Need Help Resizing OS X Partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sheepopo39, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2008
    I recently bought my mother a Macbook. It was a store display one but she had no problems with that. Anyways when we first boot it up I noticed that on the desktop there is a Time Machine disk. So I openMacintosh HD that there is only 17 gbs free out of 33 gb, so I check System Profiler to see if there is a smaller hd in there but the it says that the hd is 150 gb.

    So I'm wondering how to delete the time machine partition and resize the Macintosh HD partition so I can give her the most space she can get

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What sense is there in having a BACKUP on the SAME disk as the content?! If the disk fails, they're BOTH gone!

    Ugh. Try Disk Utility. I don't know much about Time Machine, so someone else will have better advice.
  3. techfreak85 macrumors 68040


    Jan 13, 2008
    boot into ur os x DVD, click the utilitys menu, select disk utility, select your disk from the side(the one holding the time machiene and macintosh hd) delete the time machiene one(select it click the minus) drag the macintosh hd to full size.
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    The OP said that it was a display model, so I'm sure that the Time Machine partition was on there just to demonstrate how Time Machine works and looks like.

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