Help with Disk Utility and partitioning disks

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

  1. NathanCinnamond macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.

  3. NathanCinnamond thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    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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