Resolved Resize Internal SSD

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  1. kcorbbrock macrumors newbie

    kcorbbrock

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    I recently upgraded my original internal 750GB disk drive to a new SanDisk Ultra II 960GB SSD. Before installing, I cloned the original drive to this new SSD. After install, I realized there was an unallocated amount of free space (209.91GB) that I unintentional partitioned. I've tried to resize the drive numerous times via various tutorials and google searches with no luck. Can anyone help?

    Specs:
    2011 Macbook Pro 17"
    OSX 10.11 El Captain

    This is what happens when I try to resize via Internet Recovery Mode & Disk Utility:


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  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Positive it's Internet Recovery and not the local Recovery Mode?

    If yes, create a new partition matching the unallocated space. See if that works. If it does, delete it again and see if you can resize the existing one then.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Run each of the two commands below in Terminal, then tell us the output of the command.

    Code:
    diskutil list
    
    diskutil cs list
     
  4. kcorbbrock thread starter macrumors newbie

    kcorbbrock

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    Ok. After giving up on Terminal Commands, I don't think this was the best way but I fixed it. There was a difference between local recovery & internet recovery. This allowed me to format the whole drive, then restore to Lion, then update to El Captain. I had all of my data backed up prior with an enclosure. I can dump what I want back onto computer manually.
     
  5. kcorbbrock thread starter macrumors newbie

    kcorbbrock

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    Resolved, but thank you.
    I had tried to use terminal before without much luck. I followed a variety of diskutil steps via apple.stackexchange.com and I never quite got to where I needed to be. I guess, I should of came here first.
     
  6. Weaselboy, Jan 29, 2016
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    Those commands would have showed us how the partitions were laid out, and maybe with that I could have helped. But glad to see you got it sorted. :)
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Those commands copied and pasted would have worked, no luck required. Glad its sorted but perhaps it could have saved you some effort.
     

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