How do I delete a partition of the HD??

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  1. JRHCPA macrumors newbie

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    I have had my macbook for a while and I needed windows for something so I decided to try out Bootcamp. I read that you are supposed to back everything up on Time machine so I tried that. I made a partition on my disk for everything to back up to. Unfortunately I did not leave enough space and time machine stopped. I tried to delete the disk and just create a partition for Windows, But I don't know how to delete it. Please help?
     
  2. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Put in your Mac OS X disc, restart and hold 'c', then go into disc utility. It will have to erase your HDD's though.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    What does your partition map look like? You mean you have a partition for OS X, one for Windows, and one for Time Machine?

    Sambo110, Disk Utility under Leopard can non-destructively repartition the boot partition while it is running.
     
  4. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't make one for bootcamp because the assistant won't let me it says i need to have my start up disk restored to single partition .

    How do I go to the partition map
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Open Disk Utility, select your drive, and go to the Partition tab.
     
  6. JRHCPA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    never mind I found the map. Thanks so much for your help

    sry i'm such a noob
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Haha, no worries. I was a noob once too, and I do still have my moments. ;)
     

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