hd partition help

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  1. parmit macrumors newbie

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  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you not just click on the "+" button to add a new partition in addition to the existing Leopard one ?
     
  3. parmit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes,but then id just have 74 g of free space...
    i want the space to be part of my leopard partition.?

    thanks
     
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    Click the Leopard partition and drag it to full size
     
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    What you need to do is boot up with your instal disks in, go to disk utility and run repair permissions that should reclaim the lost hdd space, I hadthe same problem when deleting a bootcamp partition.
     
  7. parmit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i will try that do i run it on the main Hitachi disk or the leopard partition?

    thanks
     
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    Oh yeah I see you want one single partition. In my opinion it's not possible and it might be risky.

    But I'm not sure and I might be wrong. Hope everything is baked up... ;)
     
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    I can't actually remember which 'disk' to run it on, I think maybe the hitachi???
     
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    Yea, you need to run it for hard drive, not just a single partition.
     
  11. parmit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried that,still no luck

    whats the easiest way to back up......
     
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    Time Machine

    Try booting from the disk again and try to drag it to full size
     
  13. parmit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    where should i save the time machine if im going to reinstall on that free space and delete my leopard partition?
     
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    To external hard drive. There should be no need for reinstall, I recovered my BootCamp partition without problems
     
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    Stole this from the apple website and it worked for me!!!

    Boot up your computer using the installation disc that came with your computer (hold down the C key while powering on your computer). Once you pass the first welcome scree (I believe this is the part where you select your language wait for the menu bar to appear up top then select Utilities > Disc Utilities .

    Next select your drive and under the First Aid tab towards the lower right of the window there will be 2 options Verify and Repair.

    Select repair and it will repair your drive. Once completed you can quit disc utilities (Command+Q) then exit out of the Software installer and select your start up disc.

    Once it reboots it will go back to your desktop where can verify that it has reclaimed your loss HDD space.
     
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    .. and if you do that without having a backup (as appears to be the case with the OP) they need their head examining.

    ( Though, as they don't seem to have a backup anyway, I suppose they should just reinstall over whats there and start afresh, as obviously the data on their system is of no consequence to them. )
     
  17. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I would either back it up with SuperDuper or Carbon Copy as they make bootable clones (and Time Machine doesn't)
     
  18. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Hmmm, let's get our facts straight here.

    You say you have two partitions, is that correct?

    And that - when viewing in Disk Utility - the [now deleted] Tiger partition was the "first" one? That is, the "uppermost" one?

    And - the Leopard partition is the "lower" one?

    Is all this correct?

    And that there is now nothing on the upper partition? And that the lower partition is now the System you want to keep?

    Why don't you try this:

    Download either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper. Either will do what you need to do, and both will do so without having to pay anything.

    Use CCC or SD to "dupe" the contents of the Leopard partition to the [empty] partition (the "upper one").

    Once that is done, boot from the upper partition to be sure you get a "good boot".

    Next, open Disk Utility.

    NOW see if you can erase, and then remove, the "lower partition".

    If so, do it.

    When done, all your stuff will now be "migrated" to the single partition.

    - John
     

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