Over 400 GB lost: disk utility is no help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NeeLonMac, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. NeeLonMac macrumors newbie

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    I thought it's nice weekend to clean up my iMac G5.
    So yesterday I backed up all my data on an external hard disk. Today I wanted to clean up my computer and make extra partitions.
    All went well, I had a partition of a few GB's for my mounted installation disk of OS X Leopard.
    My second partition of a few GB's to install Leopard to.
    The rest (over 400 GB) turned in the third partition for my data.
    Then I saw there was 1.3 GB left, unused.
    That's not what I wanted, so I tried to put those in the third partition of over 400 GB. Something went wrong and now I have 1.3 GB free space besides my first two partitions, and it can't find 400 GB of my HD.

    What can I do to fix this?

    Also the HD is only 2 years old.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you repartition the HDD? Can you make a screenshot of Disk Utility and its Partition Tab and attach it to your next post?
     
  3. NeeLonMac, Aug 12, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2012

    NeeLonMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not at the moment, I figured updating everything to 10.5.8 might be a good idea. So it's busy for a while (now on phone).
    The 1,3 GB can't be formatted, or it must takes hours to be formatted.
     
  4. NeeLonMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fixed!
    After the reboot of the updates, the 1,3 GB of free space suddenly was 413 GB.

    I did earlier a sudo rm on a cache. I got that line from another forum about a similar problem. They said the free space was made into an invisible document somewhere and clearing that cache would fix the problem after reboot.
    But I didn't find it back after reboot.

    After updating from 10.5 to 10.5.8 and another reboot it was there again, so I did something good I guess. Maybe a newer version of Disk Utility?

    Much thanks for the willing of helping anyway!
     

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