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How to choose partion layout?

291 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 10:53 AM by Kappy RSS
Calleh Calculating status...
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Mar 29, 2013 9:11 AM

I Can't partiotion my hdd in one partition, how to do?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,085 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to Calleh)

    Why do you need to re-partition your drive? To do so requires using Internet Recovery. Would you tell us what you are trying to accomplish?

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to Calleh)

    If you are talking about the internal hard drive, it is already setup for you and you do not need to partition it again.


    If you want to setup an external hard drive, attach the hard drive, open Disk Utility, found in Applications > Utilities, and then choose the hard drive from the left sidebar, click Partition in the button bar in the center of the main panel, and fill in the on-screen information: name for the partition, format (default is Mac HFS Extended (Journaled)) and Partition table (default is GUID) and then apply that and the drive will be partitioned and formatted for the Mac OS X.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 3:23 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)

    You can dynamically add new partitions to a boot disk. As Kappy inquired, let the OP respond with what he's trying to accomplish.

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,085 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Calleh)

    I cannot help you with the Windows problem. Actually, you could have installed the drivers at any time after you installed Windows.


    But you can only remove the Boot Camp partition properly using Boot Camp Assistant. If you used Disk Utility that can lead directly to the problem you describe. It may only be fixable by repartitioning the entire drive back to one partition which will erase all your OS X software.


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