Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to Swift1113)
Startup from your Recovery Partition and then in two steps, see if you can 1) remove the second partition by selecting 1 partition, then 2) drag the partition divider down to add the space back to the first partition and click apply.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to Swift1113)
A little light reading from Apple on the Fusion Drive. FYI.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to den.thed)
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately it is not allowing me to remove the unpartioned space. The minus button is greyed out and when I hit the plus button, all it does is pop a little partion block called 'Untitled2' in to the partion map but I am unable to format or do anything with it. I'm also not able to resize anything via clicking and dragging or manually changing the numerical value. Everything is greyed out.
I am attaching a screen capture of what my disk utility window looks like for the hd partition tab in case that helps at all.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to VikingOSX)iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.8.2), Safari, iTunes, iPhoto
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 9:46 PM (in response to Swift1113)
Did you try highlighting the bottom space there?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to VikingOSX)
Thanks for the article, Viking. I saw that about a week ago, but no updates there that pertain to my particular issue.
At any rate, I was able to resolve this last night. Since something was messed up with the partition map, I decided to add a 3rd partition to see if it would even let me. Once the 3rd partition finished creating, I now had 2 partitions (the new one having claimed all of the free space as its own somehow). It was then a simple matter to merge the two partitions back down to one large one. So now I am back to square one and too afraid to try to add a partition back to this drive :-P
Oh well, at least I reclaimed 340GB of of my HD that was in no man's land...
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 11:50 PM (in response to Swift1113)
I had exactly that problem with my new iMac. Thank you so much for posting your fix! Is there any way you could go back and label this thread as solved so that anyone else with this problem will know you found a fix? Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to T\'Lai)
I'm glad that this thread helped you troubleshoot your issue, however, I hesitate to mark this one as 'Solved'.
In the end, I am stuck with two partitions with sizes that I ultimately did not choose myself. I was forced to accept the 'useable' partition map and was not allowed to adjust it at all. While I intended to have a Windows partition of only 180GB, I am now forced into it being 340GB for no reason.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to Swift1113)
Interesting. I actually merged all partitions back into one single partition. I decided that I didn't want to repartition it until Apple comes out with some kind of firmware upgrade to fix the fusion drive issues, but as far as DU goes, everything looks like I could repartition it into two parts of any sizes I choose. It would mean redoing your windows side, but you should be able to do the same thing. I don't blame you if you don't want to do that though, in theory, it shouldn't be necessary.