Deleting Recovery Partition on External HD

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SaddleSC, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. SaddleSC macrumors member

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    Apr 9, 2010
    #1
    Hi Guys,
    Here is my story...

    I have a 13" MBP (2010) that I was using with an Intel X25 SSD Drive on Snow Leopard. The computer was working perfectly. I upgraded to Lion and the fans started going nuts, the computer could not hold its WiFi at all. So...I replaced my HD with the a clone of my original drive created in Carbon Copy Cloner to restore my computer to where it was prior to the Lion upgrade.

    I now have my original Intel SSD drive mounted in an external enclosure and I am trying to completely erase/reformat it, but I cannot figure out how to accomplish this. I have tried doing it in terminal (connected to my machine running Snow Leopard), but I keep getting an error message that the partitions cannot be merged.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. All I want to do is COMPLETELY reformat my SSD and start from scratch. How do I get rid of this darn hidden Lion Recovery partition?
     
  2. titan4 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 28, 2010
    #2
    You should be able to repartition it with SL. Just use Disk Utility, select the disk, Partition tab and select 1 partition under Partition Layout. That should delete everything and make one partition.

    That should work with Disk Utility with Lion as well.
     

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