Partition Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by parrishr13, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. parrishr13 macrumors newbie

    parrishr13

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    After erasing my Lion partition, I am left with free space above my SL partition. However, I can only expand existing partition downward.

    How can I move my SL partition, so I can expand downward and utilize the free space? See picture:

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You cannot move a drive's partitioned space upwards.
     
  3. parrishr13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what can I do? Can I create a new partition where the free space is, boot up SL, then transfer everything from old partition to new partition?
     
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    What is on your "Main HD" Or are we dealing with an empty HD?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    That is probably the best thing to do.
     
  6. parrishr13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Everything I have is on my Main HD.

    Ok cool. So I would:

    1. Insert SL disk
    2. Reboot, hold down option
    3. Click the SL disk
    4. Install and transfer files when asked

    ?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    Setup the free space as a new partition. Use SuperDuper/Carbon Copy Cloner to clone partition 2 onto partition 1. Startup from partition one, delete partition 2, extend partition 1 to the full size. You can do all of this without needing to boot from an external drive or reinstallation disc.
     
  8. parrishr13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok cool. I will try this.
     
  9. parrishr13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    parrishr13

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    Thank you so much! This worked perfectly with no problems! :)
     

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