De-Partitioning Disks?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by korimickster, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. korimickster macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2006
    Hey y'all.

    My G4 at work is partitioned into 5 drives. The main HD is only 12GB and I need to load Final Cut Studio on it. That obviously is not going to happen with 12GB on the MainHD, so I tried going into Disk Utility to "de-partition" the drives and it will not let me. I also tried reinstalling Tiger but it seems as if there is no way to wipe all partitions out and start fresh.


  2. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    you can't exactly 'de-partition' drives. you'll have to format them all with will completely erase the data.

    your 'main HD' (12GB) is the boot HD with OS X currently installed? and this is part of a partition? The only way to format would be to boot from the OS X install CD and use Disk Utility to erase all the drives (or rearrange them into a new partition scheme) and then re-install OS X.

    If you've tried to erase a partition that your currently running OS X was installed on, that won't work.

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