expand partition in osx 10.11

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  1. AndiChristiansen macrumors newbie

    AndiChristiansen

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    #1
    hi i have deleted my bootcamp partition and tried to expand my osx partition, but everything i do seem to fail or i not possible.. i have tried booting up in recovery but still nothing...

    funny thing is, it seems to allow me to press the "-" on my osx system partition i am booted from, but the free partition i cannot pres the "-" to remove it and expand my osx partition...

    Any ideas??
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Open Terminal and at the command line run each of the two commands below then post up the output of each command. This will show the partition layout and I'll try and help you.

    From the output, tell me which partition you want to keep/enlarge so I know what to do next.

    Code:
    diskutil list
    
    diskutil cs list
     
  3. AndiChristiansen thread starter macrumors newbie

    AndiChristiansen

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    Code:
    Andis-MBP:~ andichristiansen$ diskutil list
    /dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *251.0 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Test                    100.3 GB   disk0s2
       3:          Apple_CoreStorage Flash                   149.7 GB   disk0s3
       4:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s4
    /dev/disk1 (internal, virtual):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                  Apple_HFS Flash                  +149.3 GB   disk1
                                     Logical Volume on disk0s3
                                     3E72A759-E989-4373-B83F-3550BD48ABB7
                                     Unencrypted
    Andis-MBP:~ andichristiansen$ diskutil cs list
    CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found)
    |
    +-- Logical Volume Group 1CFCD887-9B73-4D76-91E2-94B8854B924A
        =========================================================
        Name:         Flash
        Status:       Online
        Size:         149662408704 B (149.7 GB)
        Free Space:   18948096 B (18.9 MB)
        |
        +-< Physical Volume 9CB04C22-4F22-4690-B264-53EBBFF16D27
        |   ----------------------------------------------------
        |   Index:    0
        |   Disk:     disk0s3
        |   Status:   Online
        |   Size:     149662408704 B (149.7 GB)
        |
        +-> Logical Volume Family 3A690345-CB54-4068-8400-CF32EED7902F
            ----------------------------------------------------------
            Encryption Type:         None
            |
            +-> Logical Volume 3E72A759-E989-4373-B83F-3550BD48ABB7
                ---------------------------------------------------
                Disk:                  disk1
                Status:                Online
                Size (Total):          149291139072 B (149.3 GB)
                Revertible:            Yes (no decryption required)
                LV Name:               Flash
                Volume Name:           Flash
                Content Hint:          Apple_HFS
    Andis-MBP:~ andichristiansen$ 
     
  4. Weaselboy, Mar 1, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016

    Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    Okay... it looks like either your Yosemite or El Capitan install converted the drive into a core storage volume, and those cannot be resized while in that format. Backup first just to be safe, but this should not erase your data. Go to Terminal again and enter the command below to revert (undo) the core storage volume and wait for it to complete. Then you should be able to resize the drive normally.

    Code:
    diskutil cs revert /
     
  5. AndiChristiansen thread starter macrumors newbie

    AndiChristiansen

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    #5
    Ok thanks Weaselboy i will try that one of the following days after i've done my backup!! ;)

    THANKS :)
     

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