Partition Issues after removing Lion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sheppy1, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

    sheppy1

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    Hi guys,

    I wanted to downgrade from Lion to Snow Leopard, to do this I created another partition on my HD, installed SL on it and copied all my files across from the Lion partition and then removed the Lion partition by using the Disk Utility, my issue now is that I have a small SL partition which I cannot expand into the space where the Lion partition was (see my screenshot), does anyone know what I can do to sort this out?

    Thanks in advance :)
     

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  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    The easiest way is to back up your computer, repartition the drive to a single partition and then restore your stuff.
     
  3. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

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    What maflynn said. Disk Utility can only extend into space after a partition, not before.
     
  4. sheppy1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sheppy1

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    I managed to sort it by just installing SL on the other partition, copying all my stuff over to it and then extended the partition, thanks for the replies though guys :)
     

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