Disk Utility Partition HD Space Mess up

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kmistr01, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Kmistr01 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    So i tried to install Vista on my new 2012 13' macbook air, but failed. I manually created a partition from disk utility and then tried to install directly onto the partition but it didn't work. Once i realized i was going to have to buy windows 7, i went back to disk utility and deleted the partition i created. When i resized my "Macintosh HD" partition, i am only getting a HD size of 119 gigs instead of 121 gigs. Since HD space is at such a premium, i believe i need to format the HD and reinstall Lion on to it. I don't really have anything installed aside from Aperture and Diablo III, so i don't mind doing this as i only got the machine over the weekend. So what is the best way to do this? Should i erase the HD from disk utility? If so how should i go about doing that? Any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Kmistr01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

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    Hold down the option key on start, and boot from the Lion recovery partition. Do your reformat and reinstall from here and you should be good to go! :)
     
  4. Kmistr01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! So if i format the HD, it wont erase the recovery partition correct? I just want to make sure.
     

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