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Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2008 11:54 PM (in response to ucx)Given what you say you've tried there seems only one way, but you won't like it. Completely repartition the drive and then reinstall from scratch.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MacBook Pro C2D 2.33 Ghz; MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Intel iMac C2D 17 "; MacBook 2.0 Ghz; 30 GB iPod Video (Black); iPod Nano 2 GB
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2008 2:40 PM (in response to Kappy)I had my fingers crossed that it wouldn't come down to this.
Is there a way to back up my entire current system (applications, prefereneces, documents etc) and then put it on top of a fresh install of Leopard so that I can continue as if nothing happened.
I dont have an external hard-drive that I can use with time-machine.
I was thinking along the lines of using Carbon Copy Cloner/SuperDuper or something similar. What sort of back-up would I have to make and how would I go about replacing the clean installation of Leopard?
Thanks againMBP, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2008 2:57 PM (in response to ucx)Well, you need some sort of external drive if you're going to backup the internal drive. You can use Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! or the Restore option of Disk Utility to clone the drive, but you have to clone it to an external drive. If you make a bootable backup on an external drive, then boot from the clone you can then repartition and erase the internal drive, then clone back from the external drive.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MacBook Pro C2D 2.33 Ghz; MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Intel iMac C2D 17 "; MacBook 2.0 Ghz; 30 GB iPod Video (Black); iPod Nano 2 GB
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2008 6:12 PM (in response to ucx)I believe that you can do it with a Live GParted CD.
Boot with the Live CD in the drive and delete the swap partition.
You may even be able to resize the OS X partition with GParted afterwards.
Make sure you backup before using GParted.
Message was edited by: pao1250MacBook Pro, 2.4 c2d, 200 gb hdd, 15" lcd
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2008 5:35 PM (in response to ucx)I have the exact same problem except mine is taking up 20 GB and i would like to have it back. If anyone comes up with any solution please tell me what to do. Much appreciated!black macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2008 4:39 AM (in response to dUlan)20 GB swap partition!!!???
If you boot with a GParted live CD as I suggested above you can delete it and then resize your remaining partition(s) as well.
Good luck.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 15",2.4 c2d, 200 gb hdd
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2008 6:23 PM (in response to ucx)If you havent been able to do it; I had the same problem up to 2 minutes ago.
What I did was i booted the Ubuntu LiveCD and launched Partition Manager. There you can delete the SWAP partition of your drive. Then I booted OS X and resized it via Disk Utility.
Hope it helpsMacbook, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2.2 Ghz C2D; 2GB Ram