Add "free space" to main SSD partition ! ?

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  1. PowerBook-G5, Oct 18, 2014
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    PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    First: Sorry if it is confusing with the drive/partition names.

    I had two partitions on my SSD (Named Macintosh SSD): Macintosh SSD (Main partition) and Yosemite (For the public Beta). After updating to Yosemite on the partition Macintosh SSD, I deleted the Yosemite partition using Disk Utility. Now, I have only one partition on my SSD, the Macintosh SSD partition. My problem is that I now have 36GB of space that I cannot add back to my main partition (where the Yosemite partition was)! Can anyone help me? (Please see attached pictures)

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  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try holding CMD R to boot into the recovery partition. There you can start Disk Utility and hopefully resize the partition.
     
  3. PowerBook-G5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately I was not able to resize the partition, even in recovery mode. When I clicked on the free space "partition" and set it up to erase in Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and clicked "Apply", clicked "partition", it did nothing. I still could not add or delete partitions.
     
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    I just verified the disk, and this came up: Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 19.05.44.png ]

    What will it do when I repair the disk?


    EDIT: I just repaired the disk and it still will not work. I'd really like to know how to get back my 36GB!
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    This must be a Yosemite bug as this worked fine on Mavericks just last night when I updated.
     
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    Well, thanks for pointing me in the right direction of what to do. When there is an update to Yosemite, I'll have to try it again. I'm really not that presses to get back the space now, but it would be nice to have it.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I agree. I wonder if this only affects hose who upgrade?
     

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