how do you delete a partition in leopard?

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    speakerwizard

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    Hi guys, ive never been a big user of disk utility, i know you can resize and delete partitions in leopard now. I have an unused extended partition on my boot disk, how do i now delete it with the new disk utility and retrieve the space? i couldnt find it in help or support site :S, thanks
     
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    hankolerd

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    i think it is through boot camp, but don't quote me on that.:apple:
     
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    speakerwizard

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    no such luck bootcamp just says it can only work with a single partition, or merge a windows partition, but not an hfs. :( i assume its done with the restore function but not exactly sure how
     
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    select the partition in disk utility and hit the minus button
     
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    speakerwizard

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    don you mean the minus button under the raid tab? thats the only minus i can see but this isn't a raid setup?
     
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    But as always make sure you read any warnings and have a backup just in case
     
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    speakerwizard

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    ah, stoopid me, selecting the partition, not the drive, doh, worked a treat, thanks
     

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