Imac 17 inch 3 partations Tiger HELP OH HELP

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  1. BigRed3373 macrumors member

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    :eek: :confused: I have a messed up drive and need to bring it back to all one single drive i though when i used the restore disks it would put it back it didn't I have a no name with 17 gbs on it partationed and another one How do I restore my drive properly thanks:confused: :eek: :eek:
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Learn this character: "." It's called a period. It helps people understand what the heck you're writing.

    Maybe some more information about what exactly you did would help. You're saying you have three separate partitions? What is on each of them? Did you do a reinstall and wipe the whole drive? More details, more periods, and less spastic run-on sentences would really help us help you.
     
  3. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    If I understand correctly, just repartition with disk utility from your Tiger CD. This WILL wipe your hard drive though, so backup first.
     
  4. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    okay first of all i am not here for a grammar:mad: lesson i really don't care
    second i have three partitions as stated.
    thrid i just want to restore my hard drive back to a single drive.
    I was using unbuntu over my boot camp Windows XP second edition for some reason it started to install the ubuntu and screwed up the drives know i need to put it back. not so simple is it:confused:

    Thanks
     
  5. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    But it is always easier to undertsand your point and help you if you are a bit less messy :)

    If you don't care losing your data, my solution will still work though.
     
  6. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    Also i used the restore disks and reinstalled Tiger this did not help the drive situation know i am missing some hard drive space i have a 160 gig its showing i have 120 gig were did the other 40 gigs go?:mad: I am very Frustrated! I know Tiger does not eat up 40 gig hard drive space.:(
     
  7. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    all was backed up the first time:) Thank you

    Can you explain how to Repartition the drive or will the disk utility explain or do it?
     

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