Can't delete OS X Yosemite beta partition

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  1. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    I created a partition when I was running OS X Yosemite beta. Now I can't seem to delete or resize the partitions.

    Anyone know what I can do to delete it? I've tried erasing it and repairing the disk. Neither has helped. I've attached a screenshot.
     

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  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    #2
    Likely its been changed to Core Storage as part of the Yosemite install, you will need to run a couple of terminal commands to remove the CS Logical Groups and Volumes before DU can re-partition/erase etc.

    I don't have the commands to hand but I'm sure a search on here will find them...
     
  3. asriznet macrumors regular

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    You may want to have a look at the following article - http://awesometoast.com/yosemite-core-storage-and-partition-woes/

    It seems that Yosemite tends to convert the boot partition into a corestorage volume, so you need to put in terminal command to revert it back.

    no data loss should occur but just to be safe, do a backup before performing this.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Disconnect any other drives, then run the command below to turn off core storage on the drive then you should be able manipulate normally in Disk Util.

    Code:
    diskutil cs revert /
     
  5. afsnyder thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I ran this in terminal to try and fix it..

    Code:
    diskutil corestorage revert B1F66C16-978D-452C-9D9C-CB3E14C8BDFD
    I then get this error:

    Code:
    Started CoreStorage operation on disk2 OS X Yosemite
    Error: -69741: The target disk isn't eligible for reversion because it wasn't created by conversion or it is not part of a simple setup of exactly one logical and one physical volume
    What else can I do?
     
  6. asriznet macrumors regular

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    Based on your screenshot, "Macintosh HD" was converted as an LVG but the error is on "OS X Yosemite"

    Can you post the result of:

    Code:
    diskutil cs list
     
  7. afsnyder thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Code:
    CoreStorage logical volume groups (2 found)
    |
    +-- Logical Volume Group AC9F4D1F-2370-412F-A7E7-F96D401DF5D4
    |   =========================================================
    |   Name:         Macintosh HD
    |   Status:       Online
    |   Size:         208992047104 B (209.0 GB)
    |   Free Space:   15044608 B (15.0 MB)
    |   |
    |   +-< Physical Volume 1E4B15E1-5FCC-4174-8B7F-975FD20C30A7
    |   |   ----------------------------------------------------
    |   |   Index:    0
    |   |   Disk:     disk0s2
    |   |   Status:   Online
    |   |   Size:     208992047104 B (209.0 GB)
    |   |
    |   +-> Logical Volume Family 91824DA9-7F03-481F-9497-935726743978
    |       ----------------------------------------------------------
    |       Encryption Status:       Unlocked
    |       Encryption Type:         AES-XTS
    |       Conversion Status:       Complete
    |       Conversion Direction:    -none-
    |       Has Encrypted Extents:   Yes
    |       Fully Secure:            Yes
    |       Passphrase Required:     Yes
    |       |
    |       +-> Logical Volume FD6D8A11-7EB4-4ABF-81B8-3BF262B19B51
    |           ---------------------------------------------------
    |           Disk:                  disk1
    |           Status:                Online
    |           Size (Total):          208624680960 B (208.6 GB)
    |           Conversion Progress:   -none-
    |           Revertible:            Yes (unlock and decryption required)
    |           LV Name:               Macintosh HD
    |           Volume Name:           Macintosh HD
    |           Content Hint:          Apple_HFS
    |
    +-- Logical Volume Group F2BB7181-B7F8-4CAC-92E2-6E3C2FB16CB9
        =========================================================
        Name:         OS X Yosemite
        Status:       Online
        Size:         40498270208 B (40.5 GB)
        Free Space:   14843904 B (14.8 MB)
        |
        +-< Physical Volume 632B2624-CC63-4E42-97FC-32225755D61F
        |   ----------------------------------------------------
        |   Index:    0
        |   Disk:     disk0s4
        |   Status:   Online
        |   Size:     40498270208 B (40.5 GB)
        |
        +-> Logical Volume Family 4A3CC433-41F4-4359-965F-9DC694BD7076
            ----------------------------------------------------------
            Encryption Status:       Unlocked
            Encryption Type:         AES-XTS
            Conversion Status:       Complete
            Conversion Direction:    -none-
            Has Encrypted Extents:   Yes
            Fully Secure:            Yes
            Passphrase Required:     Yes
            |
            +-> Logical Volume B1F66C16-978D-452C-9D9C-CB3E14C8BDFD
                ---------------------------------------------------
                Disk:                  disk2
                Status:                Online
                Size (Total):          40131100672 B (40.1 GB)
                Conversion Progress:   -none-
                Revertible:            No
                LV Name:               OS X Yosemite
                Volume Name:           OS X Yosemite
                Content Hint:          Apple_HFS
    It says the logical volume is not revertible.
     
  8. asriznet macrumors regular

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    Looks like you have Filevault switched on.

    Are you planning to delete the "OS X Yosemite" partition?

    Can you boot into "OS X Yosemite" and turn off filevault first? http://support.apple.com/en-sg/ht4790
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Assuming you want to delete the Yosemite partition, run this command either from recovery or from Mavericks. The earlier revert command I gave you won't work because you have FileVault encryption turned on for the Yosemite partition.

    Code:
    diskutil cs delete F2BB7181-B7F8-4CAC-92E2-6E3C2FB16CB9
     
  10. afsnyder thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When I boot up by pressing Option... I'm no longer presented with OS X Yosemite. I see an "EFI Boot" option.

    EDIT:

    This worked perfectly! Thanks!
     

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