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The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved. #

Boot Camp offers some really bad advice when it can't partition the disk:
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.
A much more helpful message would be:
You've got some big file(s) I can't move. Find 'em (find ./ -size +100M) and get 'em off the disk, or just use iDefrag instead.
No, actually this is what the message should read:
You need to move big_file.iso to another disk before Boot Camp setup can continue.

/mac | Apr 27, 2010


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