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Partitions cannot be adjusted

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May 15, 2012 11:45 AM

So, I installed Lion, but here's how I did it.

 

Downloaded from Mac Store.

Created new partition.

Rebooted and installed the new OS on the new partition

Booted into new partition and deleted the old one completely.

 

Now this is all fine except now I only have 300GB from a 1TB drive.

As you can see from the screenshot, I cannot adjust the size of the partitions and when I delete the newly created partition (Macintosh HD) I still cannot make the partition larger in size. Did I do this the wrong way around?
Screen Shot 2012-05-15 at 14.44.48.png

iMac 27 3.06, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    May 15, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Blow Dog)

    I would clone HD2  to the first partition using Carbon Copy Cloner.  Then boot from the MacIntosh HD parition, delete parition HD2  and drag the corner of Mac HD down to be the entire drive. 

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,065 points)
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    May 15, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Blow Dog)

    You cannot enlarge the HD 2 partition because it's the last one on the drive and OS X is installed on it. You can have the top partition remain as-is and install on it.

     

    However, it would be helpful to know what your ultimate goal is. Do you wish to have the drive restored to a single 1 TB volume or do you want to have two volumes on the drive as you do now, but sized differently?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,065 points)
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    May 16, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to Blow Dog)

    Your only viable solution is to clone the second partition to the first, then boot from the first partition, delete the second partition, then extend the first partition to full size.

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