How to remove my HD partition.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacSurge, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. MacSurge macrumors member

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    Ok lol, I thought I wanted to use Windows on my Mac, but half way through I decided I didn't want to. So, I downloaded bootcamp, partitioned my hard drive by 5gb, but I want those 5gb back. How can I get those 5 gb back. I really want it back:D My mac is brand new, and I was just messin around with it. Well, any help would be greatly appreciated. I sure do hope this is fixable...


    FYI:) I don't really want to restore my whole computer.


    - Regards
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Have you tried opening boot camp assistant and getting rid of the partition from there?
     
  3. MacSurge thread starter macrumors member

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    No i deleted it because I didnt want it on my HD anymore..:D:(
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You might want to try redownloading it and using it to get rid of the extra partition
     
  5. MacSurge thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there any other way of getting rid of it?
     
  6. MacSurge thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I installed it again.. Now how do i unistall the partition
     
  7. MacSurge thread starter macrumors member

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    Also keep in mind that i didnt alctuly install windows... I just partitioned the disk and quit because I realized i didn't want windows after all.
     
  8. MacSurge thread starter macrumors member

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    Any help please?!?:(
     
  9. Rob500 macrumors newbie

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=3970788#post3970788

    Did you print off and read the "Boot Camp Setup and installation Guide"?
    Starting on page 22.
    Hope that helps
     
  10. MacSurge thread starter macrumors member

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    I still can't get it off. I have to get it off ASAP because it's causing my comp to crash and slow down.


    Can someone please help me.

    I want to completely remove the partition without restoring my whole sysytem!

    Best Regards
     
  11. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    So you installed it and can't get rid of it using Boot Camp assistant?
     
  12. bennyboi macrumors regular

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    Disk Utility

    What would happen if he just went into Apple's Disk Utility and deleted it? Would it just add the space back to the hd, almost like deleting a folder?
     
  13. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    No, that would not do it. You would end up destroying the OS X partition, since you cannot make any non-destructive changes in disk utility partition utility.

    If you are using the boot camp, there is an option called restorehard disk to a single partition. That should do it.

    If not, you can create a bootable clone using superduper on an external drive which has been partitioned with the GUID partition table option.

    (Note: I also create a separate sparseimage of the original system as the master restore file but it is not neccessary)

    Once you've successfully booted from the external drive by holding the option key down during the boot process and selecting the appropriate FW or USB bootable disk, you can re-partition the internal disk to a single partition and use superduper to move the data back.

    Cheers,
     

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