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That 'simple' difference changes the solution completely.

Disk Utility cannot deal with linux partitions but it can deal with HFS formatted partitions. It may seem like a simple difference but I'd urge you to try and be clear about the issue and to answer the questions posed as directly as you can.

Already we have another issue. In one post you say the partition is an "OS extended (journaled)" partition but then in the last post it's a partition with a master boot record which suggests an OS like Windows may have had an install attempt on it.

To save trying to identify exactly what you do and don't have I'd urge you to read up on gParted

Using the information on that site and creating a liveCD boot disk will let you boot your Mac from the disc, delete the unwanted partition and then reboot into Mac. Then you can resize you OSX partition in Disk Utility to use the full disk.

Once you're at this point do a repair permissions and repair disk for good measure then get yourself the bootcamp instructions and start over.

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

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