didn't want to get that down and dirty without asking some opinions first.