De-Partitioning Disks?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by korimickster, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. korimickster macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey y'all.

    My G4 at work is partitioned into 5 drives. The main HD is only 12GB and I need to load Final Cut Studio on it. That obviously is not going to happen with 12GB on the MainHD, so I tried going into Disk Utility to "de-partition" the drives and it will not let me. I also tried reinstalling Tiger but it seems as if there is no way to wipe all partitions out and start fresh.

    Help?!

    Corey
     
  2. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    #2
    you can't exactly 'de-partition' drives. you'll have to format them all with will completely erase the data.

    your 'main HD' (12GB) is the boot HD with OS X currently installed? and this is part of a partition? The only way to format would be to boot from the OS X install CD and use Disk Utility to erase all the drives (or rearrange them into a new partition scheme) and then re-install OS X.

    If you've tried to erase a partition that your currently running OS X was installed on, that won't work.
     

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