Is Lion capable of re-partitioning drive segments back together without erasing data?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Goldfrapp, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    That's the only reason I refuse to partition my hard drive at all. Any way to check that?

    If it were, then it'd be one hell of a feature! :eek:
  2. Galaxas0 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    That's not possible due to disk limitations. When conjoining partitions, the disk HAS to be wiped. It's like wiping and creating one new partition. SO - It's not possible... yet.
  3. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA
    But tools such as Drive Genius have been able to move around blank space (and consolidate blank space) and other disk segments for some time now. So why not Disk Utility?
  4. Tharian macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    It worked fine for me. I partitioned a space for lion and then used disk utility to erase the partition. Easy as pie…but I dunno if I got lucky or if it's just that easy.


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