Can't resize main partition

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  1. iVikD macrumors regular

    iVikD

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    #1
    Hello all
    I've got a 2011 MBP (specs in the sig) with a 120 SSD which was split in half, one partition for OSX, one for Bootcamp. Now I'm moving Bootcamp to another drive, so I deleted the one in the SSD, but DiskUtility won't let me expand my main OSX partition to cover the whole drive.
    My suspicion is that the partitions are arranged in such a way that the Recovery partition is between the OS and the free space, however, I don't know if this is true or what to do about it.
    Here's the output from diskutil list on Terminal:

    /dev/disk0
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0
    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_CoreStorage 59.0 GB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3

    Any help would be great!
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #3
    The recovery partition will never be in between the OS X and windows partition because its the first partition created.

    What does Disk Utility show that the space is empty? Did you try resizing the partition by booting into the recovery partition?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    Here is your issue right here. Looks like you have Filevault turned on and that makes the volume into a core storage volume that cannot be resized. Turn off FV and after it decrypts you will be able to manipulate the partitions like you want then reencrypt.
     

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