I have been struggling to get Windows 8 installed on a brand new Macbook Pro Retina. It seemed simple enough to just run Boot Camp 5 with a 16GB flash drive in the USB port and a Windows 8 Professional ISO sitting on the desktop with the intent of creating a bootable USB drive, but it's not working for me. After selecting the path to the ISO file, boot camp proceeds to format the flash drive, create the WININSTALL partition, and attempt to copy the contents of the ISO to it, but it fails.
The error message isn't all that helpful, but the console logs seem to indicate that there is some sort of problem remounting the flash drive after formatting:
5/15/13 2:05:05.609 AM fseventsd: could not open <</Volumes/WININSTALL/.fseventsd/fseventsd-uuid>> (No such file or directory) 5/15/13 2:05:05.609 AM fseventsd: log dir: /Volumes/WININSTALL/.fseventsd getting new uuid: FD5D8B3E-A08E-4710-8925-CAA898FA70C3 5/15/13 2:05:05.679 AM fseventsd: Events arrived for /Volumes/WININSTALL after an unmount request! Re-initializing. 5/15/13 2:05:05.679 AM fseventsd: creating a dls for /Volumes/WININSTALL but it already has one... 5/15/13 2:05:07.176 AM diskmanagementd: mount blocked by dissenter PID=857 (/usr/sbin/diskmanagementd) status=0xf8da0003 log=kDAReturnBadArgument message=(null)
I have tried rebooting, removing and re-inserting the flash drive, mounting, umounting, and reformatting. Boot Camp always winds up in the same place.
Any hints as to what might be going wrong?
Update: I've now cross-posted this to the Apple forums.