BOOTCAMP -- space taken but drive wasnt made??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twerk, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. twerk macrumors member

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    this isnt the first time that i have done bootcamping
    but today when i was making the partition i accidentally hit cmd Q and bootcamp closed (i was meaning to close safari) BUT the space that i was partitioning is currently being taken up
    so i whipped in my os x disk and ran disk utility to repair the disk but its still being used up..
    i then tried repairing permissions just to see if that would help any
    but no luck
    any clues?
     
  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    did you try running the boot camp assistant again?
     
  3. twerk thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah it jjjjjjjjjjjjjjust wants me to create a new partition
     
  4. twerk thread starter macrumors member

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    i just tried running disk utility again and my disk has a capacity of 147.8 gb

    so it says i have 28.2 gb free and 88.6 used
    totalling 116.8 gb

    the other 31 gb is ... still gone
     
  5. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    Here, we will get back your space.

    Go to your Disk Utility window. (Search Disc Utility)
    Click on your main drive. (Ex. Mine is TOSHIBA Blah Blah)
    Click on Partition
    Click on the partition that you want to erase, and click the "-" (minus) sign.
    Then, See where is says "Macintosh HD"? Click and drag the bottom of the edge of the rectangle all the way down.
    Now click apply.
    Now start bootcamp again, goodluck! Reply if it worked or not!
     
  6. twerk thread starter macrumors member

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    mm k so i followed those exact steps
    except the drive was never created thus.. there is nothing to minus/delete
    i took the liberty of uploading a screen shot so u can see what im dealing with here

    also the dragging to the bottom... its already at the bottom

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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  8. twerk thread starter macrumors member

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    you mean try and partition the drive again
    but kinda tricking the computer into using the fakely used space?
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You could just boot into your Restore DVD, run Disk Utility and expand the partition.
     

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