I have recently wiped my hard drive and partitioned my hard drive like this:
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 143.4 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data WINDOWS 40.0 GB disk0s4 5: Microsoft Basic Data Linux Boot 999.3 MB disk0s5 6: Microsoft Basic Data Linux Swap 17.0 GB disk0s6 7: Microsoft Basic Data Linux 48.8 GB disk0s7
As you can see partition 1 is the EFI partition (default when choosing GUID)
Partition 2 is my El Capitan partition
Partition 3 the El Capitan recovery partition
Partition 4 is where I would like to install Windows
Partition 5 is where I am going to be able to boot Linux from (tutorial here)
Partition 6 is going to be the Swap partition for Linux
And finally partition 7 is going to be where the Linux (mint) OS is going to be installed.
Due to having this layout (created by doing
diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk0 GPT JHFS+ First 10g JHFS+ Second 10g JHFS+ Third 10g JHFS+ Fourth 10g with different file formats then the ones shown above), I now get this error when clicking continue from bootcamp:
The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition
The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended Journaled volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.
I cannot seem to get past this step. Does anyone know how I can install Windows 10 without BootCamp due to this error? I already have the Windows 10 ISO file.
I do not want to have to reformat my computer again (I know that is the easy way around this issue). I want to work my way through this issue.