Changing from Mac/Linux to Mac/Windows? Help with partitioning!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Littleodie914, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Hey all you MR'ers, here's a stumper for you. I have my drive partitioned as such:

    [1] EFI
    [2] Macintosh HD (HFS+)
    [3] Linux Root (ext32)
    [4] Linux Swap

    I decided Linux isn't my thing, and wanted to go back to Windows. I deleted the two linux partitions, [3] and [4], and created a new NTFS partition in that space and installed Windows XP.

    Upon booting into the new Windows partition, I got a corrupt/misplaced HAL.DLL error, which I understand is related to a corrupt partition map. (Among other things, but none which fit my case.)

    The Boot Camp Assistant also cannot restore the volume to a single partition, since it "wasn't partitioned using Boot Camp."

    I can't really wipe my drive, or even backup and wipe, since I have a lot of things installed under the hood, like MySQL, various Tomcat configurations, ANT libraries, etc. that would be near-impossible to re-configure again.

    I'm no partition/drive expert, so I was hoping someone here would have run into the same prolem, and maybe has a solution? Or suggestions? Thanks! :D

    Happy Holidays to all as well! ;)
  2. olibi macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2008
    Same problem

    Boot live CD with holding C during startup. Use linux partitioning program to delete:) Hope it was in time to help:)

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