De-Partition a hard drive?

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  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    So I was having problems booting up my 2007 24", Al iMac running SL.
    I partitioned its hard drive and did a Time Machine restore on the second partition. The iMac is working fine now, but I would like to get rid of the empty partition and revert it back so that the HD is one big size again. Is there a way to de-partition the hard drive?
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    From:http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1395749

    Hope that helps. All you need is Disk Utility.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That doesn't always work. I've had to wipe the drive and repartition then install and restore from backup before. That may be his only option.
     
  4. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Have a look at iPartition. IDK if any of it's features are disabled in the demo version tho.
     
  5. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I know gparted can also do non-destructive partitioning. I've used it before on my mac, but it's been a while. You'll definitely want to find some good instructions to make sure you don't mess anything up. And you'll want to make a good clone externally if possible first (just in case).
     
  6. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the tips, everyone!

    Unfortunately, the Peachpit trick didn't work for me. I guess a call to Aplle is in my future. But thanks for trying!
     

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