Disk Utility/Partitioning Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ASmallProblem, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. ASmallProblem macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Hey folks, I recently tried installing Ubuntu on my MBP. After never really using it, I deleted it and removed all the partitions.

    My problem is that there is still some 'empty space' (about 5 GB worth) that I cannot re-add to the main HD's partition. The space is not a partition of it's own, I can resize the partition box down to it in Disk Utility, but I get an error.

    The error message is...

    Partition Failed
    Partition failed with the error:

    Mediakit reports the partition (map) to small.

    I have very little experience dealing with this, so I'm not sure what to do. While it's not a big issue (314 out of 319 GB), it's something I want to fix if possible.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

    Feb 20, 2010
    When all else fails: backup the files elsewhere and reinitialize (erase) the disk.
  3. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007

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