Boot Camp Installed a Partition that my Computer Can't See

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Burton8219, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Burton8219 macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Hey guys I tried to partition my drive using Boot Camp so I could install the leopard beta im downloading. I went through the process and wanted to see if I could format the partition into a Journaled partition which would be needed to install leopard. I went to Disk Utility to try and do so and the partition could not be found in Disk Utility.

    My computer now has 40GB left of HD space as compared to the 90+ that i had before this. Can someone tell me how to find the partition or delete it without having to wipe my HD.

  2. cavillor macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    This is an excellent question. I've tried Disk Utility, running it from my startup partition and from the OS X install disc, but have been unable to format the boot camp partition into the necessary GUID map.
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man can run the Boot Camp installer again and use it to "uninstall" and it will return that 'missing' space to you.

    Oh, and I'd be careful with asking for help with pirated 10.5 pre-releases - that ain't allowed....oh yeah!
  4. cavillor macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    I'm using boot camp to create a secondary Tiger partition, of course. :D

    --But this is impossible?
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Just use an external drive to install your second copy of Tiger.

    When you boot, hold down the ALT key and the bootable drives/partitions will show. Then select the one that you want.
  6. cavillor macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    The only external I have ATM is my iPod classic, which I don't want to burn out. Well -- would it hurt the iPod to just run Tiger for a few moments, and from the iPod to restore the, erm, Tiger disk image to my main hard drive inside my mini?

    Unfortunately I can't just go out and buy an external or a DVD burner. I work at the Barnes and Noble, and am broke and make little money!

    EDIT: Oh, here's what I'll do: I'll back up all my files to my 'pod, then simply wipe the hard drive clean and partition two ways. I'll install Tiger on both partitions, and then boot up with the smaller partition, from which I will restore the disk image to the larger one! Then I can wipe the smaller partition, and use it for file storage. Best of all, I'll still have that smaller partition there, should I need to do anything like this again in the future.

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