My SSD has 2 Partitions, How do I completely erase 1?

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  1. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    I partitioned my SSD to have my OSX on one partition, and bootcamp on the other. I wanted to erase the OSX partition and put another OSX clone in its place.

    How do I go about doing that?
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility

    Select the drive, click on the Partition Tab. you can just reformat that partition and reinstall OSX on it.
     
  3. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great. So I'll still have my 2 partitions? And my bootcamp partition will not be effected
     
  4. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    no the bootcamp will be fine. You can either delete the OSX partition, and re-create it, or you can just format it.

    You should backup the drive though, bad things can happen when messing with partitions so it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
  5. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. Thanks for the help
     
  6. Hydrocity, Jun 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011

    Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its not allowing me to erase the OSX partition. It says
    "Volume erase failed. Could not unmount disk."

    Edit: I got it to work. Had to manually unmount it through the toolbar in disk utility.
     

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