Bootcamp Partitioning: Reversible?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by orangezorki, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    I've just got a mac pro, and only have the stock HD at the moment. Over the next few weeks I'll be adding a 300Gb HD for media, and a smaller HD for BootCamp. I'd love to get a windows install up and running soon, but if I can't then realloate it back to the main volume, I'll wait. Any ideas?

    David
     
  2. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    You can erase the Windows Partion at any time.
     
  3. ToastMaster macrumors regular

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    How does one go about doing this? Because I would like to erase my windows partition and reinstall XP from the ground up (also I want to change it from FAT32 - which has given me a few problems - to NTFS), but I don't want to screw things up or have to reinstall OSX.
     
  4. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    @orangezorki: Depends what you mean by the 'main volume', if you want all the space to appear to OS X as one volume then you'll need to set up a concat of the disks (as it appears you're using different sized disks), this is easiest to do when installing OS X. If you just want the drive to be available to the Mac again then you can just erase the Windows partition and reconfigure to work natively with OS X.

    @ToastMaster If you just want to reinstall XP in the same space then just reboot with the XP CD again and reinstall you can then choose to move from FAT to NTFS
     
  5. ToastMaster macrumors regular

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    Thanks... I wanted to make sure I was doing it the right way - I can be really paranoid about my computer stuff.;)
     

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