How to erase boot camp 5gb disk space? I messed up something.

coffey7

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Feb 12, 2006
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I installed the boot camp program. Instead of installing windows I was going to install Ubuntu linux. Well I messed something up big time. When I restart my computer a message comes up and says can't find hard disk. When I restart and hold down the alt/option button I can boot into the mac harddrive(without a option for linux). The linux was not installed at all. How do I erase the 5 gb for the windows partition? I tried to put in the mac install disk and it still would not let me reinstall over the entire 55 gb. It only said 50. I went to the disk utility but It would not let me erase the windows section.
 

sbluetruck

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Jul 25, 2007
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Wisconsin der hey
boot camp has a feature to remove a partion if i remember correctly...


if bootcamp doesn't work, take it to the geniuses.
reinstalling the OS will only reinstal the Mac OS X partion because it's like it's a different hard drive so to speak.

you need to remove the partion itself to get your space back.
 

coffey7

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If I ever try to install boot camp again I hope someone will hit me on the head. I need to get rid of this 5gb partition for windows.
 

66217

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If what sbluetruck does not works, only boot from your Mac OS X DVD and then select "Disk Utility", from there select you Hard Drive and select erase.

After that procede to install OS X again.
 

advocation

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Oct 18, 2006
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Open Boot Camp Assistant, and then there is an option called "Restore the startup disk to a single volume".. This will wipe your Windows partition.