Formatting Free Space on External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by raffir, May 22, 2006.

  1. raffir macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2005
    A while ago I bought an external hard drive. At the time, I formatted half of it in UFS using Disk Utility, leaving the rest as empty space. Now, as far as I can tell, I can't format the rest to create a new partition without erasing the already extant volume!

    Is there any way to format the free space while leaving the rest untouched, maybe using FDISK or a LiveCD (although preferably using Disk Utility)?
  2. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Formatted half? Is it partitioned?
  3. raffir thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2005
    It has one partition created in the bottom half of the drive. The rest is "free space."

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