3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2007 2:56 AM by withnail69
pompair Level 1 Level 1
I'm running Leopard on first gen Intel iMac. I've got an extra hd partition called "disk0s3", which is a boot camp partition (from OS X 10.4.2). I want to get rid of the partition. How?

I've tried:

-*Boot Camp*, doesn't work says "startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition"
-*Disk Utility*, I don't know how to delete a partition with it!)
-*iPartition 3.0*, option "delete partition" is not available (I have the FULL version of iPartition)

So what's left to try? Target Mode?
I'm a mac newbie. Any ideas appreciated!

PS: I can't boot to a Leopard DVD with the usual "c"-press technique...I don't know what's up with that.
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9
    Backup to another drive with Disk Utility Restore.
    Reformat the drive.
    Restore.

    If you can't boot, then either the internal drive really has a corrupt directory, or you have wireless and need a wired k/b for it. Try OPTION or ALT and see if the DVD shows.
  • pompair Level 1 Level 1
    Could someone describe the process for formatting the drive (while I'm on the system)? I mean, if I format the drive while I'm on the system, the system will crash, wouldn't it? Do I need another computer and format via Target Mode or how is it done?
  • withnail69 Level 1 Level 1
    you need either the cd that came with your mac or a bootable external firewire drive. You are correct .. You cannopt restore the srive you have booted from. TBH I'm not even sure doing this is going to solve your problem I have the same issue and am still getting th unable to move your files error message. I'm close to giving up