Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ImAvalon, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. ImAvalon macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    So to do a clean install of lion I partitioned my drive in half. I deleted the original snow leopard (part 1) and kept lion (part 2). how can I recover the of storage I deleted and add it to part 2? I tried just simply changing the gb of space in the disk utility but an error popped up. thanks in advance for your help :)
  2. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    You can extend a partition forward but not backward. You've got empty space at the beginning of your drive.

    1 - Make a backup of your system to an external drive
    2 - Create a new Part 1 from the empty space
    3 - Use the Restore function to copy Part 2 to Part 1
    4 - Delete Part 2
    5 - Expand Part 1 by dragging the partition size
  3. ImAvalon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    lol thanks for the help, I just decided to delete everything clean, and re-install lion from scratch. long wait but I killed time on my ps3. everything's great now!

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