Failed Bootcamp - Unwanted partition

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  1. Big Ron macrumors 6502

    Big Ron

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    I tried to instal Win 10 via bootcamp but the installation failed. I'm not too bothered it failed however during the process Bootcamp made a 32Gbyte partition which I now can't delete.

    I can see it in OSX and read/write to it with no problems however I don't want it there anymore.

    Disk utility doesn't seem to be able to 'absorb' it back into my main drive.

    How do I proceed?
     
  2. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    If you open Boot Camp Assistant and try to create a partition again, does it prompt you to erase and restore the drive size?
     
  3. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Big Ron

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    Good Morning Alonso - thanks for the quick reply.
    When I enter Boot Camp assistant I get the following pop up message.

    "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows"
     
  4. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    Could you do me a favor and paste the following lines into Terminal.app for me, you may have to enter your password.

    Please reply with the output from Terminal.app with all information it lists.

    diskutil list
    sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk0
    sudo fdisk /dev/disk0
     
  5. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not at my MacBook at the moment Alonso, i'll carry out what you recommend later on, thanks.
     
  6. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Alonso please see below terminal output of the 3 commands:

    Last login: Fri Jan 8 16:37:31 on console

    Rons-MBP:~ ronthompson$ diskutil list

    /dev/disk0 (internal, physical):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0

    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1

    2: Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD 459.4 GB disk0s2

    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3

    4: Microsoft Basic Data OSXRESERVED 8.0 GB disk0s4

    5: Windows Recovery 471.9 MB disk0s5

    6: EFI NO NAME 104.9 MB disk0s6

    7: Microsoft Reserved 16.8 MB disk0s7

    8: Apple_HFS Int_SSD 31.3 GB disk0s8

    /dev/disk1 (internal, virtual):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD +459.0 GB disk1

    Logical Volume on disk0s2

    F8C2066B-AA8A-42BE-85A4-FDCFDA638B86

    Unencrypted

    /dev/disk2 (internal, physical):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: GUID_partition_scheme *127.9 GB disk2

    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1

    2: Apple_CoreStorage XD_CARD 127.5 GB disk2s2

    3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk2s3

    /dev/disk3 (internal, virtual):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER

    0: Apple_HFS XD_CARD +127.1 GB disk3

    Logical Volume on disk2s2

    FE7EF651-4025-4EE5-80E4-59DF97E48C3A

    Unlocked Encrypted

    Rons-MBP:~ ronthompson$ sudo gpt -vv -r show /dev/disk0



    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss

    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your

    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.



    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.



    Password:

    Sorry, try again.

    Password:

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: mediasize=500277790720; sectorsize=512; blocks=977105060

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: PMBR at sector 0

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: Pri GPT at sector 1

    gpt show: /dev/disk0: Sec GPT at sector 977105059

    start size index contents

    0 1 PMBR

    1 1 Pri GPT header

    2 32 Pri GPT table

    34 6

    40 409600 1 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

    409640 897193288 2 GPT part - 53746F72-6167-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

    897602928 1269536 3 GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

    898872464 880

    898873344 15622144 4 GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7

    914495488 921600 5 GPT part - DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC

    915417088 204800 6 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

    915621888 32768 7 GPT part - E3C9E316-0B5C-4DB8-817D-F92DF00215AE

    915654656 61188224 8 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC

    976842880 262147

    977105027 32 Sec GPT table

    977105059 1 Sec GPT header

    Rons-MBP:~ ronthompson$ sudo fdisk /dev/disk0

    Disk: /dev/disk0 geometry: 60821/255/63 [977105060 sectors]

    Signature: 0xAA55

    Starting Ending

    #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size]

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 977105059] <Unknown ID>

    2: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused

    3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused

    4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused

    Rons-MBP:~ ronthompson$
     
  7. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Alonso

    Have you had chance to look at this some more?
     
  8. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    *******
    I would suggest the following but I am not an expert at all. So decide by yourself please.
    This is what I would do, but, as already said, listen to people who know more.
    So again, that would be my procedure if it was my computer, to get OSX to extend to the whole inner drive.
    I would make a bootable clone of my OSX partition with for instance CarbonCopyCloner into an external USB drive.
    Then I would boot from that clone and format (erase) my computer drive to one partition.
    Then I would clone back my system from the external clone to the internal drive.
    That would bring back the OSX partition to cover the entire computer drive.
    ***********+++
    Now regarding how to do install Windows with BootCamp
    I did not succeed with the BootCamp assistant coming with El Capitan.
    I had to go around and around to install Windows.
    I cloned my El Capitan to an external USB drive as mentioned above.
    Then I booted from that external drive, erased El Capitan from the inner drive and installed into it a basic Yosemite, just the OS.
    Using the BootCamp of Yosemite I succeeded to install Windows.
    Finally I booted again from the USB drive, erased the Yosemite and cloned back El Capitan to the inner drive.
    Ed
     

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