how can i turn two partitions into one on an external drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by greenbreadmmm, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    What OS are you using? And are there files on both partitions?
  2. greenbreadmmm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    im using leopard and yes, but i can put them elsewhere if needed, also how would i do this for my actual macbook itself
  3. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Well it's easy if you can move the files somewhere else, can't you just reformat and don't partition? I've never reformatted a partitioned drive, my suggestion is based on the guess that formatted removes the partition. Of course if you google "remove partition" or something you should get lots of advice.
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    In utilities.

    Disk Utility.

    Select your exernal HDD

    Select the Partiton Tab

    select 1 partition and click erase. Sorted.

    Backup everything before hand, and move it back onto the drive when complete.

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