Partition Help

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  1. iLuvmyUBMBP84 macrumors newbie

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    I recently partitioned my HD to try and dual boot Linux...I decided againest it because the OS I wanted to use didn't run properly. Now I have 2 extra hard-drive icons. I tried to remove them though bootcamp but I can't. Here are some pictures. I'd like to remove theses without harming my orginal OS X partition!!
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  2. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Do you want to eliminate the extra partitions too?
     
  3. iLuvmyUBMBP84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I'd love just to have my original harddrive icon without the extras that bootcamp made.

    would booting off of my install DVD's and try removing be a good option?
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I am not sure, but I think BootCamp checks the HD and if there are only two partitions it will join them. If there are more than two partitions, like in the OP's case, it will not work.

    I would use my Linux or Windows install disk and go through the install process to the point of partitioning/formatting the HD. At that point, I would delete the two partitions, then create one partition. Exit the Linux/Windows install, then run BootCamp again to reclaim the space.
     
  5. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Just launch the Boot Camp Assistant (in Applications/Utilities) and select the option to remove XP.

    Edit. Oops, I see you've already tried that unsuccessfully
     

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