Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2011 9:43 PM (in response to RSmith9512)
Launch Disk Utility and choose the upper icon for the drive in the sidebar (the one with the name of the drive itself, not any of the volumes. Go to erase tab. Format Mac Os Extended (Journaled) It has replaced HSF+.
Click on erase. You will now have a drive with a single 500 GB volume.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2011 9:51 PM (in response to macjack)
OK, I've now manage to completely remove those other partitions (through using diskutil mergePartitions in Terminal, which merged all 6 of the new partitions into one and reformatted into HFS+ so i was able to remove them completely.) Now, I have my "Macintosh HD" and the "Recovery HD" and then a bunch of free space. I tried the resizeVolume command in Terminal but it says "Unable to find disk for Macintosh HD." Does the computer recognize this disk as something other than what it's named? I havent changed the name or anyhting, that is what it was named out of the box. Any ideas??
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2011 9:52 PM (in response to RSmith9512)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2011 10:03 PM (in response to ATILANO)
Yeah I wished it was that simple lol. For some reason it wouldn't let me remove them that way. I managed to merge them through terminal, which reformatted and then i was able to remove the partitions. Then I was unable to resize my main disk. I had to remove the Recovery HD inorder to resize the disk fully. Oh well, I have an OS X Lion install DVD I made and Time Machine backups so I guess I didn't need the Recovery HD anyway. Thanks for everbodies input!