Bootcamp files cannot be moved error

What I did and What I found..

Last month I thought of making some extra space for Windows 7 partition on my Mac. What I did was I backed up my windows data and then deleted my windows partition from Disk utility. I then tried to re size the deleted partition from 20Gb to 30Gb but the operation failed with this error.

“The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved. Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again.”

I googled this error and found that this may possibly be solved using Disk Defragmentation. One person also suggested that backup all your heavy movie files, delete them and then do the resizing :). Well to me that’s certainly is a little dumb solution. The possible cause to this problem can be the messy data blocks on Hard Disk which during partition cannot be shifted using Disk Utility.

How I solved my..

I inserted my Snow Leopard DVD and used the Disk utility program and repaired my whole HDD using “repair disk”. After disk repair I tried to make a FAT partition of 30GB and it worked! Now I used bootcamp assistant and Windows 7 DVD and found that it cannot be installed on FAT, so I formatted that partition in NTFS using Win 7 utility. I was afraid that it might screw my Mac installation but nothing happened, everything went smoothly.

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S60 Media Sharing with Mac OS

Nokia’s E72 is a DLNA enabled device which marvelously shares media with Windows Media Player 11. No third-party software is needed on both sides. Well I am an Apple user so I am trying to make media sharing work between E72 and Mac.

Till now I have got success in pieces. I have installed two software in my 10.6 Snow Leopard.

  1. Media Cloud Mac
  2. TwonkyMedia

Media Cloud Mac is just an UPNP media player, it wont act as a server and I really wish it could, for Server I had to install TwonkyMedia which has established itself as a standard UPNP software in many Network Attached Storage and Media Sharing Devices. As such there are many other UPNP server and media player for Mac OS. Some of them I tried were EyeConnect, MediaLink etc. but, I haven’t been able to get any connectivity between two of my devices.

This post will apply to all Symbian OS devices with DLNA certification for example Nokia N95, N96, N97, Samsung i8910 etc.

I would be very interested to get any better solution to this aspect.