How to merge partitions in Mac OS X Lion

Discussion in 'OS X' started by diffuser78, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I had bootcamp running for a while before it got destroyed due to upgrade to Lion. I could not restore the Bootcamp partition, so I had reformatted the bootcamp partition to Max OS C Journalled type.

    Now I want to merge it with my regular Max os x drive. How can I do that ?

    FYI, this is on my MBP and it has one internal HDD of 200 GB space.

    Please help.

    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi simsaladimbamba

    I first delete the bootcamp partition and then extended the size of Max OS X partition. When I clicked "Parition", my mac book pro hung.

    After that I re-started but it is taking too long to boot. It is already like 10 minutes and login screen is not appearing.

    I am scared. Can I loose the date if I changed the partition of mac os x size ?

    Can you please help me ? How can take a back up of my stuff...? Please help.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After choosing the recovery option in Lion, I was able to login. Looks like the re-sizing is not done but atleast my system is in a stable state.

    Thanks.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the tip!

    I was looking to resize a partition on an external drive. This worked perfectly. Thank you.
     
  6. macrumors regular

    MDJCM

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    D'oh!

    I was trying to do this on an external drive too but it says I can't resize it because it is set to MBR not GUID
     

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