Partition Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Finlandboy, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

    Finlandboy

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    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    #1
    Ok so im trying to add a small partition to my internal hard drive.

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    so as usual i opened up disk utility and went to add a partition to my hhd and i get this error.

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    i so tried to Verify the disk and i get this:

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    any ideas on what to do???
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #2
    Are you booting off the hard disk you're trying to alter? You cannot boot up off your main hard drive and then try to repartition it.

    Secondly do you have a backup of your data/system? Doing any partition work, really means you should have a backup. Mostly because the task of repartitioning a drive can be destructive, i.e., the partitions get formatted.

    Reboot and run disk utility and see if those errors continue. A partition process may have started and failed to finish correctly, or may just be that you tried to alter the drive while it was locked.
     
  3. brendu macrumors 68020

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    USA
    #3
    try running the partitioner in disk utility with the macosx install disk
     

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