Unable to resize partition

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

  1. myxzyden macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2007
    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


    Oct 7, 2007
    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

    Apr 13, 2007
    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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