I tried to create a bootcamp partition for using windows alongside OSX. For the record, I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I downloaded windows 10 64 bit image from microsoft directly ,launched the bootcamp utility, picked the image of windows and I let the process begin. I received error "could not partition" and in the disk utility I had the bootcamp partition shaded gray and couldn't delete it. I googled it, and followed this thread which basically said to use diskutil from the terminal. I successfully deleted some of the partitions but I have a container which looks suspicious. I'll add that I never partitioned or anything similar. Im a regular user, single partition, single hard drive. Here's the result for the command
$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 888.0 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_APFS Container disk5 8.0 GB disk0s7 4: Apple_APFS Container disk4 48.0 GB disk0s8 5: Apple_APFS Container disk3 7.9 GB disk0s3 6: Apple_APFS Container disk2 48.2 GB disk0s4 /dev/disk1 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +888.0 GB disk1 Physical Store disk0s2 1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 495.9 GB disk1s1 2: APFS Volume Preboot 20.3 MB disk1s2 3: APFS Volume Recovery 518.1 MB disk1s3 4: APFS Volume VM 2.1 GB disk1s4 /dev/disk2 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +48.2 GB disk2 Physical Store disk0s4 /dev/disk3 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +7.9 GB disk3 Physical Store disk0s3 /dev/disk4 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +48.0 GB disk4 Physical Store disk0s8 /dev/disk5 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +8.0 GB disk5 Physical Store disk0s7
All my files are in what looks like "disk0s2" (495.9 GB) The bootcamp partition I tried to create was of size 48 GB. I suspect I got a bigger problem than I thought.