Whoops ; 2 partitions?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Soundburst, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, i installed Windows on my C2D macbook pro and need some help.
    I did bootcamp once, created the partition and then it froze...so i went in and created another partition and then restarted as the instructions say.

    The only problem now is that out of a 120gb hard drive. . 20gb is windows, and there's only 66gb left on my mac one. Did i set up a hidden partition of another 20gb somewhere before bootcamp froze the first time? How do i get that back and add it to my Mac OS space.
     
  2. YoNeX macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I had that happen to me. I accidently closed Bootcamp while it was partitioning the drive, I pretty much lost that part of the partition and couldnt touch it. Had to redo the whole drive's partition (reinstall OS X to get my space back). There is a reason why Bootcamp is beta...
     
  3. chaslam macrumors regular

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    Right, I started bootcamp and burned the disk, selected the partitioned space and inserted my XP disk. Mty computer then failed to shut down, and now I have 30GB on my macbook pro missing in this misterious parition which I cant see and has nothing in it. Is there anything I can do to merge it back to the OSX parition and start over with bootcamp, or have I just lost 30GB off my HDD for good :(? If I did re-install OSX, would I get my 30GB back? Its very annoying I have to say.
     
  4. beanlambert macrumors newbie

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    Yes you would.
     
  5. Chol macrumors newbie

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    I was about to start the Boot Camp Assistant, but it wont let me proceed as i have already partitioned my HD in two partitions on my C2D MBP. Do i have to re-partition everything to one partition, or is there a way to go around this? Don't want to re-install all my applications :confused:
     
  6. chaslam macrumors regular

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    Ended up just going into bootcamp and this time it gave me the option to make it one parition again. Didnt say that the last time. Oh well, fixed now.
     

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