Help with Disk Utility and partitioning disks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NathanCinnamond, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. NathanCinnamond macrumors newbie

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    Well, recently I reinstalled Snow Leopard on a new volume, transferred stuff i wanted from the old volume to the new volume, and deleted the old one. In disk utility, I have not been able to stretch the volume to fit where the old one was. I can't change the volume scheme. Has anyone got a method to let me use my full 160GB hard drive rather than half of it? Or maybe software that can alter it
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    I don't think you can change the starting point with Disk Utility since you can only drag the lower right corner. I guess you could create a new partition in the space freed up by the old one ("new-old"), use CCC or SuperDuper to clone your new partition to the "new-old" one, then delete the "new" one and expand the "new-old" one.

    Alternatively, you could try GParted Live, but I think the approach above is safer if you don't have a good backup.

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  3. NathanCinnamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks so much! I used superduper to clone it and then deleted the 'non-cloned' one, managed to expand :) thanks again!
     

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