Unable to resize partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by myxzyden, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. myxzyden macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all,
    I've originally partitioned by 250GB hdd into 80GB(master boot where OS X is ) and 160GB for data storage. Now I want to resize it to 100GB n 140GB respectively. I can change the partition size of the 160GB easily but somehow I am only allowed to reduce the size of the 80GB (OSX partition).

    Am I missing out something? Is there any method to do it correctly? Thanks first.
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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    #2
    yea you would need to reformat the whole drive that means all your files would be delete, but if you have a 250GB External HDD move every thing there then reformat then move everything back, that is your only solution
     
  3. myxzyden thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for ur suggestion but that's the two obvious answer that is out of the qns. I believe that there has to be a better solution from more savvy users. I guess the answer lies in "why the master boot-up partition cant be resized freely as other partitions"....

    Anyone out there?
     

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