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Would this work - Partitioning my HDD.


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Hey, Right at this moment I have two partitions on my Mac.
Mac - 2gb remaining
Storage - 120gb remaining.

I want no partitions, just one space to store everything on..
I cant be bothered putting everything on a external HDD and formatting, so would this work:

1. I install Leopard onto 'Storage'.
2. I transfer all my stuff from 'Mac' to 'Storage'.
3. I use disk utility and delete my 'Mac' Partition.
4. Expand my 'Storage' Partition.

Would this work?
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No, that would not work.
You cannot delete a partition without destroying what's on the other one.

If you have an external device you can clone your OS on, I would suggest you use "Super Duper" to do so, and then repartition your HDD.

After that you can restore your OS on the targeted HDD.

But remember, there's no non-destructive way to repartition any drive in Disk Util.

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No, that would not work.
You cannot delete a partition without destroying what's on the other one.

If you have an external device you can clone your OS on, I would suggest you use "Super Duper" to do so, and then repartition your HDD.

After that you can restore your OS on the targeted HDD.

But remember, there's no non-destructive way to repartition any drive in Disk Util.
Thanks for the reply,
How do i repartition and restore my OS?
Once i clone the OS by Super Duper.
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I have never had to do this myself, but I believe super duper clones your OS to an image.
In Disk Utility you can choose Restore and then choose a source and destination and then click restore.

For the partitioning, that's also in Disk Utility, just choose the partition tab, choose target drive and in your case you don't have to designate space and amount of partitions.

It's actually really simple once you get the hang of it.

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I have never had to do this myself, but I believe super duper clones your OS to an image.
In Disk Utility you can choose Restore and then choose a source and destination and then click restore.

For the partitioning, that's also in Disk Utility, just choose the partition tab, choose target drive and in your case you don't have to designate space and amount of partitions.

It's actually really simple once you get the hang of it.

Good luck...
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You can't have "no" partitions. At least not if you want data on the drive.

How did you get two partitions - using BootCamp Assistant?
If so, go back into BootCamp Assistant and use it to restore the drive to a single partition.

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You can't have "no" partitions. At least not if you want data on the drive.

How did you get two partitions - using BootCamp Assistant?
If so, go back into BootCamp Assistant and use it to restore the drive to a single partition.
Im not sure how I got two partitions a mate did it for me,
If i use BootCamp asistance and use it to restore the drive to a single partition, what will happen to the second parition?
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