I can reformat. Need Help!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Josephkyles, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Josephkyles macrumors regular

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    While trying to get Windows Vista to work I have messed up my partitions. When I go to bootcamp to restore to single volume it says it can't. It tells me to go to Disc Utility and and format my disc. To reformat my disc do I go to erase? If so it will not let me, everything is greyed out. If I choose Macintosh HD it will let me erase freespace but that is all. What should I do?!
     
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  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    You have to boot from the install disk. OS X won't let you do anything to the boot disk you've booted into.
     
  4. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the 'erase' section is where you select the format you want the drive to take.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    And once erased. Go into 'parition' and choose options. Then check it's formated the drive in GUID format otherwise you wont be able to install bootcamp.
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    From the "You Probably Already Know But Its A Good Idea To Mention It Anyways" Department: by formatting (erasing) or repartitioning a drive in Disk Utility, you will lose all programs and data on that volume
     

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