Partitioned Hard-drive...Accidentally

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dboutet, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. dboutet macrumors newbie

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    So way back when I first bought OS 10.5 I thought I'd start up bootcamp to see what it was all about. I followed the instructions and partitioned my hard-drive. However I never ended up using bootcamp, I use Parallels and now I have a partitioned hard-drive and I was wondering if there was a way i could "un-partition" it? It shows up as another disk on my desktop everytime I reboot and it's very annoying...any ideas?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You can use Bootcamp Assistant to eliminate the Windows partition. When you launch Bootcamp Assistant, there will be an option to do this.

    The reclaimed space will be added to your Mac partition.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    It doesn't sound like and accident to me. You were fully aware and intended to partition the hard drive.
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    It may not have been an accident.

    But that really doesn't matter.

    He wants to restore to one Mac OS partition.

    There are already two answers above that address this issue. :)
     
  5. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    Go to your finder.
    Type and access Disk Utility
    Click on the Drive (Main One) Ex. 232.9 GB TOSHIBA MK2..
    Click Partition Tab
    Click on the BootCamp Partition ( It will be however much space you partitioned it for) Then click the "-" sign.
    Click the Corner of the Paper labeled Macintosh HD, and drag it all the way down.
    Click "Apply"
    And Enjoy!
     
  6. dboutet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow that was easy! thanks alot rhyno45!

    i tried doing it using bootcamp assistant but i couldnt get that to work properly. I sure am glad you guys are here to turn to!

    Thanks again!
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Nice alternative solution.

    Glad to hear that your problem is solved.

    Usually, Bootcamp Assistant will solve the problem.

    ryhno45 provided a nice alternate solution.

    Please be careful when using Disk Utility or Terminal when doing things like this.
     

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