disk utility issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by JelleV, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. JelleV macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    i'm trying to repartition my macintosh HD. I boot from the recovery HD and go to disk utility. But, when i try to make my macintosh HD single partitioned, i get an error which says that the HD can't be unmounted.
    could somebody help me?
     
  2. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Recovery console is on the partition you are trying to adjust

    You can't do it that way. Only suggestion would be to boot to something like a linux/ubuntu live cd and use that disk utility or grab a copy of ipartition and boot from cd if possible.
     
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Be careful; if you do what you are trying to do you'll lose the Recovery partition. How will you boot your mac?
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    if you have a time machine disk it is bootable and contains a disk utility. Boot up from your time machine disk and try doing the same thing...it will work since you aren't trying to work off the disk you have mounted.

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    you won't lose the recovery partition....it is included in the blue area of used data. It is also protected. If you use time machine tho, its not really needed.
     

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